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October 4, 1993 | By Glen Macnow,, Gwen Knapp and Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Management's first order of business this week will be to return to the free-agent market to search for unemployed quarterbacks and wide receivers. Randall Cunningham's injury leaves the club with only Bubby Brister and rookie Preston Jones at quarterback. No one is suggesting that Jones is ready to play in an NFL game, so coach Rich Kotite and general manager Harry Gamble will have to search for a more experienced backup. Considering the club's 4-0 start, it may seek to get a higher-caliber backup through a trade.
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September 14, 1992 | By Dave Caldwell, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fred Barnett thought the Phoenix Cardinals' beleaguered secondary finally deserved a round of applause. After Phoenix defensive back Robert Massey had slapped away what had appeared to be Barnett's third touchdown catch of the night, Barnett looked at Massey and started to clap. His arms were outstretched and locked, and he clapped slowly, as if he were mimicking a walrus. Then showman Barnett walked after Massey with a calculated strut. "Hey, the guy made a great play," Barnett said, with a straight face.
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October 28, 1995 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A new starter will appear in the Eagles' lineup for tomorrow's game with the St. Louis Rams at the Vet. Special-teamer Rob Carpenter will start for wide receiver Fred Barnett, who will be inactive because of lingering problems with a pulled left thigh muscle. Carpenter will be making his first Eagles start. At 6-foot-4, he is the tallest receiver on the roster. For the first seven games, he has been used primarily as a fourth receiver in the Eagles' third-down "zebra" packages.
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November 7, 1994 | by Paul Domowitch, Daily News Sports Writer
Fred Barnett did a couple of things he never had done before in his NFL career. He caught 11 passes and he disobeyed Buddy Ryan. "This is the first time I ever disobeyed Buddy,"said Barnett, who caught two touchdown passes in the Eagles' 17-7 win over Ryan's Arizona Cardinals yesterday. "When he was here as coach, I had to do everything he said. Before the game, he said, 'Have a good season, but don't have a good game tonight.' So I had to disobey him. " Barnett had one of the best games of his career against the man who took a third-round chance on him 4 1/2 years ago. Caught a career-high 11 passes for 173 yards and those two long-distance scoring passes of 47 and 50 yards from batterymate Randall Cunningham.
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November 7, 1994 | By Gwen Knapp, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Fred Barnett caught the best of touchdown passes and the worst of touchdown passes. He celebrated like a grown-up, and he blatantly disobeyed his old coach. He gave a game ball to one former teammate and a brotherly lecture to another. About the only thing Fred Barnett didn't do for the Eagles in yesterday's 17-7 victory over the Arizona Cardinals was clap on a headset and start calling plays. He came close, though. That first touchdown, a lovely piece of work, came to life in his head long before the ball landed in his hands.
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October 5, 1993 | By Ron Reid and S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The medical report that followed the Eagles' 35-30 victory over the New York Jets on Sunday was grim, and there was little hope yesterday that further diagnostic measures would make it any brighter for Randall Cunningham, Fred Barnett or Jeff Sydner. Each has been lost for all or a major part of the season because of a leg injury that will require surgery within the next few days. Cunningham, the most costly loss of all, suffered a fractured fibula one inch above the ankle on his left leg. (The fibula is a non-weight-bearing bone, the smaller of the two in the lower leg.)
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August 17, 1993 | By S.A. Paolantonio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If the Eagles intend for Fred Barnett, their top wide receiver, to be in the lineup for the season opener Sept. 5 against Phoenix, this is the week to get the deal done. That according to Barnett's agent, Jim Sexton, who said yesterday that contract negotiations are stalled. "If Freddie is going to be ready for the first game, this is the week we've got to make significant progress," Sexton said, breaking several weeks' silence on the negotiations. Barnett is the last Eagles contract holdout.
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October 3, 1995 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Although he was pleased by the Eagles' 15-10 victory over New Orleans on Sunday, coach Ray Rhodes fired a couple of warning shots yesterday in his weekly news conference at Veterans Stadium. His targets were rookie cornerback Bobby Taylor, faulted for his tackling technique, and veteran receiver Fred Barnett, who, in Rhodes' opinion, might have treated the Eagles to the rare phenomenon of a touchdown if he had gone after a pass with intensity rather than caution. As it was, the Eagles ventured into the red zone (inside the Saints' 20- yard line)
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October 25, 1994 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The roller coaster that is quarterback Randall Cunningham showed the Eagles more thrilling ups and stomach-churning downs than a boardwalk Wild Mouse ride in the Eagles' 21-6 victory over the Houston Oilers last night at Veterans Stadium. By now, you should all be used to it. One minute, Cunningham was doing the unthinkable and trying to deliver a football where it absolutely cannot be thrown by a 31-year-old quarterback starting his 101st NFL game. Another minute, he was delivering one of the more spectacular touchdown passes of the season.
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July 13, 1995 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
The Eagles announced the signing of wide receiver Chris T. Jones, a third- round pick from Miami, to three one-year contracts. Jones, a 6-foot-3, 209-pounder, replaces Victor Bailey as the Eagles' No. 3 wideout, behind Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams, head coach Ray Rhodes said. Jones, 23, ranks seventh in receptions (105) and yards (1,640) on Miami's career receiving list. He is sixth in career touchdown receptions (11). He led the Hurricanes in receiving his last two seasons.
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August 12, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
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August 11, 2005 | By Michael Currie Schaffer INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A top aide to U.S. Rep. Chaka Fattah (D., Phila.) will be Mayor Street's next education secretary. And when she takes office, Jacqueline Barnett will have an extra job beyond steering education policy for City Hall: wresting back control over Philadelphia schools, taken over by the state in 2001. "I don't think anybody intended for it to be forever," Street said, arguing that it was time to "start creating the groundwork to be able to modify that arrangement so that the mayor and our appointees pursuant to the Home Rule Charter start taking back control over education in the city of Philadelphia.
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April 19, 2001 | by Marcus Hayes Daily News Sports Writer
They are out there in the dozens. Predraft publications, Web sites and broadcast shows seem to be spawning like so many amoebae, undergoing accelerated mitosis as they float suspended in a pool of guesswork, misinformation, incomplete knowledge and back-room chatter. This year, virtually all of them have this in common: They predict the Eagles will take a receiver on Saturday with the 25th overall pick. Well, duh. "If you're trying to make a projection," Eagles football operations director Tom Modrak said, smiling, "that's a fair one. " Just six weeks after the 2000 season ended the Birds cut starter Torrance Small.
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October 14, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
The Miami Dolphins released Fred Barnett yesterday, a week after the former Eagles wide receiver lost his starting job. "This is one of the more difficult releases I've ever made," coach Jimmy Johnson said. "I wish every football player had all the intangibles that he has. But he had some opportunities and wasn't productive. " Barnett started the first five games of the season but was demoted to a reserve role in Sunday's 31-20 win over the New York Jets. He saw action against the Jets, but caught no passes.
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July 28, 1997 | Daily News Wire Services
It was a great start in Ireland for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Kordell Stewart. His Chicago Bears counterpart, Rick Mirer, can't say the same thing. Playing at Croke Park in Dublin, Ireland - the storied home of Gaelic football and hurling - the Steelers defeated the Bears, 30-17, yesterday in the American Bowl, the first exhibition game for both teams this year. Stewart, playing before 30,269 mostly baffled Irish fans, looked the part of a poised starter, going 7-for-11 for 131 yards and giving the Steelers a 10-0 lead before yielding to Jim Miller after just one quarter.
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December 18, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With Mark Seay and Freddie Solomon struggling to make big catches, the Eagles brought back Calvin Williams yesterday as a backup wide receiver. Williams, who after last season was judged a bit too timid for the Eagles' over-the-middle West Coast offense, signed a one-year contract and is expected to pressure Seay and Solomon for playing time. The Eagles also signed defensive tackle Keith Rucker to a two-year contract. Financial terms were not announced. Rucker replaced the suspended Kevin Johnson, who was released.
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October 21, 1996 | by Bill Fleischman, Daily News Sports Writer
As soon as the crowd at Veterans Stadium heard Fred Barnett's name on the public-address system, the reaction was a predictable Philly greeting: Booooooooo. After six seasons as an effective Eagles receiver, Barnett now wears the Miami Dolphins' aqua and coral. "I felt so welcome," Barnett said later, mixing a slight smile and a trace of sarcasm. "It wasn't as loud as I thought it would be: It was a low boo. " Barnett played his first game since underdoing surgery for a torn anterior cruciate ligament on Aug. 5. The player former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan nicknamed "Arkansas Fred" agrees with the assessment that many observers have made - that his quick recovery is a miracle.
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October 21, 1996 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Turning third downs into first downs is the job of every offense, and success typically comes when some burly 240-pound fullback crashes through the line for the necessary yard or so. With that in mind, the play of Dolphins quarterback Craig Erickson was nothing less than remarkable yesterday against the Eagles. He converted third downs when the yardage needed was considerable and then some. After the Dolphins had suffered their third loss of the season, 35-28, their fans could take solace in some impressive statistics.
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October 18, 1996 | By Michael Sokolove and Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
The conditions of Miami quarterback Dan Marino and wide receiver Fred Barnett were listed as "questionable" yesterday - an improvement from "doubtful" - meaning they are considered to have a 50-50 chance of playing Sunday against the Eagles. Dolphins coach Jimmy Johnson said Craig Erickson would definitely start at quarterback. But he said that Marino had made steady progress in practice and looked closer to game-ready than he had early in the week. Marino broke his right ankle four weeks ago in Indianapolis.
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