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September 23, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
Nick Foles thought he had thrown an interception, and he thought the play had ended, and so he never did turn his head to the right to see Chris Baker - a 6-foot-3, 325-pound defensive lineman for the Washington Redskins - charging toward him with malevolence on his mind. An NFL player lives for an opportunity like the one Baker believed he had, for a clear shot at a defenseless quarterback, and Foles could walk backward across Roosevelt Boulevard at rush hour without risking the same measure of bodily harm that Baker threatened to deliver.
SPORTS
July 28, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
When the Eagles opened training camp on Saturday, Allen Barbre was with the first-team offensive line. He replaced Lane Johnson, who will miss the first four games because of a PED suspension. Coach Chip Kelly wasted no time changing the starting lineup. "We've got to prepare for our first four games, so we've got to get the guy who is going to be the starting right tackle for the first four games," Kelly said. "It will have a big impact on terms of where he is. We still have to develop Lane.
SPORTS
July 9, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
A WEEK REMOVED from the Daily News reporting that Lane Johnson will miss 25 percent of the Eagles' season, the reaction remains thus: Yawn. Johnson is the Eagles' starting right tackle. He also is the Eagles' most replaceable player. He will miss four games for testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs. Try to notice. It's not that the rest of the positions have no depth. In fact, several positions have several options should they lose a starter. It's not that the Eagles have a vast store of backup linemen.
SPORTS
June 20, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
AFTER THE Eagles finished losing to the Saints in their playoff game in January, they exited the field, dressed in their locker room and talked about how they expected to improve in Year 2 of the Chippah. After the Eagles finished their third preseason teaching camp yesterday, they exited the field, headed toward the locker room and talked about how they had improved on several categories of intangibles. That might be true. They might be a smoother machine, more completely comprehending what innovative head coach Chip Kelly wants on offense, more quickly understanding what innovative coordinator Billy Davis needs on defense.
SPORTS
June 20, 2014 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BEING AN NFL player on the other side of 30 is kind of like being a sleeping old person. Everybody always is checking on you to make sure you're still breathing. Todd Herremans hardly is a gridiron geriatric. He's just 31-going-on-32 and is only the third-oldest player on the Eagles' offensive line, 11 months younger than left guard Evan Mathis and 9 months younger than left tackle Jason Peters. But Mathis was a first-team All-Pro selection last season and Peters earned his sixth Pro Bowl invitation.
SPORTS
June 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allen Barbre agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep the reserve offensive lineman signed through 2017. Barbre, who will turn 30 this month, was entering the final year of his two-year, $1.5 million contract. Terms of the extension were not available Although he is not a starter, Barbre emerged last season as the team's top reserve offensive lineman. He took 86 snaps, including 51 in place of Jason Peters in the Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
SPORTS
June 5, 2014 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES set team records for points, yards, passing yards and touchdowns as they won the NFC East title in 2013. In Chip Kelly's new offense, LeSean McCoy set team records for rushing yards and total yards from scrimmage. DeSean Jackson had the best season of his six in the NFL. Nick Foles ascended from anonymity to MVP of the Pro Bowl. None of that would have happened without Jason Peters. Lost amid the gaudy numbers and the Chippah hype, Peters, in his 10th season, showed little effect from his disadvantages.
SPORTS
May 15, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
As far as alarms go, the Eagles' failure to address their depth at offensive line and inside linebacker in last week's NFL draft hardly rang a bell. They return all five players from one the league's best lines and both starting inside linebackers. And although they had opportunities to upgrade at each position this offseason, the Eagles were confident about their returners. They saw the need to inject some young talent into the pipeline, but they didn't. "Dagger," general manager Howie Roseman said about not drafting any offensive linemen. "Dagger in the heart.
SPORTS
May 8, 2014 | BY ED BARKOWITZ, Daily News Staff Writer barkowe@phillynews.com
THE FIRST round of the NFL draft is both sexy and important. But overlook the remaining six rounds at your own peril. Check out the list of first-team All-Pros last season, where about half were former first-round picks. The other half, of course, were not. The numbers are interesting, though not unique to 2013. Of the 24 players on the first-team All-Pro, 11 were selected in the first round. Just three of the offensive players were first-rounders, and none of the three Eagles - LeSean McCoy (second round)
SPORTS
March 5, 2014 | By Mike Sielski, Inquirer Columnist
If the spate of signings that the Eagles made last week is any indication, general manager Howie Roseman has learned the hardest and most instructive lessons from the franchise's last 15 years of flawed attempts to win a championship. In extending the contracts of Jason Peters, Jason Kelce, and Riley Cooper, Roseman has used the Joe Banner/Andy Reid era as a model of what and what not to do. Banner may have been ahead of his time in keeping promising young players by signing them to long-term, cost-effective deals, but he failed to recognize the value of two veterans whom he allowed to depart just when the Eagles needed them most: Jeremiah Trotter and Brian Dawkins.
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