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Archive: March, 2011

Colorado CB Jimmy Smith visits Eagles

Thursday, March 31, 2011, 11:19 AM
One of the players many draft pundits have the Eagles going with in the first round was in town yesterday, according to a report. Colorado cornerback Jimmy Smith visited the Eagles on Wednesday, per Jason La Canfora of NFL Network. I wrote about Smith at length in my earlier post yesterday. Greg... Read more

Casey Matthews to visit Eagles

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 5:03 PM
Earlier Wednesday, in an episode of That's What He Said, Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News answered the question: Which NFL player would have the biggest impact if added to the Eagles' roster? Bob chose Packers linebacker/defensive end Clay Matthews. Well, he's not leaving... Read more

Cam Newton, DeSean and Chris T. Jones

Wednesday, March 30, 2011, 1:15 PM
There has been much discussion in the past 48 hours about a Cam Newton scouting report from Nolan Nawrocki of Pro Football Weekly. Here's what Nawrocki wrote: Very disingenuous — has a fake smile, comes off as very scripted and has a selfish, me-first makeup. Always knows where the cameras... Read more

List of reported Eagles draft visits, workouts

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 12:24 PM
Updated: 4/27 Back for another year, here is the list of reported Eagles draft workouts and visits. This year (wait for it)... in chart form! To review, NFL teams are allowed to have 30 prospects in to their facilities for official visits. However, there are no restrictions in terms of sending scouts... Read more

Eagles check out Slippery Rock center, Temple safety

Tuesday, March 29, 2011, 11:28 AM
With the draft only a month away, the Eagles continue preparations with prospect workouts. Slippery Rock center Brandon Fusco is the latest name to surface. He is scheduled to make an official visit to meet with Andy Reid and the coaches on April 5. Fusco (6-4, 316) was a four-year starter and won... Read more

Samuel, Asomugha and the Eagles' CBs

Monday, March 28, 2011, 12:20 PM
For the second consecutive offseason, the Eagles need to address the right cornerback position. I've argued (and have not been alone) that this is absolutely their No. 1 need - ahead of right guard, ahead of defensive line, ahead of linebacker, and whatever other positions you want to throw in there... Read more

Eagles to work out Cal safety

Sunday, March 27, 2011, 11:41 AM
The Eagles are among the teams scheduled to hold a private workout with California safety Chris Conte, according to Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post. Conte (6-2, 197) began his college career as a cornerback and didn't become a regular starter until his senior season, but was an All-Pac... Read more

Mock drafts: Who will the Eagles take?

Saturday, March 26, 2011, 9:30 AM
The first mock draft roundup piece was getting a bit lengthy so I decided to start a new one now that we're officially in draft month. From 4/4: SI.com's Don Banks has the Eagles going with Florida offensive lineman (G/C) Mike Pouncey at No. 23: I don't know how the Eagles would pass on Pouncey... Read more

Kolb, the mystery team and the 1st-round offer

Friday, March 25, 2011, 12:49 PM
Earlier this week, SI.com's Peter King got people guessing about who the team is that reportedly has already put a first-round pick on the table for Kevin Kolb. King wrote that the Eagles were now looking for a team that possessed a higher first-round pick, leading many (including yours truly) to... Read more

Looking back at the Eagles' 2002 draft

Thursday, March 24, 2011, 5:15 PM
Tony Villiotti over at DraftMetrics.com recently took a look at every NFL draft class from 1994 to 2004 and ranked the top eight and the worst eight. The Eagles got a mention for their 2002 draft, in which they selected Lito Sheppard, Sheldon Brown, Michael Lewis and Brian Westbrook. I like Villiotti's... Read more
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