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June 29, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Philly.com
The NFL Network wrapped up its Top 100 Players of 2013 series on Thursday night, and its almost complete shunning of the Philadelphia Eagles is now history. Perhaps deservedly so, after a 4-12 season that got head coach Andy Reid fired. Only one Eagles player made the list, running back LeSean McCoy at No. 45. That's way down from 2012, when the list included seven players: McCoy at No. 18, tackle Jason Peters at 42, defensive ends Jason Babin and Trent Cole at 44 and 57, quarterback Michael Vick at 70, wideout DeSean Jackson at 71, and cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha at 79. Peters had a good excuse: He missed last season because of a twice-ruptured Achilles tendon.
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June 1, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
It's a fundamental part of football, but tackling is the hardest to simulate in practice, especially with the restrictions that NFL coaches increasingly face. But it is easy enough to describe. Patrick Chung explained what goes into a successful takedown. "Tackling is a technique thing - stay square, inside foot up, take away one side, keep your head up, and don't duck," the Eagles safety said on Thursday. "It's the same thing. It's just a matter of doing it over and over and over again.
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May 22, 2013 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Staff Writer
TRYING TO determine the primary reason for the Eagles' bad-awful pass defense last year is like trying to find an answer to the old chicken-or-egg question. Was it the meek pass rush, which recorded just 30 sacks and too often gave opposing quarterbacks enough time to get a mani-pedi let alone find an open receiver? Or was it the mistake-prone secondary, which managed to turn coverage-blowing into a 16-game art form? Clearly, there was enough blame to go around for the franchise-record 33 touchdown passes the Eagles gave up, their league-worst 99.6 opponent passer rating and their measly eight interceptions.
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April 5, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
ALL PAUL HOLMGREN had to say was, "Bryz is our No. 1 goalie, now and for the foreseeable future. " Words to that effect would have squelched speculation that the Flyers' deadline trade Wednesday for Steve Mason, a young, pedigreed goalie, might mean an early divorce from Ilya Bryzgalov. Instead, Holmgren said, "We see [Mason] as one of our two goalies, not only the rest of this year, but moving forward. We'll just leave it at that for now. " Of course, nothing concerning the Flyers gets left at that.
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April 4, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
FORMER EAGLES cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha has agreed to a 1-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers, his agent confirmed. According to an ESPN report, the deal could be worth up to $3 million. A source told ESPN that Asomugha picked the 49ers over the New Orleans Saints. Asomugha also collects a guaranteed $4 million from the Eagles, who released him earlier in the offseason.   Noteworthy *  As expected, the Arizona Cardinals acquired quarterback Carson Palmer from the Oakland Raiders.
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April 3, 2013 | Associated Press
Free-agent cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha reached agreement on a one-year contract with the San Francisco 49ers on Tuesday that could pay him as much as $3 million this year. The contract has no guaranteed money. The ex-Eagle is due to earn a base package of $1.35 million with salary and bonuses, and could make an additional $1.65 million in incentives. "It's not about the money for him. He wants to play for a winner," his agent said. The former all-pro was released by the Eagles on March 12 after two disappointing seasons.
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March 19, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles are in the honeymoon period of free agency. Last week's shopping spree produced eight players, most of whom arrive at a ripe age, fill a targeted need, and appear to have signed at reasonable prices. Yet a signing cannot be properly assessed in March because the nature of the marriage between a free agent and a new team creates so many unknowns. "When you go into free agency, it's like an arranged marriage in some aspects because you've never lived with the person.
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March 15, 2013 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
After they added five cost-efficient free agents Tuesday evening, the Eagles were content to sit out as another wave of players was signed to hefty contracts on the second day of NFL free agency. The Birds hosted Ricky Jean-Francois for a visit Wednesday, but the San Francisco defensive lineman left for his next stop - Indianapolis - without a deal. Rumors linked the Eagles to cornerbacks, pass-rushing outside linebackers, and tackles, but nothing materialized. Coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman took a break from the activity to introduce two of their new players - tight end/fullback James Casey and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga - and to update the Eagles' free-agency plan.
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March 14, 2013 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
It was exciting to see the Eagles make a big splash on the first day of NFL free agency, especially since it was Nnamdi Asomugha being thrown overboard. Hey, at least he made contact. The Eagles will pay Asomugha $4 million not to play for them in 2013 and that is the best bargain general manager Howie Roseman could have made. There are two ways to make your team better, and subtraction is the easy one. It is the addition part that gets tricky, as Asomugha's two-year display of ineffectiveness demonstrated.
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March 14, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
THE EAGLES celebrated the commencement of free agency on Tuesday by excising their biggest free-agent disappointment in recent memory. They cut Nnamdi Asomugha. Perhaps their lesson is learned. Entering free agency as a rebuilding franchise, they can ill afford to direct too much money and too much hope on one or two veterans. They are nowhere near inserting a final puzzle piece to ensure Super Bowl contention, as evidenced by their signing of five players on Tuesday, all of whom have a chance to impact the reconfigured roster.
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