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January 9, 2009
The Eagles are hosting a "Believe in Green" playoff party tonight beginning at 6 o'clock at Chickie's and Pete's on Packer Avenue. Running back Correll Buckhalter, cornerback Sheldon Brown, linebacker Akeem Jordan, cornerback Joselio Hanson, defensive tackle Trevor Laws and quarterback A.J. Feeley will greet fans and sign autographs. A limited number of autograph tickets will be given to fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Brown and Hanson will sign from 6 to 7, with Jordan and Buckhalter from 7 to 8, and Laws and Feeley from 8 to 9. The Eagles cheerleaders, Swoop and the Eagles Pep Band also will be in attendance.
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August 4, 2009 | Daily News
Here's a look at the other linebackers on the Eagles' roster, including height, weight, college and years in the NFL: Omar Gaither, 6-2, 235 pounds, Tennessee, 4; the skinny: a former weakside starter; has most experience Joe Mays, 5-11, 246, North Dakota State, 2; the skinny: sixth-round pick last year; played in just two games Tank Daniels, 6-3 248, Harding, 4; the skinny: one of the Eagles' top contributors on special teams last...
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March 4, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles tendered contracts to two more restricted free agents on Thursday, securing rights to running back Jerome Harrison and punter Sav Rocca. If another team was to make an offer for Harrison the Eagles would receive a second-round draft pick if they chose not to match. They have the right of first refusal for Rocca but would receive no compensation if the punter were to sign with another team. On Wednesday, the Eagles tendered linebacker Stewart Bradley (second round)
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September 7, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
AKEEM JORDAN seemed to be an afterthought when the Eagles brought him back from free agency, after training camp started, the only unrestricted free agent to return to the Birds after the NFL lockout. But Jordan, a 4-year veteran from James Madison, has the most experience on the Birds' linebacking corps. He made the team, and yesterday management added a year to his 1-year contract. Financial terms were not made available. The Eagles also announced some number changes. Dion Lewis, one of two No. 27s in the preseason, is moving to 28, with Brandon Hughes retaining 27. Jarrad Page, one of two No. 25s in the preseason, now wears No. 41. Ronnie Brown, who wore Brian Westbrook's old No. 36 in the preseason, will be No. 21, with Joselio Hanson gone.
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October 8, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari and Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writers
Stewart Bradley said Thursday that he was physically strong coming back from his knee injury, but that he was still sharpening some of his football instincts. "It's small stuff," said the Eagles middle linebacker, who struggled making the big stops last Sunday. "It's angles here and there and decisions at the point of attack, which way you're going to go. And that kind of stuff kind of just comes with experience. " Bradley missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has played only two full games this season because of a concussion.
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November 27, 2009 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged yesterday that one reason the Eagles have given up 25 sacks so far this season, vs. 23 all last season, is that Donovan McNabb was being more mindful of getting the ball out last year. "As you go through sacks, in my history, two-thirds of the sacks are normally [on] the quarterback, there is a chance to get the ball out. [In] only about a third is there absolutely no chance to get the ball out," Mornhinweg said. "I thought he did an excellent job of that last year.
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September 12, 2011 | pdomo@aol.com
UP NEXT: Who: Eagles (1-0) at Atlanta (0-1) When: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. Where: Georgia Dome TV: NBC10 Radio: WIP (610-AM, 94.1-FM) Series history: Eagles lead, 17-11 Last meeting: The Eagles won, 31-17, at home and have won the last four meetings and eight of the last nine. INJURY REPORT:   -- Darryl Tapp: Pectoral strain. MRI scheduled for today. -- Akeem Jordan: Shoulder strain.
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March 3, 2011 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
Even as the NFL inched closer to a labor shutdown that could threaten the 2011 season, the Eagles were taking care of business yesterday. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick has signed his exclusive franchise tender, which guarantees Vick at least $16 million this season, if there is a season. The Eagles also tendered some prospective restricted free agents, linebacker Stewart Bradley (second-round level), guard Max Jean-Gilles (fourth-round level), and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (no compensation owed)
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February 19, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is "very unlikely" that the Eagles will use the franchise-player tag on any of their seven unrestricted free agents, according to a league source. That group includes cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was likely the only player under consideration. The franchise tag helps teams keep unrestricted free agents without having to reach a long-term deal, but they must pay them the average of the top five salaries for players at their position if the player accepts. Teams are compensated with two first-round draft picks if another team signs the player.
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September 2, 2007 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
This time, the cuts were official. That, however, doesn't mean the Eagles' 53-man roster is final. After a snafu on the team Web site Friday inadvertently, and in five cases incorrectly, identified the names of 22 released players, the Eagles went through the exercise for real yesterday. Two of the biggest names on the initial cut list - punter Dirk Johnson and returner Jeremy Bloom - remained on the official one, too. The five guys who were on the Web site list but not actually released by the team were rookies Akeem Jordan, Marcus Paschal and Nick Graham, veteran defensive tackle Ian Scott and second-year offensive tackle Pat McCoy.
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November 26, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
KANSAS CITY - Andy Reid ambles across the practice fields, a red-jacketed Santa figure with a sandy, whitening mustache, ruddy and jolly, a mischievous twinkle in his clear blue eyes. On this cloudless afternoon, icicles dangle from the speed-limit signs on nearby Interstate 70. The wind chill makes it feel like it's 15 degrees, but anywhere south of 40 degrees Reid's 55-year-old arthritic knee hurt like hell, anyway. "Ah," he said, dismissively. "It's cold. " He shrugged.
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September 20, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
DONTARI POE "is a bigger guy," Eagles center Jason Kelce noted this week. Yeah, you could say that. The Kansas City Chiefs' nose tackle is listed at 6-3, 346. Kelce is listed at 6-3, 295. Poe also is a dominant defensive lineman on a dominant defense. His 3 1/2 sacks lead the Chiefs, who have nine of 'em through two games. Poe also is hard to move out of running lanes, which is why Kansas City ranks second against the run. "He's a very good run-playing player," said Kelce, who had his thumb wrapped in practice this week after suffering an injury to his snapping hand against the Chargers.
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September 20, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TURNED OUT, feting Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb wasn't the really awkward, painful part of the night, after all. Reid and the now-3-0 Kansas City Chiefs visited the Eagles, and Michael Vick was so overcome by nostalgia, he performed like the guy who spent much of last season's stretch drive watching Nick Foles play quarterback. Vick threw a pair of interceptions, including one for a pick-six, and looked out of sync most of the night, completing only 13 of 30 passes for 201 yards in a 26-16 loss.
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September 19, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Anybody looking at the revenge angle for Thursday's game between the Eagles and Kansas City may want to take a U-turn when approaching the locker of Chiefs linebacker Akeem Jordan. Jordan, who was with the Eagles the previous six seasons before signing with Andy Reid's Chiefs as a free agent, says he isn't interested in getting even. When asked before practice on Tuesday if Reid has extra incentive to win his first game at Lincoln Financial Field as an opposing head coach after spending the last 14 seasons with the Eagles, Jordan wasn't willing to take the bulletin-board bait.
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April 12, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LAST MONTH at the NFL meetings in Arizona, new Eagles coach Chip Kelly was asked about his team's running backs. "I know LeSean [McCoy]'s talented. Bryce [Brown] is really talented. Chris Polk was hurt a lot [in 2012], but I saw Chris play in college, and I know Chris is an outstanding football player. So how does he fit into the mix? You don't know until you get out there," said Kelly, who coached Oregon when Polk was a Washington star. "That's a position, you're a sprained ankle away from - it goes from a position of strength to a position of weakness, because you can only carry a couple of guys.
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March 13, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
ON THE DAY before the official start of NFL free agency, the Eagles took care of a couple of housekeeping issues, signing long snapper Jon Dorenbos to a 4-year contract and special-teams ace Colt Anderson to a 1-year deal. Maybe Tuesday will bring more exciting news. Dorenbos would have become an unrestricted free agent Tuesday at 4 p.m., and Anderson would have been a restricted free agent. They are the only impending free agents the Birds are expected to retain. Tackle King Dunlap, linebacker Akeem Jordan, defensive tackle Derek Landri, defensive end Darryl Tapp, guard Jake Scott and cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents.
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February 19, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
It is "very unlikely" that the Eagles will use the franchise-player tag on any of their seven unrestricted free agents, according to a league source. That group includes cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was likely the only player under consideration. The franchise tag helps teams keep unrestricted free agents without having to reach a long-term deal, but they must pay them the average of the top five salaries for players at their position if the player accepts. Teams are compensated with two first-round draft picks if another team signs the player.
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December 11, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
TAMPA - Two significant defensive lineup changes for the Eagles Sunday, neither of them having anything to do with the wide-nine, but both seemingly for the better: Rookie linebacker Mychal Kendricks, the strongside starter all year, went to the weakside. Jamar Chaney, who hadn't started since the Pittsburgh game Oct. 7, took over the strongside spot. Then, with Kurt Coleman left home because of a sternum bruise, special-teams ace Colt Anderson got his first safety start since 2010.
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December 10, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
TAMPA, Fla. - Brent Celek sustained a concussion on the first play from scrimmage in Sunday's 23-21 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Celek was helped off the field after a one-yard catch and returned to the locker room for examination. He is the third key starter on the Eagles offense to suffer a concussion this season. Michael Vick and LeSean McCoy continue to sit with lingering concussions. There was no word after the game on the severity of Celek's concussion. "For him to go out, I'll tell you it was a pretty good [hit]
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December 10, 2012 | Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
TAMPA - Nick Foles' 22-yard completion to Jason Avant put the ball at the Buccaneers' 1-yard line with 10 seconds left. The Eagles scrambled to the line of scrimmage, assembled, then spiked the ball to stop the clock with 2 seconds. Tampa called a timeout and regrouped, but Foles found Jeremy Maclin, in the end zone, sliding on his knees toward the right sideline, the winning touchdown cradled in his belly. But wait. Was Maclin's left toe in bounds? Could the Eagles finally get a break?
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