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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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July 22, 2014 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
TEN YEARS AGO, the Eagles opened training camp at Lehigh with traffic jams, overburdened parking lots, and more than 6,000 fans spilling out of a few sets of bleachers, boisterously reacting to every snap. It won't be like that when the 2014 Eagles first take the field Saturday at NovaCare. For one thing, the workout will be closed to the public. For another, there was no offseason addition anything like Terrell Owens, the catalyst of those 2004 hopes. But for the first time since 2004, lots of Eagles fans sense a team on the rise, real hope for a championship.
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July 18, 2014 | BY KEN DUNEK, For the Daily News
I MIGHT HAVE been the luckiest player in pro football history. Unfortunately, there are two kinds of luck. My "Walter Mitty" career began as an undrafted free agent with the 1980 Eagles. Fresh out of Memphis State (now the University of Memphis), I was a converted power forward on the basketball team who chose football in his senior year as a last chance at realizing my childhood dream of being a professional athlete. You see, the NBA wasn't looking for any 6-6 white centers, but the NFL did have a need for 245-pound tight ends who could run a 4.6 40-yard dash.
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July 17, 2014 | By Sam Donnellon, Daily News Staff Writer
IT IS mid-July of another summer in which the Phillies are playing themselves into early irrelevancy, and that once meant only one thing: "E-A-G-L-E-S. " As in those familiar chants heard at Citizens Bank Park as opponents put up another crooked number. As in, the heightened anticipation of the start of training camp. Polls, debates, discussions about personnel and promise, all filling in the cracks left by a Phillies team that might be so bad, it might not be wanted anywhere else.
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July 2, 2014 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
ONE OF THE BIG reasons for the Eagles' rags-to-riches success last season was their health. Whether it was the Chip Kelly Wellness Plan or good fortune or a combination of the two, Eagles starters missed only 30 games combined because of injury, which was the fourth fewest in the NFL. Their offensive line, which was devastated by injuries in 2012, didn't have a single missed start last season. Their five starters missed a total of 98 snaps in 17 games as the Eagles led the league in rushing and finished second in total offense and fourth in scoring.
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June 27, 2014
   Franklin Field will host one of three open Eagles practices during training camp, which begins July 25.    The Eagles will practice at Franklin Field on Aug. 10 and at Lincoln Financial Field on July 28 and Aug. 3. Most practices will take place at the NovaCare Complex, where a few spectators, including season-ticket holders, will be selected to attend.    Tickets for the open practice at Franklin Field will be available at PennAthletics.com/Eagles beginning at 10 a.m. July 16. The two practices at the Linc will not require tickets.
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