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September 12, 2013 | By Phil Anastasia, Inquirer Staff Writer
Isaiah Baylor was one of South Jersey's best defensive ends as a sophomore and junior. He won't be one of South Jersey's best defensive ends as a senior. The Triton standout has switched to inside linebacker. It's the position he's likely to play in college, and the spot from which he believes he can make the most impact in his final season with the Mustangs. "I'd rather be in the middle of the field," Baylor said. "As a defensive end, you can be a little limited in that you are only coming from one side.
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September 1, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Inside Eagles linebacker Emmanuel Acho's notebook is a list of goals for the training camp and the season. Even though Acho's employment with the Eagles was not guaranteed beyond the preseason, the 22-year-old on the roster bubble planned for a regular season. On Saturday, Acho will find out if he survived the team's first cut to the 53-man roster for the NFL season. Labor Day weekend is an uneasy time around the NFL. The Eagles trimmed their roster from 75 to 62 on Friday, and need to cut nine more players by 6 p.m. on Saturday.
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August 30, 2013
Eagles linebacker Phillip Hunt went unclaimed off waivers Wednesday and will go on season-ending injured reserve. The Eagles designated Hunt as waived/injured on Tuesday and other NFL teams had 24 hours to claim the third-year player. Hunt partially tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee two weeks ago. The Eagles roster stands at 75 players heading into Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets. The roster must be trimmed to 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday.
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August 30, 2013 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Rhule added an interesting twist to Temple's football practice Wednesday. The first-year Owls coach set Notre Dame's fight song on full blast over the sound system, repeating it over and over to give his players a taste of what they will encounter when they open the season Saturday in South Bend, Ind. "When that environment comes, I want them to almost feel like that song is their song," Rhule said. "I want them to be familiar with it and remind them that this moment is here and enjoy it. " Freshman linebacker Jarred Alwan had no trouble recognizing the tune.
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August 23, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowjb@phillynews.com
BEFORE JOINING Temple last season as a freshman, Owls linebacker Tyler Matakevich always wore his favorite number, 44. This season, he will wear a number that means something entirely different, one that represents toughness. Entering Temple last summer as a freshman, Matakevich was given No. 32. While he was unsure of the number at first, he got used to it. On Tuesday, Matakevich was assigned No. 8, as one of the nine toughest players on the team, who all wear single digits. "It's definitely an honor," Matakevich said.
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August 23, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Penn State defense could have sported the tag "Eleven Forgotten Men" throughout preseason camp with all the attention centered on the battle for starting quarterback. However, the defense, in addition to having a front-row seat to the competition between sophomore Tyler Ferguson and freshman Christian Hackenberg, has thrived both in the trenches, where it has battled an experienced and talented offensive line, and in the secondary covering people such as Allen Robinson, last year's Big Ten receiver of the year.
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August 17, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linebacker Phillip Hunt underwent surgery to repair a partially torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, the Eagles said Thursday. Hunt became the fourth Eagles player to suffer an ACL injury in the last three weeks, joining wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, receiver Arrelious Benn, and linebacker Jason Phillips. Maclin, Benn, and Phillips have been placed on season-ending injured reserve. Hunt, 27, is likely done for the season as well. The Eagles said Hunt injured his knee after he left the preseason opener against New England last Friday night at Lincoln Financial Field.
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August 16, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN
PHILLIP HUNT underwent surgery for a partial left ACL tear yesterday, the Eagles said, making Hunt the fourth member of the team to tear an ACL in 3 weeks of training camp. The first three - wideout Jeremy Maclin, linebacker Jason Phillips and wideout Arrelious Benn - all suffered their injuries on one particular reconfigured field at the NovaCare Complex, something Eagles coach Chip Kelly said the team would have to investigate. Hunt was injured during last Friday's preseason-opening loss to the New England Patriots at Lincoln Financial Field, a game in which he made some good plays.
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August 9, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
TWO YEARS AGO, the Houston Texans proved that the switch from a 4-3 to a 3-4 defense doesn't always have to be accompanied by significant growing pains. After his defense finished 29th in points allowed and 30th in total defense in 2010, Texans coach Gary Kubiak fired his defensive coordinator, Frank Bush, and replaced him with one of the league's top 3-4 maestros, Wade Phillips. Keep in mind, the Texans made this significant scheme switch during the 2011 lockout, which meant Phillips wasn't even able to start putting in his new scheme until the start of training camp.
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August 7, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Asked to name his football favorites, Mychal Kendricks aimed high. "I like to hit quarterbacks," the Eagles inside linebacker said, "and I like to intercept balls and take them for six. " Kendricks didn't do much of either last year as a rookie. The fault was hardly his alone. The Eagles seemed to play away from his skill set in 2012. They barely pass-rushed the speedy linebacker, and for most of the season, they had the undersize Kendricks line up on the strong side opposite the tight end. The plan for this season, or at least in the general terms the Eagles have sketched out, is to utilize Kendricks' freakish athleticism.
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