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Archive: June, 2011

Could Cardinals LB interest Eagles?

Thursday, June 30, 2011, 11:09 AM
For months now, we've speculated about what the Eagles will be looking for in return for Kevin Kolb once they are allowed to deal him. Once the draft passed in April, the situation became more complicated. Will the Birds settle for 2012 picks? Will they demand a defensive starter? We won't know... Read more

Tuck latest Giant to respond to McCoy

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 4:20 PM
The LeSean McCoy/Giants back-and-forth is the gift that keeps on giving this offseason. If you need a quick refresher, a couple weeks ago, McCoy Tweeted that Giants defensive lineman Osi Umenyiora was soft and overrated. Umenyiora was in no mood to let that jab go, responding by calling McCoy a Chihuahua... Read more

Roster turnover: Eagles, Pats & Super Bowl 39

Wednesday, June 29, 2011, 2:11 PM
Yesterday's post about Terrell Owens combined with this week's Phillies-Red Sox series got me thinking about Super Bowl 39 and what the last six years have been like for the Eagles and Patriots. The faces at the top are still the same. Bill Belichick will enter his 12th season with the Patriots in... Read more

Reid's biggest regret: Owens and McNabb?

Tuesday, June 28, 2011, 3:20 PM
Part of my duties here at philly.com include "producing" one of our sports shows: That's What He Said with Bob Ford of the Inquirer and Marcus Hayes of the Daily News. I put the word producing in quotes because all I really do is come up with some topics for them to talk about and arrange a time when... Read more

Eagles' cap space; Rodgers-Cromartie

Monday, June 27, 2011, 10:15 AM
All offseason, we've seen story after story about how the Eagles plan to be aggressive once trades and free-agent signings are allowed. ESPN.com's John Clayton moved the story forward a little bit in a recent column that focuses on which teams will be in the best position to spend from a salary cap... Read more

The stat Mornhinweg pays attention to

Saturday, June 25, 2011, 10:58 AM
During the season, I use several numbers here to try and get a feel for what's really going on with the Eagles. Sites like Football Outsiders and Pro Football Focus continue to gain traction as football fans and reporters attempt to figure out which numbers are useful and make sense, and which numbers... Read more

Babin talks Reid, Eagles

Friday, June 24, 2011, 1:17 PM
There's certainly plenty of non-Eagles sports news (Flyers trade, Sixers draft, Oswalt injury) to keep everyone occupied today, but I'll provide some football chatter anyway. Pro Football Focus recently did a Q&A with free agent to be Jason Babin. And he had a couple interesting Eagles-related... Read more

Answering the McNabb question

Thursday, June 23, 2011, 1:07 PM
It is a purely hypothetical question - one that is not based on fact, or at this point, even rumor. But it's the kind of question that's debated among Eagles fans in the sometimes slow (especially this year) offseason months, and it's one that's been e-mailed to me multiple times. Since Donovan McNabb... Read more

Eagles, NFL free agency notes

Wednesday, June 22, 2011, 12:58 PM
On Tuesday, I wrote about how reverting to the old free agency rules could affect the Eagles this offseason. Most notably, if players are only required four years of service to become unrestricted free agents, Stewart Bradley, Jerome Harrison, Max Jean-Gilles, Dimitri Patterson and Sav Rocca would... Read more

Four years for unrestricted free agency?

Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 6:14 PM
Back in March, when the Eagles tendered several restricted free agents, each report came with the caveat that the designation could prove to be meaningless. With restricted free agents, the Eagles are allowed to match offers from other teams. But according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, if and when a labor... Read more
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