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February 7, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles still don't have a defensive coordinator - or any assistant coaches, if you're waiting for confirmation from the team - but they kicked off the annual deluge of offseason roster moves Wednesday by releasing tackle Demetress Bell. Bell's release did not come as a surprise. Signed to replace the injured Jason Peters, Bell was a terrible fit and started in only five games. The Eagles trimmed $9.6 million from their 2013 salary cap by cutting Bell. The search for a defensive coordinator, meanwhile, trudged on with only a little more clarity by the end of Wednesday.
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September 22, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demetress Bell appears to be in line to start at left tackle Sunday against Arizona, since King Dunlap missed practice for the second consecutive day with a hamstring injury. Dunlap's status for Sunday has been in question all week, and Eagles coach Andy Reid has sounded pessimistic about his returning Sunday. That means Bell, who was signed during the offseason to start at left tackle, looks as if he will line up with the first-team offense. And unlike last Sunday, when he filled in for Dunlap after a third-quarter injury, Bell can benefit from a week of practice with the first team.
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September 22, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Demetress Bell is expected to start at left tackle this week after King Dunlap was ruled out for the Eagles' game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. Dunlap missed practice all week with a hamstring injury. "I'm trying to get back next week," Dunlap said. Bell was signed during the offseason to start at left tackle before losing his job to Dunlap during the preseason. He was inactive for the season opener against the Cleveland Browns in favor of rookie Dennis Kelly, a fifth-round pick.
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November 9, 2012 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer
OK, I'VE LEARNED my lesson. Team meetings, pledges to make this the week the season turns around - none of that means anything with this particular group. As Rich Hofmann pointed out in Thursday's Daily News, the Eagles CAN still get it back together - from a math standpoint, they still hold their fate in their hands, this week against a pretty similar 3-5 train wreck of a team. But Demetress Bell against DeMarcus Ware? Really? After watching the disjointed defensive efforts against Atlanta and New Orleans, I'm convinced something is going on here beyond offensive-line injuries and unfortunate turnovers.
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October 24, 2012
EAGLES PRACTICE was closed Monday and the members of Howard Mudd's beleaguered offensive line weren't forthcoming afterward, but it eventually trickled out that King Dunlap has replaced Demetress Bell at left tackle. CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank reported the switch, which was reflected Monday night in the depth chart posted on the team website. The Eagles signed Bell to start at left tackle in March for $3.25 million this year, after Jason Peters' first of two Achilles' tears.
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September 28, 2012
THE EAGLES have won seven of the last eight against the Giants, including that playoff game in January 2009 when Donovan McNabb picked up the phone on the Giants' sideline, which Justin Tuck said this week the Giants are still miffed about. I don't think I know what either of these teams is yet. In a contest between the Week 1 Giants, who lost listlessly to the Cowboys, and the Week 2 Eagles, who beat the Ravens, I would take the Week 2 Eagles. But the Week 3 Giants annihilated Carolina, and you know what the Week 3 Eagles did. It's often a mistake in the NFL to base your pick on what happened last week.
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December 7, 2012 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com Staff Writer
No doubt about it - the secondary is the primary focus of the wrath of Eagles fans. When fans were asked, "Who is the Eagles weakest link?" from among 25 choices, more than 70 percent of the 2,335 votes went to cornerbacks Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and safeties Kurt Coleman and Nate Allen. Asomugha himself got 40.2 percent - 939 votes. Now it's time, as promised in Tuesday's story, for the final showdown to determine Mr. Disappointment for the 2012 season.
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September 30, 2012
When the Eagles run Yes, the Eagles will run the ball - more than they did against the Cardinals. But don't expect a significant increase with the Giants secondary ailing. LeSean McCoy carried 24 and 23 times in two games against New York last season, and he should get somewhere in that neighborhood Sunday. The big question, though, is how productive he'll be running behind a line that is in tatters. Center Dallas Reynolds and left tackle Demetress Bell had many breakdowns last Sunday, but their better moments were as run blockers.
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January 31, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Winston Justice wasn't traded unknowingly to the Colts two years ago. He said that the Eagles called him one March day and asked him if he wanted to play elsewhere. "They called and asked, 'Do you want to be traded?' It wasn't like they traded me," Justice, now a Broncos tackle, said this week. "They were like, 'Do you want to do this, like, before we do this? Are you sure?' So it was like they gave me a choice to do it or not. " He said yes and was dealt to Indianapolis for an exchange of sixth-round draft picks that jumped the Eagles ahead 15 spots.
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January 5, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season. "The guy from Buffalo . . . Demetress Bell," Mudd finally recalled. "Oops, that didn't work out. " The former Eagles offensive line coach, now retired, was going through some of the combinations of linemen he was forced to insert into the lineup after four (!) of five starters were injured last season. Mudd wasn't complaining.
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November 1, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
IT WILL fade into Eagles history as little more than a speed bump either on their road to relevance or, if they continue to struggle, on their continued path toward futility. It should not be allowed to fade. The Eagles on Tuesday traded one of the main building blocks for their reconstitution, veteran nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga, a seven-game starter, for, essentially, nothing. The more obvious drafting mistakes - guard Danny Watkins and safeties Jaiquawn Jarrett and Nate Allen - overshadowed the more egregious errors in shopping for pro personnel, such as the $3.25 million mistake Sopoaga has been.
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October 25, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CEDRIC THORNTON doesn't look like a guy you'd peg as a run-stopper of a defensive lineman. At 6-3, 309, he's kind of rangy. If you didn't know his listed weight and someone told you he was a linebacker, you wouldn't look askance. But Thornton, an undrafted second-year man from Southern Arkansas, has a 14.9 "run-stop percentage," according to the Pro Football Focus website, and that happens to be the highest in the NFL, by PFF's reckoning. No. 2 is that J.J. Watt dude, down in Houston.
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May 30, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
WHEN THE Eagles selected offensive lineman Dennis Kelly in the fifth round of the 2012 draft, it's safe to say that neither he nor they anticipated he would end up starting 10 games as a rookie. That's what happens, though, when three of your starters go down with season-ending injuries and the light switch continues to malfunction on your 2011 first-round pick. It often wasn't pretty. Pro Football Focus, which grades offensive linemen, had just one Eagle with a lower overall pass- and run-blocking rating than Kelly.
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May 18, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Part Four of an online-only Series The Eagles held their first OTAs this week, and they will practice throughout the next four weeks. After those practices, coach Chip Kelly will have a better idea of the Eagles roster. But there's a lot that will happen between now and then. Here is the state of the quarterback position: Projected starter Michael Vick (6-feet, 215 pounds), age 32, 12th season Other than the changes under Kelly, no topic has received more discussion this offseason than what will happen at quarterback.
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April 4, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
TWO YEARS AGO, before he ruptured his right Achilles' tendon twice in a 7-week period, Jason Peters was the best left tackle in the NFL. You can debate who might've been the best quarterback or the best running back or best wide receiver or the best pass-rusher in the league in 2011. But there's no debate about who was the best left tackle. There was Peters and then there was everybody else. He was that good. An athletic freak with running-back feet inside a massive 6-4, 340-pound body.
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April 3, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite rupturing his right Achilles tendon twice within a month last spring, Jason Peters said on Tuesday that he could have played late last season and that he anticipated playing near his all-pro form from 2011 for the Eagles this coming season. The left tackle met with reporters not long after he went through new Eagles coach Chip Kelly's first workout of the offseason. It was the first time Peters formally spoke with the media since his injury last March. He said that he knew Dec. 1, shortly after the Eagles shut him down for the season, that he was healthy enough to play.
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February 11, 2013 | By Ed Rendell, For the Daily News
When the Super Bowl finally came to an end late Sunday night, a sense of dread slowly crept over me. It wasn't because the game was disappointing (though the ads - a vital part of the modern-day Super Bowl experience - really sucked, with the sensational exception of Budweiser's trainer/Clydesdale reunion). What really bummed me out: Both of our major bowls are over (including Wing Bowl where Super Squibb let us down at the hands - or stomach - of someone called the "Bear"), and we are entering a dreadful 7-month stretch during which we will not see a meaningful football game.
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February 7, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles still don't have a defensive coordinator - or any assistant coaches, if you're waiting for confirmation from the team - but they kicked off the annual deluge of offseason roster moves Wednesday by releasing tackle Demetress Bell. Bell's release did not come as a surprise. Signed to replace the injured Jason Peters, Bell was a terrible fit and started in only five games. The Eagles trimmed $9.6 million from their 2013 salary cap by cutting Bell. The search for a defensive coordinator, meanwhile, trudged on with only a little more clarity by the end of Wednesday.
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