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Archive: August, 2009

Quick thoughts: Bradley's season over

Monday, August 3, 2009, 2:49 PM
With both the Inquirer and Daily News confirming Stewart Bradley's season-ending ACL tear, here are some quick questions and thoughts to share before I head out to the practice field: Who will replace him? The two prime candidates are Joe Mays and Omar Gaither. Gaither has played the middle before... Read more

Runyan: Eagles still my top choice

Monday, August 3, 2009, 9:09 AM
Offensive tackle Jon Runyan joined WIP's Morning Show today to provide an update on his rehab and a timetable for when he'll be ready to get back on the field. But probably most important to this crowd is that Runyan left the door open for a possible return to the Eagles. When asked if the Birds... Read more

L.J. Smith injured; Dawk wants contact

Sunday, August 2, 2009, 11:24 AM
Not at camp today, but some other links to pass along: ** Former Eagles tight end L.J. Smith has been sidelined in Baltimore with a hamstring strain. Per Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, Smith has been rehabbing in the pool at the team hotel. “We’re just being careful with it... Read more

Afternoon notes: More 'Wildcat'

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 4:56 PM
Before I head back to Philly, some notes from the afternoon practice, which was in shorts and no pads: ** This morning, I mentioned the Eagles practiced the 'Wildcat' on one play. In the afternoon, they ran it a couple more times, with DeSean Jackson in shotgun, LeSean McCoy in the backfield and Donovan... Read more

Practice notes: Fans still behind Sheldon

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 2:08 PM
On Wednesday, when veterans arrived, the guy everyone was waiting for was Sheldon Brown. Brown had his spat with the front office in the offseason, but reported on time and is going at it on the practice fields like he always does. It's always interesting to see which side fans take in the player... Read more

FB Weaver impresses

Saturday, August 1, 2009, 10:03 AM
A pretty fun morning practice to observe so far. Some quick notes before I head back out: ** Fullback Leonard Weaver drew applause from the crowd here during pass-blocking drills. Running backs, fullbacks and tight ends took turns going one-on-one against a linebacker or safety. Weaver clearly stood... Read more
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