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October 18, 2010 | By Jeff McLane and Jonathan Tamari, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
3 With DeSean Jackson likely out next week with a concussion after the devastating blow he took in the second quarter, will the Eagles make a roster move at wide receiver? Riley Cooper should be healthy enough to return after missing the last two games because of a concussion, so an addition may not be necessary. But Jackson could be shelved longer, and the Eagles may want to add a veteran because Cooper and Chad Hall are rookies. 3 Do we have a defensive tackle controversy? No, it's not as sexy as a quarterback controversy, but Antonio Dixon looked very good in the middle of the defensive line for the Eagles.
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May 16, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Andy Reid offered a non-update on Jason Peters' condition, saying Monday morning that the Eagles tackle was out "indefinitely. " It was unclear later in the day whether the Eagles coach knew that Peters had re-ruptured his Achilles tendon, although it is likely he did since the five-time Pro Bowler once again needed surgery. But it is safe to say after this latest setback that Peters is definitely out for the 2012 season. The Eagles confirmed the injury Monday evening after Comcast SportsNet first reported that Peters re-ruptured his Achilles when the Roll-A-Bout machine he was using malfunctioned.
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March 12, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Free agency allows some teams to alter their rosters and most fans to dream big. The Eagles, after last season's splurge, aren't expected to fulfill the musings of those who want another spending spree in free agency. Most Birds fans, it seems, are fine with this considering how poorly the Eagles spent their allowance last summer. The hope is that the Eagles will target linebacker and perhaps a few other positions of less significance when scouring through the lists of free agents from other teams.
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August 24, 2011 | BY LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
THE BIGGEST AREA of upheaval right now on the Eagles' roster is the offensive line. Tomorrow night's preseason game against visiting Cleveland will feature two rookie starters, right guard Danny Watkins and center Jason Kelce. King Dunlap and just-returned Reggie Wells will audition for the right tackle job, which still is likely to go to Winston Justice when Justice's right knee is healthy enough for him to practice; Eagles coach Andy Reid said yesterday that Justice might be able to do that next week.
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October 25, 2010 | by Paul Domowitch
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - There they were yesterday, sitting pretty on the Tennessee 3-yard line with a little less than 6 minutes left in the third quarter. There they were, 3 yards from a touchdown that would have given them a 23-7 lead and put them well on their way to their fifth win of the season and a very satisfying bye-week vacation. And then, just like that, it all went to hell. In the time it took Titans defensive tackle Jason Jones to blow by center Mike McGlynn and slap a would-be handoff to LeSean McCoy out of quarterback Kevin Kolb's hand, momentum shifted.
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May 26, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It happens fast in the NFL. One year you're a rookie. The next year you finally get a chance to play. By the third year you're playing for your professional life. That timeline essentially sums up Joe Mays' career to this point. Of course, the Eagles linebacker hasn't made it to Year Three just yet. "They say that the average life span of an NFL player is three years," Mays said Tuesday. (It's actually 3.5 years, according to the league's players association.) "I'm going into my third year.
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August 19, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
As Andy Reid read the names, it seemed as if the Eagles coach was reciting his starting team. Twelve players will not make the trip to Indianapolis for tomorrow's preseason game against the Colts. Of the 12, 11 are injured. Of those 11, four of them are projected starters on the offensive line. All four linemen could be ready to start when the season opens in less than four weeks, but there is no definite timetable for the return of guards Todd Herremans and Stacy Andrews and tackles Jason Peters and Shawn Andrews.
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August 11, 2009 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles set a franchise record for points a year ago and still focused the majority of their attention in the off-season on an offensive makeover. At least during the Lehigh University portion of training camp, the alterations have not been all that pretty. It's well-documented that the Eagles have had all sorts of problems getting their projected starting offensive line on the field, but the source of offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg's frustration goes beyond that part of things.
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August 21, 2009 | By Jeff McLane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
King Dunlap's baptism came by fire - and its name was Dwight Freeney. The Eagles' fill-in left tackle, starting his first NFL game of any kind, was pitted against the Indianapolis Colts' all-time sack leader in the Birds' 23-15 loss last night at Lucas Oil Field. It took Freeney, a four-time Pro Bowl defensive end, one play to exploit Dunlap, a third-stringer stepping in for the injured and projected starter, Jason Peters. After a sack forced a Colts fumble, the Eagles took over on the Indianapolis 24-yard line.
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August 21, 2009 | By KYLE NEDDENRIEP For the Daily News
For seven offensive plays, King Dunlap handled his business with the anonymity an offensive lineman prefers, taking care of Colts defensive end Josh Thomas without incident. Then came play No. 8. On a third-and-4 from the Colts' 13-yard line, All-Pro defensive end Dwight Freeney lined up across from the second-year pro making his debut as the Eagles' left offensive tackle. Freeney charged and spun. Dunlap flailed. Freeney sacked Donovan McNabb and forced a fumble, recovered by Colts defensive end Keyunta Dawson.
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