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Practice notes: Hargrove, Kelce jump in

Friday, August 5, 2011, 1:15 PM
After the Eagles signed Cullen Jenkins, it seemed they had solidified their defensive tackle rotation. Jenkins would join Mike Patterson, Antonio Dixon and Trevor Laws inside in Jim Washburn's scheme. But today, there was no Patterson, no Dixon and no Laws. Patterson has been released from the hospital... Read more

Asomugha, new Eagles take the field

Friday, August 5, 2011, 12:13 PM
It was just about 7:45 a.m. when Nnamdi Asomugha stepped onto the practice fields at Lehigh. By my count, he was the fourth Eagle to make his way outside, holding his shoulder pads in his right hand and making small-talk with security and team officials. A few minutes later, out came No. 93 and No... Read more

5 thoughts on the Eagles

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 6:19 PM
Here are five thoughts on a variety of storylines from Lehigh: 1. Owner Jeffrey Lurie gave his State of the Eagles address this morning and did his best to dumb down the hype surrounding the team's offseason moves. More on that in the video I did below with Domo. But perhaps the most newsworthy part... Read more

Practice notes: Asante gets decked

Thursday, August 4, 2011, 12:37 PM
Asante Samuel thought he had an interception. The Eagles' cornerback had the ball in his grasp, but couldn't hold on. Bad hands? Not really. The reason was Kurt Coleman, the Eagles' second-year safety, who was also trying to make a play, but ended up hitting Samuel as the ball fell to the ground... Read more

How DTs Hargrove, Landri might fit in

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 8:54 PM
The Eagles continued to be active Wednesday evening, adding a pair of defensive tackles - Anthony Hargrove and Derek Landri - to one-year deals. Injuries have left the Eagles a little thin in the middle of the defensive line. We had the scary episode this morning where Mike Patterson suffered a seizure... Read more

Giants sign Stacy Andrews

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 5:09 PM
Last year, the Giants signed Shawn Andrews, and he started seven games for them. But recently, Andrews and the team were unable to successfully restructure his contract so he became a free agent. Apparently, the Giants still needed to fill their Andrews quota because today the team signed his brother... Read more

Brown won't be keeping Westbrook's No. 36

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 4:17 PM
Back in March, Brian Westbrook was interviewed and said he'd love to return to Philly to play for Andy Reid and the Eagles. The interest didn't appear to be mutual as the Birds went in a different direction at the backup spot, signing Ronnie Brown to a deal on Tuesday. Brown's here at Lehigh and... Read more

Practice notes: Watkins, Brown and the O-line

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 12:25 PM
There was a new body on the right side of the Eagles' offensive line today for the first time. Danny Watkins, No. 63, took his place in between rookie center Jason Kelce and right tackle Austin Howard. The Eagles have switched things up quite a bit in the past couple of practices, trying different... Read more

What I saw: Patterson suffers seizure

Wednesday, August 3, 2011, 10:34 AM
UPDATE: Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said Mike Patterson suffered a seizure, but is alert and stable. From earlier: Here's what I saw as the scary scene unfolded Wednesday morning at Lehigh. At just about 9:30, the Eagles split into two groups. The skill position players on offense... Read more

How Harris fits into the Eagles' O-line picture

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 9:26 PM
The Eagles made a move to fill their largest remaining hole, signing Broncos tackle Ryan Harris (6-5, 300) to a one-year deal. In the past few days, I've made it clear I thought right tackle was the team's biggest concern. On Monday, the team rotated Austin Howard in with the first team, where King... Read more
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