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Archive: August, 2011

What is DeSean Jackson worth?

Wednesday, August 10, 2011, 11:50 AM
Now that DeSean Jackson is in camp and seems to have a good attitude about helping the Eagles get to the Super Bowl, much of the discussion has shifted to what he's worth. It's a difficult question to answer because Jackson is unlike any other player in the league. And his true value seems to be a... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 9:00 PM
With so much being written about the Eagles on a national level, I'll try to put these together more frequently. As always, this is a roundup of what others are saying about the Birds. Grantland's Bill Barnwell, a friend of MTC, sees holes in DeSean Jackson's game and says he needs to catch the ball... Read more

Breaking down the Eagles' offensive depth chart

Tuesday, August 9, 2011, 10:26 AM
The Eagles sent out their official game notes for the preseason opener yesterday, complete with the first depth chart of the year. The Birds host the Ravens Thursday night at the Linc, and with so much roster turnover, combined with the shortened offseason, there will be more areas to focus on than... Read more

DeSean, Vick and trading Asante

Monday, August 8, 2011, 6:17 PM
A lot to get to, so let's just go topic-by-topic. And thanks to Andrew Brandt of the National Football Post/ESPN for helping out with this one. DESEAN ARRIVES... EXTENSION COMING? DeSean Jackson couldn't have been any more positive during his press conference at training camp today. He said he... Read more

Practice notes: Education continues for Matthews

Monday, August 8, 2011, 12:48 PM
The Eagles couldn't have been more than 20 minutes into practice when Juan Castillo delivered his message to Casey Matthews. The central points? He doesn't care what Matthews' personality is off the field. On the field, he has to be the man and take charge of the huddle. If they're messing with... Read more

Doug Free, Amukamara and Super Bowl odds

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 10:13 PM
A few notes to get to before everyone's attention shifts to DeSean Jackson. The Eagles missed out on at least one free agent, according to Michael Lombardi of NFL Network: The Cowboys knew once the lockout ended they would need to re-sign Free, but I am sure they never anticipated the Eagles would... Read more

Live Eagles chat at 1 p.m. Monday

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 8:28 PM
Join me at lunchtime for a live chat about all the latest happenings at Eagles training camp, starting at 1 p.m. Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions or comments. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, August 7, 2011, 7:48 AM
I will not be at camp today, but here is the weekly roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles:'s Peter King was at camp Friday and caught up with Nnamdi Asomugha: Asomugha is used to practicing in the summer in front of a handful of fans where the Raiders trained at the... Read more

Practice observations: Babin makes presence felt

Saturday, August 6, 2011, 12:17 PM
At one point, during the second half of practice, Jason Babin lined up at right defensive end with the first team as Trent Cole got a breather. The Eagles were blitzing, and he somehow found himself lined up against tight end Brent Celek. Babin, who goes all out on every snap, used his hands (something... Read more

Vick fires back at Ryan, Cowboys

Friday, August 5, 2011, 7:37 PM
When asked about Rob Ryan calling the Eagles the "all-hype team" earlier this week, Andy Reid made a hot dog eating joke, and Jeffrey Lurie refused to fire back. But Michael Vick? Well, he had a response. "I was mad about that," Vick said, during an interview with Mike Missanelli on 97.5 The Fanatic... Read more
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