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Archive: September, 2011

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 8:57 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles, including several predictions for the season: Matt Gagne of has the Eagles going 11-5: The Eagles are built to withstand the grind of the regular season and win the division. But with so many new players on defense --... Read more

Odds on DeSean's deal, Vick's health

Monday, September 5, 2011, 10:08 AM
I received an e-mail in my inbox last week from Bodog, with odds on several Eagles-related items for the 2011 season. I always like to see where Vegas stands, so let's run through some of these today. When will the Eagles sign DeSean Jackson to a new contract during the 2011 season? The Birds' explosive... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' 53

Sunday, September 4, 2011, 10:09 AM
In yesterday's post, I focused on the players the Eagles cut. But what about the 53 who will show up at the Novacare Complex for practice on Monday? It's important to remember this was just the first round of cuts. Guys like Akeem Jordan are probably relieved they made it, but a lot can change going... Read more

Breaking down the Eagles' roster cuts

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 3:57 PM
Here's my take on several of the Eagles' roster cuts. Not included among the writeups are: Eldra Buckley, Jamar Adams, Marlin Jackson and Fenuki Tupou. Note that Brandon Graham was placed on the PUP list, and Ryan Harris was released with an injury settlement. Joselio Hanson - I didn't think he'd... Read more

Man Up: Watkins, Lewis and Young

Saturday, September 3, 2011, 10:01 AM
Here's the player-by-player look at the Eagles' offensive performance Thursday night against the Jets. I only did the first half, and you can click here if you missed the writeup on the defense. And again, didn't do every player, just the standouts. Vince Young - Young was extremely impressive before... Read more

Man Up: Laws, Rolle and the Eagles' D

Friday, September 2, 2011, 2:42 PM
Here's the player-by-player breakdown of how the Eagles' defense performed against the Jets. As has been the case all preseason, I didn't get to every player - only those who stood out one way or another. And given the nature of the first preseason game, I only re-watched the first half. Meanwhile... Read more

Projecting the Eagles' 53-man roster

Friday, September 2, 2011, 12:05 AM
With the fourth preseason game in the books, it's time to unveil the annual 53-man roster projection. The Eagles will announce cuts by Saturday at 6 p.m. Here's who I see making it. Quarterbacks (3): Michael Vick, Vince Young, Mike Kafka This one was easy. Young looked comfortable Thursday night... Read more

What we've learned: Eagles special teams

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 4:18 PM
Through three preseason games, special teams has provided a pleasant surprise for the Eagles. But in 10 days, the Birds will start the season with a rookie punter, a rookie kicker and some new faces on the coverage units. And even before then, Andy Reid and Howie Roseman will have Bobby April's group... Read more

Live chat: Eagles at Jets, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 11:53 AM
The Eagles close out their preseason against the Jets in the Meadowlands. Join's Sheil Kapadia for live updates and commentary as the action unfolds. On a mobile phone? CLICK HERE to join the chat. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

Eagles reportedly put in claim for FB Felton

Thursday, September 1, 2011, 9:13 AM
The Eagles were one of four teams to put a waiver claim in for fullback Jerome Felton, according to Adam Caplan on The Sideline View. But the Carolina Panthers ended up with Felton (6-0, 246), a fourth-year player, who was originally a fifth-round pick of the Detroit Lions back in 2005. Felton, 25... Read more
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