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Eagles Safety Kurt Coleman on field helmet off
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Wake-Up Call: Coleman Backs DeSean

Kurt Coleman defended former teammate DeSean Jackson on his way out the door. Coleman, who has agreed to terms with the Vikings, joined NFL Radio […]

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Crystal Ball: The Final Four

The Eagles have eight players that are set to become unrestricted free agents. We tackled some of the key ones — Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Michael Vick and Nate […]

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Wolff Questionable For Saturday

Eagles safety Earl Wolff is listed as questionable for the team’s Saturday night playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints. Wolff told Birds 24/7 Thursday […]

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Making Sense Of the Eagles’ Inactives

The following Eagles are inactive for tonight’s game against the Bears: QB Matt Barkley, safety Colt Anderson, CB Curtis Marsh, RB Matthew Tucker, safety Kurt […]

Eagles Cornerback Brandon Boykin watches helmet off
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Eagles-Bears Injury Report

Here is the Eagles’ injury report for Sunday night’s home game against the Bears: Out: S Colt Anderson (knee), S Kurt Coleman (hamstring) Probable: CB Brandon […]

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Boykin Remains Sidelined With Concussion

Three defensive backs — Brandon Boykin, Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson — stood shoulder-to-shoulder on the sidelines, all spectators as their teammates continued their preparations […]

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Game Review: Eagles Defense Vs. Vikings

Here’s a position-by-position look at the Eagles’ defensive performance after having watched the All-22 from Sunday’s game. DEFENSIVE LINE * Going in, the Eagles should […]

Eagles Safety Patrick Chung on field
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An Update On the Secondary

Safety Patrick Chung was pulled in favor of Kurt Coleman after allowing Greg Jennings to beat him for a 57-yard touchdown pass. Defensive coordinator Billy […]

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McManus: Final 53-Man Projection

Teams must trim their rosters down to 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday. Time to submit our final projections for the Eagles.

Sheil will post his take in a bit. Here’s mine:

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Ten Eagles On the Roster Bubble

Danny WatkinsBy 6 p.m. Saturday, the Eagles have to cut 22 players and get their roster down to 53. Many of the bubble guys will get a chance to make one final impression Thursday night, as Chip Kelly acknowledged there’s still “a lot up in the air.”

New offensive scheme, new defensive scheme, new coaching staff and new personnel. Kelly’s moves this weekend will tell us a lot about his roster-building philosophy. Keeping that in mind, here are 10 players whose future with the franchise hangs in the balance as we approach cut-down day.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Assessing the Safety Situation

Earl WolffHowie Roseman stood on the field at Ladd Peebles Stadium in Mobile, Ala. and was perfectly honest about the difficulties he’d had in finding players at one specific position.

“To me, that’s the hardest position to evaluate in college football is safeties,” Roseman said back in January at the Senior Bowl. “The guys that used to be the most explosive athletes and were playing in the back end, they’re going to play corner because they feel like maybe at corner, they can play 10 years. You look at the franchise tag numbers, the corner position is higher than the safety position. That is going to be the constant struggle. When you talk to people around the league, it’s hard to find safeties.”

Roseman wasn’t lying. And Sunday’s release of Kenny Phillips served as just another reminder of how this franchise has struggled to address the safety position since it lost Brian Dawkins back in 2009.

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Tackling Woes For Eagles ‘D’ In Opener

Chip Kelly has not run a particularly physical training camp. And while there has been some occasional tackling to the ground during individual drills,  typically the players are asked to thud — or simulate tackling without bringing the ball carrier down.

Is it tough to just flip the switch?

“It’s a totally different mindset,” said Kurt Coleman. “We’ve gone wrap-up and it is what it is, it gives you good form but when you go live and it’s a totally different beast. And you saw guys — I remember Mychal [Kendricks] came down and smacked the running back [Blount] and kind of bounced off him, that’s the kind of stuff you can’t prepare for when you just thud it up.”

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Eagles Training Camp Preview: Safeties

Nate AllenWhat are fair expectations for Kenny Phillips? And does rookie Earl Wolff have a chance to start right away? Our training camp preview series rolls on with a look at the safeties.

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Three Things We Learned About the Eagles’ Defense

From new roles for Trent Cole and Brandon Graham to the changes for safeties and linebackers, here are three things we learned about the Eagles’ defense this spring.

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Eagles Depth Chart Outlook: Safeties

This is the first in a series. Throughout the next week or two, we’ll take a position-by-position look at the Eagles’ roster. Today, we start with the safeties.