Thursday, April 17, 2014
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L.J. Smith tweaks hamstring

I know, I know. You've read that headline before.

L.J. Smith tweaks hamstring

I know, I know. You've read that headline before.

Although likely with several other body parts filled in other than hamstring.

Former Eagles tight end L.J. Smith tweaked his hammy during the Ravens' 24-23 win over the Jets last night.

In the third quarter, with Baltimore facing a third down, Smith went out in his route and reserve quarterback Troy Smith looked for him near the middle of the field. The pass was incomplete, and L.J. came up limping. He left the game and did not return.

Smith missed a week-and-a-half of training camp with a pulled hamstring.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times, the injury is "minor" although folks around these parts probably wouldn't be so quick to accept that classification.

Smith made one catch for 35 yards in the Ravens' first preseason game against the Redskins.

In other news:

** Even though a report surfaced last week that the Eagles had reached out to Warrick Dunn, veteran running back seems to be way down the list of concerns at this point. But, since some of you wanted the Eagles to bring this guy in, it's worth mentioning that Edgerrin James has agreed to terms with the Seahawks, according to Pro Football Talk. I've maintained throughout that James would not be a good fit in Philadelphia.

** Per SI's Peter King, Tony Dungy's response to a report that Michael Vick was spotted having a drink at a Philadelphia hotel bar was "Michael, you can't do that." I was actually going to mention that yesterday, but I couldn't determine whether King got that quote straight from Dungy or whether he was citing another report.

** Later we'll take a look at another question, most likely what the Eagles are going to do at right tackle.

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