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Archive: July, 2010

Observations: Jackson's injury, Maclin's leap

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 5:33 PM
From my view, DeSean Jackson was running a slant on the far side of the field, lined up to Kevin Kolb's right. Asante Samuel was covering him as Jackson made the catch, hit the ground and then grabbed for his lower back. Jackson remained on the ground as athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and others... Read more

Video: Hobbs, Cooper mix it up

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 4:54 PM
VIDEO: Rookie wide receiver Riley Cooper and veteran defensive back Ellis Hobbs got into the first scuffle of training camp at Lehigh during practice on Saturday morning. Here's video of the fight, and reaction from the players afterwards. Read more

Observations: Sims wastes no time

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 12:10 PM
Jason Avant made the grab over the middle from Kevin Kolb and was immediately met with a pop from new Eagles weak-side linebacker Ernie Sims. Only one problem: the Eagles were not in the "live" portion of practice, meaning the defenders are not supposed to tackle. The hit caught Andy Reid's... Read more

Eagles add WR Washington

Saturday, July 31, 2010, 9:05 AM
UPDATE: To make room for Washington, the Eagles released Perry. From earlier: The Eagles have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with veteran wide receiver Kelley Washington, as first reported by Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com. The team had Washington and wide receiver Jared Perry in for a workout... Read more

Thoughts on Mays, Arrington

Friday, July 30, 2010, 11:17 PM
As you may know by now, the Eagles have sent linebacker Joe Mays to Denver for running back J.J. Arrington. The Eagles' linebacking corps has undergone a significant change this offseason. Mays was one of six linebackers who played the middle last season after Stewart Bradley went down during training... Read more

Observations: Jean-Gilles, Graham and Avant

Friday, July 30, 2010, 6:39 PM
The Eagles took the field for their first practice since veterans reported to camp on Thursday. Here are my observations: * Everyone was here. That's the first thing I noticed. That wasn't the case last year when there was a mad scramble to figure out where Shawn Andrews was. And of course, Jeremy... Read more

Mikell won't try to be Dawkins

Friday, July 30, 2010, 10:06 AM
The Eagles' defense needed someone to take on the role, and so Quintin Mikell gave it a shot. Brian Dawkins had been the guy, but he was now in Denver. Stewart Bradley seemed like a likely candidate, but he was out for the season. And Sean McDermott needed some help, taking over for a legend in... Read more

Photos: Eagles players and their cars

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 8:28 PM
The Eagles' veterans arrived at Lehigh in some interesting cars and trucks Thursday afternoon, so I took some photos and thought I'd include them here. I apologize if the quality and angles are not great. For starters, I was taking pics on my Blackberry. And also, I wanted to make sure no one thought... Read more

Practice observations: Eagles position coaches

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 1:35 PM
The next time the Eagles take the practice field, the veterans will be in attendance. And it's a good thing. If I write one more thing about Riley Cooper, I'm going to start getting accused of having a man-crush (kind of like Costanza). With that being said, here are my observations from the morning... Read more

Eagles sign WR Perry; Giants claim Hall

Thursday, July 29, 2010, 8:48 PM
Update: The Eagles have agreed to terms with first-round pick Brandon Graham on a five-year deal, the team announced late Thursday night. At this time, it is unclear whether he'll be at practice Friday. From earlier: On Thursday morning, the Eagles had a pair of wide receivers in for a workout. On... Read more
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