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Abiamiri's injury and the D-line rotation

Friday, April 30, 2010, 5:59 PM
The primary focus of the Eagles' draft was to get guys who could pressure opposing quarterbacks. That made sense last weekend. And that makes even more sense today. Jeff McLane over at Birds' Eye View reports that defensive lineman Victor Abiamiri underwent microfracture knee surgery and won't run... Read more

Can Kolb stand out among '07 QB class?

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 10:47 PM
In the same week that Kevin Kolb was awarded a one-year contract extension, reports surfaced that the Raiders were ready to cut ties with JaMarcus Russell. Why do I mention the two names in the same sentence? Russell was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft. Kolb the 36th. In three NFL seasons... Read more

Teammate's take on Nate Allen

Thursday, April 29, 2010, 2:43 PM
I talked to South Florida wide receiver Carlton Mitchell yesterday for the final installment in our Draft Diary series, which will be posted later this week. But I made sure to ask Mitchell about his former teammate, Eagles second-round pick Nate Allen. Mitchell (predictably) had nothing but great... Read more

Three Eagles questions

Wednesday, April 28, 2010, 11:47 AM
The Eagles begin a mandatory weekend minicamp on Friday morning. And so begins the process of answering the questions this team faces as it prepares for its first season of the post-Donovan McNabb era. If you're wondering about the rest of the offseason schedule, the Birds have OTAs with rookies... Read more

Hall: Redskins will dominate division

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 10:42 PM
Yesterday I shared the latest, post-draft Super Bowl odds in this space. According to Vegas, the Eagles have a better chance of bringing home the Lombardi Trophy than the Redskins. But Washington cornerback DeAngelo Hall would disagree. Speaking at the Redskins' draft party, Hall reportedly told... Read more

Eagles add undrafted CB; more draft grades

Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 10:43 AM
Some things to get to today: * One name that wasn't on the list of undrafted free agents the Eagles sent out yesterday is Arizona cornerback Devin Ross. But according to the Arizona Daily Star, he signed with the Eagles on Monday and hopes to make the roster on special teams. "The Eagles got... Read more

Eagles' Super Bowl odds; McNabb fever

Monday, April 26, 2010, 5:25 PM
Periodically, e-mails from Bodog.com pop in my inbox. The most recent one had Super Bowl odds for next year, and the numbers might surprise you. The Eagles are 18 to 1. That puts them tied for ninth overall in terms of favorites and fifth in the NFC. Only the Saints (9 to 1), Cowboys (11 to 1), Packers... Read more

Rounding up Eagles draft grades

Monday, April 26, 2010, 10:43 AM
Yes, I know that it's probably unfair to hand grades out right after the draft. Instead, we should probably wait until three years after the fact. But this is 2010. Who wants to wait that long? So here's a roundup of how people across the country are grading the Eagles' draft. We'll do this in a... Read more

Eagles draft thoughts: CB and O-line

Sunday, April 25, 2010, 12:49 PM
Now that I've had a chance to sleep on it, here are some thoughts on the Eagles' draft: * In our chat, I took an informal poll of your favorite and least favorite Eagles pick. Let's start with the favorite. The majority said Nate Allen or Brandon Graham, which makes sense. After the Eagles got no... Read more

Video highlights: Scott and Cooper

Saturday, April 24, 2010, 3:46 PM
The Eagles took Florida wide receiver Riley Cooper in the fifth round (159th overall) and LSU running back Charles Scott in the sixth (200th overall). Below are YouTube highlight videos on both guys. And here are scouting reports/stats: RILEY COOPER CHARLES SCOTT Read more
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