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May 4, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
The Eagles released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino on Monday. Couplin, 24, was signed by the Eagles off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in December 2014. He made eight appearances last year before he suffered a shoulder injury in November and landed on injured reserve. Martino, 24, appeared in one game in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the Eagles in August 2015 and was on the practice squad. - Marc Narducci
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December 24, 2015 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There is something mysterious about Kiko Alonso. The mystery has nothing to do with how he has played this season. He has not played well. There is no mystery about that. Since making a spectacular end-zone interception against the Atlanta Falcons in the Eagles' first game, he has pretty much been invisible, and not merely because he was inactive for five games. He has not intercepted a pass since Week 1. He has not forced a fumble. He has not recovered a fumble. As a rookie with the Buffalo Bills in 2013, Alonso was a force at middle linebacker.
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September 27, 2015 | BY TOM REIFSNYDER, Daily News Staff Writer reifsnt@phillynews.com
JORDAN HICKS has a hard time remembering exactly how old he was when his parents got divorced, but he knows he was very young. Growing up, he didn't know any different. After the separation, Hicks and his mother, Kelly Justice, stayed in Indianapolis for a few years, then moved to South Carolina, where they remained until Hicks reached the fifth grade. Hicks' father, Scott, who played basketball at Notre Dame from 1984 to '87, stayed behind in Indianapolis, where he's now the head varsity basketball coach at Broad Ripple Magnet High School.
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May 31, 2015
AFTER EARLY reports indicated that veteran guard Chris Chester would visit the Eagles next week, the former Redskins reportedly signed with the Atlanta Falcons yesterday. Chester, 32, was released Wednesday by the Redskins, after starting for them at right guard the past four seasons. Had the Eagles been able to sign him, it might have meant an imminent departure for left guard Evan Mathis, who is sitting out OTAs because of unhappiness with his contract. Terms of Chester's contract with the Falcons were not disclosed.
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January 9, 2013
With college coaches Bill O'Brien and Chip Kelly out of the mix, the Eagles' next head coach could be a current NFL assistant. Here are six candidates: Have interviewed with the Eagles Keith Armstrong, 47, special-teams coach, Atlanta Falcons. The Levittown native played at Temple and has coached the secondary and special teams for 16 seasons with the Falcons, Dolphins, and Bears. He also interviewed with the Bears and Chiefs, according to reports. Mike McCoy, 40, offensive coordinator , Denver Broncos.
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October 13, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
THE COMMUNITY park in Jupiter, Fla., serves as a sprawling sports complex, packed with soccer and baseball fields, basketball and tennis courts. The fields don't feature bright-yellow uprights, but you could still sometimes stumble upon a small group of young men there, kicking and punting footballs. To them, the park is most valuable for its abundance of towering light poles. An exercise in pinpoint accuracy and elevation, clanking a football off a pole, of course, poses a more formidable test than booting one between uprights stationed 18 1/2 feet apart.
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September 15, 2015 | By Tom Avril, Inquirer Staff Writer
Louis William "Bill" Sabatino, 70, a longtime labor relations executive for the company that owned The Philadelphia Inquirer and Daily News, died Sept. 6 at his home in Gulf Shores, Ala. He was diagnosed with leukemia last year and was under a physician's care at the time of his death. A professional football defensive lineman for the Cleveland Browns and the Atlanta Falcons in the late 1960s, Mr. Sabatino went on to become a federal mediator before his career as a newspaper executive.
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March 4, 2015 | By Mike Kern, Daily News Staff Writer
TEMPLE'S MATT RHULE has added two assistants to his staff, and both have NFL connections. Frisman Jackson, a wideout who played six seasons with the Cleveland Browns (2002-06) and New York Jets (2007), is the new wide receivers coach. Glenn Thomas was hired to coach the quarterbacks after spending the last seven seasons on the Atlanta Falcons' sideline as an assistant coach. Former Owls QB Adam DiMichele, the WR coach last season, is now the director of player development. Tyree Foreman, the running backs coach since 2007, was not retained.
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January 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is expected to be named head coach at Tennessee Tech, Footballscoop.com reported Sunday night. A Temple source said he could not confirm the hiring. However, he said that Satterfield had interviewed for the job, was expecting an offer, and expressed an interest in the position. Satterfield is a 1999 graduate of East Tennessee State and a native of Greenback, Tenn. He has been Temple's offensive coordinator for three seasons under head coach Matt Rhule.
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January 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It was no surprise that Temple stayed in house to fill a key position on its football staff. Glenn Thomas, who earned high praise in his first season as quarterbacks coach, has been named offensive coordinator. Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Texas Tech, replaces Marcus Satterfield, who left to become the head coach at Tennessee Tech. Before coming to Temple, Thomas spent the previous seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including his final three as quarterbacks coach. "We brought Glenn in here last year, and he did an outstanding job with our quarterbacks," Temple coach Matt Rhule said in a statement released by the school.
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September 9, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is not all that unusual for a rookie quarterback to start on opening day. Two of them, in fact, will do so in Week 1 this season, including the Eagles' Carson Wentz when he goes against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field. It is also pretty typical for some first-year coaches to roam NFL sidelines every year. Four of them, including the Eagles' Doug Pederson, will do so Sunday. Rare indeed is a team willing to open an NFL season with a rookie coach and a rookie quarterback, the surprising combination sprung upon the Eagles on Saturday when general manager Howie Roseman traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
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July 20, 2016
A BURNED-OUT Dick Vermeil did Marion Campbell no favors in January of 1983 when he abruptly resigned as the Eagles' coach and recommended to owner Leonard Tose that Campbell replace him. Vermeil left Campbell, who passed away last week at the age of 87, an aging team that was on the decline. Many of the key players who had helped the Eagles make it to the Super Bowl in 1980 were either gone or on the downside of their careers. "His head coaching experience (with the Eagles and twice with the Atlanta Falcons)
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July 19, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, STAFF WRITER
MARION CAMPBELL, who starred on the Eagles' 1960 championship team and later was their head coach for three seasons, passed away Wednesday in Plano, Texas, the club announced Sunday evening. He was 87. Campbell, whose nickname was the "Swamp Fox," is the second former Eagles head coach to die in the last three weeks. Buddy Ryan, who replaced Campbell, died on June 28. "Marion Campbell will be missed by the Eagles community but also remembered for his spirited impact on our game," Eagles owner Jeff Lurie said in a statement.
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June 11, 2016 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Cody Parkey and Caleb Sturgis did nothing Thursday. This is an exaggeration, of course, but just a slight one. They're competing for the Eagles' placekicking job, but at the team's final day of mandatory minicamp, their activities seemed more like vacation than they did competition. The Eagles' offense and defense practiced red-zone formations and strategy on one field at the NovaCare Complex. There, Sam Bradford, Chase Daniel and Carson Wentz were completing passes and sending defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz into an expletive-laden lather, and that action occupied everyone's attention.
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May 4, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
The Eagles released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino on Monday. Couplin, 24, was signed by the Eagles off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in December 2014. He made eight appearances last year before he suffered a shoulder injury in November and landed on injured reserve. Martino, 24, appeared in one game in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the Eagles in August 2015 and was on the practice squad. - Marc Narducci
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March 8, 2016 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Columnist
PEYTON MANNING is doing it the right way. Later on Monday, the Denver Broncos quarterback will announce that after 18 seasons, he is retiring from the National Football League. The lasting image of Manning's spectacular career will be of him holding the trophy for Super Bowl 50. It does not matter that Manning played just below average in the Broncos' 24-10 victory over the Carolina Panthers. It does not matter that many of Manning's passes fluttered around Levi's Stadium, highlighting how much his physical skills had deteriorated at age 39. The only thing that matters is that Manning walked off the field that night as a champion.
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January 18, 2016 | By Rick O'Brien, Staff Writer
Archbishop Wood senior Anthony Russo, a strong-armed quarterback who drew serious recruiting interest from Louisiana State, announced his commitment to play at Temple on Saturday. The 6-foot-4, 225-pounder made his decision to play on North Broad Street a day after receiving a visit at school from LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron. "I want to stay close to home and represent my city, and I'm going to recruit the best talent in Philly to do the same," Russo said.
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January 17, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
The attention of the Eagles' front office will turn to the AFC divisional playoffs on Saturday afternoon. The Kansas City Chiefs visit the New England Patriots, and if the Chiefs lose, the Eagles can move forward in hiring Doug Pederson as head coach. If Kansas City wins, the Eagles must wait at least one more week to make the hiring official. The AFC championship game is Jan. 24. If the Chiefs win the next two weekends, the Eagles would need to wait until after the Super Bowl on Feb. 7. That time frame includes the Senior Bowl - a valuable week to evaluate prospects and network with other coaches - and comes during a ripe period to hire assistants.
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January 16, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, STAFF WRITER
It was no surprise that Temple stayed in house to fill a key position on its football staff. Glenn Thomas, who earned high praise in his first season as quarterbacks coach, has been named offensive coordinator. Thomas, a 1998 graduate of Texas Tech, replaces Marcus Satterfield, who left to become the head coach at Tennessee Tech. Before coming to Temple, Thomas spent the previous seven seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, including his final three as quarterbacks coach. "We brought Glenn in here last year, and he did an outstanding job with our quarterbacks," Temple coach Matt Rhule said in a statement released by the school.
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January 5, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Staff Writer
Temple offensive coordinator Marcus Satterfield is expected to be named head coach at Tennessee Tech, Footballscoop.com reported Sunday night. A Temple source said he could not confirm the hiring. However, he said that Satterfield had interviewed for the job, was expecting an offer, and expressed an interest in the position. Satterfield is a 1999 graduate of East Tennessee State and a native of Greenback, Tenn. He has been Temple's offensive coordinator for three seasons under head coach Matt Rhule.
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