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Archive: May, 2012

Asomugha: Keeping Asante could've worked

Saturday, May 19, 2012, 12:37 PM
As I've written about at length in the past, the decision to trade Asante Samuel was basically made last summer when the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha. Howie Roseman and Andy Reid made it pretty clear at the time that Samuel could be had for the right price. But they were unable to strike a deal before... Read more

With Reid, connect the dots

Friday, May 18, 2012, 11:42 AM
Perhaps the most noteworthy aspect of LeSean McCoy's contract extension had nothing to do with the running back himself. But rather, what it revealed about Andy Reid. Scrolling through this morning's coverage, the nuggets about Reid are what stood out to me. Per Jeff McLane of the Inquirer, Reid... Read more

Teammates congratulate McCoy

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:34 PM
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Reasons to like McCoy deal

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 8:06 PM
The Eagles announced Thursday evening that they've crossed another item off their to-do list, signing running back LeSean McCoy to a five-year deal. Per the Inquirer's Jeff McLane, the contract is worth $45M with $20.7M guaranteed. There are plenty of reasons to like this deal. Here are some of them: McCoy... Read more

McCoy draws national praise

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 11:35 AM
NFL Network continues to unveil its list of the league's top 100 players. In an earlier post, I pointed out that DeSean Jackson fell to No. 71, and Nnamdi Asomugha plummeted to No. 79. Next up is Michael Vick at No. 70. He ranks ahead of Tony Romo (No. 91) and Joe Flacco (No. 74), but behind Philip... Read more

Washburn faces tough decisions

Wednesday, May 16, 2012, 12:51 PM
When full-team OTAs get under way next week, we'll start to get a sense of how the pieces fit along the Eagles' defensive line. Jim Washburn's group returns nine players, if you count Brandon Graham and Antonio Dixon, both of whom missed most of last season with injuries. Others who will be back:... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Tuesday, May 15, 2012, 10:31 AM
Here's this week's roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: Daniel Jeremiah, a former scout for the Eagles, who is now working for NFL.com, rated the divisions by quarterback play. He's got the NFC East third behind the NFC South and the NFC North. He's also got Michael Vick... Read more

Five Eagles numbers that matter

Monday, May 14, 2012, 10:47 AM
I'll try to roll this feature out every Monday between now and training camp. Here are five Eagles numbers that matter: 50 - That's the number of broken tackles by LeSean McCoy last season, according to Football Outsiders' charting numbers - the most of any player in the NFL. Normally, the running... Read more

Osi Tweets jab at McCoy

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 10:33 AM
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The Eagles' injury luck

Sunday, May 13, 2012, 10:07 AM
There were quite a few factors that contributed to the Eagles' disappointing 8-8 record in 2011. But injuries, comparatively speaking, were not one of them. Danny Tuccitto of Football Outsiders recently wrote an article about Adjusted Games Lost (AGL), a metric the site uses to measure which teams... Read more
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