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Eagles training camp 2013: Non-Riley Cooper related practice notes

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 6:45 PM
Lost amid all the Riley Cooper talk... The Eagles had a practice today! Let's get to the practice notes. • Jason Peters got hurt today. Mild hamstring injury. He should be fine. • The Eagles have practiced in pads already, but they did some legitimate hitting for the first time today. Here's... Read more

Video: Chip Kelly not concerned with pace

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 5:29 PM
Les Bowen of the Daily News reports from the NovaCare Complex on Wednesday where Chip Kelly discussed the Wall Street Journal story about the NFL potentially slowing down the Eagles' offense. Click here for complete coverage of Eagles training camp. DN Members-only: Download our exclusive ebook on... Read more

Video: The Eagles are hitting!

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 1:30 PM
Things got physical at the NovaCare Complex on Wednesday as the Eagles begin really hitting for the first time at Chip Kelly's first NFL training camp. If the new coach plans on cutting his roster down to 53 players, he'll need to see who can tackle, considering the Eagles were near the bottom of... Read more

Good time to be Birds' analytics guy

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:54 PM
There is no statistical “Holy Grail” in football, nothing as definitive as baseball’s OPS or WAR, Alec Halaby was saying Wednesday. Halaby, a 2009 Harvard graduate, is the Eagles’ special assistant to the general manager. That doesn’t mean he fetches Howie Roseman’s... Read more

Eagles training camp 2013: A way too early 53-man roster projection

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 12:31 PM
Is it a little silly to do a 53-man roster projection before the Eagles have even played a single preseason game? Yes. Yes it is. Well, I'm playing GM and doing one anyway, and will update it every week or so as we progress through training camp. Note: With the exception of the DL, which is difficult... Read more

Eagles training camp 2013: What they're saying during the first break in the action

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 7:59 AM
The Eagles had their first day off yesterday since full team practices began last Friday. They head back to the practice fields this afternoon. Here's what they're saying... The wide nine, again? - Derek Sarley, IgglesBlitz These weren't unusual alignments for these teams. According to Football Outsiders... Read more

Chip Kelly: Eagles have 'no issue' with officials controlling tempo

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 4:32 PM
Chip Kelly said he has "no issue" with the officials controlling the tempo after a Wall Street Journal article suggested that the officials might keep Kelly from running the up-tempo offense he likes. The article quoted the NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino saying "we have to make sure... Read more

Peters leaves practice with a mild hamstring injury

Wednesday, July 31, 2013, 3:56 PM
Jason Peters left practice early with a mild right hamstring injury, the Eagles said. Chip Kelly said that Peters said that he was OK and that he wasn't worried about the injury. Peters missed all of last season after rupturing his Achilles tendon, but hasn't been limited since the spring. Dennis... Read more

Eagles bring back WR Nick Miller; place Maclin on IR

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 2:04 PM
The Eagles brought back wide receiver Nick Miller, two weeks after they released him, and placed wide receiver Jeremy Maclin on season-ending Injured Reserve on Tuesday. Maclin torn the ACL in his right knee on Saturday. Miller, who was originally signed in the off-season, takes Maclin's spot on... Read more

Adrian Peterson asks NFL players to grow up

Tuesday, July 30, 2013, 11:41 AM
The mean 'ol NFL has some new stipulations on player safety when the players are on the field. If you're playing in their league, you now have to wear some extra thigh and leg padding. Naturally, this caused an uproar. But the league's best player made some good points in response to the outcry about... Read more
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