Billy Davis is hoping to build a mirrored defense, where one player can seamlessly take on the role of his counterpart in the name of disguise and scheme flexibility. The outside linebacker posts were hardly a reflection of one another in 2013, however. Read more »
Happy Fourth of July to our football family.
We are approaching the two-year mark here at Birds 24/7 (Our first post was on July 23, 2012). The site has been blessed with a smart and loyal and passionate readership since Day 1. We are very proud of the community that has been created and are looking forward to sharing in this upcoming season with you. For now, enjoy the holiday. We have a couple posts scheduled for the weekend in case you need to scratch that itch. Knowing you, you will. That’s why we get along so well.
Now onto the mailbag: Read more »
National love has been hard to come by for Nick Foles of late. Read more »
With Lane Johnson likely facing a suspension, the Eagles could do without another issue along the offensive line. But one could be coming. Read more »
Lane Johnson could be facing a suspension, but it hasn’t been handed down yet.
Paul Domowitch reported that the right tackle tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs and will miss the first four games.
When asked to confirm the report, an NFL spokesperson replied: “We have no information on him.”
Does that mean no suspension has been handed down from the league?
Johnson is not necessarily out of the woods. Players typically learn of a positive test before the league office. It’s possible, then, that his camp is aware of the failed drug test and it simply hasn’t hit the league offices yet.
Billy Davis spoke with the media for about a half-hour before the team went on break. A few takeaways: Read more »
Some links to pass along this weekend: Read more »
James Brady was around for the first Ifeanyi Momah transformation.
The two have been friends since they were teenagers. They went to different high schools in Long Island but the quarterback and receiver regularly trained together. As kids with little cash and big goals, they used to jump from gym to gym around the neighborhood, taking advantage of the free introductory memberships until it was time to find the next deal.
When they weren’t playing on the same night Brady would go and check out Momah’s games, and remembers the gigantic jump he took once he injected some swagger into that large frame.
It will be interesting to see how the outside linebacker position shakes out this summer, particularly when it comes to Brandon Graham. Read more »
This year’s Eagles training camp will feature an open practice at Franklin Field.
The team announced their camp schedule Wednesday. All players will report on July 25. There will be three open practices in all. Two will be held on Monday, July 28 and Sunday, August 3 at Lincoln Financial Field. The third will take place on Sunday, August 10 at Franklin Field, which was the home of the Eagles from 1958-70.