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Archive: February, 2010

Combine notes: Tebow, strong defensive draft

Sunday, February 28, 2010, 1:58 PM
Some random thoughts this afternoon from watching the NFL Network's coverage of the combine: * Not that it has anything to do with how he would potentially perform as a quarterback in the NFL, but Tim Tebow turned in a strong performance in the tests today. He ran the 40 in 4.72 seconds, fourth among... Read more

Juan Castillo, Lito, OT and the combine

Saturday, February 27, 2010, 7:27 PM
The fellas over at Eagletarian and Birds' Eye View are doing a tremendous job of or providing updates live from Indy at the combine. Of note: * John Harbaugh and the Ravens are showing some interest in Brian Westbrook and Terrell Owens. * The Rams and Browns may or may not be interested in the Eagles'... Read more

Holmgren on McNabb; draft nuggets

Friday, February 26, 2010, 10:51 AM
Cleveland Browns president Mike Holmgren does not understand the criticism aimed at Donovan McNabb. Here's what he said when ESPN.com's Matt Mosley told him a segment of fans are ready to see McNabb go: "I'm astounded by that," Holmgren said. "I'm like most of the folks around the... Read more

Draft Diary: Mitchell's journey begins

Thursday, February 25, 2010, 2:05 PM
Carlton Mitchell's ride to the airport in Fort Lauderdale was scheduled to pick him up at 4:30 this morning. Like more than 300 others, the South Florida wide receiver is headed to Indy for several days of testing, poking, prodding and interviewing at the NFL combine. And he's taking us along for... Read more

Westbrook: Loss to Cowboys was a sign

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 8:56 PM
As Brian Westbrook walked off the field at Cowboys Stadium following the Eagles' playoff loss, he had a pretty good idea that his career in Philadelphia might be over. Westbrook went without a carry and had just one catch in the Birds' 34-14 loss. It was then that he knew being released by the team... Read more

Gocong a fit for Patriots?

Wednesday, February 24, 2010, 12:07 PM
Some quick links to pass along this afternoon: * Eagles linebacker Chris Gocong is scheduled to become a restricted free agent. He was benched towards the latter part of last season and didn't play well when he was on the field as the strong-side linebacker. Sean McDermott even tried him in the middle... Read more

Where do the Eagles turn at RB?

Tuesday, February 23, 2010, 3:18 PM
I remember seeing Brian Westbrook sweat it out at training camp last summer. Working on his footwork, running through drills with trainer Rick Burkholder, trying to show Andy Reid he was healthy enough to get back on the field. Even when he was on the sidelines at Lehigh, Westbrook was in LeSean... Read more

Defending McNabb; LT a fit for Eagles?

Monday, February 22, 2010, 11:03 PM
A few quick links to pass along: * As you know by now, the Chargers have released LaDainian Tomlinson. So the obvious question is: Where will he end up? Tomlinson told SI.com's Jim Trotter he has a couple of requirements at this point in his career. He wants to be on a team that can contend, and... Read more

Year in Review: Stacy Andrews

Monday, February 22, 2010, 10:13 AM
Here's what I wrote about Stacy Andrews in Man Up after the Eagles beat the Panthers in Week 1: It looked to me like he probably was the least impressive of the Eagles' offensive linemen, but let's cut him some slack and remember he had offseason knee surgery and is playing on a new team. Andrews... Read more

NFL combine: Which prospects will rise?

Sunday, February 21, 2010, 10:30 AM
Welcome to Combine Week. On Wednesday, the annual NFL meat-market begins as over 300 college prospects head to Indianapolis for a few days of medical testing, interviews and physical workouts. It's essentially a job fair for a bunch of guys in their early 20s, who have aspirations of playing in the... Read more
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