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Archive: February, 2011

Eagles' spending and mock drafts

Wednesday, February 9, 2011, 12:09 PM
We don't know a lot about what rules will govern league spending this offseason, but we do know how much money the Eagles currently have committed to players for 2011. According to ESPN.com's Pat Yasinskas, the Eagles have a salary-cap figure of $80.8M. On its own, that number doesn't mean much. But... Read more

Making sense of the Eagles' coaching moves

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 2:04 PM
The Eagles announced a series of coaching moves today, finalizing their staff for whenever the next time is that football is played. Here's the rundown, followed by some thoughts: OFFENSE * James Urban promoted to assistant offensive coordinator. * Doug Pederson promoted to QBs coach. * David... Read more

Whisenhunt downplays Fitzgerald-Kolb report

Tuesday, February 8, 2011, 10:14 AM
Over the weekend, I mentioned an ESPN report that said the Cardinals were seeking opinion from Larry Fitzgerald about who their next quarterback should be. And according to Adam Schefter, Fitzgerald, entering the final year of his contract, pointed to Kevin Kolb as his first recommendation. Marc Bulger's... Read more

10 thoughts: Eagles, Packers and the Super Bowl

Monday, February 7, 2011, 10:42 AM
With another NFL season in the books, here are 10 thoughts on the Packers, the Eagles and last night's Super Bowl: 1. In three of the Packers' four victories this postseason, the opponent had the ball in the final minutes with a chance to tie or win. And all three times, Green Bay's defense came through... Read more

Report: Fitzgerald urges Cardinals to pursue Kolb

Sunday, February 6, 2011, 10:44 AM
Cardinals wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald wouldn't mind catching passes from Kevin Kolb next season, according to a report by ESPN's Adam Schefter. On ESPN's 12-hour pre-game show (OK, that's an exaggeration, but only slightly), Schefter said the Cardinals' front office has gone to Fitzgerald to get... Read more

Live Super Bowl chat

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 7:14 PM
Join philly.com's Sheil Kapadia as he provides live updates and analysis on Super Bowl XLV between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Green Bay Packers, scheduled to start Sunday at 6:30 p.m. On a mobile phone? Click HERE to join the chat! You can follow Moving the Chains on Twitter or become a fan... Read more

The Mudd-Washburn connection

Saturday, February 5, 2011, 10:38 AM
Much of the discussion this week has focused on the Eagles' decision to promote Juan Castillo from offensive line coach to defensive coordinator. And rightfully so. It was an unconventional decision by Andy Reid that caught everyone off-guard. But the other aspect of the coaching shake-up is the... Read more

What they're saying about Castillo

Friday, February 4, 2011, 5:56 PM
Here are some links with what people are saying about the Eagles' decision to promote Juan Castillo to defensive coordinator: SI.com's Peter King admits he was surprised at Andy Reid's choice: I think, in response to many Twitter queries, I agree with many of you: I am absolutely flabbergasted that... Read more

DeSean, teammates surprise boy who was bullied

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 1:06 PM
By now, you are probably aware of 13-year-old Nadin Khoury's story. Seven teenage boys bullied him, beat him and took video of the entire attack in Upper Darby on Jan. 11. Khoury appeared on ABC's The View today to talk about what happened to him, and bullying in general. Near the end of his appearance... Read more

Report: Eagles claim CB off waivers

Thursday, February 3, 2011, 8:38 AM
A break from the defensive coordinator discussion - for one post at least. The Eagles have claimed cornerback Isaiah Trufant off waivers from the Jets, according to Adam Caplan of FoxSports.com. Per the report, Trufant will officially join the Birds the day after the Super Bowl. Trufant (5-8, 170)... Read more
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