The Eagles made a roster move today, releasing running back Miguel Maysonet and signing Youngstown State tight end Will Shaw.
Maysonet (5-9, 209) played his college ball at Stony Brook, piling up 1,964 yards and 21 touchdowns as a senior. His only chance to make an impression was during the Eagles’ rookie camp right after the draft, and apparently, Maysonet didn’t do enough to impress. He did not participate in last week’s OTAs because of the NCAA’s graduation rule.
Shaw (6-3, 245) started his career as a safety, but then moved over to linebacker, according to Youngstown State’s student newspaper. He made the switch to tight end in 2011 and caught 35 passes for 429 yards and five touchdowns last year.
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Another practice session open to the media today. Here are three things we’ll be keeping an eye on down at the NovaCare Complex.
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Michael Vick is clearly tired of answering questions about how he’s not good enough at reading NFL defenses.
The Eagles’ veteran quarterback talked to Mike Missanelli during a 97.5 The Fanatic interview earlier this week and was asked to address critics who have pointed out that he doesn’t make quick enough reads and holds on to the football too long.
“I’m really tempted right now to just say no comment to that because like I said a second ago, you don’t last 12 years in the NFL not being able to read the defense,” Vick said. “Those people who are talking and saying that are just ignorant, and they know nothing about football. Unless they turn on the film and watch my game and see what goes on, then they’ll replace those comments with the right comments.”
In the college ranks, it’s fairly common for a player to switch over from one side of the ball to the other.
A wide receiver moving to defensive back, an offensive guard becoming a defensive tackle, and so on.
In the NFL, however, such maneuvers are rare. But that’s apparently not going to stop Chip Kelly from considering them.
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Even though he’s the wide receivers coach, Bob Bicknell didn’t need a football during a “teach” period at Monday’s practice.
The emphasis during this particular session was on blocking. It’s an aspect of playing the position that is often overlooked, and it’s not something that shows up in the box score or gets guys big pay checks.
But in Chip Kelly’s system, it’s crucial.
The second the previous play was blown dead, Chip Kelly’s assistant was already going through his routine.
Standing on the sideline in a grey hoodie, grey sweats and an Eagles visor, he quickly looked down at his cheat sheet on the grass before running through the motions.
An NFL-version of charades. One second, he was adjusting an imaginary telescope. The next, flapping his wings like a bird.
The Eagles are hosting a cool event this weekend that will give fans the chance to see up-close how Chip Kelly is running his operation at the NovaCare Complex.
It’s called Eagles Academy For Men, and there are two sessions:
* Saturday, May 18th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
* Sunday, May 19th from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Select players, coaches and alumni will be on hand as fans get the opportunity to watch tape and run through drills on the practice fields. There will also be a tour of the weight room, training room and locker room.
Lunch will be provided in the team cafeteria, and each fan will receive an autographed item.
Birds 24/7 has a pair of tickets to give away to each session. To be eligible to win them, all you have to do is become a fan of our Facebook page. On Thursday afternoon, we will randomly select the winners. If you’re already a fan of Birds 24/7 Facebook, you’re automatically eligible.
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