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April 4, 2013 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eagles running back Dion Lewis is on the trading block, according to NFL sources. Lewis is behind LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk on the team's depth chart, and those three all offer size and skills that fit coach Chip Kelly's system better than Lewis. At 5-foot-8 and 195 pounds, Lewis is smaller than the other running backs. The 2011 fifth-round pick has 171 rushing yards on 36 career carries. His best game was the 2011 season finale, when he rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
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April 12, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles sent running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. Though they had hoped to get a late draft pick for Lewis, the Eagles acquired a young linebacker for a player who probably would have been released. With LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and a healthy Chris Polk at running back, coach Chip Kelly deemed Lewis expendable. Acho, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of Texas, spent last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He suffered a meniscus (cartilage)
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July 25, 2012 | By Les Bowen and Daily News Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM – Turns out, Dion Lewis and his brother , Lamar, didn't pull a fire alarm at 4 a.m. July 8 at an Albany, N.Y., Hampton Inn, after all. Albany County assistant district attorney David Gonzalez explained Monday in court how the clear plastic case covering the alarm was jostled, setting off an alarm that the hotel staff described to police as a fire alarm, the Albany Times-Union reported. The difference in alarms was the difference between being on the hook for a possible felony count of falsely reporting a fire and having the case adjourned in contemplation of dismissal – dismissed, as long as you stay out of trouble for the next 6 months.
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July 10, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested and charged with a low-grade felony over the weekend after Albany, N.Y., police said he pulled a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn where he was staying. Lewis and his brother, Lamar, couldn't get in to the hotel shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday morning and began banging on the door and eventually pulled the alarm, according to police. Initial news reports said the incident happened Saturday morning, but a police spokesman said it was early Sunday.
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December 24, 2012
  25 Red-zone efficiency percentage for the Eagles (1 for 4). The Redskins were 2 for 2 for 100 percent.   8 The longest rush of the day for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. He ended with 45 yards on 13 carries.   77 McCoy also added 77 receiving yards with nine catches; he was targeted 11 times.   4 Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin became the eighth wide receiver in NFL history to record at least 55 catches and 750 yards in each of his first four seasons.
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July 11, 2012 | BY ALEX LEE and Daily News Staff Writer
EAGLES BACKUP running back Dion Lewis was arrested with his older brother early Sunday morning in his hometown of Albany, N.Y., after police said Monday that the Lewises pounded on the locked glass doors of a hotel lobby and pulled the   fire alarm. According to Albany police officer Steve Smith, Dion and Lamar Lewis were locked out of a Hampton Inn when they tried to gain access by banging on the lobby doors and eventually pulling the fire alarm, waking multiple guests.
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May 8, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles worked out former Cowboys running back Felix Jones on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. A free agent, Jones was a multipurpose back in Dallas. He ran for 2,728 yards on 569 carries (a 4.8-yards average) and caught 127 passes for 1,062 yards in five seasons. He also scored 11 rushing touchdowns, caught three more through the air and averaged 24 yards on kick returns. Jones returned a kick 98 yards for a score against the Eagles when he was a rookie. The Eagles could be in the market for an upgrade at running back.
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December 2, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he found out he had been traded to the Eagles, one of the first people Emmanuel Acho reached out to was Nick Foles. He needed a place to crash, and while they had only a casual acquaintance, Acho said he knew enough of Foles to know that (a) the Eagles quarterback would take him in, and (b) living with him wouldn't be difficult. "He's very humble. I feel like that's the first characteristic that comes to mind," Acho, a linebacker, said last week. "Nick is probably my best friend in this locker room.
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July 25, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Bryce Brown and Chris Polk are just rookies going through their first NFL practices. Polk went undrafted in April and Brown is a seventh-rounder who barely played football the last two years. But the two young running backs opened Eagles training camp Monday with a chance to grab an important roster spot, backing up star starter LeSean McCoy. "It's a great opportunity," Polk said. After Brown and Polk, the only other backup option is Dion Lewis, who had just 23 carries as a rookie last season, leaving the job wide open for the young group as camp begins.
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August 18, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
ALL NIFTY, undersized running backs are not Brian Westbrook. The Eagles learned this crucial lesson in 2008, when they traded for Lorenzo Booker to help lighten Westbrook's load. Slight, shifty guy, intelligent, good hands. Miscast in Bill Parcells-era Miami offense, figured to be a better fit with Andy Reid's West Coast scheme. Worth sending a fourth-round pick to the Dolphins, right? Ah, no. Lincoln Financial Field fans quickly grasped that Booker, who lacked Westbrook's squat, muscular base, could be knocked backward by a stiff breeze off the Delaware.
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December 2, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
When he found out he had been traded to the Eagles, one of the first people Emmanuel Acho reached out to was Nick Foles. He needed a place to crash, and while they had only a casual acquaintance, Acho said he knew enough of Foles to know that (a) the Eagles quarterback would take him in, and (b) living with him wouldn't be difficult. "He's very humble. I feel like that's the first characteristic that comes to mind," Acho, a linebacker, said last week. "Nick is probably my best friend in this locker room.
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October 24, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EMMANUEL ACHO never gave up his place in Philadelphia, Acho told reporters yesterday; he just packed a suitcase after he got cut at the end of the preseason and was signed to the Giants' practice squad. Acho "had a feeling that I'd be back eventually," he said, following his first practice on the Eagles' 53-man roster, in the wake of the hamstring injury suffered Sunday by linebacker and special-teams core player Jake Knott. It's been a strange journey, and this shapes up as an especially strange week for Acho, as the Eagles prepare to play the Giants.
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September 1, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho's notebook is a list of goals for the training camp and the season. Even though Acho's employment with the Eagles was not guaranteed beyond the preseason, the 22-year-old on the roster bubble planned for a regular season. On Saturday, Acho will find out if he survived the team's first cut to the 53-man roster for the NFL season. Labor Day weekend is an uneasy time around the NFL. The Eagles trimmed their roster from 75 to 62 on Friday, and need to cut nine more players by 6 p.m. on Saturday.
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June 24, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
LANCASTER - LeSean McCoy is sitting out of the Eagles' quarterback debate, declining to weigh in on who should win the starting quarterback spot and when a starter should be named. He's focusing instead on his touches. "That's why they pay Chip Kelly the big bucks, to pick the quarterback," McCoy said. "Whoever he picks, I'm fine with. As long as I get my carries, I don't care who they pick. " McCoy spoke before his second annual charity softball game. It benefits the LeSean McCoy Foundation, which raises funds to battle ALS (Lou Gehrig's disease)
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May 15, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles made another attempt at a low-risk acquisition of a onetime high draft pick by signing former Cowboys running back Felix Jones to a one-year contract Tuesday, adding Jones to a crowded backfield. "I was just really trying to see what's out there," Jones said. "Once I visited the Eagles and I got to know the coaches and figure out the system and how things would be going, I kind of liked it. I felt like it fit me. " Jones, 26, has averaged 4.8 yards per carry during his five-year career.
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May 8, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles worked out former Cowboys running back Felix Jones on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. A free agent, Jones was a multipurpose back in Dallas. He ran for 2,728 yards on 569 carries (a 4.8-yards average) and caught 127 passes for 1,062 yards in five seasons. He also scored 11 rushing touchdowns, caught three more through the air and averaged 24 yards on kick returns. Jones returned a kick 98 yards for a score against the Eagles when he was a rookie. The Eagles could be in the market for an upgrade at running back.
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April 12, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles sent running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. Though they had hoped to get a late draft pick for Lewis, the Eagles acquired a young linebacker for a player who probably would have been released. With LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and a healthy Chris Polk at running back, coach Chip Kelly deemed Lewis expendable. Acho, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of Texas, spent last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He suffered a meniscus (cartilage)
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April 12, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LAST MONTH at the NFL meetings in Arizona, new Eagles coach Chip Kelly was asked about his team's running backs. "I know LeSean [McCoy]'s talented. Bryce [Brown] is really talented. Chris Polk was hurt a lot [in 2012], but I saw Chris play in college, and I know Chris is an outstanding football player. So how does he fit into the mix? You don't know until you get out there," said Kelly, who coached Oregon when Polk was a Washington star. "That's a position, you're a sprained ankle away from - it goes from a position of strength to a position of weakness, because you can only carry a couple of guys.
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April 4, 2013 | By Zach Berman and Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writers
Eagles running back Dion Lewis is on the trading block, according to NFL sources. Lewis is behind LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk on the team's depth chart, and those three all offer size and skills that fit coach Chip Kelly's system better than Lewis. At 5-foot-8 and 195 pounds, Lewis is smaller than the other running backs. The 2011 fifth-round pick has 171 rushing yards on 36 career carries. His best game was the 2011 season finale, when he rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
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December 24, 2012
  25 Red-zone efficiency percentage for the Eagles (1 for 4). The Redskins were 2 for 2 for 100 percent.   8 The longest rush of the day for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. He ended with 45 yards on 13 carries.   77 McCoy also added 77 receiving yards with nine catches; he was targeted 11 times.   4 Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin became the eighth wide receiver in NFL history to record at least 55 catches and 750 yards in each of his first four seasons.
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