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Eagles looking for DE help?

The Eagles worked out a pair of defensive ends this week, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan.

Eagles looking for DE help?

The Eagles worked out a pair of defensive ends this week, according to Scout.com's Adam Caplan.

As Eagletarian confirmed earlier this week, one of those players was Marcus Howard.

Per Caplan, the other DE was Terrance Carter.

Carter spent two seasons at Colorado State in 2004 and 2005. He is 26 years old.

Howard was a fifth-round pick of the Colts in 2008 and appeared in nine games as a DE and special teams player last season, finishing with 1.5 sacks.

The Birds currently have six defensive ends on their roster: Trent Cole, Juqua Parker, Chris Clemons, Victor Abiamiri, Darren Howard and Jason Babin. Abiamiri and Howard are generally used inside in the nickel package. Babin was active for the first time in Week 3 after signing with the Birds during training camp. The Eagles have no defensive ends on their practice squad.


Here's a quick roundup of where the Eagles are in national power rankings:

SI.com's Peter King has the Eagles 13th.

SI.com's Don Banks has the Eagles at No. 9.

ESPN.com also has the Eagles ninth.

FoxSports.com puts the Eagles at No. 4.

CBSSports.com has the Eagles at No. 9.


And finally, your Week 4 viewing guide. Remember, check out this link if you want to know what games will be on in your area.

In Philadelphia, at 1 on Fox, we'll get Giants-Chiefs, called by Kenny Albert, Moose Johnston and Tony Siragusa.

At 4 on Fox, it'll be Cowboys-Broncos with Joe Buck and Troy Aikman.

At 4 on CBS, in what should be the best game of the three, it's the Saints hosting the Jets, called by Greg Gumbel and Dan Dierdorf.

Sunday night features a gem with the Chargers visiting the Steelers.

And you may have heard that Brett Favre and the Vikings take on the Packers Monday night.

This'll be a good chance to check out the Giants and the Cowboys. I'll be sure to post thoughts on those games some time Sunday.

Sheil Kapadia Philly.com
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