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Archive: August, 2011

How Ronnie Brown fits in

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 6:16 PM
The Eagles today got their backup running back, signing Ronnie Brown to a one-year deal. According to Pro Football Talk, Brown's deal is worth $1M in base salary, plus incentives. So how does he fit in? Brown, 29, started all 16 games last year, carrying 200 times for 734 yards. His 3.7 yards per... Read more

Can Asomugha be Charles Woodson?

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 12:31 PM
The way Juan Castillo tells it, Nnamdi Asomugha brought the idea up to him. The two were driving together on the way to practice, and Asomugha mentioned he would be excited about playing a role similar to that of Packers cornerback Charles Woodson. "I think Nnamdi is a special guy. He wants to make... Read more

Asomugha lands on cover of SI

Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 10:47 AM
The Eagles' signing of cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has been the biggest story in the NFL since free agency started last week. He is on the cover of the most recent issue of Sports Illustrated, with the headline: PHILLY LANDS THE BIGGEST PRIZE. Great shot on the Lehigh practice fields with the sky in... Read more

Rob Ryan: Eagles are all hype

Monday, August 1, 2011, 10:24 PM
Rob Ryan surely remembers how good the Eagles-Cowboys rivalry was when his dad was coaching the Birds. So perhaps it should come as no surprise that he's doing his part to get everyone fired up now that he's in the NFC East. Ryan, who took over as the Cowboys defensive coordinator this offseason... Read more

Three thoughts on Asante's future

Monday, August 1, 2011, 9:15 PM
Here are three thoughts on Asante Samuel and his future with the Eagles: 1. While I've detailed the case for keeping him, anyone who heard Samuel talk to reporters Monday had to leave with the sense that he thinks he'll be playing for another team pretty soon. Samuel's simple "No comment" response... Read more

Practice notes: Castillo's 'in your face' approach

Monday, August 1, 2011, 12:09 PM
Juan Castillo didn't like what he saw. The Eagles were in the "individuals" portion of practice, where different positional groups work on their own. Castillo observed the linebackers who were running through a drill that focused on taking on and shedding blocks. Second-year player Keenan Clayton... Read more
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