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Archive: August, 2009

Lurie: Cowboys underrated; Banner a 'star'

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 4:49 PM
I got out to Jeffrey Lurie's state-of-the-franchise address a little late today since I was getting the post on Brian Westbrook's rehab up on the blog. But I made it in time to hear him call the Dallas Cowboys underrated. "I think the team that is probably the most underrated in football is... Read more

Westbrook tests ankle

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 11:20 AM
Pretty much every day here at training camp, Brian Westbrook has been on the field -- stretching, conditioning, advising teammates like rookie running back LeSean McCoy. Today, he took another step. After the morning practice and Andy Reid's press conference, the Eagles' coach and athletic trainer... Read more

Report: Police find marijuana in Parker's car

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 10:32 AM
Update (12:31 p.m.): The report now says that Todd Herremans was the driver of the vehicle that got stopped for failing to obey a traffic control device and driving without his headlights on. From earlier: Eagles defensive end Juqua Parker was in court early this morning after police found a small... Read more

Eli Manning: NFL's highest-paid player

Wednesday, August 5, 2009, 8:43 AM
Reports have surfaced this morning that Eli Manning and the Giants have reached a contract extension that will make him the highest-paid player in the NFL. Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com was the first to report the news this morning. And Mike Garafolo of the Newark Star-Ledger has the numbers, which... Read more

Mailbag: Brown vs. Baskett; Jackson takes a knee

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 9:19 PM
I've been getting quite a few questions via e-mail and Twitter so I thought we'd run through some of them as I keep an eye on the Phils in the background. But a couple quick plugs. One, join me for a live chat Wednesday at 2 p.m. And two, I'll be in the studio from 5:30-6:30 to talk Birds on SportsRadio... Read more

Projecting the Eagles' injuries on 'D'

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 4:24 PM
This afternoon, we continue our Q&A with Bill Barnwell of Football Outsiders. Barnwell wrote the Eagles chapter in the Football Outsiders Almanac, which projected them to win 9.3 games this season. One of the major reasons Barnwell wasn't as optimistic as some others was that he projected the... Read more

Live Eagles chat

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 1:51 PM
Join me for a live Eagles chat from the practice fields at Lehigh at 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon. Read more

Practice notes: Observing Mays, McCoy

Tuesday, August 4, 2009, 12:00 PM
Practice continued here today at Lehigh, with Joe Mays getting (by my count) every rep at middle linebacker with the first team. During "individuals" the defense worked on reacting to different shifts by the offense, such as a tight end going in motion. During the walkthrough, Sean McDermott... Read more

Cowboys' Jones '10 times better' than Westbrook?

Monday, August 3, 2009, 10:45 PM
Between the Stewart Bradley news and the Andy Reid press conference, it's been a strange day here at Lehigh. Before I hit the sack and dream of the complimentary continental breakfast that awaits me in the morning, I have a few links to share from across the Web. Let's start with a pretty interesting... Read more

Practice notes: Life without Bradley

Monday, August 3, 2009, 5:47 PM
Every afternoon, when practice breaks, the entire team gathers briefly in the middle of the field. The players then split into their positional groups and huddle one more time before stretching and heading inside. Today, at about 3:49 p.m., after the linebackers huddled up at the 40-yard line, defensive... Read more
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