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February 22, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
CULLEN JENKINS knew his $7.5 million cap number for 2012 might be a problem. In the end, Jenkins was more interested in not having to uproot his family again, and in helping the Eagles be more competitive in the free-agent market, than he was in making every penny he might have been able to squeeze out of his situation. Jenkins, 31, was an honest, solid, reliable performer for the 2011 Eagles, and he remained in that mode yesterday, when the team announced he had agreed to restructure his contract, originally announced as a 5-year deal last August.
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July 23, 2012 | By Jeff McLaneand Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mike Patterson, who underwent brain surgery six months ago, will not participate in Eagles training camp and could need a couple of months - possibly more - before he is cleared to practice, the team said. "We're talking about this preseason as a month, then we'll probably reevaluate there," Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said. "But it could be a couple of months or more. We don't know. " The Eagles had anticipated Patterson's return at the start of camp, which began Sunday with the arrival of rookies and selected veterans at Lehigh University.
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August 8, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Among the Eagles' offensive playmakers, Jason Avant might be the least flashy. But that doesn't mean he can't put on a show. He did on Sunday, with two highlight-reel catches, including the play of training camp. First, he stretched up high to make a leaping grab over the middle in seven-on-seven drills. But that was an appetizer. In a goal-line drill, Michael Vick faced pressure and lobbed the ball over the top. Avant, covered by Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, ran under it and made a full-extension, layout catch that carried him into the end zone.
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July 24, 2012 | By Jeff McLane and Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writers
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mike Patterson, who underwent brain surgery six months ago, will not participate in Eagles training camp and could need a couple of months - possibly more - before he is cleared to practice, the team said. "We're talking about this preseason as a month, then we'll probably reevaluate there," Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said. "But it could be a couple of months or more. We don't know. " The Eagles had anticipated Patterson's return at the start of camp, which began Sunday with the arrival of rookies and selected veterans at Lehigh University.
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December 22, 2011
IT MIGHT HAVE been a triumphant homecoming. Juan Castillo could be careening into Dallas ahead of a phalanx of bloodthirsty defenders bent on realizing Jerry Jones' fears about the Eagles. Instead, Castillo will roll into Big D without a very good D; at least, not a very consistent one. Castillo worshipped the Cowboys as a standout high school and college linebacker in southeast Texas. He considered old Texas Stadium the St. Peter's of football. He dreamed of one day playing or coaching there.
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July 30, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - After a week at Lehigh University, training camp on Saturday looked like football the way fans enjoy it - complete with the players wearing pads and tackling those in different-colored uniforms. "It felt like we are back in camp," defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins said after players put on pads for the first time since the 2011 season concluded. The practice ended with the damper of injuries to wide receiver Riley Cooper, defensive end Jason Babin, and defensive tackle Antonio Dixon, but there were enough plays in both the one-on-one matchups and the team drills to draw an ovation from the 6,486 fans in attendance.
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July 24, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Fletcher Cox knew what it meant to hear fans calling his name Monday along the fences beyond the Eagles' practice field at Lehigh University. Cox, the defensive tackle whom the Eagles selected with the No. 12 overall pick in April's draft, arrived here with the onus of being the highest draft selection the Eagles have made since taking another defensive tackle - Corey Simon - at No. 6 overall in 2000. "You expect a lot of out of them," Cox said of first-round picks, a sentiment coach Andy Reid had expressed a day earlier.
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February 22, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cullen Jenkins took a pay cut and was happy to talk about it. The Eagles "restructured" the defensive tackle's contract and released the information through a news release. Typically, that does not happen. But the team's announcement and Jenkins' willingness to talk with reporters during a conference call Tuesday reflected the collegial nature of negotiations, because neither side wanted a parting of the ways. But with Jenkins slated to earn $7.5 million in total salary for the coming season - all of which would have counted against the Eagles' salary cap number - there was the possibility the team could have released the 31-year old. It was unclear whether the Eagles were willing to cut Jenkins - one of the few "Dream Team" free-agent signings from last summer to live up to expectations and one who became a locker-room leader - but he said he knew at the end of the season that his contract would have to be reworked if he wanted to return.
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October 29, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks was benched for the first drive of Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Andy Reid said it was for "disciplinary reasons" and Kendricks confirmed it was because he was late to a meeting on Friday. "I had to be accountable," Kendricks said. "I let my team down. " Casey Matthews started at strong-side linebacker in Kendricks' place. He watched from the sideline while the Falcons went on a 16-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Kendricks entered the game on the second drive, when he was charged with a critical pass interference on 3d-and-7.
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August 3, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Dennis Kelly has been a backup tackle through the first week of camp, so naturally he started Thursday as a guard and finished as a first-team tackle. This is life in training camp, when injuries accumulate and players down the depth chart must demonstrate that they can help the team in different ways. "I'm working on it," Kelly said. "I think if you know one position, you should know all positions, if someone's helping you or not. It does make it a little easier, but when you put it in action it's a little different.
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