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Archive: July, 2009

Screen passes, perfecting handshakes

Friday, July 31, 2009, 5:15 PM
The Eagles have wrapped up their afternoon practice at Lehigh, and the indoor session wasn't nearly as eventful as the morning one. The players were in shorts and sneakers, without pads, as they went through the motions at the fieldhouse. But there's always something to break down here at MTC, so... Read more

Practice notes: Celek, Booker and more

Friday, July 31, 2009, 12:39 PM
Towards the end of practice when the Eagles closed with their special teams units working on kickoff returns and kickoff coverage, most of the offensive skill players took a knee on the sidelines. But not Brent Celek. The Eagles' tight end was on the sideline about 10 yards away from one of the assistants... Read more

Concerned about Eagles' O-line turnover?

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 7:30 PM
Time for another question with our friend Bill Barnwell over at Football Outsiders. Earlier, Barnwell talked about the Eagles' pass-run ratio. And previously, he discussed the Birds' short-yardage woes. Today, ironically, we ask Barnwell about the turnover on the offensive line. At this afternoon's... Read more

Not an ideal 1st practice; still no Maclin

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 5:55 PM
This probably wasn't how Andy Reid envisioned the first full-squad practice playing out. The beat guys from the Inquirer and Daily News have all the details, but here are some quick news and notes. ** The story we discuss every day is Jeremy Maclin's absence. During Reid's press conference, a reporter... Read more

Supporting the Eagles' pass-happy ways

Thursday, July 30, 2009, 9:43 AM
Time to continue our Q&A with Bill Barnwell, managing editor of Football Outsiders. If you missed our first part about the Eagles and short yardage, or are wondering exactly what Football Outsiders is, click here. Also, last night, we updated news on Hollis Thomas, Derrick Burgess and more first-round... Read more

Hollis Thomas, Derrick Burgess and 1st-round picks

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 11:25 PM
Just got done reading every Tweet, blog post, article, column, etc. about the Cliff Lee trade and figured I better get back to football. Some news and notes around the league before we call it a night here: ** Former Eagles DE Derrick Burgess is a holdout in Oakland. He was the only Raiders player... Read more

2 p.m. Thursday: Live Eagles chat

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:28 PM
Join me for an Eagles chat at 2 p.m. Thursday, a little more than an hour before the players take the field at Lehigh. Read more

Shawn Andrews, others check in

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 6:55 PM
According to the Eagles, all the veterans have reported to training camp. And that includes Sheldon Brown. This was my first time taking part in the exercise of waiting for veterans to report. Here's how it works: You walk up a hill to where the players' dorms are located around 2:30 p.m. Every... Read more

Mikell, Baskett, others arrive

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 3:52 PM
Sitting here outside the dorms at Lehigh as veterans report. Some quick tidbits from Quintin Mikell, Chris Gocong and Hank Baskett: ** Of Jim Johnson, Gocong said he received some tough love from the defensive coordinator at times, but also saw the soft side. He emphasized what a big influence Johnson... Read more

Fans, coaches mourn Johnson

Wednesday, July 29, 2009, 10:41 AM
The Eagles held practice as scheduled this morning at Lehigh, but it was not business as usual. Jim Johnson was on everyone's minds. Fans who want to watch practice have to walk up a path to get to the bleachers. A memorial for Johnson sprang up on the grass on the way to the fields. Members of the... Read more
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