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August 11, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
While DeMeco Ryans wheeled through the halls of the NovaCare Complex on a scooter last November, the linebacker sounded confident he would return in time for training camp. His future appeared uncertain because of the second ruptured right Achilles tendon in his career, but Ryans said he knew the recovery process and did not doubt the timetable. The Eagles have had seven training camp practices, and Ryans has not missed one. He is nine months removed from the injury and is mixing in with the first-team defense and slowly working his way back to his old self.
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August 11, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CAN THE Eagles' third outside linebacker - the top sub - be as big a part of the defense as Brandon Graham was last year? Graham played 43 percent of the defense's snaps and notched 5 1/2 sacks. With Trent Cole gone and Graham now a starter, the top candidate as Graham's replacement is already down for the season, Travis Long having torn his right ACL. The Eagles will have to rely more on someone like 2014 first-rounder Marcus Smith or Brandon Hepburn, a practice-squad inside linebacker last season.
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August 5, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BE HONEST. When DeMeco Ryans tore the Achilles' tendon in his right foot last November at NRG Stadium in Houston, you thought there was a very good chance he had played his last down as an Eagle, maybe his last down for anyone. I confess I did, and I've been covering professional football for 32 years. The man Chip Kelly calls "Mufasa" had just suffered his second Achilles' injury in five years (he tore the left one in 2010). He was 30 going on 31. You can count the number of thirtysomething NFL linebackers who have made successful comebacks from Achilles' injuries on your fingers.
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August 5, 2015 | BY JORI EPSTEIN, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN JORDAN HICKS was drafted by the Eagles this spring, he knew he'd be greeted by a familiar face. As the top outside linebacker and No. 4 recruit in the Class of 2010 was deciding where to play in college, then-Texas linebacker Emmanuel Acho received a message from his coaches about Hicks: Make sure we get this guy. The two never imagined they'd end up on the same NFL roster. "I'm texting this high school kid, being like, 'Hey, come to Texas, it'll be good,' " remembers Acho, now an Eagles linebacker who's played in 20 games for the Birds the past two seasons.
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July 30, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Kiko Alonso was nearing the end of an interview after a recent practice when the crew from the Eagles Spanish Radio Network wanted another momento . Me dan un minuto. The new Eagles linebacker, and second-generation Latino, needed only one more minute with the English-speaking reporter - as he said in Spanish - before joining the broadcasters. Since arriving in March, Alonso has been more than accommodating to Eagles Spanish Radio, according to play-by-play man Rickie Ricardo.
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July 10, 2015
BESSEMER, Ala. - If, behind every good man there's a good woman, then what stands behind a grown man? Because Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis was asked how he would describe linebacker DeMeco Ryans. "He's a grown man," Davis said. "He's very secure with himself. He's a natural leader because of that security. People who are calm under pressure - people tend to follow those guys. [The moment] doesn't get too big for him. He settles people down who are kind of losing their mind.
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June 12, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
Chip Kelly was like a box of Cracker Jacks in his first offseason as the man in complete charge of the Eagles' football decisions. Day after day, it was surprise, surprise, surprise. To many observers, the trades of Nick Foles and LeSean McCoy probably ranked highest on the "I-can't-believe-he-just-did-that" scale. To others, it might have been the decision to let top receiver Jeremy Maclin walk away as a free agent. Less publicized and barely scrutinized was the decision to give veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans a contract extension even after the team had added highly touted inside linebacker Kiko Alonso in the trade that sent McCoy to Buffalo.
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June 5, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
BILL DAVIS can tinker more now. It's too early to worry about who starts where in his base defense, the Eagles' defensive coordinator said yesterday, but Davis does see, with, say, three top-notch inside linebackers, some interesting variations. Davis is just trying to get everybody healthy and in sync, he said, with DeMeco Ryans coming off an Achilles' and Kiko Alonso coming off an ACL, while learning a new scheme. But ultimately, adding Alonso to ILBs Ryans and Mychal Kendricks, not to mention ex-Packer Brad Jones and third-round rookie Jordan Hicks, "expands our ability to play with more packages," Davis said.
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June 4, 2015 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
TRADE RUMORS, the lack of a contract beyond 2015, the acquisition of a young star who plays his position, and the re-signing of a veteran who also plays his position. So, Mychal Kendricks, how was your offseason? On a damp Tuesday on the second day of June, Kendricks pulled off his helmet after an Eagles workout, flashed that smile that singer Rihanna is so smitten with and stated that this was all part of being a football player. "Questions are asked, but at the end of the day everyone's motives are to make this team as best as possible," said Kendricks, a former second-round pick heading into his fourth season.
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June 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Mychal Kendricks is still on the Eagles and still practices with the first-team defense, two realities that had been in question at times this offseason. The questions came after Kendricks endured almost two months of trade rumors, during a spring when the Eagles have not revealed how they will sort out their logjam at inside linebacker. For now, nothing has changed for Kendricks. But he enters the last year of his contract with more uncertainty about his role and his future than any of his previous three seasons in Philadelphia.
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