Tuesday, August 4, 2015

Egboh signed to practice squad, Jackson upbeat about Kolb

DeSean Jackson was upbeat about playing with Kevin Kolb, during Jackson's weekly appearance Tuesday night on Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live," even though Kolb doesn't seem to be able to get the ball to Jackson as often or as far down the field as Michael Vick does.

Egboh signed to practice squad, Jackson upbeat about Kolb

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DeSean Jackson was upbeat about playing with Kevin Kolb, during Jackson's weekly appearance Tuesday night on Comcast SportsNet's "Daily News Live," even though Kolb doesn't seem to be able to get the ball to Jackson as often or as far down the field as Michael Vick does.

Asked about the fact that his catches from Vick have accounted for nearly three times as many yards as his catches from Kolb (granted, in a really small statistical sample either way), Jackson didn't give a direct answer.

"Anything I can do to help the team, I'll do," Jackson said, contending he doesn't keep track of such things. He also noted that "I'm not the quarterback."

Asked specifically about Kolb's performance in leading the Eagles to a 27-24 victory at San Francisco Sunday night, Jackson said: "We have confidence in him . . . I think he came in and did a good job, especially after all the hype with Vick," who replaced Kolb as the starter after Kolb missed the second game of the season with a concussion.

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Jackson praised Kolb for doing "smart things . . . key things on third down."

Jackson suffered what he afterward referred to as a knee "twist" late in Sunday's game. Last night, Jackson called the injury "nothing too serious," and said "I'll be all right" for this week's game against the visiting Falcons.

Jackson was asked about the fact that he hasn't been able to break a punt return yet, as the Birds' special-teams units struggle.

"Punt return is a hit or miss thing," he said. "I always tell the guys, 'All I need is a little, slight crease.' "

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The Eagles signed defensive end Panell Egboh to the practice squad.

Egboh was claimed by the Eagles on Aug. 31 and played in the final preseason game this season, registering a sack and forced fumble, but was released as part of the team’s final roster cutdown. A four-year letterman at Stanford University, Egboh originally entered the league as an undrafted free agent with San Francisco last year and spent time on the Houston Texans practice squad that season.

He takes the spot previously occupied by wide receiver Chad Hall, who made his NFL debut Sunday after being signed to the 53-man roster Saturday.

The Eagles released defensive end Antwan Barnes to make room for Hall and had thought about bringing Barnes back but opted against it. Barnes signed with the San Diego Chargers yesterday.

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