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McNabb, Kolb trades shape 'D'

Thursday, May 3, 2012, 11:34 AM
The Eagles' last playoff win came on January 11, 2009 against the New York Giants. Donovan McNabb was the starting quarterback for 16 regular-season and three playoff games that season as the Birds snuck into the playoffs with a 9-6-1 record, advanced to the NFC championship game and eventually fell... Read more

Reaction to Junior Seau's death

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 3:49 PM
Junior Seau died of an apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound at his home in Oceanside, Calif. according to the Associated Press and other outlets. Seau, 43, was a 12-time Pro Bowler and 6-time first-team All Pro. He spent 13 seasons with the San Diego Chargers, three with the Miami Dolphins and four... Read more

Sizing up the Eagles' LB situation

Wednesday, May 2, 2012, 11:46 AM
After spending a second-round pick on Mychal Kendricks and trading for DeMeco Ryans, the Eagles now have 10 linebackers on their roster. Of the eight returnees, six (Jamar Chaney, Brian Rolle, Casey Matthews, Moise Fokou, Akeem Jordan and Keenan Clayton) saw significant playing time at one point or... Read more

Bills to work out Vince Young

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 5:13 PM
Vince Young is still without a team, but according to reportS, that could change soon. The Buffalo Bills will work Young out Wednesday, according to the team's Web site. In one season with the Eagles, Young started three games. He led a comeback against the Giants, but did not play well against the... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, May 1, 2012, 10:23 AM
Here's another roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles. I posted one of these on Sunday, in case you missed it, but there are a lot of draft wrapup links to get to this week. Yesterday, I posted some leftover draft notes. Now, on to the links...'s Peter King thinks... Read more

Three Eagles draft leftovers

Monday, April 30, 2012, 1:19 PM
If you didn't check in this weekend, here are MTC links that you might have missed: My take on the Fletcher Cox pick My take on the Day 2 picks Video of Nick Foles at Jon Gruden's QB Camp How CB Brandon Boykin fits in Rounding up Eagles draft grades Here are three more leftover items: PIECES IN... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, April 29, 2012, 8:47 AM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles' draft: John Czarnecki of gives the Eagles a B: Fletcher Cox can anchor the interior of Philadelphia's wide-nine approach with its pass rushers. Cal linebacker Mychal Kendricks was the second-best middle linebacker... Read more

How Boykin fits with Eagles

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 4:14 PM
In the weeks leading up to the draft, we discussed the Eagles' need to upgrade at nickel cornerback and returner. With one pick in the fourth round, they might have addressed both areas, taking Georgia's Brandon Boykin. Boykin (5-9, 182) is almost the exact same size as the player he's trying to... Read more

Video: Boykin's 92-yard return

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:59 PM
In the fourth round, with the 123rd overall pick, the Eagles selected Georgia CB Brandon Boykin. Boykin can compete to be the slot cornerback right away and be the Eagles' return man. He shares the SEC record with four kickoff returns four touchdowns in his college career. Check out this video of... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' picks

Saturday, April 28, 2012, 1:25 AM
Here's my take on the Eagles' three Day 2 selections in the NFL draft: Mychal Kendricks, LB, California The Eagles drafted six linebackers from 2009-2011, but none before the fourth round. And the position was a disaster last season, playing behind Jim Washburn's defensive line. Earlier this season... Read more
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