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July 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Evan Mathis considered holding out of training camp, but the veteran guard reported and will be a participant when practice begins on Saturday. "I try to look at it from my point of view, try to look at it from their point of view," Mathis said. "I didn't want to have a negative impact on the team, didn't want to send the wrong message to players, coaches, fans. I look at what I'm doing as doing the right thing in this situation. " Mathis, a 32-year-old late bloomer who made his first Pro Bowl last season, is due a $5 million base salary in 2014 as part of the five-year, $25 million deal he signed after 2013.
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July 27, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lane Johnson took a drug prescribed by a longtime family physician in April. He learned in May that he had failed the NFL's test for performance-enhancing drugs because of that prescription. A four-game suspension was on the way, and the Eagles' starting right tackle told coach Chip Kelly and general manager Howie Roseman about the failed test once he learned the results. Johnson appealed the ruling, but the punishment was ultimately levied Wednesday. So when he reported to training camp Friday understanding that he will be absent from the conclusion of the preseason until after Week 4 of the regular season, Johnson took responsibility for the infraction.
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July 26, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
RICHMOND, Va. - DeSean Jackson's first training camp practice with the Washington Redskins ended around 11 a.m. Thursday, but Jackson stayed on the field. He took extra throws after other players filed to the locker room. Once he finished, Jackson walked to the ropes that held back fans three or four deep. He signed autographs and posed for photos. It was those fans' first time to see the former Eagles receiver as a Redskin, and Jackson tried to endear himself to a group he once tortured with touchdowns.
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July 25, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
Lane Johnson will miss the first four games of the season after the NFL officially announced Wednesday that the Eagles tackle violated the league's policy on performance-enhancing substances. Johnson's failed test was first reported last month, but it was unclear at the time what banned substance he had used or whether he planned to file an appeal. He did appeal but owned up to the violation in a statement released by the Eagles after the NFL's announcement. "In April, while training, I mistakenly and foolishly put a prescribed medication in my body to help with a medical issue," Johnson said.
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July 25, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
LATE IN Lane Johnson's rookie season, Eagles coach Chip Kelly noted that the big right tackle "rarely makes the same mistake twice. " When it comes to performance-enhancing substances, the consequences for making a mistake even once are substantial. So it was that the Eagles and Johnson found themselves issuing statements yesterday emphasizing the need for the fourth overall pick in the 2013 draft to learn from his four-game suspension, which the NFL finally got around to announcing yesterday.
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July 25, 2014 | BY BOB VETRONE JR., Daily News Staff Writer vetronb@phillynews.com
WHEN CHIP KELLY held his first full-team OTAs as Eagles coach in May 2013, one thing was apparent, even to the players. "I have noticed that there are a lot bigger guys here this year," said Dennis Kelly, then an Eagles second-year offensive lineman. The 90 players who Kelly would bring to his first full training camp 2 months later were, on average, three-quarters of an inch taller and 7 pounds heavier than the 90 who had attended Andy Reid's final preseason get-together a year earlier.
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July 24, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
AFTER THE SIXERS' crop of rookies, young players and free-agent hopefuls finished their stint in the Las Vegas Summer League, Sixers assistant Chad Iske, who directed the squad, observed, "Overall, the effort we preached in both camps, especially mine, our transition defense, protecting the paint, I think we are getting better at it. " A week earlier at the Orlando Summer League, Sixers assistant coach Lloyd Pierce ran the show, and he was able...
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July 22, 2014
Tickets to Eagles practice at Franklin Field on Aug. 10, one of three open practices during training camp, are sold out. Tickets are still available for the two open practices at Lincoln Financial Field (July 28 and Aug. 3).
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July 22, 2014 | By John Smallwood, Daily News Staff Writer
THERE ARE questions about quarterback Nick Foles as the Eagles open training camp this weekend for the 2014 season. Last year at this time, he was second on the depth chart to Michael Vick and remained there, despite having a solid preseason. Then Vick got hurt, and Foles parlayed the opportunity into a campaign that surprisingly ended with the Eagles' winning the NFC East and his being named the Most Valuable Player of the Pro Bowl. Foles had a ridiculously amazing touchdown-to-interception ratio, tossing 27 scores and only two interceptions, and had the jersey he wore against the Oakland Raiders sent to the Hall of Fame after he tied an NFL record with seven touchdown passes and had a perfect passer rating of 158.3.
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July 22, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There is no longer any question that Nick Foles is Chip Kelly's quarterback this season. As Foles enters his third training camp with the Eagles, the coach said that Foles must work on the "intricacies" that can take a quarterback "from good to great. " The "good to great" ascension can be difficult - a best-selling business book is devoted to the concept - and Foles will attempt it as he follows his record-breaking 2013 with a season that could determine his future with the Eagles.
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