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March 24, 2010 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When it comes to the Eagles and their critics, never the twain shall meet. Fifty years without a championship will do that to a franchise and its more demanding followers. But the disconnect between how the two view the team this off-season may be as vast as it's ever been. Critics look at the roster purge, see a few minor additions, and determine that the team is no better than the one that was sledgehammered by the Cowboys in the last two games of the season. The Eagles, on the other hand, say that the subtractions were obvious ones, that the new faces will be upgrades, and caution that there is a month until the draft.
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March 13, 2010 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles, apparently working from the bottom up, addressed one of their lesser needs yesterday when they signed wide receiver - and familiar face - Hank Baskett to a one-year contract. One of their greater needs - finding a competent complement to running back LeSean McCoy - was pecked at, but a visit from free agent Justin Fargas resulted in nothing more. The former Raiders running back left Philadelphia without a deal and is unlikely to sign with the Eagles, according to a league source.
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March 12, 2010 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
They brought back Jeremiah Trotter, so there's no reason to think the Eagles won't welcome Hank Baskett back to the nest. The free agent wide receiver, an Eagle for over three seasons until he was cut last September, will be at the NovaCare Complex today. Baskett, who last played for the Colts, will be joined by free agent running back Justin Fargas, formerly of Oakland. The Eagles have signed only one free agent one week into free agency - they inked defensive back Marlin Jackson on Wednesday - but adding Baskett and Fargas would address a few minor needs.
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March 9, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Last September after the Eagles got rid of Hank Baskett, Reggie Brown admitted that he was torn about not being the wide receiver who was sent packing. In one season he had gone from a starting role to being inactive on game days. "Even a rose can grow out of a pound of bull [manure], so why can't I?" Brown said then. The receiver will have the opportunity to grow elsewhere after the Eagles announced last night that they had traded Brown to Tampa Bay for an undisclosed draft pick in 2011.
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February 3, 2010 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The outcome of Sunday's Super Bowl XLIV at Sun Life Stadium should help determine where Peyton Manning belongs in the pecking order of great NFL quarterbacks. Former Eagles wide receiver Hank Baskett thinks he already knows the answer. "I am convinced that he is going to go down as the greatest," said Baskett, who had a limited role in the Colts' offense this season after being waived by the Eagles following Week 1. Baskett played in 11 games and caught five passes for 34 yards with Indianapolis, but said just being around the Colts gave him a special appreciation for Manning's talent and leadership.
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October 25, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Having all those extra receivers doesn't seem so wasteful now. Eagles wide receiver Kevin Curtis had arthroscopic surgery on his left knee yesterday and is out for the foreseeable future, coach Andy Reid said. Curtis sat out the last three games with his ailing knee, but magnetic resonance images conducted by the team over the last month did not reveal any structural damage. However, he received a second look last week in Logan, Utah, and doctors decided to perform the minor procedure in which small incisions are made.
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October 12, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Opportunity knocked twice for Jeremy Maclin, and both times the Eagles wide receiver greeted opportunity with arms stretched wide. Like the many passes thrown in his direction, Maclin did not drop his chances. Opportunity No. 1 came when an injured Kevin Curtis was held out for the second straight game and Maclin started. Opportunity No. 2 came because No. 1 receiver DeSean Jackson was double covered for most of yesterday's game. Maclin did not disappoint, making a team-high six receptions for 142 yards and two touchdowns as the Eagles coasted past the Buccaneers, 33-14, at Lincoln Financial Field.
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October 12, 2009 | by Paul Domowitch
-- With Sunday's three-touchdown, 264-yard performance, Donovan McNabb needs just one more touchdown pass and 337 more passing yards to become only the 21st quarterback in NFL history to throw for 200 TDs and 30,000 passing yards. -- With his three TDs, McNabb has a 2.187 touchdown-to-interception ractio (199 TDs, 91 interceptions). That's the second best mark in NFL history, behind only Tom Brady's 2.284. He moved ahead of Hall of Famer Steve Young yesterday. -- Just three of Brian Westbrook's 32 rushing attempts this season have been for 10 or more yards.
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September 18, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Michael Vick said he never saw a scout team wide receiver make two one-handed catches as Brandon Gibson did yesterday. Of course, the Eagles quarterback probably never had any reason to notice before. Vick, who was activated Tuesday, continued to work with the scout team as the Eagles prepared for Sunday's home opener against the Saints. Vick is ineligible to play as he serves out the remainder of his two-game suspension. But in light of recent circumstances - Donovan McNabb's rib injury and Vick's being reinstated for next week's game - the Eagles burned a roster spot to get their new quarterback game-ready.
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September 18, 2009 | By Paul Domowitch
The Eagles are caught between a rock and a hard place with Reggie Brown. Because of the contract extension the wide receiver signed in November 2006, the team can't afford to trade him and can't afford to release him. That's why he is still an Eagle. Brown's deal, which runs through 2014, includes $7.3 million in bonus proration over the next 4 years, according to sources familiar with the contract. If the Eagles trade or release him, all of that $7.3 million, minus his $844,000 base salary for this year, would get accelerated into the Eagles' 2009 cap. According to league sources, the Eagles have about $9 million in cap space.
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