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December 10, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Everybody wanted to talk to Ray Farmer. The Eagles linebacker was one of the most sought-after players in the locker room Monday because he will replace the injured William Thomas in Sunday's game against the Atlanta Falcons. Thomas, a right-side linebacker, sprained a ligament in his right knee in Sunday's loss to the New York Giants and may be lost for the last two games of the season. Since Thomas was the Birds' best defensive player, and Farmer, normally a left-side linebacker, will be making his first start in nine games, everybody wanted to hear what he had to say. As it turned out, Farmer didn't have time to talk.
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June 21, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Another former Green Bay Packer joined the Eagles' fold yesterday along with another team draft pick. Receiver Mark Ingram signed a one-year contract for about $300,000 plus a $15,000 signing bonus, according to his agent, Michael George. The club also signed fourth-round pick Ray Farmer to a three-year contract worth $696,000, including a $205,000 signing bonus. Farmer, from Duke, is expected to challenge Marc Woodard for the starting spot at left outside linebacker. He will earn the NFL minimum all three years - $131,000, $164,000 and $196,000.
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July 9, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
With training camp just eight days away, the Eagles are still searching for a veteran left outside linebacker. Among the new candidates they are considering is free agent Carl Banks, who played the last two seasons for the Cleveland Browns. "I talked to [Eagles pro personnel director] Chuck Banker a few weeks ago, and we hope they're considering him," said Alan Herman, who represents Banks. "We think Carl can help them. He has always played well across from the tight end, and I think Ray Rhodes knows that.
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January 13, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Coming off miserable holidays made so by the hangover of a losing season, Eagles coach Ray Rhodes went west to the San Francisco Bay area last week to scout college players at the East-West Shrine Game. The weather was lousy, so the players practiced mostly indoors. The teams that gave him his coaching start, San Francisco and Green Bay, were to meet Sunday in the NFC title game, where Rhodes expected to be this season. And then the daughter of a close family friend had a heart attack and died while he was there.
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March 6, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NORTHERN IOWA receiver Terrell Sinkfield participated in a pro day Monday at the University of Minnesota. Sinkfield proved he can run fast. The question is, how fast? FoxSportsNorth.com reported that Sinkfield ran the 40-yard dash, his second attempt, in 4.19 seconds, and it was so fast, he was asked to run a third time. Sinkfield reportedly stumbled on the third attempt but still ran a 4.44. "I knew it was good when I finished," Sinkfield told the website, referring to his faster time.
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August 18, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Everybody wanted to talk to the linebackers. Sudden celebrities in a locker room usually dominated by three intriguing quarterbacks, Pro Bowl running back Ricky Watters, and ageless wonder Irving Fryar, the linebackers were glad to talk. They had a few things to say. The Eagles beat the Baltimore Ravens, 24-13, in a preseason game Saturday night at Veterans Stadium, and the often overlooked linebackers had plenty to do with it. Ray Farmer rumbled 48 yards with a fumble recovery in the third quarter to put the Eagles ahead for good.
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September 19, 1998 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
When a team is facing as many negatives as the Eagles - an 0-2 start, endless injuries, nine straight road losses - there are only two things to do. Fold or look for something positive. For the beleaguered Eagles, the positives rest in the negatives - everyone else's. If there is nothing else to rally around going to Arizona, it is that the Cardinals are playing as bad as the Eagles and facing a must-win game coming off an 0-2 start. So when asked about his team's confidence at the close of their final practice yesterday, Birds coach Ray Rhodes looked to his division rivals for hope.
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October 8, 1997 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
If it's Wednesday, Ray Farmer is probably short on time. The Eagles linebacker has a special-teams meeting early in the morning and a full team meeting after that. He has special-teams practice in the afternoon and a full practice after that. Then it's off to the weight room, a short break for a mid-afternoon meal, then more meetings. It's no picnic being a starter in the NFL. It's no easy task being a special-teams standout, either. In three of the Eagles' first five games, Farmer has been both.
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December 26, 1996 | By Gary Miles and Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS
Terry Crews couldn't have asked for a better Christmas present. Unemployed all season after being cut by the Washington Redskins in August, Crews was invited by the San Francisco 49ers to fly out last Sunday for a tryout. But just one hour before he was scheduled to leave for the airport, Chuck Banker, the Eagles' director of scouting, called Crews at his home in Virginia and offered him a one-year contract with the Eagles. "It was a great Christmas present," said Crews, a pass-rushing defensive end and linebacker who backed up Washington linebacker Ken Harvey last season.
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November 4, 1997 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
Ty Detmer relieved starting quarterback Rodney Peete in the second half Sunday and brought the Eagles from a 17-7 deficit to a 21-17 lead in the third quarter. Detmer, who started the season's first six games, threw two fourth-quarter interceptions and, uncharacteristically, declined to address the media after the game. "I didn't want to get into a situation where I would say something I might regret," Detmer said yesterday. Whew. That might not sound like much, but them's fightin' words for the soft-spoken Texan.
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March 6, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
NORTHERN IOWA receiver Terrell Sinkfield participated in a pro day Monday at the University of Minnesota. Sinkfield proved he can run fast. The question is, how fast? FoxSportsNorth.com reported that Sinkfield ran the 40-yard dash, his second attempt, in 4.19 seconds, and it was so fast, he was asked to run a third time. Sinkfield reportedly stumbled on the third attempt but still ran a 4.44. "I knew it was good when I finished," Sinkfield told the website, referring to his faster time.
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June 2, 2007 | By Ashley Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Omar Gaither wasn't surprised. He knew as soon as the Eagles traded for Buffalo Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes that his starting job on the weak side was in serious jeopardy. No matter. The 23-year-old Gaither, the Eagles' fifth-round draft pick out of Tennessee a year ago, would love to be a starter. But he sees the big picture. Backing up veteran Pro Bowler Jeremiah Trotter in the middle, not to mention playing in nickel packages and on special teams, is not the worst thing.
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August 13, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He wears No. 51, same as You Know Who did. He dresses in the locker nearest the shower door, same as You Know Who did. He plays outside linebacker for the Philadelphia Eagles, the same spot that William Thomas held for nine mostly happy years. So it's no wonder if, during the Eagles' first two preseason games, you watched a big hit or a pass coverage by No. 51 and thought, Man, Willie T. is in midseason form. Carlos Emmons gave a little roll of his eyes. "I've always worn No. 51," he said.
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October 29, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The play marked the downward spiral the Eagles now find themselves in. It overshadowed the one a year before, which perhaps marked the highest point the Ray Rhodes's Eagles have achieved. Eight days after upsetting Super Bowl champion Green Bay in Game 2 last season, the Eagles were playing the despised Cowboys in Dallas on Monday night. The Birds were on the Cowboys' 4-yard line with four seconds to play, having driven there from their 16 in 47 seconds. They trailed, 21-20.
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September 19, 1998 | by Edward Moran, Daily News Sports Writer
When a team is facing as many negatives as the Eagles - an 0-2 start, endless injuries, nine straight road losses - there are only two things to do. Fold or look for something positive. For the beleaguered Eagles, the positives rest in the negatives - everyone else's. If there is nothing else to rally around going to Arizona, it is that the Cardinals are playing as bad as the Eagles and facing a must-win game coming off an 0-2 start. So when asked about his team's confidence at the close of their final practice yesterday, Birds coach Ray Rhodes looked to his division rivals for hope.
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September 18, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The injury bug has bitten the Eagles again, in a bad place and at a bad time. The biggest game of the year comes around for the Eagles - against possibly the worst offensive line they will face all year and the NFC's worst-rated passer in Jake Plummer - and their top returning pass rusher is out. Rhett Hall will at least miss Sunday's game in Arizona due to the patella tendinitis in his surgically reconstructed left knee (torn ligaments in...
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September 9, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
When you take a calculated risk, it sure helps if your calculations are accurate. The Eagles' decision to let running back Ricky Watters go will look a lot better if Duce Staley turns out to be the real thing. If that happens, it would snap a string of miscalculations that have cost the Eagles dearly over the last few seasons. Calculated risk: letting William Fuller go. Miscalculation: believing that Greg Jefferson or 1997 first-round pick Jon Harris would be an adequate substitute.
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August 31, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The fairy tale has ended. For now. Former Mastbaum star defensive end Uhuru "Joby" Hamiter was cut by his hometown football team yesterday. The Eagles dropped seven other players off their roster and traded for another to get to the 53-player limit they had to reach by 4 p.m. Surely, none of the cut players captured the hearts of Delaware Valley residents like Hamiter did. Hamiter would walk around the neighborhood at Broad and Erie, where he grew up, and friends would approach and wish him well.
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August 29, 1998 | by Marcus Hayes, Daily News Sports Writer
The final analysis is at hand. After tonight's game with New England in Foxboro, Mass. (Channel 17, 8 o'clock), Eagles coaches, football operations director Tom Modrak and pro scouting administrator Mike McCartney will decide, by 4 p.m. tomorrow, who will begin the season with the team and who will be cut. Teams must trim their rosters from 60 to 53 tomorrow. Last week's cut, from a maximum of 82 to 60, was considerably easier. This week, with four players - safety Matt Stevens, cornerback Bobby Taylor, tight end Jason Dunn and center Steve Everitt - injured but coming back, it makes things harder on the Birds, who must sacrifice need for depth.
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