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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 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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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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October 11, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Marcus Smith stays off Twitter and Instagram to avoid the criticism he may receive from fans, but he can't always evade his family. "I got uncles that are really passionate about football," the Eagles linebacker said. "They see me do something wrong in the game, they'll send me a text and try to correct it. Sometimes I don't text back. " Smith is already under enough pressure. Drafted in the first round by the Eagles, the rookie has played sparingly in his first five games and only because of injuries.
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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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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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January 21, 2003
Ouch.
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March 7, 2012 | BY MARK KRAM, Daily News Staff Writer
AS WORD has spread that New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams paid his players bonuses if they took out the opposition - which is to say, injuring them with intent - it came as no surprise to Eagles fans of a certain age. The so-called "Bounty Bowl" between the Eagles and Cowboys in 1989 has become a staple of team lore. To revisit what happened that Thanksgiving Day: In the aftermath of a hard hit by Eagles linebacker Jessie Small on Cowboys placekicker Luis Zendejas - who left the game with a concussion - Dallas coach Jimmy Johnson alleged that Eagles coach Buddy Ryan had placed a $200 bounty on Zendejas.
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February 8, 2013
Here is how Chip Kelly's new Eagles coaching staff, unofficial so far, appears to be shaping up: Head coach: Chip Kelly Offensive coordinator: Pat Shurmur Defensive coordinator: Billy Davis Quarterbacks: Bill Lazor Wide receivers: Bob Bicknell Running backs: Duce Staley Tight ends: Ted Williams Offensive line: Jeff Stoutland Defensive line: Jerry Azzinaro Linebackers: Rick Minter Secondary: Bill McGovern ...
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October 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DeMeco Ryans last played in Houston on Jan. 7, 2012. It was his first playoff game after spending six years trying to help turn the Texans into contenders. He was their captain, a popular player who started every game he ever played in a Texans uniform. By the end of March, he was traded to Philadelphia. Three seasons later, Ryans returns to Houston with the Eagles to play against the team that shipped him away. A combination of football economics and a changing roster prompted the move, although there were questions about whether Ryans could return to Pro Bowl form after he suffered an Achilles tendon injury in 2010.
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October 31, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles offensive lineman Todd Herremans was a full participant in practice Wednesday despite a torn biceps. His left arm was wrapped with a brace and tape. Herremans will try to play Sunday against the Texans in Houston. Herremans was unavailable for comment. Coach Chip Kelly, who has never had a player take the field with this injury, said the decision will be up to Herremans. "A lot of it will be Todd's determination of what he can do and can't do," Kelly said. "A lot of it, we'll just sit down and visit with him at the end of the week and make a determination . . . From a guy like him, a veteran like him that understands himself . . . that has been through a lot, a lot of that is on him and our doctor staff.
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October 31, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
FLETCHER COX' value to the Eagles' defense can't be measured in statistics. The third-year defensive end is seventh on the team in tackles, but that means nothing. He doesn't have any of his team's 19 quarterback sacks, but that really doesn't mean much either. "I can't say enough about Fletcher Cox and what he's done for our pass rush," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "We talk about it all the time. When the sack numbers weren't up and we said there were guys making [the quarterback]
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October 31, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
All week, the questions about how the Eagles are going to handle J.J. Watt this Sunday were numerous and persistent. Center Jason Kelce, preparing to play for the first time since undergoing Week 4 abdominal surgery, said all the usual things about how smart and fierce Watt is, how hard it is to prepare for an opponent who moves around the line so much. Finally, though, after question number eleventy-billion about Watt, Kelce said this: "We don't care who we're playing, we're playing our offense.
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October 31, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
LIKE SO many things concerning the Eagles, the plight of running back LeSean McCoy is complicated. On one hand, considering the high expectations on McCoy - many self-appointed - coming into the season, the fact that he ranks just seventh in the NFL in rushing yards has to be viewed as disappointing. After all, McCoy led the league in 2013 in the same category with just over 1,600 yards. With his current total at 505 yards, McCoy would have to rush for 1,102 yards in the Eagles' final nine games just to match his All-Pro season.
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October 31, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
FOR MALCOLM JENKINS, it's about more than football. Yes, he has a foundation that does good works; yes, he has a private PR firm that coordinates everything from his outreach to his image. There is football, sure; and there is the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation. But there also are his bowties; the zombies; and Jimmy Gatz. The Eagles didn't count on all of that this offseason when they stole Jenkins from the Saints, who splurged on flashier free-agent safety Jarius Byrd, a Pro Bowl ballhawk.
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October 31, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
IT SURE seemed that Nate Allen was going to practice yesterday, during the loosening-up drills reporters were allowed to watch. But the Eagles' safety said afterward he hadn't done much, "little light movements and stuff," and the team officially listed him as not having practiced. Which brings us to Earl Wolff. (Brings us to Earl Wolff. According to Chip Kelly, if Allen can't play, the Eagles might start special-teams ace Chris Maragos Sunday at Houston, or even rookie corner Jaylen Watkins, who later classified himself as only an "emergency" safety.
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October 31, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Cough, cough . . . Injuries . . . For 14 years, Andy Reid opened his Eagles news conferences with a roll call of injuries. He's done the same in his two seasons since with the Chiefs. Reid would sometimes defer to trainer Rick Burkholder, who would give reporters minute details on various injuries. Burkholder, who followed Reid to Kansas City, once described guard Todd Herremans' dislocated cuboid bone injury by bringing out a skeleton model of a foot. Chip Kelly would rather dislocate his cuboid bone than give out information beyond injury reports mandated by the NFL. Like most coaches, he doesn't want to provide opposing teams with any more detail than is required.
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October 30, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Nate Allen continued to receive staunch support from the Eagles' coaching staff on Tuesday, when defensive coordinator Bill Davis said he is "absolutely confident" in the safety. The trade deadline passed without the Eagles acquiring a safety. It was further evidence that the Eagles are behind Allen, who was at fault for a 75-yard touchdown pass that helped decide the Eagles' loss to the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday. "I watch every play Nate had. Nate had a very good game. He had one bad play," Davis said.
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