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August 18, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Paul and Joe Kruger are 6 years apart in age and a thousand miles apart in NFL achievement. Older brother Paul is entering his sixth season in the league and is a starting outside linebacker for the Browns. He has 20 career sacks, nine with the Ravens 2 years ago. Joe is a second-year defensive end with the Eagles who spent his entire rookie season on injured reserve with a shoulder injury. He's just trying to earn a spot on the Eagles' 53-man roster. The Eagles kept seven defensive linemen on their season-opening roster last year and probably will again this summer considering that d-line coach Jerry Azzinaro likes to rotate six players on the front line of the Eagles' 3-4 alignment.
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August 18, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - It's a new world, one that increasingly marginalizes defensive players. But if certain Eagles don't adjust to restrictions on contact downfield and use of the hands on the line, they will become refugees of the offense-friendly NFL. And there's nothing Chip Kelly or any NFL coach can do to save them. "You don't have to agree with the speed limit, but if the cop's out there with a speed gun, you better take your foot off the gas or he's going to pull you over," Kelly said after the Eagles fell to the New England Patriots, 42-35, in the preseason.
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August 18, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Despite the improvements that Alex Henery displayed during training camp, the Eagles kicker hooked a 47-yard field goal wide in the 42-35 preseason loss to the Patriots on Friday night. It was his first field goal attempt of the preseason, and the kick was not even close off his foot. "You've got to make 47-yarders in this league," coach Chip Kelly said. Kelly said Henery was "really good" in training camp, and he is 9 for 9 on extended extra points that are similar to 33-yard field goals.
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August 17, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - For all the discussion about what transactions the Eagles' front office made, the progression of players during the offseason, or how Chip Kelly will be different in his second season, the Eagles' performance in a 42-35 loss to the New England Patriots on Friday night appeared similar to many of those from Kelly's first season. The offense was proficient at a breakneck pace engineered by quarterback Nick Foles. The defense struggled in pass coverage and could not get off the field on third down, yet benefited from an opportune turnover.
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August 17, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The progress the Eagles defense seemingly made during scrimmages this week with the Patriots was washed away by yet another sloppy preseason performance. The problems were manifold: missed assignments, third down, penalties, lack of pressure, Curtis Marsh. How do you beat Marsh? Let us count the ways . . . If there's consolation it is that Marsh normally wouldn't have been the replacement for starter Cary Williams at cornerback. It's unlikely he'll even make the 53-man roster.
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August 17, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – Cary Williams' first time in New England with the Eagles ended with an interception off Tom Brady that he returned 77 yards for a touchdown. It occurred on the 10th play of the game, which became Williams' last. He left the game with a hamstring injury. It's unknown whether he injured the hamstring on the return or on the celebration, which must have been sweet for the brazen cornerback who is wont to voice his dislike for the Patriots. Williams' interception was a positive, but the injury further crippled a team that is hamstrung by hamstring injuries.
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August 17, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -   081614gamer By Les Bowen FOXBOROUGH, Mass. --- There were some bright spots for the Eagles last night, just not enou --- TWEEEEET! PENALTY ON – hey wait a minute, I haven't even gotten through the first sentence yet! How did you get into the press box? Where were we? Oh, yeah. If you want to look past a horrible defensive effort that wasn't helped early on by Billy Davis' liberal mixing of starters and subs, and by a first-series injury to cornerback Cary Williams, every Eagles quarterback who played moved the ball, and second-round rookie wideout Jordan Matthews bounced back nicely from his opening-night jitters.
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August 16, 2014 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Bill Belichick was listing the reasons he thought the Eagles had such an explosive offense in Chip Kelly's first season as coach. "I think you have to give Chip a lot of credit for that," the New England Patriots coach said before one of his team's joint practices with the Eagles this week. "They produce more big plays than anybody else, so I think certainly his scheme has something to do with it. " Belichick continued by mentioning the Eagles players, specifically the "great running back" LeSean McCoy and quarterback Nick Foles.
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August 16, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - The Eagles started stretching Thursday morning in the shadow of Gillette Stadium, and Jeremy Maclin stood a few yards away wearing a baseball cap. Those who wore helmets were going to practice. Those without helmets would not. Considering that the Eagles were getting ready for a game Friday night against the New England Patriots, wearing a baseball cap was an ominous sign for the receiver's chances of playing. Maclin, who tweaked his hamstring Wednesday, was one of seven players not wearing helmets.
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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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