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Graham chastised for tweet

Brandon Graham was called to Andy Reid's office Thursday for some chastising after the Eagles coach found out the rookie defensive end had stirred the opponent with a "tweet."

Graham chastised for tweet

Andy Reid "didn´t like it," Brandon Graham said. "I was only trying to have some fun. But I learned my lesson." (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)
Andy Reid "didn't like it," Brandon Graham said. "I was only trying to have some fun. But I learned my lesson." (David Maialetti/Staff Photographer)

Brandon Graham was called to Andy Reid's office Thursday for some chastising after the Eagles coach found out the rookie defensive end had stirred the opponent with a "tweet."

On Monday, Graham wrote on Twitter: "Its time to get ready for them Green Boys this week! I cant wait to whisper something in Aaron Rodgers ear.....SACK!!!!!!"

Reid "didn't like it," Graham said. "I was only trying to have some fun. But I learned my lesson."

Graham said that he wasn't punished and that he's still slated to start Sunday.

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Rodgers, during a Wednesday conference call with Philadelphia reporters, was told of Graham's tweet.

"What's he going to whisper in my ear?" Rodgers asked.

Told that Graham wrote, "sack," Rodgers replied, "Is he?"

The Packers quarterback then had some nice things to say about Graham and the banter that goes on between teams. The Eagles, of course, have been stung before by one their players' overzealous tweets.

Last season, after the Eagles lost to the Cowboys in the regular season finale, wide receiver DeSean Jackson wrote on Twitter that his team was going to bounce back the next week against Dallas and was going to "sting they ass" in the playoffs.

The Eagles, of course, lost that game, too.

Reid would later say, "I don't know what a 'tweet' is, but that was a bad tweet."

COORDINATORS SPEAK

Here are the highlights from Thursday's press conferences with the Eagles' coordinators:

-- Special teams coordinator Bobby April wouldn't exactly say definitively that DeSean Jackson and Ellis Hobbs would be the punt and kick returners Sunday -- he's saving that for Reid -- but he said there was a "good chance" they would. Translation: They are. Hobbs later told me that he would, indeed, be returning kicks.

-- Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg wouldn't say if Mike McGlynn would take a series or two at center with Jamaal Jackson still likely not 100 percent game ready. McGlynn did take a few repetitions with the first team during practice, though.

“We’ll see what happens with Jamaal," Mornhinweg said. "I do believe that Jamaal is in excellent physical condition. Maybe the best that he’s been in, however, there are different kinds of physical condition in football. Our strength men, coaches and our trainers have just done an outstanding job with all of our players, including Jamaal.”

-- Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott confirmed that cornerback Dimitri Patterson would be the fourth, in-case-of-emergency safety.

-- McDermott had the quote of the day when he was talking about his excitement for Sunday's home opener.

"It’ll be a great environment in Philadelphia," McDermott said. "It doesn’t get any better than playing at home on opening weekend, and wearing those [1960] uniforms. I think it will be a great day for football, the barbecues will be flying around, and the tailgates, and we’re going to need those fans come this weekend.”

If you're coming to Lincoln Financial Field Sunday make sure to look out for flying Weber grills.

 

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