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September 24, 2010
YES, IT'S EARLY. Two games isn't much time to come to a conclusion about anything - well, except for switching quarterbacks. But I digress. Sure, some mistakes have been made, but, for the most part, the first two games of Nate Allen's career as the Eagles' starting free safety couldn't have gone much better. As one of the Eagles to be watched closely this season, Allen already has given us some positives. He intercepted a pass from Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers in the season opener and got another pick off Detroit quarterback Shaun Hill Sunday.
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September 23, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
Brandon Graham was running down a screen (didn't Tom Petty sing about that?) when he landed funny, hitting the ground just under his shoulder and above the back of his ribcage. "It spasmed all my muscles up here," he said, pointing to his upper back and shoulder. Until that moment, in the second half of the Eagles' 35-32 victory at Detroit, it had been a great homecoming for Graham, the Eagles' first-round rookie defensive end. He had notched his first NFL sack early in the game, with friends and family watching.
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September 12, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If the tale of the 2009 Eagles defensive backs was to be staged, it would most resemble a Tennessee Williams production. It was a dysfunctional family full of sorrow, strife, and scandal that was ultimately destined to fail. A year later, those troubles seem as old as Shakespeare. There's a new cast and new attitudes from leftover characters and a general air of confidence coming from a unit that had its 2009 run ended abruptly by the hated Cowboys. The first act of this new production begins Sunday, when Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and his bevy of receivers unleash their aerial assault at Lincoln Financial Field.
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September 10, 2010 | By MARCUS HAYES, hayesm@phillynews.com
THIRD IN POINTS. Sixth in yardage. Maybe the best young quarterback in the game. Just where the Eagles' defense stands will be better gauged come Sunday evening, after it faces a Packers offense that clicked beautifully for Aaron Rodgers last season. "This will be a great measuring stick," said Pro Bowl end Trent Cole. "It'll let us see just where we are as a defense. " The preseason would indicate that the Eagles' defense will be a strength. But that's just preseason.
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September 10, 2010 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
We look at the Eagles and see more question marks than usual. Opposing coaches look and see giant bull's-eyes. Because of that, the early returns on Kevin Kolb, the offensive line, Nate Allen, Ernie Sims, and a bunch of other issues may be a little misleading. Even if Andy Reid and Co. are mostly right, it may take some time for that to be evident. If they're wrong, we'll probably know sooner. Because so much has been said and speculated about Kolb, let's start with Allen, the rookie safety who is expected to fill the hole vacated by Brian Dawkins.
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September 7, 2010
The Eagles signed tight end Garrett Mills, safety Chip Vaughn, and wide receiver Jeremy Williams on Monday, giving them the maximum of eight players on their practice squad. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound Mills was fourth-round pick by New England in 2006. He spent the last three seasons in Minnesota. He had seven catches for 91 yards in nine career games and spent a season on the practice squad. The addition of Mills means the Eagles probably have closed the book on Cornelius Ingram.
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September 7, 2010
THE OVER-UNDER on wins in the NFC East this year, from the people at Bodog, goes like this: Dallas. . . 10 Eagles. . . 8 Giants. . . 8 Redskins. . . 7 This seems fair. I've been saying 9-7 for the Eagles since the schedule came out and I'm still saying 9-7. What I don't get is the people who are worried about the bottom falling out. They won 11 games last season with a defense that couldn't stop anybody good, a defense that saw opposing offenses beat their season scoring averages in seven of their last nine games.
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September 3, 2010 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
If there's room, Kelley Washington may have wormed his way onto the Eagles' 53-man roster Thursday night. The wide receiver was active on both offense and special teams in the first half of the Eagles' final preseason game against the New York Jets. Washington caught two passes for 18 yards and made the type of play on punt coverage that the eight-year veteran is known for. After the Jets held, punter Sav Rocca booted an end-over-end kick that landed inside the New York 5-yard line.
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September 2, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
MACHO HARRIS can count, and he knows that getting moved from cornerback, where he'd played all spring and summer, back to safety for the final week of the preseason probably was not a great omen for his continued employment with the Eagles. Harris talked this week about the opportunity to "showcase my talent" in tonight's preseason finale against the visiting New York Jets. Translated, that means the rest of the NFL will see the film, and if last year's rookie starter at free safety is a victim when the Birds trim from 75 to 53 this weekend, he at least can enhance his chance of getting a job somewhere else.
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August 17, 2010 | By LES BOWEN, bowenl@phillynews.com
BETHLEHEM - The great safety search has ended, with the signing yesterday afternoon of Anthony Scirrotto, formerly of Penn State and West Deptford (N.J.) High. Scirrotto was the lucky winner among four safeties who tried out over the past 2 days for the spot that opened up when Antoine Harris suffered a season-ending Lisfranc sprain Friday against Jacksonville. Of course, that's an 80-man roster spot, and Scirrotto now has to learn a new defense and climb over a whole bunch of bodies to make the 53-man group that faces the Green Bay Packers in the season opener, Sept.
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