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June 13, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Leave it to Howard Mudd, avid motorcyclist, to evoke a riding metaphor when asked if some recent time off would extend his coaching life. "There's still some gas in the tank," Mudd said Tuesday. "I want to drive fast, too, and I want to go a long ways. " Mudd made his first appearance at spring practices this offseason. With the blessing of coach Andy Reid, the 71-year-old offensive line coach skipped four weeks of voluntary workouts in an effort to stay fresh for the coming season.
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May 3, 2011 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Mudd was living, quite literally, in Leisure World when Andy Reid phoned him one January day with the hopes of luring him out of retirement. Reid's peculiar idea of naming offensive line coach Juan Castillo the Eagles' next defensive coordinator could only happen, in his words, if Mudd had agreed to take Castillo's spot only a year after calling it quits with the Colts. There was a brief feeling-out period. Mudd: "You know that I'm not going to do things like Juan did them.
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November 9, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles start a former tackle at guard and a former guard at center. Their starting right tackle has not started there since 2010, and their starting left tackle played right tackle for more than a half in the last game. This is the Eagles' 2012 offensive line, a group beset by injuries that sidelined four of its previous starters and has allowed quarterback Michael Vick to be sacked 27 times this season. When they play the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, the Eagles likely will start Demetress Bell at left tackle, Evan Mathis at left guard, Dallas Reynolds at center, Dennis Kelly at right guard, and King Dunlap at right tackle.
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January 5, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season. "The guy from Buffalo . . . Demetress Bell," Mudd finally recalled. "Oops, that didn't work out. " The former Eagles offensive line coach, now retired, was going through some of the combinations of linemen he was forced to insert into the lineup after four (!) of five starters were injured last season. Mudd wasn't complaining.
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October 24, 2012
EAGLES PRACTICE was closed Monday and the members of Howard Mudd's beleaguered offensive line weren't forthcoming afterward, but it eventually trickled out that King Dunlap has replaced Demetress Bell at left tackle. CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank reported the switch, which was reflected Monday night in the depth chart posted on the team website. The Eagles signed Bell to start at left tackle in March for $3.25 million this year, after Jason Peters' first of two Achilles' tears.
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January 31, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Winston Justice wasn't traded unknowingly to the Colts two years ago. He said that the Eagles called him one March day and asked him if he wanted to play elsewhere. "They called and asked, 'Do you want to be traded?' It wasn't like they traded me," Justice, now a Broncos tackle, said this week. "They were like, 'Do you want to do this, like, before we do this? Are you sure?' So it was like they gave me a choice to do it or not. " He said yes and was dealt to Indianapolis for an exchange of sixth-round draft picks that jumped the Eagles ahead 15 spots.
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March 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - In February, Evan Mathis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, went to the Eagles and asked for a new contract for his client, sources close to the situation told The Inquirer on Wednesday. The Eagles said they wouldn't tear up Mathis' five-year, $25 million contract two years in and suggested to Rosenhaus that he shop the all-pro guard to other teams. The agent did so at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and in the month since, but very few teams have been interested in acquiring the 32-year-old, the sources said.
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December 3, 2012 | By Zach Berman, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
ARLINGTON, Texas - Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and center Dallas Reynolds both started Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys despite being listed as questionable. Cox missed practice Wednesday because of a bruised tailbone and was absent Thursday and Friday because of a death in his family. Cox rejoined the team in North Texas on Saturday. He left the game in the second quarter after he reinjured his tailbone. Cox was taken to the locker room for examination but started the second half.
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June 1, 2011
As he follows Juan Castillo, Howard Mudd is careful not to disparage him. "I'm treading on the guy I'm succeeding, and I don't want to do that," Mudd said Still . . . Mudd's lines in Indianapolis allowed 18.5 sacks per season. Castillo's allowed 40.5 per season in the same time span. Of course, Mudd's Colts lines protected Peyton Manning, a predictable, immobile quarterback all too willing to throw balls away. Castillo's Eagles dealt mainly with Donovan McNabb and Michael Vick, the most electric scramblers in league history, who welcomed contact and who hated to waste a down.
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July 30, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Demetress Bell doesn't have to go far to find out what it's like to play left tackle for the Eagles, with Howard Mudd as his offensive line coach. Bell, 28, is sharing a dormitory room at training camp with the man he is replacing and whose very large cleats he must step into. "I've got Jason Peters in my dorm room and Howard Mudd in the classroom," Bell said. "What else could you want?" Peters, whose ruptured Achilles tendon led to the Eagles' acquiring Bell in early April, reported to Lehigh University just like the rest of his teammates, even though he is likely out for the season.
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March 28, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
ORLANDO - In February, Evan Mathis' agent, Drew Rosenhaus, went to the Eagles and asked for a new contract for his client, sources close to the situation told The Inquirer on Wednesday. The Eagles said they wouldn't tear up Mathis' five-year, $25 million contract two years in and suggested to Rosenhaus that he shop the all-pro guard to other teams. The agent did so at the NFL combine in Indianapolis and in the month since, but very few teams have been interested in acquiring the 32-year-old, the sources said.
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February 28, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
NO ONE WHO HAS spent any time around Jason Kelce expected him to show up for his news conference yesterday afternoon wearing a three-piece suit from Boyds or Ventresca Ltd., and the Eagles center didn't disappoint. He wore the same sleeveless T-shirt and sweatpants in which he had worked out earlier that morning, which tells you a little bit about his fashion sense and much, much more about his work ethic. Even on the day he became rich beyond his wildest dreams, he still made sure to hit the weight room.
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January 31, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEWARK, N.J. - Winston Justice wasn't traded unknowingly to the Colts two years ago. He said that the Eagles called him one March day and asked him if he wanted to play elsewhere. "They called and asked, 'Do you want to be traded?' It wasn't like they traded me," Justice, now a Broncos tackle, said this week. "They were like, 'Do you want to do this, like, before we do this? Are you sure?' So it was like they gave me a choice to do it or not. " He said yes and was dealt to Indianapolis for an exchange of sixth-round draft picks that jumped the Eagles ahead 15 spots.
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January 5, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season. "The guy from Buffalo . . . Demetress Bell," Mudd finally recalled. "Oops, that didn't work out. " The former Eagles offensive line coach, now retired, was going through some of the combinations of linemen he was forced to insert into the lineup after four (!) of five starters were injured last season. Mudd wasn't complaining.
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August 26, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
NFL TEAMS must cut from 90 to 75 players by 4 p.m. Tuesday. That's the backdrop to tonight's Eagles preseason game at Jacksonville, coach Chip Kelly's first road venture. Of course, the third preseason game is the one the starters use to prepare for the season, and there is plenty of drama there, but there are several notable names who need to play well, if not to survive the cut to 75, then to ensure a future beyond the final cutdown to 53, which must be completed a week from today.
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May 15, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
JASON PETERS says the right Achilles' tendon he ruptured twice last spring is 100 percent again. Todd Herremans says the broken right foot that cost him half the 2012 season is as good as new. And Jason Kelce says the right ACL he tore last September is getting better every day and he expects to be "full go" for the start of training camp in 2 1/2 months. If you're looking for a reason to believe that the Eagles can be more than a 6-10 or 7-9 football team in Chip Kelly's first season as an NFL head coach, Peters, Herremans, Kelce and the rest of the offensive line are it. Let's face it. We don't have the slightest clue at this point what kind of production they will get from the quarterback position because we don't even know who the hell the quarterback will be, and probably won't know until the middle of August.
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April 19, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE OFFENSIVE line arrayed in front of Michael Vick this week at Chip Kelly's first minicamp might look pretty different from the group that takes the field next month, when the team again assembles. The Eagles hold the fourth overall pick in the April 25-27 NFL draft, and with three offensive tackles expected to go in the top 10, plus a couple of guards, the veterans on the line could soon be welcoming to their group the highest-drafted Eagle since Donovan McNabb arrived (accompanied by boos, local legend holds)
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February 14, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
TWO YEARS of bad offensive lines cost Andy Reid his job. Two years of injury and inexperience up front cost Michael Vick two concussions, five injured ribs and millions of dollars. Lousy blocking and confused assignments cost the Eagles' organization two precious seasons of DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, LeSean McCoy and Brent Celek, all in their prime. Those players, and Vick, have one last chance to again set defenders quivering in their quilts on Saturday nights. That chance lies in the lap of beefy, bifocaled offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland.
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December 31, 2012
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Andy Reid walked off the field for the last time as an Eagles coach, and just as he entered through the tunnel Howard Mudd waddled up behind him and locked arms. With bad knees and an artificial hip, Mudd has a difficult time walking. But he wanted to say something to Reid, who lured him out of retirement almost two years ago, so the offensive line coach picked up his cane and walked swiftly. New York Giants fans hung over the tunnel from their seats and mocked Reid and his players.
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