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Eagles Waive Lindley, Add OL Menkin

The Eagles have waived cornerback Trevard Lindley and added offensive lineman Nathan Menkin. Also, updates on Julian Vandervelde, Brett Brackett and Mike Kafka.

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Kafka Generating Some Interest

The quarterback decision is in, and the Eagles have decided to go with Trent Edwards as their No. 3 quarterback. Mike Kafka has been released. So what’s next for the once projected backup to Michael Vick?

According to a source with knowledge of the situation, several teams have inquired about the Northwestern product. Kansas City, New England, Green Bay and Cleveland all have apparently shown at least some level of interest.

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Confirmed: Edwards Wins Role As No. 3 QB

Birds 24/7 has confirmed that  Trent Edwards has edged out Mike Kafka for the Eagles’ No. 3 quarterback job.

The news was first reported by Jeff McLane.

Kafka has since been released.

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Trent Edwards Pleads His Case

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Trent Edwards.Trent Edwards was wide-eyed as he fielded questions at his locker Thursday night. The same emotion that he showed following scoring drives  was written all over his face. It looked like some combination of excitement, hope and desperation.

Edwards got to run the show for the majority of the preseason finale against the Jets and again capitalized, going 22-of-32 for 197 yards with two touchdowns. He is officially in the conversation for the third and final quarterback spot behind Michael Vick and Nick Foles. 

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Eagles 53-Man Roster: The Final Draft

Sorry, Sheil, sometimes that’s the way the cookie crumbles. You went first, you selected Mat McBriar as your punter, and hours later the news came down that he would be cut.

So I submit my final projections for the Eagles’ 53-man roster at plus-one. And no, I take no shame in gaining an advantage this way. On the line is a night of whiskey drinking on the loser for the victor and a few of his friends. Tell my wife not to wait up Friday night.

Here we go.

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Foles’ Ascension Could Give Edwards the Leg Up

The dynamic has shifted, and that could mean a spot on this team for Trent Edwards.

Coming into the preseason, each quarterback had his defined role. Michael Vick would be the starter; Mike Kafka the developmental backup with a couple years in the system; and Nick Foles the rookie unknown who would watch and learn and hopefully show some promise. Edwards, struggling to complete balls to unguarded receivers in practice, was an afterthought.

What no one accounted for was how well Foles would perform. He has become the story of the preseason and has earned the No. 2 spot behind Vick. The 6-6 slinger has stolen not just the backup spot from the injured Kafka, but also the title of the primary developmental quarterback in the system. If the goal is now to not just serve as a viable emergency option but help shepherd Foles along, then Edwards  might be the better choice.

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Reid Says Trade Phones Are ‘Very Active’

It’s that time of  year when teams are actively molding their rosters in search of that perfect blend of potency and balance. The Eagles just so happen to have an excess of talent at a couple key positions. It is a perfect case of supply and demand, and the calls are coming in fast and furious.

“They’re very active. People are…Howie [Roseman] is constantly on the phone,” said Andy Reid. “That’s how it works.”

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Allen, Cooper, Kafka Update Injuries

Nate Allen left Flight Night with an injury to the same right hamstring that sidelined him earlier in camp. The safety described it as more of a spasm than a tweak and expects to be ready to go within a couple days.

“It’s nothing,” said Allen. “It’s not even close to how it was in training camp.”

Allen wasn’t scheduled to play in the regular season finale against the Jets regardless.

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Kafka Cleared For Snaps; Edwards Receives Praise

Mike Kafka has been cleared to take snaps, Marty Mornhinweg revealed Monday. There is a growing chance that his broken left hand will be healed enough to play in the Eagles’ preseason finale Thursday against the Jets.

Kafka has seen only nine snaps this preseason, and it would probably help all parties involved if the signal-caller out of Northwestern put some more on tape.

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Reid On Vick, Dunlap, LB Competition

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar Chaney.Andy Reid updated Michael Vick’s status and also offered up thoughts on roster battles at left tackle and linebacker.

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Asomugha Will Play Monday Against Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha.When Andy Reid ran through the players who won’t be on the field Monday night against the Patriots, one name he left out was Nnamdi Asomugha.

Asomugha participated in practice Friday and Saturday after suffering a lip laceration and sore neck in a collision with Nate Allen Monday afternoon.

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Kapadia’s Take: Projecting the 53-Man Roster

The battle continues.

Yesterday, T-Mac provided us with a good laugh with his latest 53-man roster projection.

Now it’s my turn. I’ve got some changes from last week. Here goes nothing.

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Eagles Training Camp Winners And Losers

Philadelphia Eagles running back Dion Lewis.Now that training camp has moved from Lehigh to South Philly, it’s time to look back on which Eagles helped themselves and hurt themselves in the last three weeks.

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Kafka Fractures Hand; Foles Steps In

Eagles backup quarterback Mike Kafka fractured his left hand during Thursday night’s preseason game against the Steelers and will not be back at full strength for two-to-three weeks, Andy Reid said today.

“What you’ll see from him, he’ll come out to practice… everything where he doesn’t have to take a snap, he’ll be able to do,” Reid said. “So the 7-on-7, some of the individual work, he’ll do.”

Kafka suffered the injury when he had his hand stepped on in the second quarter.

In the meantime, rookie Nick Foles is your backup quarterback.

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Game Review: Evaluating the Eagles’ Offense

Philadelphia Eagles running back Bryce BrownFrom Demetress Bell to Bryce Brown, here’s a player-by-player breakdown of the Eagles’ offense against the Steelers, after having re-watched the game.