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May 24, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeremy Maclin was recently asked about Chip Kelly's offense and which skill-position players would thrive in it. The Eagles wide receiver did not mention obvious names such as DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, or even himself. He singled out Damaris Johnson, the small and speedy receiver who made the roster last season as an undrafted rookie but hardly did enough to suggest a quantum leap in Year 2. Kelly's offense, though, offers a new dynamic. While details such as scheme and starting quarterback are great unknowns, the players, after more than a month of workouts, have intimated that they know enough about the offense to project.
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August 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Damaris Johnson sat in his locker stall after the Eagles' 37-7 preseason win over the New York Jets on Thursday night and faced an uncertain future. This is the third consecutive year Johnson entered Labor Day weekend unsure of whether he would be employed on Labor Day. His grasp on a roster spot has seemed to wane each season. Johnson impressed this preseason, helping at running back while also filling his receiver and return roles. He finished with nine catches for 90 yards and a touchdown; 12 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown; and averaged 11.8 yards per punt return and 22.6 yards per kick return.
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November 8, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles changed their kick returner and punt returner in their last game, and those changes could continue Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Damaris Johnson, who has handled both return duties this season, did not start at either spot against the Oakland Raiders after spending much of last week nursing an ankle injury. With DeSean Jackson returning punts and Brandon Boykin handling kickoffs, the Eagles had their longest returns of the season. "We're not ready to make a wholesale change at anything," coach Chip Kelly said.
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December 10, 2012
4 The Eagles have won a team-record four games this season by one or two points. 3 Rookie defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has three sacks in the last five games and four this season. 2 The Eagles had just two penalties for 13 yards on Sunday. 271 Damaris Johnson's 271 punt-return yards are second all-time for Eagles rookies. DeSean Jackson had 440 in 2008.
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January 7, 2009 | Daily News Wire Services
Tulsa raced to another GMAC Bowl win and a couple more records, too. Tarrion Adams rushed for 207 yards and three touchdowns in the 45-13 win over No. 23 Ball State last night in Mobile, Ala. The Golden Hurricane (11-3) finished with a school-record 11 victories. Adams passed Micheal Gunter to become Tulsa's career rushing leader. Tulsa had 439 yards rushing and 632 overall - hardly slowing down a bit by rain that first formed puddles and then covered nearly the entire field during a second-half deluge.
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December 31, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' season-ending loss to the Giants. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in the Daily News . RUSHING OFFENSE: Take out Michael Vick's 25 yards on five tuck-and-runs and the Eagles averaged just 3.9 yards per carry against a defense that had given up 702 rushing yards in the previous four games. LeSean McCoy again did more damage as a receiver than a ball carrier. Grade: C PASSING OFFENSE: A rusty Michael Vick completed just 19 of 35 passes and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt.
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November 27, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' loss against the Panthers.  Click here  to enter your grades. We will publish the results in Wednesday's Daily News. RUSHING OFFENSE: No LeSean McCoy? No problem. Rookie Bryce Brown had an outstanding first half, rushing for 129 yards, including a 65-yard touchdown run. Brown had four double-digit runs in the first half and gained 26 yards on a pair of direct-snap run. He rushed for 150-plus yards and two touchdowns, but also had two costly fumbles.
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October 15, 2012 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Here are some observations and ruminations about the Eagles-Lions game: Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha spent much of the first three quarters shadowing Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson, and his coverage worked. It was perhaps the finest game Asomugha has played in an Eagles uniform and included an interception and drawing an offensive pass-interference call in the end zone. The 6-foot-5, 236-pound Johnson had only one catch after three quarters, although "Megatron" finished with five catches for 107 yards the rest of the way. Asomugha said the Eagles altered their coverage in the fourth quarter, and the Lions also started throwing the ball to Johnson regardless of coverage.
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October 12, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
One possible solution for a big play from the Eagles' unproductive special teams would be inserting DeSean Jackson on certain punt returns, a role that he has filled in the past and continues to practice for the Eagles. Special teams coordinator Bobby April compared Jackson to a pinch hitter, and said Jackson is ready if the situation presents itself. "You may get your wish this week, you might get it in two weeks," April said. "He's always ready to go. " The Eagles have the chance to break out of their special teams rut Sunday against the Detroit Lions, a team that has struggled in punt coverage.
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October 14, 2011
NBA commissioner David Stern , who has canceled the first two weeks of the season, said Thursday his "gut" tells him there will be no NBA basketball on Christmas without a labor agreement by Tuesday. That day, owners and players are scheduled to meet with a federal mediator. Owners will open two days of board meetings Wednesday, and without an agreement to bring them, Stern believes further cancellations are coming. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: East Stroudsburg's Denny Douds will tie the Division II record for most football games coached at 393 when he takes the sideline for Saturday's game against C.W. Post.
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August 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Damaris Johnson sat in his locker stall after the Eagles' 37-7 preseason win over the New York Jets on Thursday night and faced an uncertain future. This is the third consecutive year Johnson entered Labor Day weekend unsure of whether he would be employed on Labor Day. His grasp on a roster spot has seemed to wane each season. Johnson impressed this preseason, helping at running back while also filling his receiver and return roles. He finished with nine catches for 90 yards and a touchdown; 12 carries for 83 yards and a touchdown; and averaged 11.8 yards per punt return and 22.6 yards per kick return.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - At 10 a.m. yesterday, they assembled near an end zone to begin their stretching lines, nearly 90 green- and white-clad players in helmets and shorts spread out across the width of one of the Patriots' two practice fields outside Gillette Stadium. The Eagles' running backs could be found in the middle of the pack, in the same vicinity as the four quarterbacks sporting red practice jerseys. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles went through the warmups side by side.
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November 8, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles changed their kick returner and punt returner in their last game, and those changes could continue Sunday against the Green Bay Packers. Damaris Johnson, who has handled both return duties this season, did not start at either spot against the Oakland Raiders after spending much of last week nursing an ankle injury. With DeSean Jackson returning punts and Brandon Boykin handling kickoffs, the Eagles had their longest returns of the season. "We're not ready to make a wholesale change at anything," coach Chip Kelly said.
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September 28, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles passing game has survived without Jeremy Maclin in the lineup, although it's clear after three games that they miss the injured wide receiver. The offense has not struggled to accumulate yardage - the Eagles are No. 2 in the NFL in total yards and No. 13 in passing yards - but it has become more dependent on DeSean Jackson. Now the undisputed No. 1 pass catcher, Jackson has 43 percent of the Eagles' receiving yards. That's the third highest percentage in the NFL. "He's a very talented player.
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September 20, 2013 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Columnist
WHEN THEIR relationship finished its tedious dissolve last January, Andy Reid and the Eagles' brass both spoke of a fresh start. Three games into their first season apart, Andy Reid has his. With yet another workmanlike victory last night, his Kansas City Chiefs have won their first three games this season, already eclipsing the total that gave them the first draft pick last April. Meanwhile, after their first three games, the Eagles and their fans seem just as far from a fresh start as they did when Big Red was finally cut loose after 14 promising and trying seasons.
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August 20, 2013 | BY ANDREW ALBERT, Daily News Staff Writer alberta@phillynews.com
IN A YEAR when not much went right for the Eagles, the punt-return game fit right in. Like the rest of the organization, the special teams were overhauled in the offseason. New coach Chip Kelly brought in Dave Fipp from the Miami Dolphins to run the special teams. He came in and instilled confidence in his units, but not in a customary way. "Our special-teams coordinator, coach Fipp, he comes with a great mentality," said punt-return man Damaris Johnson. "He lets the returners be themselves.
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May 24, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jeremy Maclin was recently asked about Chip Kelly's offense and which skill-position players would thrive in it. The Eagles wide receiver did not mention obvious names such as DeSean Jackson, LeSean McCoy, or even himself. He singled out Damaris Johnson, the small and speedy receiver who made the roster last season as an undrafted rookie but hardly did enough to suggest a quantum leap in Year 2. Kelly's offense, though, offers a new dynamic. While details such as scheme and starting quarterback are great unknowns, the players, after more than a month of workouts, have intimated that they know enough about the offense to project.
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May 21, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EVERYBODY loves an underdog, and every year there is a rookie of humble pedigree who catches the imagination of Eagles fans. Sometimes he's a seventh-round draft choice (Nate Ilaoa, a stubby fullback from Hawaii in 2007), sometimes he's an undrafted free agent (Chad Hall, a height-challenged ex-Air Force officer in 2010, or Damaris Johnson, the wideout/returner who supplanted Hall last year). Quite often, this object of fan affection doesn't even make the team. When he does make it, his impact tends to lag way behind the amount of attention he gets on message boards.
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December 31, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' season-ending loss to the Giants. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in the Daily News . RUSHING OFFENSE: Take out Michael Vick's 25 yards on five tuck-and-runs and the Eagles averaged just 3.9 yards per carry against a defense that had given up 702 rushing yards in the previous four games. LeSean McCoy again did more damage as a receiver than a ball carrier. Grade: C PASSING OFFENSE: A rusty Michael Vick completed just 19 of 35 passes and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt.
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December 24, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
Athletes often are defined more by their failures than their successes. That may be unfair, but it's just the way it is. The Super Bowls they didn't win. The fourth-quarter comebacks they didn't engineer. The final out they didn't get. The home run they didn't hit. The last-second shot that didn't go in. So it is with Nick Foles right now. Considering the chaos going on around him, the third-round rookie has played pretty well since replacing Michael Vick as the Eagles' starting quarterback last month.
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