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Archive: August, 2011

Did NFL force Vick to sign with Eagles in '09?

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 8:37 PM
Update: Here is the full article on GQ's Web site. From earlier: The Eagles surprised the NFL two summers ago when they signed Michael Vick out of prison. Now, he's the face of their franchise and the quarterback they're counting on to bring home the Lombardi Trophy. But Vick initially wanted to... Read more

How Maclin's return affects the WR situation

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 6:45 PM
We found out today what Jeremy Maclin has been dealing with this offseason. Per Jay Glazer of FoxSports.com, Maclin was being tested for lymphoma, but he was cleared today and does not have the form of cancer. In the past five months, Maclin has suffered a variety of symptoms, the cause of which... Read more

Maclin's value to the Eagles' offense

Wednesday, August 17, 2011, 11:25 AM
Update: We got an update on Maclin Wednesday evening. He was being tested for lymphoma, but was cleared, and had been suffering from a virus. Here is an updated post on what Maclin's return means for the Eagles and the WR situation. FROM EARLIER: As we continue to wait for an update on Jeremy Maclin's... Read more

The Eagles' asking price for Asante

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 4:56 PM
After the Eagles signed Nnamdi Asomugha, Joe Banner, Howie Roseman and company made it clear they would at least be willing to listen to offers for Asante Samuel. However, with the season opener a little more than three weeks away, the Eagles now seem content to hold on to all three of their Pro Bowl-caliber... Read more

Eagles training camp awards

Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 12:24 PM
The Eagles wrapped up another summer here at Lehigh Tuesday morning. They'll face the Steelers Thursday night in Pittsburgh before returning to work at the Novacare Complex in South Philadelphia. This is the fourth camp I've covered, and each one seems to be more eventful than the last. Keeping... Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Monday, August 15, 2011, 5:53 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Peter King speculates on a possible Joselio Hanson trade: "There are going to be some good players we're going to have to let go,'' Andy Reid said Saturday. And not necessarily on waivers. If your team wants Joselio... Read more

Practice notes: Decisions on the D-line

Monday, August 15, 2011, 12:19 PM
During the "individual" portion of practice, Jim Washburn ran through a drill with his 11 defensive linemen. Guys like Marlon Favorite and Cedric Thornton who don't have much of a shot to make the team. Others like Daniel Te'o-Nesheim and Phillip Hunt who are fighting to be one of the final 53. Veterans... Read more

Live Eagles chat at 1 p.m. Monday

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 9:19 PM
Join me at lunchtime for a live chat about all the latest happenings at Eagles training camp, starting at 1 p.m. Monday. If you're on a mobile device, click here to follow along and post questions or comments. You can follow me on Twitter or become a fan of Moving the Chains on Facebook. Read more

What they're saying about the Eagles

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 3:31 PM
Here's a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles: SI.com's Don Banks liked what he saw from the Eagles Thursday night: The Eagles are far from a finished product, and questions remain at receiver, linebacker and along the offensive line. But there was no creeping doubt on display... Read more

Practice notes: Finding a place for DRC

Sunday, August 14, 2011, 11:43 AM
Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie lined up at right cornerback, and Juan Castillo called his number. It was time to use his elite speed and surprise Vince Young with a blitz. Rodgers-Cromartie flew in a straight line, chasing Young to his right for the eventual "sack" in the red zone. "I never did it... Read more
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