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Taking stock of the Eagles' rookies

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 12:53 PM
Two weeks ago today, the Eagles' rookies took the field for their first practice of training camp. Well, most of the Eagles rookies. Nate Allen had yet to be signed, and same with Brandon Graham. But as we get closer to Friday's preseason opener against the Jaguars, now is a good time to take stock... Read more

The Eagles and short yardage

Tuesday, August 10, 2010, 8:22 AM
Continuing our preseason series with Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders... Q: What did your numbers say about the Eagles in short yardage? Barnwell: They were slightly below-average. They picked up a first down in short yardage 63 percent of the time, which is slightly below average. In power situations... Read more

Video: Reid on Kolb's progress

Monday, August 9, 2010, 5:41 PM
Kevin Kolb is two weeks into his first training camp as the Eagles' starting quarterback. Andy Reid talked about the progress Kolb is making. Here's today's video report. You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. And download the 2010 MTC app from the ITunes store... Read more

Trent Cole and double teams

Monday, August 9, 2010, 5:36 PM
Trent Cole asked me three times if I was serious. I had a chance to chat with the Eagles' defensive end Saturday after practice and asked him how often he was double-teamed in 2009. However, I'll admit I posed my question in a manner that suggested teams didn't often give their left tackles help when... Read more

Pressuring Kolb, Sims and McGlynn

Monday, August 9, 2010, 12:18 PM
Trent Cole and Brandon Graham backed off the line of scrimmage. The two defensive ends in the Eagles' first-team nickel package took their places behind the defensive tackles, where the linebackers are usually positioned. Stewart Bradley and Ernie Sims moved up to the line, taking their place on... Read more

Live chat with Sheil Kapadia

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 11:50 PM
Have questions about Eagles training camp? Join Sheil Kapadia for a live chat at 1 p.m. today. Eagles chat with Sheil Kapadia You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan on Facebook. And download the 2010 MTC app from the ITunes store. Read more

Mailbag: Sapp, Clayton and Hall

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 8:31 PM
Time to catch up on some questions I haven't been able to answer via Twitter and e-mails. @deanlist: Do you suspect the Eagles aren't being honest about Todd Herremans' injury like I do? A: It's a strange situation that is very difficult to figure out. Let's start with the positives, shall we? Herremans... Read more

McDermott's blitzes; DeSean stands out

Sunday, August 8, 2010, 11:56 AM
DeSean Jackson was lined up against Nate Allen. Pretty much an impossible test for the Eagles' rookie safety. It's a one-on-one drill, and the idea is basic. The quarterback lines up. And a wide receiver lines up to one side with a cornerback or safety covering him. No offensive or defensive linemen... Read more

The Eagles' post-practice scene

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 4:56 PM
Nate Allen spends time over by the fence signing autographs. The rookie is picking up on the little things. On the field, Duce Staley directs the running backs. Lined up on the sideline near the end zone are LeSean McCoy, Leonard Weaver, Martell Mallett, Charles Scott and Eldra Buckley. On Staley's... Read more

Maclin, Samuel return to practice

Saturday, August 7, 2010, 3:13 PM
The Eagles are getting some bodies back on the practice field. Wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and cornerback Asante Samuel returned to action Saturday afternoon at Lehigh. When Maclin went down at the end of Wednesday's practice, it seemed unlikely he would be back this soon. Maclin was originally diagnosed... Read more
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