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Does Eli need Plaxico?

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 8:19 AM
As we've discussed multiple times here at MTC, the Eagles-Giants rivalry has a lot to do with the buzz that is building for the 2009 season in Philadelphia. New York focused on revamping its defense through free agency, and while the Giants were mentioned in several rumors about adding a veteran wide... Read more

Derrick Burgess, Rod Hood updates

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 5:35 PM
During last month's NFL draft, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported that the Raiders were shopping ex-Eagles defensive end Derrick Burgess. According to Mort, Philadelphia and New England were two possible destinations for Burgess. This week, reports have surfaced that the Patriots are considering sending... Read more

Do Eagles still need TE help?

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 8:24 AM
During last month's draft, there were rumors that the Eagles were showing interest in Broncos tight end Tony Scheffler. That didn't happen, and the Birds picked up Florida's Cornelius Ingram in the fifth round. Between Brent Celek and Ingram (Matt Schobel is also on the roster), I assumed they were... Read more

Will Reggie Brown want out?

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 8:19 AM
Reggie Brown is happy to be in Philadelphia -- for now. The Eagles wide receiver said he's out to prove himself after a disappointing 2008 season. But if he feels he should be on the field, and the coaching staff thinks differently, well, there could be some problems. "I’m just gonna... Read more

Report: Jim Johnson to take leave of absence

Monday, May 18, 2009, 1:30 PM
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports that Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson is taking a leave of absence from the team as he undergoes a new round of chemotherapy. "I told him to take care of himself first, and when he's ready to come back, come back," Andy Reid told Paoloantonio. "I'd... Read more

Ranking the Jason Peters trade

Monday, May 18, 2009, 9:29 AM
SI.com has a list out ranking the best offseason trades in the NFL. The Eagles' acquisition of tackle Jason Peters from the Bills comes in at No. 5: The Eagles acquired the two-time Pro Bowl left tackle and gave him a six-year, $60 million contract. The Bills weren't interested in paying that much... Read more

Lito blasts the Eagles

Saturday, May 16, 2009, 4:12 PM
Lito Sheppard is happy to be getting a new start with the New York Jets, but that hasn't stopped him from ripping his former team, the Eagles, in an interview with Bob Glauber of Newsday. Sheppard said the Eagles purposely limited his playing time last season to send a message and to justify the signing... Read more

McNabb's expectations for Maclin

Friday, May 15, 2009, 8:17 AM
Eagles first-round pick Jeremy Maclin appeared on SportsCenter this morning along with four other NFL rookies. He was asked what Donovan McNabb has told him in terms of expectations: "He basically sat down and told me that they're not gonna waste a first-round draft pick for a guy to come in... Read more

Baskett expecting big things from fade

Thursday, May 14, 2009, 9:03 AM
Hank Baskett enjoyed the success he had running the fade last year and expects it to be a weapon for the Eagles in 2009. "We worked the fade last year," he said during an interview with the midday guys at WIP earlier this week. "That got to work. Now we saw we had positive gains from... Read more

Missannelli vs. Bayless

Wednesday, May 13, 2009, 2:44 PM
The blogosphere is abuzz this afternoon after yesterday's on-air battle between ESPN 950's Mike Misasnelli and ESPN's Skip Bayless. Why is this relevant here at MTC? Because I know for a fact that there is a group of you out there (which I include myself in) that can't stand when a member of the... Read more
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