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October 11, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcus Smith stays off Twitter and Instagram to avoid the criticism he may receive from fans, but he can't always evade his family. "I got uncles that are really passionate about football," the Eagles linebacker said. "They see me do something wrong in the game, they'll send me a text and try to correct it. Sometimes I don't text back. " Smith is already under enough pressure. Drafted in the first round by the Eagles, the rookie has played sparingly in his first five games and only because of injuries.
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October 14, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
After a week of questions about whether inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans would play Sunday night against the New York Giants, Ryans started and fortified the middle of the Eagles defense. Ryans was questionable after leaving last week's win over the St. Louis Rams with a groin injury. The linebacker was limited in practice throughout the week. But Ryans has not missed a game since he arrived in Philadelphia in 2012. Coach Chip Kelly said Wednesday, "If there is one guy that I wouldn't count out of anything, it would be DeMeco.
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October 13, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
Veteran inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans is officially questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Giants while fellow inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks and running back/kick returner Chris Polk were ruled out. Ryans, who suffered a groin injury in last Sunday's Eagles win, was a limited participant in practice yesterday and Thursday. Neither Kendricks (calf), who hasn't played since Week 2, nor Polk (hamstring) participated in practice all week. The only others officially ruled out were center Jason Kelce (hernia)
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October 13, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
When the St. Louis Rams put together three straight touchdown drives in the second half against the Eagles last Sunday before finally flaming out on a fourth drive that could have won the game, the rapid transformation of an offense that had snoozed to that point had everything to do with the sudden pliability of the defense on the other side of the ball. Already weak in the middle of the field because of the absence of inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks and the earlier loss of reserve Najee Goode, the defense went from bad to worse when DeMeco Ryans suffered a groin injury.
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October 1, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Cary Williams was quieter this time. He was one of the last players to dress in the Eagles locker room Sunday after their 26-21 loss to the 49ers, and this time there would be no rambling monologue about Chip Kelly or a team's tired legs, none of the nonsense that poured out of Williams the week before. Then, he had picked the happy aftermath of a dramatic victory over Washington to paint himself as the only man in the room brave enough to tell hard truths about Kelly's demanding practice schedule.
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October 12, 2014
DeMeco Ryans was listed as questionable for the Eagles' Sunday night game against the New York Giants. The starting inside linebacker was limited at practice for the second day in a row. Ryans said on Thursday that he was hopeful he could play, but that he wasn't going to put the Eagles in a precarious position if he wasn't healthy enough to compete. The Eagles are already short at inside linebacker. Mychal Kendricks was declared out for the fourth straight game with a calf injury.
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October 21, 2005 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Paul Posluszny, a Penn State junior linebacker, has been named a semifinalist for the 21st Butkus Award, presented annually to the nation's top linebacker. Posluszny, a 6-foot-2, 234-pounder, made a career-high 22 stops in the Lions' 34-29 win at Northwestern on Sept. 24. The other semifinalists are: Chad Greenway, Iowa; Aaron Harris, Texas; Spencer Havner, UCLA; A.J. Hawk, Ohio State; D'Qwell Jackson, Maryland; Tim McGarigle, Northwestern; A.J. Nicholson, Florida State; DeMeco Ryans, Alabama; and Ernie Sims, Florida State.
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November 12, 2012
  2 Cowboys tight end Jason Witten and quarterback Tony Romo failed to connect on just two pass attempts. On 10 tries, the combo completed eight passes for 47 yards.   6 The Eagles got six first downs thanks to Cowboys penalties.   29 Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant averaged 29 yards per catch on three catches for 87 yards.   3:56 The Cowboys had the ball for just 3 minutes, 56 seconds in the fourth quarter. Still, the Eagles managed just six points.
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October 11, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans returned to practice on a limited basis Thursday, and the Eagles' top inside linebacker hopes to play Sunday against the New York Giants. Ryans has a groin injury and missed practice Tuesday and Wednesday. "If I feel like I can help them, whatever percentage I am, I'll be out there," Ryans said. Ryans said he felt "good" at practice and was "able to move around a little bit. " He has not missed a game since arriving in Philadelphia in 2012. Other than a ruptured Achilles tendon that ended his 2010 campaign after six games, Ryans said he has never even been questionable for a game.
NEWS
April 21, 2012
DEMECO RYANS - A two-time Pro Bowler, Ryans was acquired to be the answer to the question that has long loomed over middle linebacker. He has the pedigree, but has to bounce back from a down season in 2011. JAMAR CHANEY - After a fast start as a rookie, Chaney had a rocky 2011, starting at the strong side and then moving to the middle early in the season. He struggled at times, and will have to move back outside with Ryans in town. BRIAN ROLLE - Rolle was probably the team's most effective linebacker last season, and showed impressive power for his size.
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