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July 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles file back into the NovaCare Complex on Friday; have their first practice of training camp on Saturday; and, by next Sunday, everyone in the Philadelphia area should be reasonably assured about the keys to success in the coming NFL regular season. We are about to enter the "Five Most Important" time of year, that dripping, summer listsicle time when everything you need to know about the local football team can be explained in the "Five Questions That Must Be Answered" or the "Five Players Who Must Improve" or the "Five Country Music Concerts the Eagles Should Definitely Skip.
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July 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
They start hitting this week. The Eagles begin training camp on Saturday, and that's what makes it different. That's what separates training camp from mini-camp and rookie camp and an organized team activity - the cumbersome term for a gathering that might resemble passing camp or summer camp or band camp but, per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, cannot resemble actual football camp because players aren't permitted to tackle each other....
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July 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
RICHMOND, Va. - DeSean Jackson's first training camp practice with the Washington Redskins ended around 11 a.m. Thursday, but Jackson stayed on the field. He took extra throws after other players filed to the locker room. Once he finished, Jackson walked to the ropes that held back fans three or four deep. He signed autographs and posed for photos. It was those fans' first time to see the former Eagles receiver as a Redskin, and Jackson tried to endear himself to a group he once tortured with touchdowns.
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April 7, 2010 | Daily News Staff Report
After playing it straight with the press concerning the past and future of Donovan McNabb, star Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson yesterday dished to the radio station that pays him, 97.5-FM, "The Fanatic. " "It was time for a change," said Jackson - a shot, clearly, at McNabb. "We've got some young players here. I'm just excited about everything. " McNabb's criticism of the Eagles' young players in the regular-season loss in Dallas caused Jackson, in his second season, to bristle.
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August 12, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
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July 22, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
TEN YEARS AGO, the Eagles opened training camp at Lehigh with traffic jams, overburdened parking lots, and more than 6,000 fans spilling out of a few sets of bleachers, boisterously reacting to every snap. It won't be like that when the 2014 Eagles first take the field Saturday at NovaCare. For one thing, the workout will be closed to the public. For another, there was no offseason addition anything like Terrell Owens, the catalyst of those 2004 hopes. But for the first time since 2004, lots of Eagles fans sense a team on the rise, real hope for a championship.
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October 3, 2011 | BY RICH HOFMANN, hofmanr@phillynews.com
SPEAKING for the masses, DeSean Jackson said, "Today I felt we were in great shape being up 23-3 - the second half was just brutal. " On a day when Jackson caught six passes for 171 yards, and dropped a couple of others, the Eagles still blew a 20-point lead and lost to the 49ers, 24-23. The team's third consecutive loss, and third consecutive second-half collapse, colored everything, even his personal success. Bittersweet, as the lady once said. "It was just that they were able to put points on the board [in the second half]
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April 11, 2013 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
DURING ITS offseason, NFL.com manufactures creative ways to keep readers interested. It's perfectly normal, and something the Daily News does every summer. We call it the Eagles' training-camp guide. Anyway, one of the things the NFL website did this spring was to put 64 of its greatest plays in a bracket and have readers vote on their favorites. The span went from Bill Osmanski's touchdown run in the 1940 championship game to Jacoby Jones' touchdown catch in the most recent Super Bowl.
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March 16, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
Once more, DeSean Jackson answered questions about his contract. Only this time, he did it with a smile and with certainty. With his future in Philadelphia secure, the dynamic wide receiver offered bold predictions of success for himself and his team. "I have five bright years to look forward to. In one of those years, I'm going to guarantee a Super Bowl because we've been close the past four years," Jackson said Thursday, a day after agreeing to a five-year contract with the team that drafted him in 2008.
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June 3, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In late April, when the cancer that had invaded Bill Jackson's pancreas spread, DeSean Jackson had his father relocated from Long Beach, Calif., to Philadelphia. From peewee football through DeSean's tenure at the University of California, Bill Jackson was a staple at his son's games. However, after DeSean, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Eagles last year, the bicoastal travel prevented the elder Jackson from attending most of the games during his son's breakout rookie season.
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July 27, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
There are no two more intriguing sports figures in Philadelphia these days than Chip Kelly and Sam Hinkie. No one else comes close, and the two of them are fascinating for the same reasons. No one else wields as much influence over any of the city's four major franchises as these men do, and no one else has shown the same willingness to flout the conventional wisdom of his respective sport. The Eagles held their first training-camp practice Saturday - exactly one month after the NBA held its annual player draft - so it seemed an appropriate time to point out the philosophical line that separates two of the town's teams from the other two. It's a stark divide, and Kelly and Hinkie are the cause of it. On one side are the Phillies and the Flyers, who have long believed their reluctance to change, their adherence to tradition, is a strength.
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July 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There was one point during the Eagles' spring practices when wide receiver Jeremy Maclin fell awkwardly to the ground and stayed there for a few seconds. Practices are typically loud and lively, but this one became hushed when players and coaches realized it was Maclin lying on the turf. The scare did not last long. Maclin stood up, dusted himself off, and walked off the field without issue. But the scene illustrated both Maclin's value and his perceived vulnerability one year after he suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee on July 27. Maclin insisted throughout the spring that he is healthy and that the knee is not in the back of his mind.
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July 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
RICHMOND, Va. - DeSean Jackson's first training camp practice with the Washington Redskins ended around 11 a.m. Thursday, but Jackson stayed on the field. He took extra throws after other players filed to the locker room. Once he finished, Jackson walked to the ropes that held back fans three or four deep. He signed autographs and posed for photos. It was those fans' first time to see the former Eagles receiver as a Redskin, and Jackson tried to endear himself to a group he once tortured with touchdowns.
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July 25, 2014 | BY BOB VETRONE JR., Daily News Staff Writer vetronb@phillynews.com
WHEN CHIP KELLY held his first full-team OTAs as Eagles coach in May 2013, one thing was apparent, even to the players. "I have noticed that there are a lot bigger guys here this year," said Dennis Kelly, then an Eagles second-year offensive lineman. The 90 players who Kelly would bring to his first full training camp 2 months later were, on average, three-quarters of an inch taller and 7 pounds heavier than the 90 who had attended Andy Reid's final preseason get-together a year earlier.
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July 24, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
FOOTBALL, LIKE fashion, is constantly changing. If a team wants to survive, it has to change with it. With NFL offenses throwing the ball more than ever the last few seasons, defenses have countered by playing more man coverage with bigger, more physical corners who might not have sub-4.4 speed but who can use their size and strength and octopus arms to harass receivers as they come off the line of scrimmage and delay their entry into routes....
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July 22, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
EVERY TEAM tries to get better, immediately. The question is: Since they walked off the field after their playoff loss to New Orleans, have the Eagles improved themselves? It is impossible to tell. For one inescapable reason, it is impossible to tell. Oh, they have taken logical and prudent steps toward improvement in every avenue. Sometimes improvement means adding young players. The Eagles did that by drafting receivers Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff in the second and third rounds, respectively.
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July 22, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
TEN YEARS AGO, the Eagles opened training camp at Lehigh with traffic jams, overburdened parking lots, and more than 6,000 fans spilling out of a few sets of bleachers, boisterously reacting to every snap. It won't be like that when the 2014 Eagles first take the field Saturday at NovaCare. For one thing, the workout will be closed to the public. For another, there was no offseason addition anything like Terrell Owens, the catalyst of those 2004 hopes. But for the first time since 2004, lots of Eagles fans sense a team on the rise, real hope for a championship.
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July 22, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
They start hitting this week. The Eagles begin training camp on Saturday, and that's what makes it different. That's what separates training camp from mini-camp and rookie camp and an organized team activity - the cumbersome term for a gathering that might resemble passing camp or summer camp or band camp but, per the NFL's collective bargaining agreement, cannot resemble actual football camp because players aren't permitted to tackle each other....
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July 21, 2014 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles file back into the NovaCare Complex on Friday; have their first practice of training camp on Saturday; and, by next Sunday, everyone in the Philadelphia area should be reasonably assured about the keys to success in the coming NFL regular season. We are about to enter the "Five Most Important" time of year, that dripping, summer listsicle time when everything you need to know about the local football team can be explained in the "Five Questions That Must Be Answered" or the "Five Players Who Must Improve" or the "Five Country Music Concerts the Eagles Should Definitely Skip.
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July 2, 2014 | BY TOM MAHON, Daily News Staff Writer mahont@phillynews.com
BY NOW, Pete Prisco's inbox is full of hate mail. The senior NFL columnist for CBSSports.com, recently published his annual list of overrated/underrated players for each team. And there are some big names on the overrated list, including running back Ray Rice of the Ravens, running back D'Angelo Williams of Panthers, wide receiver Wes Welker of the Broncos and (drumroll please) quarterback Nick Foles of the Eagles. Wrote Prisco about Foles: "Let's slow the train down some, OK. He did some good things last season, but you'd think he was a star already.
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