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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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February 20, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - Andy Reid spoke recently with Howie Roseman, Reid said yesterday, and "Howie's doing good. " Maybe you read that sentence, shrugged your shoulders and said, "eh. " But for the Eagles' information-starved media corps, which has not laid eyes on the former general manager since the Jan. 2 restructuring of the team's front office, this was a gleaming, rare pearl of information. The way most teams operate, yesterday's opening of the NFL Scouting Combine would have been a day to talk to Eagles head coach Chip Kelly about how he sees his role in the draft process, now that Kelly has full personnel control.
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January 30, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
"Do I want LeSean back? Yeah. Do I want Jeremy back? Yeah. Is that the reality? I don't know. I don't know what's going to happen. What if somebody gives us 17 first-round draft picks for LeSean? We're going to look at everything. " - Chip Kelly, Dec. 29, 2014 LeSEAN McCOY has rushed for 5,075 yards the last four seasons. The only running back in the league who has run for more during that period is the Skittles-munching, word-conserving 4-by-4 who will line up in the Seahawks' backfield Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX (5,357)
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June 4, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
It doesn't take much for LeSean McCoy to notice the value and importance of the running back position withering around the NFL, and it takes even less for him to rage against it. The sport is built around the quarterback and the passing game and the best ways to stop a quarterback and his passing game. No team has selected a running back in the first round of either of the last two NFL drafts. A tailback might sign a boffo extension, then find himself released before the contract ends, thanks to advancing age and declining production, because the perception these days is that, relatively speaking, even an excellent running back is easily replaced.
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December 26, 2014 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Columnist
NEEDLESS TO SAY, the Eagles' starting defensive secondary next September will look very different from the one that lined up against Washington last week. There's a good possibility safety Malcolm Jenkins will be the only returnee from a not-so-fab four that has given up the league's fourth-most touchdown passes (29) and the second-most pass plays of 30 yards or more (25). Cornerback Bradley Fletcher will be a free agent, and, well, he has a better shot at winning the Nobel Peace Prize than being offered another contract by the Eagles.
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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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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 6, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
Recent history: The teams split last season's games, the Eagles making the playoffs by routing Dallas in the regular-season final, 44-6. The Cowboys lead the series, 55-44.   OFFENSE   Eagles: 344.4 yards per game (15th) Cowboys: 411.1 yards per game (2nd)   Quarterback   Eagles: Donovan McNabb is coming off his best game of the season. Using screens, slants and other quick-developing plays to counter the Giants' pass rush, he had just six incompletions in 23 attempts, and four of those were batted balls.
ENTERTAINMENT
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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February 25, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
EAGLES SAFETY Nate Allen was officially cleared of wrongdoing yesterday in last week's incident in Fort Myers, Fla., in which Allen was detained by police who questioned him about a complaint regarding lewd behavior. The Florida 20th Judicial Circuit Court State Attorney's office announced yesterday that it had determined "Mr. Allen could not have been the perpetrator alleged in the reports. " Allen, a Florida resident, told the Daily News last week that he was kept in a holding cell 4 1/2 hours on the afternoon of Feb. 16, after being stopped as he was driving his pickup truck home from a restaurant.
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February 23, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Three of Ibraheim Campbell's seven older brothers played college football, but they never experienced what the Germantown native is going through this weekend. Campbell, who is the youngest of 11 children, is the first in the football-playing family to knock on the door of the NFL. Northwestern's under-the-radar safety, a Chestnut Hill Academy graduate, has seen his draft stock rise in the last two months. He has a chance to continue that trajectory when the defensive backs go through testing and drills Monday at the annual scouting combine.
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February 23, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The convergence of the Eagles' talent evaluation and character evaluation could be put to the test with Washington cornerback Marcus Peters, who fits many of the prerequisites for a top prospect - except for the fact that he was dismissed from his team last season. "They want to know the character," Peters said of NFL teams. "Am I a hothead? Which is false. I made some immature decisions . . . and I learn from them and I grow as a man. " Peters, who is 6 feet and 197 pounds with 31½-inch arms, is among an impressive group of cornerbacks in the first round who fit the prototype that the Eagles seek.
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February 22, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Mychal Kendricks and Eric Kendricks played together at Hoover High School in Fresno, Calif., before Mychal starred at Cal and become a second-round pick and Day 1 starter with the Eagles. Eric did not follow his brother to Berkeley, instead going to UCLA, where he won the Butkus Award as the nation's top linebacker last season. Now that Eric is one of the top linebackers in the NFL draft, there's a chance that the brothers could be teammates again. "That'd be crazy," Eric said Friday at the NFL scouting combine.
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February 22, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Jameis Winston is not interested in comparisons to Marcus Mariota. He has sights on more established quarterbacks. "This is no competition between just me and Mariota, because one thing about me, I plan on winning the Super Bowl next year, so it's going to be me vs. Peyton Manning and Jameis vs. Tom Brady," Winston said Friday during a news conference at the NFL scouting combine. "I want to be viewed like that. After all this combine stuff, you're not going to hear no more about Jameis Winston and Marcus Mariota.
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February 21, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Chip Kelly once preferred Brett Hundley to Marcus Mariota. But Hundley chose UCLA and Kelly settled on Mariota, and somewhere over the next three years Oregon proved to get the better college quarterback. Mariota is also expected to be the better NFL prospect and likely out of reach for Kelly and the Eagles, who have the 20th overall selection in the first round of the NFL draft. But Hundley should be available when the Eagles pick, and possibly in the second or third round, as well.
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February 21, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles released tight end James Casey on Thursday, an expected move that saves the team $4 million in salary-cap space. Casey was a core special-teams player with limited offensive production. He caught only six passes for 90 yards and two touchdowns during his two seasons in Philadelphia. "I was fired by the Eagles today," Casey wrote on Twitter. "Thank you to the entire organization, my teammates, coaches, and all the fans for 2 great years. " Casey's role was not what he expected when he signed a three-year, $12 million contract at the start of free agency in March 2013.
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February 20, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
INDIANAPOLIS - When Chip Kelly acknowledged a while back that he never would have signed James Casey had he known he was going to draft Zach Ertz less than 2 months later, it seemed pretty obvious Casey would not play the rest of his career with the Eagles. Yesterday, a union that turned out to be doomed from the start ended in divorce, with the Birds releasing Casey, two seasons into the reserve tight end's 3-year deal. The Eagles save $4 million, with no dead-cap charge, by cutting Casey; it seemed clear from the end of the 2014 season that he wouldn't be back, at the very least unless Casey was willing to take a substantial pay cut. Casey, 30, a special-teams standout who never got the offensive snaps he anticipated when he signed in free agency, apparently was not looking to discuss that scenario.
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February 20, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - Ed Marynowitz's first seven months working for the Eagles overlapped with Andy Reid's final season in Philadelphia, giving Reid enough exposure to the team's new vice president of player personnel that the longtime coach praised Chip Kelly's decision to promote him. "Ed's on the rise, boy," Reid said Wednesday at the NFL's annual scouting combine. "He's a good one. I think it was a great choice by Chip. " In May 2012, the Eagles made seven front office transactions.
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February 20, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
INDIANAPOLIS - If Chip Kelly does in fact covet Marcus Mariota - and evidence suggests as much - then he will have to leapfrog a number of competitors for the Oregon quarterback in this year's draft. But are there really that many teams that could be contenders? If the Buccaneers select Mariota with the No. 1 overall pick, then all bets, of course, are off. If Tampa Bay takes Jameis Winston instead and the Titans choose Mariota with the next selection, then that, too, would nip the Eagles' chances in the bud. But what if Mariota slips past the first two teams?
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