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July 27, 2003 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Not everything Derrick Burgess wore to the Eagles' first training-camp workout was issued by the team. The perpetual smile was a voluntary accessory. After missing all but the opening game last season and enduring two surgeries to repair a fractured bone in his right foot, Burgess easily qualified as the happiest camper at Lehigh University yesterday. "Can't you tell?" the defensive end said. "I've been smiling since I got here. I'm happy to be out here and trying to get some of the rust off. It has been so long since I played football.
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June 7, 2001 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles fifth-round pick A.J. Feeley had a busy day yesterday. In the morning, the quarterback from Oregon signed a three-year contract worth just under $1 million, including a $100,000 signing bonus. Within hours, Feeley was at Pennsylvania Hospital for an emergency appendectomy. The 24-year-old Feeley is expected to be fine in time for training camp, which opens July 26, the Eagles said. Dr. Matt Kirkland performed the appendectomy. This is the second time in three years an Eagles QB underwent an appendectomy in the off-season.
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July 28, 2001 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He made it this time. "I got over the hump," John Frank said after his first NFL training camp practices. "I felt good out there. " The Eagles drafted Frank, a defensive end from Utah, last year. He signed a contract. He went to minicamps. He reported to Lehigh University on time. The next morning, he was gone without a word to anyone. "I'm not going to say it was right or wrong at the time," Frank said yesterday. "There were a lot of personal things involved. There was sickness in my family, things like that.
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January 28, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Paulsboro was short on seniors and short on experience. But the Red Raiders had a couple of precocious freshmen and plenty of determination. They also had Xavier Lundy. Lundy, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, scored 24 points and was 6 for 6 from the foul line in the final 32 seconds as Paulsboro beat Westampton Tech, 70-67, Saturday in a clash of Top 10 teams at the Jeff Coney Memorial Tournament at Rancocas Valley. "We just couldn't handle him," Westampton Tech coach Mike Williams said of Lundy.
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December 7, 2005
THE DOWNFALL of the Eagles is a classic case of karma, and you reap what you sow. The Lurie/Banner/Reid regime's arrogance and penchant for low-balling contracts, not rewarding players over 30 who produce and letting players walk rather than pay them (Shawn Barber, Corey Simon, Ike Reese, Derrick Burgess) has finally come back to bite them. In addition, some of the players were beginning to believe their own press clippings and felt that all they had to do was walk on the field and teams would lie down for them.
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August 27, 2009 | by Ed Barkowitz
Ravens: Led the league in forced turnovers and should be the first unit considered on draft day. Steelers: Still a decent option, even if Super Bowl winners rarely repeat. Lawrence Timmons will take Larry Foote's spot at inside linebacker and William Gay replaces Bryant McFadden at safety. Otherwise, everybody's back. Giants: An already good unit should be better with the return of defensive end Osi Umenyiora, who missed all of last year with a left knee injury. Vikings: Anything they get out of rookie returner Percy Harvin is bonus for a unit already near the top of the list.
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December 10, 2009 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Houston running back Steve Slaton, the Conwell-Egan graduate who starred at West Virginia, is out for the season because of a nerve problem in his neck. Slaton, who ran for 1,282 yards last season, learned that the injury was more serious than initially believed after he saw a specialist Tuesday. He ran for 437 yards this season. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said yesterday that the specialist believes the problem will heal on its own in four to six weeks, but surgery could be an option.
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July 31, 2003 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Running back Correll Buckhalter ran over a rookie safety in the open field. Defensive end Derrick Burgess still has a lightning-quick first step even after two foot surgeries. Rookie tight end L.J. Smith showed his incredible powers of concentration by performing a pair of juggling routines before reeling in the two most impressive catches of the day. The fight for the job of third receiver between Freddie Mitchell and Billy McMullen continued even as both made outstanding plays mixed in with dropped passes.
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December 10, 2004 | By Shannon Ryan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
David Akers is among the most reliable kickers in the NFL. But that does not mean he does not doubt himself. When was the last time he had his doubts? Against the New York Giants, he said, referring to a game two weeks ago in which he kicked 47- and 42-yard field goals. "It happens quite a bit," he said. History shows that Akers has little to worry about. According to the Eagles' research, Akers has tied an NFL record by kicking 16 field goals of 40 or more yards this season.
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March 14, 2015 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
TOMS RIVER, N.J. - It wasn't the best game of De'Shaun Burgess' athletic career. It might have been the most memorable. Burgess, a senior guard, scored eight points to help Paulsboro to a 51-50 victory over Shore Regional in a Group 1 state semifinal thriller Thursday night at Toms River North. The victory was special for all the Red Raiders, given the team's losses in this same game at this same site in 2012 and 2013. Senior Brandon Hamilton scored 11 points and registered Paulsboro's final points with a pair of free throws as the Red Raiders advanced to face University in the Group 1 state title game Sunday at Rutgers.
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January 29, 2012 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Paulsboro was short on seniors and short on experience. But the Red Raiders had a couple of precocious freshmen and plenty of determination. They also had Xavier Lundy. Lundy, a 6-foot-5 junior forward, scored 24 points and was 6 for 6 from the foul line in the final 32 seconds as Paulsboro beat Westampton Tech, 70-67, Saturday in a clash of top 10 teams at the Jeff Coney Memorial Tournament at Rancocas Valley. "We just couldn't handle him," Westampton Tech coach Mike Williams said of Lundy.
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December 31, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
JEREMY CLARK said yesterday he thinks he remembers the Eagles' defense well enough, even though Clark has been a Giant, a Falcon, a Giant again, a Cardinal, a Cowboy and a Redskin since he last practiced at NovaCare. Clark is a 27-year-old defensive tackle who spent the 2007 season on the Eagles' practice squad as a free-agent rookie out of Alabama. He returned to the team yesterday, signed after rookie Jeff Owens went on injured reserve, Owens having ruptured a patellar tendon only a few snaps into his NFL debut, Tuesday night against the Vikings.
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December 30, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
SOME OF THE EAGLES' problems are hard to fix, such as the fact that they don't really have a top-notch, starting-quality corner to play opposite Asante Samuel, or that rookie middle linebacker Jamar Chaney remains extremely inexperienced. Other things that contributed to Tuesday's loss to the Vikings are more under the control of players and coaches, and shouldn't have happened. That was part of Andy Reid's message in his day-after news conference. "We have to get rid of the things that I don't consider very smart things, like [confusion on]
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December 16, 2010 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeSean Jackson sat out practice Wednesday, Asante Samuel went through a full workout, and Winston Justice was limited as the Eagles got mixed injury news for two Pro Bowlers and their starting left tackle. Jackson has a sprained foot, coach Andy Reid said. "It's a day-to-day thing, so I think he's going to be OK, but we'll just see how it goes here," Reid said. Jackson was injured on a punt return Sunday. He walked with a limp Wednesday and said his foot felt "so-so.
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December 16, 2010 | By ED BARKOWITZ, barkowe@phillynews.com
The place sure looked the same, Derrick Burgess thought. And it still had the same smell as all locker rooms: part sweat, part too much cologne. But when Burgess arrived at the NovaCare Complex for his first practice yesterday as a reincarnated Eagle, just about all of the faces were unfamiliar. Where's Donovan? Anybody seen B-Dawk? How about Hugh? "It's super-different," said the 32-year-old defensive end. "It's definitely a different team; definitely a different team [with]
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December 15, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
Perhaps inspired by the Phillies' Cliff Lee homecoming, the Eagles went out and signed one of their former stars yesterday, in a move that will generate just slightly less attention. Defensive end Derrick Burgess joins a defense that retains no one he ever played with. He left in free agency in the wake of the 2004 Super Bowl season. Burgess, 32, will wear No. 73 and replace first-round rookie Brandon Graham, who went on injured reserve after suffering an ACL tear Sunday night at Dallas.
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June 3, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
TODD PINKSTON didn't know right away that he would never suit up for another NFL game, when he tore his right Achilles' tendon early in Eagles training camp, on Aug. 5, 2005. "I didn't know anything about it then," Pinkston, now a high school receivers' coach in Petal, Miss., said yesterday when a reporter phoned. Eagles safety Marlin Jackson ruptured an Achilles' at Tuesday's OTA, triggering memories of Pinkston's demise, which occurred as the wideout prepared for what would have been his sixth pro season.
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