Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Eagles injury report

Wide receiver Damaris Johnson (ankle), linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring) and running back Chris Polk (shoulder) all sat out practice Wednesday.

DJack practiced about this much ...
Quarterback Michael Vick (hamstring), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle), punter Donnie Jones (non-kicking foot), linebacker Casey Matthews (hip), offensive tackle Jason Peters (shoulder) and defensive end Cedric Thornton were limited.

Safety Patrick Chung (shoulder) was a full participant along with quarterback Nick Foles.

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Vick's hamstring still 'pulled'

Chip Kelly gets animated talking quarterbacks.
Michael Vick is back where he started.

Eagles head coach Chip Kelly said Vick's magnetic resonance imaging test revealed he still has a pulled hamstring.

"It’s hurt in the same spot," Kelly said. "We’ll see how he goes. I don’t anticipate Mike being able to play this week. But we’ll monitor him. Nothing new from what happened the last time, is the way it was explained to me."

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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Eagles ship Sopoaga to Patriots

The Eagles traded nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a sixth-round draft pick to the Patriots for a fifth-round pick in 2014.

The Patriots were desperate for help at nose tackle as Vince Wilfork suffered a torn Achilles' tendon.
Watching Sopoaga's plane take off.

Sopoaga had 10 tackles in eight games with the Eagles after signing a three-year $11 million contract with the Eagles, including $3.75 million guaranteed.

Shortly after signing with the Eagles Sopoaga said the Eagles with rookie head coach Chip Kelly would "shock the world."

The shocker is the Eagles got something for Soap, who clearly is near the end of the line.

Sopoaga played 47 snaps in the loss last week to the Giants but wasn't credited with a tackle.

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Monday, October 28, 2013

Kelly in no rush to get Vick back

In so many words Chip Kelly indicated Monday he's seen enough of Michael Vick to realize this is a good time to give the veteran all of the time he needs to rehab the problematic hamstring.

Rookie Matt Barkley is next quarterback up for the struggling Eagles.
"I’m going to wait for the determination but Mike didn’t seem like he was going to be ready this week,” Kelly said Monday. “He felt like when I talked to him the first time, that he thought he was going to be back after the Giants game. This is the first time when I talked to him that he thought he may be out. We’ll see when we sit down and visit with him after they get the final results and I talk to Chris (Peduzzi) and Dr. DeLuca."

Injured reserve, at some point, might become part of the conversation although it's hard to imagine Vick being happy about that.

With Nick Foles not far from a return after sustaining a concussion and rookie Matt Barkley looking like he could be the starter this weekend against the Raiders, it would make sense for the Eagles to see with certainty if they fit Kelly's offensive model.

Regardless the Eagles need to take a hard look at this group of college quarterbacks who could compose the 2014 draft,

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Sunday, October 27, 2013

No Super Bowls ... and counting

OK, 'License Plate' Joe Ruback is a Giants fans. No ifs, ands or buts about it.

He's also creative.
License Plate Joe capturing the frustrations of Eagles fans.

And it's tough to get the last word in when he's got this jersey on.

Watching the Eagles play the Giants brings a sinking feeling. The Giants are failing. And the Eagles look like they're headed there at least the way their quarterback situation is.

Michael Vick obviously wasn't healed from his pulled hamstring.

Nick Foles didn't look like the answer before suffering the concussion against the Cowboys.

And rookie Matt Barkley always seems to be looking for his next turnover.

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From Marcus Mariota to Johnny Football, upcoming QB draft is one for the ages

This is the draft teams that need quarterbacks have waited for.
Just in case Nick Foles and Mike Vick aren't the future ...

The Class of 2014 has 8-to-12 top talents skilled enough to win games in the NFL, a list topped by Marcus Mariota, according to a highly respected NFL player personnel executive. Teddy Bridgewater and Johnny Manziel, among others are in there.

The top 5 and a chunk of the other quarterbacks are here.

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Friday, October 25, 2013

Vick probable for Giants

One tough walkthrough for The Man.

Michael Vick and his stretched hamstring endured the walkthrough with no issues Friday and are listed probable for the Giants, who oppose the Eagles Sunday at the Linc.

The Eagles formally ruled out quarterback Nick Foles (concussion) and linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring).

Questionable are defensive end Cedric Thornton (knee) and safety Patrick Chung (shoulder).

Foles and Knott were the only Eagles who didn’t participate in practice.

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Whatcha think of the new cap?

The NFL's “Salute to Service” initiative includes a line of camouflage caps Eagles players and coaches will wear on the sidelines throughout the month of November.

The Eagles begin wearing it during their Nov. 10th game at Green Bay. (By the way, someone I know fairly well celebrates a big anniversary the next day).

These caps are available for purchase 

A share of the proceeds is slated to go to the troops.

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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Eagles Herremans robbed of $225K

An Eagles player identified only as "T.H." had more than $225,000 stolen from his checking account according to federal authorities cited in this report by
Todd Herremans

The Eagles confirmed the player was offensive tackle Todd Herremans and the event occurred about three years ago at a team hotel over the Platt Bridge.

A parking attendant allegedly stole the numbers to Herremans' checking account to access it per the report.

Herremans privately was credited with the money after the alleged theft was uncovered.

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Vick practices fully; Foles sits out

Mike Vick enjoyed another day of practice without a setback, building momentum for his return to the lineup this weekend after being shutdown for two games.
Nick Foles, Mike Vick in happier times.

Held out of practice were quarterback Nick Foles, cornerback Bradley Fletcher (knee) and linebacker Jake Knott (hamstring).

Limited were safety Patrick Chung (shoulder), punter Donnie Jones (non-kicking foot), offensive tackle Jason Peters (shoulder, finger) and defensive end Cedric Thornton (knee).

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