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August 15, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - As Riley Cooper noted yesterday, in the wide-receiving business, "It looks bad when your two starters aren't out there practicing. It definitely looks bad. " Suddenly, we're midway through August and midway through the preseason, pending tonight's Eagles-Patriots contest, without the trio of quarterback Nick Foles and receivers Cooper and Jeremy Maclin having done any meaningful work together. You can look at it as an extended audition for other guys, such as Jordan Matthews, Josh Huff, Jeff Maehl, Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn, getting them more preseason reps, showcasing what they can do. Or you can look at it as the first, faint outlines of an emerging crisis, the Eagles reaping what they sowed when they cast DeSean Jackson into outer darkness (or Washington, which in NFL terms is more or less the same thing)
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August 15, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Yes, Jeremy Maclin confirmed, he yelled in frustration after his left hamstring "kind of grabbed on me" early on in the second of 3 days of joint practices between the Eagles and the Patriots. Maclin had just broken free to haul in a long Nick Foles touchdown pass, through pelting rain. Maclin's practices here were shaping up as his sharpest of training camp, as he works his way back from last year's ACL tear. In the hamstring pull that once more took Maclin out of practice, and in coach Chip Kelly's words about his presumed No. 1 receiver before the teams took the field, there was a common thread: Maclin isn't quite where he needs to be just yet. Maybe it isn't a big deal.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - You seldom see the highest drafted of 90 players on an NFL training-camp roster practicing with the second string, though that has been the reality of this summer for Lane Johnson. But the second-year right tackle, who will miss the first four games of the coming season after violating the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances, appears to be making the most of his time with the backup offensive line. Playing alongside other young linemen rather than directly next to 10-year veteran Todd Herremans has compelled Johnson to become more vocal on the field as he also continues to develop his technique.
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August 15, 2014 | BY JAKE KAPLAN, Daily News Staff Writer kaplanj@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - At 10 a.m. yesterday, they assembled near an end zone to begin their stretching lines, nearly 90 green- and white-clad players in helmets and shorts spread out across the width of one of the Patriots' two practice fields outside Gillette Stadium. The Eagles' running backs could be found in the middle of the pack, in the same vicinity as the four quarterbacks sporting red practice jerseys. LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles went through the warmups side by side.
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August 15, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITH A keen sense of appreciation cloaked in self-deprecating humor, Eagles long-snapper Jon Dorenbos recently took stock of what he's come to appreciate most about his NFL career, which is entering its 12th season. "I never thought I'd play more than a year," Dorenbos said recently at training camp, inside the NovaCare Complex. "This is year 12, which is sick, it's just sick. "I look at it as there's 53 guys on the team, but I really look at it as there's 52 and then me, because these guys are unbelievable athletes and I'm kind of the short, pudgy, white guy that's not very fast and is just hanging on, you know?
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August 15, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - They remain, by far, the most infamous words of Jeffrey Lurie's 20 years as Eagles owner. Gold standard. Those two words have stuck to the man like Gorilla Glue. Eleven years have passed since Lurie uttered that ill-timed and poorly conceived phrase that has been used against him in the court of public opinion. The funny thing is, Lurie's intended message was not that far off base. It's important to point out the entirety of what the Eagles owner said that day in 2003.
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August 15, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Marcus Smith had 14 1/2 sacks last year at Louisville, which was the second in the country. Got most of them the same way most successful college edge-rushers get their sacks: by using his speed to beat the offensive tackle with an outside rush. It hasn't taken the Eagles' first-round pick long, though, to realize his 4.6 speed won't be enough to regularly get him to the quarterback in the NFL. "I've come to realize that speed, in the NFL, doesn't work as good as it did in college," Smith said yesterday after spending 2 hours in the pouring rain jousting with the Patriots' offensive linemen.
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August 15, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Brad Smith's NFL career hasn't turned out quite the way he envisioned it 8 years ago. The plan, at least in his mind, was to follow in the footsteps of his childhood idol, Randall Cunningham, and make his way in the league as a quarterback, the position he had played his entire career, the position he played at Missouri, where he threw for nearly 9,000 yards and 56 touchdowns, rushed for 4,193 more yards and was a first-team All-Big...
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August 15, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Chip Kelly was asked yesterday about LeSean McCoy's stated goal of 2,000 rushing yards this season. "I don't care. I really don't care," the Eagles' coach said. "And he knows that, and I told him that. " Left guard Evan Mathis, on the same subject: "Isn't that adorable? I really don't care. " Right guard Todd Herremans, after a reporter reminded him of McCoy's statements and tweets about getting to 2,000, and referenced Kelly's response: "Oh, yeah.
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