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December 26, 1994 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Down on the field at Riverfront Stadium, the opposing linemen saw Eagles defensive tackle Andy Harmon come back into the game and wondered why. Up in the cheap seats, where pigeons flirted with a sparse gathering of fans, the Harmon family and friends seemed perplexed, too. Kristy Harmon, Andy's wife of seven months, shook her head slowly. She did not like this. It was late in the third quarter Saturday afternoon, and she had spent most of the second quarter, all of halftime and a few minutes of this period in a state of mild anxiety, uncertain why her husband had disappeared into the locker room for so long.
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January 9, 1993 | By Matthew Purdy, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
First it was steaks. When the Eagles beat the Cowboys in their first meeting this season, Dallas Mayor Steve Bartlett delivered 10 steaks to Mayor Rendell, who donated them to the homeless. The day after the next game, which the Cowboys won, Rendell was in Dallas to give a speech, and - to pay off his debt to Bartlett - he wore a Cowboys hat. Yesterday, Rendell was on the telephone with Bartlett, making a bet on tomorrow's playoff showdown between the teams. This time, the prize is $1,000 worth of football equipment for kids.
SPORTS
March 20, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Defensive-line help could be on the way for the Eagles, in the form of a familiar face. Former starting defensive tackle Andy Harmon, who was released by the Birds last October, has been visiting teams around the league. Harmon had notched 38 1/2 sacks from 1992 to '95, but was slow to recover from a bone bruise to his left knee suffered in August 1996. Harmon was re-examined in January by Dr. James Stevens, who pronounced him two-thirds healed, according to Harmon agent Jim Solano.
NEWS
December 11, 2011
The Regulars *  Reggie White, defensive end. If White is not the greatest defensive lineman of all time, he's among the top 5. *  Mike Pitts, defensive tackle. Rotated regularly with Mike Golic, so neither made the Pro Bowl that season. But the three other Eagles regular linemen did - and paid for Pitts and Golic to join them in Hawaii. *  Jerome Brown, defensive tackle. Had nine sacks to make his second consecutive Pro Bowl team that season. Died in a car accident in June '92. *  Clyde Simmons, defensive end. The "other" defensive end of the unit, Simmons had 13 sacks in 1991 and 19 the following season.
SPORTS
December 10, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Defensive tackle Andy Harmon, whose injured left knee has kept him out of all but two games, crippling the Eagles' pass rush, said yesterday that he was probably finished for the season. Harmon has missed the last seven games, and 12 of 14, with an injured ligament. He tested the knee last week, running drills for the scout team during practice. He had hoped to play Saturday against the New York Jets. But his condition did not improve, and Harmon was still too weak to play.
SPORTS
October 14, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Say what you want about the Eagles' perceived cheapness; they sure are trying to spend money. As they have done in the past, they are trying to keep a player whom they consider their best in Philadelphia. The Eagles and Kennard McGuire, the agent for cornerback Bobby Taylor, have resumed negotiations to extend Taylor's contract. McGuire was in Philadelphia yesterday to listen to the Eagles, but the Taylor faction was not expected to agree to the latest offers. Taylor, 24, is a fourth-year player.
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August 29, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Andy Harmon not starting is not a big deal, they say. It just sounds like it. After a couple of weeks of coaching-staff debate, head coach Ray Rhodes announced yesterday that Harmon, the Eagles' top defensive tackle, will not begin Sunday's game when they visit the Giants. Instead, run-stopping Hollis Thomas will start alongside Rhett Hall. Harmon will play in passing situations to maximize his pass-rushing skills while he regains full strength in the still-troublesome left knee he injured last season.
SPORTS
December 4, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles defensive tackle Andy Harmon returned to practice yesterday for the first time in more than a month and should know by the end of next week whether he can play on Dec. 14 against the New York Jets. Harmon suffered cartilage damage to his left knee in the preseason and underwent arthroscopic surgery on Sept. 5. He returned to action for two games on Oct. 13 and 20 but has not played in the last six games because of recurring weakness in the knee. The six-year veteran, who had 11 sacks last season, worked almost exclusively with the scout team at practice and tested the knee to see if the strength had returned.
SPORTS
January 3, 1996 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not surprisingly, Eagles rookie Bobby Taylor, who shut down Michael Irvin and stopped record-setting Herman Moore when it counted, will have to cover the big Cowboys receiver again on Sunday. "We're going to match him up with Irvin. Both of them are big-body guys," said Emmitt Thomas, the Eagles' defensive coordinator. "He's had a lot of practice covering big guys the last two or three weeks. " Ray Rhodes brought the Eagles to Florida, in part, because he didn't want them getting swelled heads hearing about their play in last Saturday's rout of the Lions.
SPORTS
December 14, 1995 | By Tim Panaccio and Frank Fitzpatrick, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Rookie cornerback Bobby Taylor, who helped hold Dallas all-pro Michael Irvin to a season-low three catches in the Eagles' 20-17 victory Sunday, was named the NFC's defensive player of the week. "It's nice," Taylor said as teammates teased him for being the center of attention, "but I really don't want to talk anymore about last week's game. " Taylor, big enough at 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds to bump with the physical Irvin, got plenty of help in double coverages, but for the most part Irvin was his responsibility.
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December 24, 2011 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ARLINGTON, Texas - The Eagles playoff hopes ended Saturday, and so might have LeSean McCoy 's chances to win the NFL rushing title or set a new Eagles rushing record. McCoy had just 35 yards on 13 carries, giving him 1,309 on the year. Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew ran for 103 yards Saturday, giving him 1,437 on the season, a 128-yard edge heading into the final week of the season. "I laid an egg today, so I probably won't get to get it," McCoy said. He left the game briefly with what coach Andy Reid described as a "tweaked" ankle, and then briefly returned before giving way to backup Ronnie Brown.
NEWS
December 11, 2011
The Regulars *  Reggie White, defensive end. If White is not the greatest defensive lineman of all time, he's among the top 5. *  Mike Pitts, defensive tackle. Rotated regularly with Mike Golic, so neither made the Pro Bowl that season. But the three other Eagles regular linemen did - and paid for Pitts and Golic to join them in Hawaii. *  Jerome Brown, defensive tackle. Had nine sacks to make his second consecutive Pro Bowl team that season. Died in a car accident in June '92. *  Clyde Simmons, defensive end. The "other" defensive end of the unit, Simmons had 13 sacks in 1991 and 19 the following season.
SPORTS
October 14, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Say what you want about the Eagles' perceived cheapness; they sure are trying to spend money. As they have done in the past, they are trying to keep a player whom they consider their best in Philadelphia. The Eagles and Kennard McGuire, the agent for cornerback Bobby Taylor, have resumed negotiations to extend Taylor's contract. McGuire was in Philadelphia yesterday to listen to the Eagles, but the Taylor faction was not expected to agree to the latest offers. Taylor, 24, is a fourth-year player.
SPORTS
March 20, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Defensive-line help could be on the way for the Eagles, in the form of a familiar face. Former starting defensive tackle Andy Harmon, who was released by the Birds last October, has been visiting teams around the league. Harmon had notched 38 1/2 sacks from 1992 to '95, but was slow to recover from a bone bruise to his left knee suffered in August 1996. Harmon was re-examined in January by Dr. James Stevens, who pronounced him two-thirds healed, according to Harmon agent Jim Solano.
SPORTS
October 7, 1997 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Andy Harmon didn't see it coming. The veteran defensive tackle was released by the Eagles yesterday, a few hours after telling reporters how frustrated he was by the continued pain and weakness in his troublesome left knee. "It's no doubt that Andy Harmon is one of our most popular players," Eagles coach Ray Rhodes said in a statement. "I have a tremendous amount of respect for Andy. . . . This is the difficult side of this business. It's the part of the business that is hardest on me. I think very highly of Andy.
SPORTS
August 29, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Andy Harmon not starting is not a big deal, they say. It just sounds like it. After a couple of weeks of coaching-staff debate, head coach Ray Rhodes announced yesterday that Harmon, the Eagles' top defensive tackle, will not begin Sunday's game when they visit the Giants. Instead, run-stopping Hollis Thomas will start alongside Rhett Hall. Harmon will play in passing situations to maximize his pass-rushing skills while he regains full strength in the still-troublesome left knee he injured last season.
SPORTS
August 28, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Enough of the pessimism. This team should be good. The Eagles entered 1995 coming off a pathetic seven-game swoon that ended the season and ran Richie Kotite out of town. They came in with a new coach, a quarterback on the outs and a vastly overturned roster. They went 10-6 and won a playoff game. They entered the 1996 season very young, and, by season's end, were starting eight players with less than two years of real experience. They went 10-6. At one point, when they'd won four in a row, stood 7-2, had beaten Dallas on the road, and were extremely healthy for a midseason team, people placed them in the NFC title game.
SPORTS
December 10, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Defensive tackle Andy Harmon, whose injured left knee has kept him out of all but two games, crippling the Eagles' pass rush, said yesterday that he was probably finished for the season. Harmon has missed the last seven games, and 12 of 14, with an injured ligament. He tested the knee last week, running drills for the scout team during practice. He had hoped to play Saturday against the New York Jets. But his condition did not improve, and Harmon was still too weak to play.
SPORTS
December 9, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes seems genuinely shocked that his team has struggled since its dizzyingly successful first nine games. It only makes sense, though. Teams have figured out that blitzing frequently, and passing to receivers - including tight ends and running backs - running short routes, disrupts the Eagles' plans. With an inexperienced quarterback and a timid defense, such tactics are bound to work. The team began 7-2, peaking with a heady win over a Cowboys team at full strength and home in Dallas on Nov. 3. Since then, the Eagles have lost four of their last five games, including losses to mediocre Arizona and a battered Indianapolis squad Thursday, 37-10.
SPORTS
December 4, 1996 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Andy Harmon has entered another phase of his comeback. It will determine if he and his gimpy left knee will return to the operating table. The Eagles' sidelined defensive tackle carried a helmet to practice yesterday - striking, since players who don't do anything needn't wear a helmet. But yesterday, as on Monday, Harmon participated in the workouts. This is the first time since late October that Harmon has worked out regularly. He bruised cartilage on his left kneecap in the preseason and had arthroscopic surgery Sept.
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