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August 21, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
NNAMDI ASOMUGHA was walking down a NovaCare corridor to the locker room after practice Saturday when the door to the adjacent weight room swung open and nearly smacked him in the face. Asomugha coolly fended off the door with his right hand as Nate Allen poked his head through and quickly apologized. Asomugha didn't seem to even register the irony, but Allen shook his head as soon as a reporter looked at him inquiringly. "I'm out to get him," Allen said, laughing. Monday night, Asomugha is scheduled to line up at right cornerback for the Eagles in their preseason game at New England, a week after suffering whiplash and a bad lip laceration in a practice collision with Allen, a safety.
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August 8, 2012
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga . – Asante Samuel was being, well, Asante Samuel. It was nearly 2 hours into the Falcons' afternoon training-camp practice and his voice was as constant as the broiling Georgia sun. Samuel had just broken up a deep ball for wide receiver Julio Jones and immediately chastised both Jones and quarterback Matt Ryan for being foolish enough to challenge him. "I'm not going for that cornbread [bleep]," he said. "That's a low-percentage play, man. Low-percentage play.
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August 3, 2012 | By Les Bowen and Daily News Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM — Fans often ask reporters who is looking good at Eagles training camp. Sometimes the answer depends on the day the question's asked. Not when it comes to Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. The corner taking over Asante Samuel's old spot opposite Nnamdi Asomugha has been a consistent standout in the first week of full-squad work. If you've been up here, you've noticed DRC, not just when he takes his helmet off, revealing a lime green Mohawkish stripe down the middle of his head.
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July 30, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - The pass intended for DeSean Jackson sailed through the summer air long enough for cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie to display what he does best. Jackson is one of the NFL's best deep threats, and enough cornerbacks have been embarrassed by him during the last four seasons. Rodgers-Cromartie didn't want that to happen to him Saturday. One of Rodgers-Cromartie's best attributes is his closing speed. Fellow cornerback Nmandi Asomugha called it "second to none.
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July 23, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It is a natural comparison. This time last year, as the Eagles assembled for training camp at Lehigh, newly signed Vince Young was asked about the team's end-of-the-lockout spending spree. Young, who didn't know Broad Street from Pattison Avenue at that point, uttered the two words that would hang over the Eagles' dreadful 2011 season. "Dream Team. " Last week, Michael Vick dropped another "D" word in an interview with CSN's Derrick Gunn. The Eagles, he said, could be developing a "dynasty" just like the Packers and 49ers he grew up watching.
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July 21, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They were supposed to be the new pieces that put the Eagles over the top. Instead, the "Dream Team" acquisitions who arrived day after stunning day about this time last summer became part of a mocking punch line as the Eagles fell on their faces in the regular season. The key players picked up in the Eagles' 2011 spending spree are back, though, this time after acclimating themselves to Philadelphia, having a full season to learn their new team and coaches, and a normal offseason program.
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July 19, 2012 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
As we count down to the beginning of training camp, the Daily News will answer a Big Eagles Question each day. In Part II, how will the defense — and the wide-nine — fare with its additions, subtractions and mainstays under second-year coordinator Juan Castillo? SO, CAN THE wide-nine defensive line scheme progress in its third iteration in less than a year? Yes … assuming Trent Cole remains healthy and productive. Any defense, even Juan Castillo's, works with Cole as its fulcrum.
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May 31, 2012 | ASSOCIATED PRESS
FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. - Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad practice this offseason on Tuesday. Atlanta's new No. 22 showed he likes to talk, pose and make plays. "Can I get some action out here?" Samuel called out on the field during the practice as he became impatient for a pass to be thrown in his direction. "Am I out here for my health? I want to show the people what I can do!" Within minutes he had two interceptions, one against Matt Ryan.
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May 31, 2012 | Associated Press
Asante Samuel was impossible to ignore during the Atlanta Falcons' first full-squad off-season practice on Tuesday. Atlanta's new No. 22 showed he likes to talk, pose and make plays. "Can I get some action out here?" Samuel called out on the field during the practice as he became impatient for a pass to be thrown in his direction. "Am I out here for my health? I want to show the people what I can do!" Within minutes he had two interceptions, one against Matt Ryan. "That's what you've got to do," he said.
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April 26, 2012 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
It's no surprise the Eagles have decided to put the Asante Samuel Era behind them. It is only surprising it took this long to do so. The process began last August when the Eagles signed free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha, but it didn't end until eight months later when they unloaded Samuel on the Atlanta Falcons for the minuscule price of a third-day draft choice. (Of course, the Eagles will declare the player taken with that pick a "find," will say they had him much higher on the board, will force him into the playing rotation for two years, will grow tired of him, and then say they never really thought he was that good in the first place.
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