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January 5, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite being snubbed by the Pro Bowl, guard Evan Mathis was one of three Eagles selected to the Associated Press all-pro first team. Running back LeSean McCoy and tackle Jason Peters joined Mathis on the team selected by 50 NFL writers across the country. Both had previously been voted all-pro - Peters in 2010 and 2011 and McCoy in 2011. But this is the first time for Mathis, a nine-year veteran who signed with the Eagles before the 2011 season. "It's great to receive the recognition, and it's truly humbling," Mathis said to philadelphiaeagles.com.
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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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January 3, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Jason Peters had a publicist in the Eagles locker room on Wednesday. It was defensive end Vinny Curry. "Comeback player of the year . . . Pro Bowler . . . all-pro," Curry said. Peters indeed has been named to the Pro Bowl, but Curry threw in a few more suggestions. He wanted to make the point that the Eagles' left tackle is having a standout campaign, and it has come in Peters' first season back from a twice-ruptured Achilles tendon. "Look at his ankle. Think that doesn't bother him?"
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December 29, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Despite a dramatic turnaround in Chip Kelly's first season and having the NFL's second-ranked offense, the Eagles had only two players selected to the 2014 Pro Bowl when the roster was announced on Friday night. Running back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters were the lone Eagles voted into the annual game, although quarterback Nick Foles was a first alternate and wide receiver DeSean Jackson and left guard Evan Mathis were second alternates. "It means a lot to me," McCoy said.
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December 26, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
There's more to Jason Kelce than just the beard, the lockerroom availability, and the leadership skills that Chip Kelly has spoken so glowingly about since nearly the first day he arrived. The Eagles center is actually very good at his chosen profession. Kelce can say all the right things and set the perfect example for his teammates, but if he can't block at a high level, then the message loses some of its patina. "That's always, I think, the biggest thing," Kelly said earlier this week. "A lot of people can talk about it, but you have to be able to do it. He does it every day. I've always felt that you know you have a really good team when your best players are your hardest workers.
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December 19, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY'S answer to people who questioned going for it on fourth-and-half-a-yard from his own 24 in the third quarter Sunday has been, basically exasperation - Kelly feels that with this offensive line and LeSean McCoy, if you can't get half a yard, you might as well pack it in, field position be damned. How do the guys entrusted with gaining that half a yard, who didn't get it on Sunday, feel about that? "I think he's absolutely right," center Jason Kelce said. "We should be able to pick up fourth-and-half-a-yard every time we run a play.
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December 17, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
MINNEAPOLIS - One loss after five wins in a row shouldn't lead you to question nearly everything about a football team. But the Eagles fell so grotesquely yesterday, 48-30, to the Minnesota Vikings, did so many things wrong, against such an unassuming opponent - if it isn't time to panic, it surely is time to question a lot of what we thought we'd learned since the previous day like this one, Sept. 29 at Denver. There was a lot of tiptoeing around the "letdown" or "trap game" concept in the postgame locker room, but left tackle Jason Peters kept both feet firmly planted on the tape-strewn carpet.
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December 14, 2013 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Jason Peters says there is no pain in his right Achilles tendon - no soreness, no twinge of discomfort when he digs his foot into the dirt, nothing. He tore it twice in less than two months last year, missed the entire 2012 season, and after two surgeries, after losing 25 pounds to shave his weight to 320 and ease the strain on the tendon, with the help of a daily stretching routine and with his 32d birthday approaching next month, he is again starting for the Eagles at left tackle, is again among the NFL's best at his position, and he feels as if he'd never been injured at all. "The way I feel right now," he said, "I've got at least five in me - five years, five good years.
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December 13, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
IN THE LATE nineties, Jeff Stoutland spent 3 years as an assistant on Paul Pasqualoni's coaching staff at Syracuse. Coached tight ends for 2 years and the offensive line for a year. Also was Pasqualoni's recruiting coordinator for all 3 years. Both of them favored athletic offensive linemen who could move over slow, big-bellied road-graders. "Coach Pasqualoni would say, 'You know what? Let's go find tight ends and defensive linemen and let's make them our offensive linemen.' " Stoutland said.
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