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April 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The front of Mike Patterson's T-shirt turned a darker, damper shade of gray as he pushed further into his workout. Standing on a soft mat, his feet sinking in as if in sand, the 300-pound Eagles defensive tackle sprinted in place, arms pumping and knees high, for a 15-second burst, then rested for 45 seconds, and sprinted again. His unruly hair - some teammates compare it to a grizzly bear's - mostly conceals the scar that begins at his right ear and runs up the side of his head, cutting a path that ends roughly a third of the way across the front of his skull.
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October 23, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson is expected to practice for the first time this year on Monday, a team source confirmed Sunday. The possibility of Patterson's returning to practice was first reported by Comcast SportsNet. Patterson has not formally worked with the Eagles since he underwent brain surgery in January to remove an arteriovenous malformation. The Eagles said as late as June that he would be ready by training camp in late July, but Patterson's surgeon, Robert Spetzler of Phoenix, advised against an early return because he didn't think his skull had healed enough to withstand contact.
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November 5, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick denied a report by Yahoo Sports that said he told coach Andy Reid that some of the team's assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched. Vick did have a meeting with Reid, but said after Saturday's practice that he never complained about the assistants. "That is absolutely false," Vick said. "Coach and I never had that conversation. Everything we talked about in that room is personal, man to man. " Then for emphasis, Vick added: "That never came up. " Vick then praised the Eagles' coaching staff.
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August 15, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Nnamdi Asomugha missed practice one day after he collided with Nate Allen in one of the most violent moments at Eagles training camp. The cornerback did not have any concussion symptoms, did not lose consciousness, and was suffering from only whiplash symptoms and a lacerated lip, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday. "He was completely conscious the whole time," Reid said before he held his final practice at Lehigh University. "But he did get a pretty good laceration to his lip and his back of his neck is a little bit sore.
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December 14, 2012 | By Zach Bermanand Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Eagles said Thursday that Michael Vick has been cleared by an independent neurologist to play again. The veteran quarterback already had been declared out of Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and did not dress. He will be able to return Dec. 23 against the Washington Redskins. When Vick returns, he'll be the backup for Nick Foles. Vick suffered a concussion Nov. 11 and endured a slow recovery. He stagnated at the fourth stage of the five-step process, having trouble with the ImPACT test that measures cognitive function.
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November 17, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amy McDonaugh is grateful to the organizers of the Philadelphia Marathon for the late invitation to Sunday's event. The 26.2-mile race begins at 7 a.m. and starts at 22d Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. After the New York City Marathon was canceled because of Sandy, the organizers of the Philadelphia Marathon extended an invitation to those runners even though all 14,500 spots in Philly had been sold out since Oct. 1. Philadelphia was prepared to accept another 3,000 of the runners denied the chance in New York, but just 1,454 applied.
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October 23, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite indications from Eagles players after Monday's practice that the offensive line would remain intact, a source close to the situation said later in the evening that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell. When Andy Reid said last Tuesday after firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo that he had more moves to make, the offensive line was considered the most likely to undergo change. Center Dallas Reynolds, right guard Danny Watkins and Bell all seemed to be in jeopardy of losing their jobs after struggling against the Lions.
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March 19, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
A.J. Price figures he was 10, maybe 11 years old when his father, Tony Price, first told him he played in the Final Four in 1979 when he was at Penn. A typical pre-teenager at the time, A.J. Price didn't think much of it. But by the time he got to high school in Amityville, N.Y., it registered. The old man played in the Final Four? At Penn? "As I got to high school, I understood how special it was that he took an Ivy League school to the Final Four," Price said yesterday. "Something that will never be done again.
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December 14, 2012 | By Zach Bermanand Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The Eagles said Thursday that Michael Vick has been cleared by an independent neurologist to play again. The veteran quarterback already had been declared out of Thursday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals and did not dress. He will be able to return Dec. 23 against the Washington Redskins. When Vick returns, he'll be the backup for Nick Foles. Vick suffered a concussion Nov. 11 and endured a slow recovery. He stagnated at the fourth stage of the five-step process, having trouble with the ImPACT test that measures cognitive function.
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December 8, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles defensive tackle Mike Patterson was hospitalized Thursday with viral pneumonia and remained in the hospital on Friday, the team said. Trainer Rick Burkholder said Patterson was "doing fine" and was stable while the team awaited test results. Patterson has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and will not travel with the team. The illness is not related to the arteriovenous malformation in Patterson's brain that affected him last season and required surgery, the team said.
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November 17, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Amy McDonaugh is grateful to the organizers of the Philadelphia Marathon for the late invitation to Sunday's event. The 26.2-mile race begins at 7 a.m. and starts at 22d Street and the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. After the New York City Marathon was canceled because of Sandy, the organizers of the Philadelphia Marathon extended an invitation to those runners even though all 14,500 spots in Philly had been sold out since Oct. 1. Philadelphia was prepared to accept another 3,000 of the runners denied the chance in New York, but just 1,454 applied.
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November 5, 2012 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick denied a report by Yahoo Sports that said he told coach Andy Reid that some of the team's assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched. Vick did have a meeting with Reid, but said after Saturday's practice that he never complained about the assistants. "That is absolutely false," Vick said. "Coach and I never had that conversation. Everything we talked about in that room is personal, man to man. " Then for emphasis, Vick added: "That never came up. " Vick then praised the Eagles' coaching staff.
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October 23, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite indications from Eagles players after Monday's practice that the offensive line would remain intact, a source close to the situation said later in the evening that King Dunlap was back starting at left tackle ahead of Demetress Bell. When Andy Reid said last Tuesday after firing defensive coordinator Juan Castillo that he had more moves to make, the offensive line was considered the most likely to undergo change. Center Dallas Reynolds, right guard Danny Watkins and Bell all seemed to be in jeopardy of losing their jobs after struggling against the Lions.
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August 15, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Nnamdi Asomugha missed practice one day after he collided with Nate Allen in one of the most violent moments at Eagles training camp. The cornerback did not have any concussion symptoms, did not lose consciousness, and was suffering from only whiplash symptoms and a lacerated lip, coach Andy Reid said Tuesday. "He was completely conscious the whole time," Reid said before he held his final practice at Lehigh University. "But he did get a pretty good laceration to his lip and his back of his neck is a little bit sore.
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April 15, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
The front of Mike Patterson's T-shirt turned a darker, damper shade of gray as he pushed further into his workout. Standing on a soft mat, his feet sinking in as if in sand, the 300-pound Eagles defensive tackle sprinted in place, arms pumping and knees high, for a 15-second burst, then rested for 45 seconds, and sprinted again. His unruly hair - some teammates compare it to a grizzly bear's - mostly conceals the scar that begins at his right ear and runs up the side of his head, cutting a path that ends roughly a third of the way across the front of his skull.
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March 19, 2009 | By Ray Parrillo, Inquirer Staff Writer
A.J. Price figures he was 10, maybe 11 years old when his father, Tony Price, first told him he played in the Final Four in 1979 when he was at Penn. A typical pre-teenager at the time, A.J. Price didn't think much of it. But by the time he got to high school in Amityville, N.Y., it registered. The old man played in the Final Four? At Penn? "As I got to high school, I understood how special it was that he took an Ivy League school to the Final Four," Price said yesterday. "Something that will never be done again.
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