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July 19, 1996 | For The Inquirer / BILL CAIN
Enjoying the NFL Experience, Kerri Kappler, 8, of Levittown, kicks a ball at the Eagles' training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pa. The interactive football event offers nine activities to try.
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August 8, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
The Eagles' plan for handling the Riley Cooper situation became clear Tuesday. There is no plan. There never was. The team acted quickly to fine Cooper for his videotaped racist threat, then ducked low and hoped it would all blow over. The assumption that Cooper went to some kind of sensitivity training or counseling program appears incorrect. The Eagles excused him from team activities on Friday so he could "seek assistance. " Coach Chip Kelly said there was no timetable for Cooper's return.
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August 30, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOR MORE than a few of the 75 players on the Eagles' roster, tonight's game at the Jets will be the last time they will pull on a football jersey, the end of something they've devoted their lives to since they were in elementary school. That is a serious and solemn thing, even as we roll our eyes at the idea of having to watch a preseason game minus starters, to be contested at least partly among men who will never play a down in the NFL. The cutdown to the regular-season roster limit of 53 by 4 p.m. Saturday looms.
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November 18, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Mark Sanchez's history hangs over his head like an anvil, and since he joined the Eagles, the thread that holds it there never has looked as thin as it did Sunday. This is not about blaming Sanchez for the Eagles' humiliation at Lambeau Field, for a 53-20 loss that represented perhaps the lowest moment of Chip Kelly's 26-game tenure as head coach. Sanchez was just one of many offenders Sunday, and from Kelly's failure to prepare his team for a championship-caliber opponent to a defense that could neither rattle Aaron Rodgers nor cover any of the Packers receivers, there are plenty of places and players who bear responsibility.
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August 2, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Danny Watkins waited 26 years. What was another five days? Apparently, it was a lot. "This is a huge weight lifted off my shoulders. That's for sure," Watkins said after he and the Eagles agreed to a four-year contract on Monday. "Ever since I got in Philly I've been chomping at the bit to get in. " But Watkins had to wait as his representation and the Eagles had a five-day standoff during training camp. The issue was the number of guaranteed years.
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March 14, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
JUST AS FANS started to get good and worked up about the Eagles' inactivity in the early hours of free agency, the team dropped a load of signings on the reeling Twitterverse. Five new Eagles joined the roster, though they weren't the splashy, top-of-the-market guys some fans always seem to want, in the face of solid evidence that trying to build a winner that way doesn't work. The signings reflected what general manager Howie Roseman and new coach Chip Kelly said in the weeks leading up to the opening of the market: The Eagles need players, as they transition from the Andy Reid era to new systems.
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August 12, 2007 | By Ashley Fox, Inquirer Staff Writer
1 Steve Van Buren. The best ever. How do you judge? How do you cross eras and compare? Just what is universal, what is the tipping point, what is the criteria for such an honor as being named the best ever for a franchise that has existed for more than seven decades? Championships. When it comes down to it, the game of football is about winning championships, and no one was more instrumental in bringing not one, but two championships to the city of Philadelphia than Steve Van Buren.
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November 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Those hoping that St. Nick will arrive in late December may be disappointed. No, not that guy. Nick Foles hasn't yet been scheduled for a follow-up exam on his broken collarbone, although it is likely to happen next week, and the original prognosis that he would be out for six to eight weeks could be an optimistic one, according to sources close to the situation. His left clavicle has to be "more than" healed because of the type of fracture Foles suffered on Nov. 2 against the Texans, one source said.
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November 12, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
ALTHOUGH IT MAKES for intriguing sports debate, the Eagles have no quarterback controversy. A controversy implies that head coach Chip Kelly actually has a choice between starting Nick Foles or Mark Sanchez. He does not. Foles has a fractured clavicle on his left (non-throwing) side. The most optimistic estimate is that it will be a 4- to 6-week healing process. Last season, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers missed 8 weeks with the same injury. This isn't like last year for Kelly, when the week-to-week status of injured starter Michael Vick meant week-to-week questioning of whether Foles would keep the starting job when Vick got healthy.
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March 7, 2013 | Jenice Armstron, Daily News Columnist
PRETTY WOMEN in high-heeled, rhinestone-trimmed sneakers girl-tossing a pink football to each other. That's what I halfway expected to see the night I went to watch Philly's lingerie football team do some off-season conditioning. Boy, did I have it wrong. If they started out in makeup, they'd sweated it off by the time I got there. In fact, there was nothing the least bit glamorous about the Philadelphia Passion players I saw at 7 Deuce Sports, in Medford, N.J., last week. The women, whose team is part of the recently renamed Legends Football League , were hitting it hard, to the point that a few were hobbling.
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December 12, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
On the third of the Eagles' four sacks in a Thanksgiving beating of Dallas, Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo simply fell to the ground before Brandon Graham could take joy in putting him there. Romo, who is one of the most mobile quarterbacks the Eagles will face this season, did not try to scramble or spin. He surrendered. Both teams were playing with only three days between games. Romo has been dealing with a back injury this season and did not have the amount of time between games that he usually takes.
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December 12, 2014
There's the Tony Romo who is second in the NFL in quarterback rating (behind leading MVP candidate Aaron Rodgers), and then there's the Tony Romo who played like a turkey on Thanksgiving against the Eagles. Here is a comparison of his statistics:    Comp. %   Yards   Avg.*   TD-INT   Rtg.    Season    69.1   2,923   8.4   25-8   108.8    vs. Eagles    62.1   199   6.9   0-2   53.7    *Average yards per pass attempt
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December 12, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
BREAKING NEWS: The biggest thing the Dallas Cowboys can do differently, when they encounter the Eagles on Sunday for the second time in 17 days, is play better. This is what the Eagles expect; they were as surprised as anyone at how the Thanksgiving visit to the Jerrydome got out of hand, the Birds winning by a 33-10 margin that could have been greater had they been a bit sharper in the red zone. They'd prepared for a much more formidable opponent. What they don't expect this week, in the game that could decide which of these 9-4 teams goes to the playoffs, is some huge shift in tactics or personnel.
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December 12, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LeSEAN McCOY said after Sunday's loss to Seattle that he might have played his worst game as an Eagle, and that he'd had trouble focusing. Later it emerged that McCoy had lost a cousin in a Friday auto accident death in Philadelphia. Yesterday, McCoy met with reporters for the first time since that game, in which he was held to 50 yards on 17 carries. "I feel better," McCoy said, as the Eagles prepared for Sunday's rematch with the Dallas Cowboys. "Had some time to just think and be with my family.
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December 12, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed safety Jerome Couplin off the Detroit Lions' practice squad to fill the roster spot that opened when they cut Roc Carmichael on Tuesday. Couplin, who is 6-foot-1 and 215 pounds, played eight games for the Lions this season and had two tackles. He went undrafted in May out of William and Mary. "Big, tall safety," coach Chip Kelly said. "We think he's got potential. The only way you can get a guy like that is you have to add him to your active roster. " Couplin does not yet have a specific role, and the signing appears to give the Eagles a prospect to evaluate for the future.
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December 12, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
THE 49ERS beat them, and the Eagles knew they let one slip through Riley Cooper's hands in Santa Clara. The Cardinals squeaked out a win in the desert, and the Eagles came away sure that, once their young receivers became seasoned, the result would be different. The Packers humiliated them in Wisconsin, and the Eagles could not wait to get another shot. Then the Seahawks flew east and, with little difficulty, beat the Birds by 10 points. Since Sunday's loss, the Eagles just haven't seemed right.
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December 11, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
JASON KELCE calls Riley Cooper a "good friend. " Kelce, the Eagles' center and most honest man in Philadelphia sports, yesterday endured this sequence of conversation: With the press, Riley Cooper can be eloquent and introspective and thoughtful. "Yeah. " And, sometimes, incredibly rude and dismissive and insulting. "Yeah. " That can be an indication of a maturity level, and of personality. "Yeah. " Have you seen him change? "Through my 4 years here with Riley, he's definitely matured a great deal.
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December 11, 2014
Darren Sproles has been among the Eagles' MVPs this season, but his rushing numbers of late have declined. Here is how he has done lately, and in games the Eagles have won and lost: Season 49 carries, 295 yards, 6.0 avg., 5 TDs Last 2 games 5 carries, 13 yards, 2.6 avg., 0 TDs In 9 wins 42 carries, 270 yards, 6.4 avg., 5 TDs In 3* losses 7 carries, 25 yards, 3.6 avg., 0 TDs *Sproles did not play in the Eagles'...
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December 11, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles heard the insults from some Seahawks after their 24-14 loss to Seattle on Sunday, but they were not going to trade barbs. The players know how poorly they played. Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who passed for only 96 yards, was on the receiving end of defensive end Michael Bennett's humor. After sacking Sanchez and recording two tackles for a loss, Bennett told USA Today: "You need to tell the Philadelphia police that they need to put an [APB] out, because Sanchez is out there trying to impersonate a good quarterback.
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December 11, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
CHIP KELLY is regarded as one of the brightest offensive minds on the face of the earth. Maybe even in the entire solar system. The impressive scoring and yardage numbers that his offense has managed to put up in his first two seasons as the Eagles' head coach even without the benefit of a great quarterback seem to support that view. Yet, one thing he hasn't been able to do with any regularity this season is find a way get Darren Sproles involved in the passing game. The 5-6, 190-pound running back is lethal in space, as he has demonstrated so impressively on punt returns (a league-best 14.1 yards per return)
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