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Weekend Reading: Brandon Graham Almost Released By Chip Kelly

With week two of training camp wrapping up this weekend, here’s a roundup of the most interesting stories about the Eagles:

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Open Thread: Fallout From the Pederson Pick

Now that the Eagles have their next head coach, more reports will likely circulate about who will be on Doug Pederson‘s staff. We’ll update this […]

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Jameis Winston’s Been Saying ‘Fly Eagles Fly’ His Whole Life

Jameis Winston says he doesn’t know the lyrics to the Eagles fight song, but he knows just about everything else a self-described Eagles fan should. […]

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Staley: ‘We Won’t Have Any Problems’

The members of the original three-headed monster had to swallow their pride. Playing for a pass-happy coach like Andy Reid, carries were hard to come […]

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Jaws, Westbrook Talk Expectations

The Eagles honored their alumni Tuesday afternoon before their open training camp practice at the Linc. Ron Jaworski wasn’t in attendance, but Brian Westbrook was, as the organization […]

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Westbrook Reacts To McCoy Trade

Brian Westbrook said his initial reaction was surprise when he found out that LeSean McCoy had been dealt to Buffalo, but then, after going over […]

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The 2004 Eagles’ Super Bowl Starters, Then and Now

It seems like only yesterday. But it has been nearly 10 years since February 6th, 2005 — the last time the Philadelphia Eagles appeared in the Super Bowl. That […]

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All-22: The Art Of the Screen Play

Brian Westbrook, one of the great screen running backs in the history of the league, continues to be a guiding voice in the ear of […]

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Duce Chooses McCoy Over Westbrook

The question came from about 20 feet away, a parting whaddyathink after a 15-minute conversation with Duce Staley about star running back LeSean McCoy. So […]

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: The ‘Compelling’ 2004 Squad

Today, we take a trip down memory lane and remember a team that will either bring a smile to your face or elicit tears from your eyes: the 2004 Eagles.

ESPN.com is doing a series on the five most compelling NFL teams since 2000, and the 2004 Birds, led by Brian Dawkins, Donovan McNabb, Terrell Owens, Brian Westbrook and company came in at No.3, behind only the 2010 Brett Favre-led Vikings and the 16-0 New England Patriots (2007).

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Westbrook Backs New Rule

Brian Westbrook knows that 25-year-olds usually aren’t thinking about what their lives are going to be like once their football-playing days are over.

And so, he has no problem with the league changing the rules to make the game safer.

Westbrook, 33, sustained at least two concussions during his playing days and said recently that he’s already suffering from short-term memory loss.

While many running backs – Emmitt Smith, Marshall Faulk and others – have spoken out against the new rule that will penalize offensive players from using the crown of their helmets against defenders, Westbrook supports it.

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A ‘Humbled’ Brian Westbrook Officially Retires As An Eagle

Villanova head coach Andy Talley said he only brought up Brian Westbrook‘s name to Andy Reid once. It was at a banquet, and it was short and to the point.

“I just shook hands with him, and I just said: ‘Our No. 20 is very special.’ I never said another word to him,” said Talley. He trusted the Eagles would see the value all on their own.

A decade later, Westbrook stood at the podium inside the NovaCare auditorium, in front of a large gathering of family, friends and former teammates, to deliver his retirement speech and be honored as one of the team’s all-time greats.