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October 8, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
It does not sound as if Eagles coach Chip Kelly plans to make a change at cornerback in the starting lineup. "No," Kelly said about the possibility, before pointing out that slot cornerback Brandon Boykin played all 26 snaps in the fourth quarter of Sunday's 34-28 win over the St. Louis Rams. The undersize cornerback is mentioned most often as a candidate to replace Bradley Fletcher or Cary Williams on the outside. With the Rams needing to pass their way back into the game, the Eagles used nickel and dime formations exclusively in the fourth quarter.
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October 7, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Just before Bennie Logan lamented the Eagles' lack of killer instinct Sunday, before he conjured the image of a mixed-martial artist too forgiving and passive to endure the Octagon, general manager Howie Roseman sidled up to Logan's locker and jabbed his right hand toward him for a perky little fist pound. "All right, Ben," Roseman said as Logan, the team's 6-foot-2, 315-pound nose tackle, returned the gesture with more deliberation and less enthusiasm. Roseman kept moving around the room, and Logan continued speaking about a 34-28 Eagles victory over the St. Louis Rams that never should have been that close, about a defense that dominated the game's first three quarters, then damn-near disintegrated in the fourth.
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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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September 25, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
REPORTERS, mashed into a dense throng sprouting microphones and lenses, jostled for space around Cary Williams' locker cubicle after practice yesterday, as they have done before, and as they almost certainly will do again. The 29-year-old Eagles cornerback who apologized to Patriots coach Bill Belichick last month for waving the Spygate banner as the Birds were about to visit New England stood in front of a much larger audience yesterday morning for a similar act of contrition. "I spoke to the team today.
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September 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
DeMeco Ryans was born and raised in Bessemer, Ala., a small industrial town in the center of the state. Its namesake invented a process to mass-produce steel, but it's perhaps best known now as the birthplace of Bo Jackson. When people talk about the child-abuse charges filed in Texas against Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson, about a culture that could empower a father to strike the inside of his 4-year-old son's legs with a tree branch until they bled, Bessemer is the kind of place they mean, where a boy's roughest justice could come at the hands of a parent.
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September 19, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks did not practice Wednesday because of his calf injury, and the Eagles are preparing for the possibility that their starting inside linebacker could be sidelined Sunday against Washington. "He's day-to-day," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "I have a plan for either one, and obviously without him practicing today . . . we'll have the other guys get the reps. Toward the end of the week, we'll have a better feel. " The Eagles are looking at Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho as potential replacements.
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September 19, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
WATCHING Mychal Kendricks on Monday night, Emmanuel Acho could see exactly why Kendricks is considered a rising star in the Eagles' defense. Acho was on the sideline when the Indianapolis Colts snapped the ball for their second play from scrimmage. The Colts ran Trent Richardson to the right side. Trent Cole forced him wider. Kendricks knifed through and dropped Richardson for a 4-yard loss, then danced a herky-jerky jig. "Shoots through the line of scrimmage, gets a tackle for a loss, then shows his emotion, as Kendricks always does," Acho said yesterday.
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September 19, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT SEEMS likely that Marcus Smith's first snaps in the Eagles' defense will come at inside linebacker, quite possibly Sunday, when the Birds host the Washington Redskins. Smith was drafted last spring in the first round, 26th overall, because the team liked his potential as a pass rusher. But the former quarterback's lack of an extensive background in that area has been a problem, probably a bigger problem than the brain trust figured on when it decided to take him on as a project.
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September 18, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks still asks the question that few, if any, of his Eagles teammates have an answer to nearly six months after DeSean Jackson was released. "I didn't see it coming at all," Kendricks said last week. "It's really none of my business, but I still ask the same question a lot - 'Why? Why would that happen?' " It's an open question in the sense that he has not asked the men, or specifically, the man who made the decision to cut a Pro Bowl wide receiver after the most productive season of his career.
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September 12, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN AND PAUL DOMOWTICH, Daily News Staff Writers bowenl@phillynews.com, pdomo@aol.com
EAGLES CORNERBACK Cary Williams was Ray Rice's teammate for three seasons with the Baltimore Ravens. When Williams was asked to talk about Rice's banishment from the NFL yesterday, after TMZ posted a video of Rice knocking out his then-fiancée and now wife, Janay, that friendship was on Williams' mind, along with his own missteps. "I understand hitting a woman is very, very disrespectful, and it's something I wouldn't want my daughter ever going through," Williams said. "But we gotta also understand people make mistakes.
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