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The State Of the Eagles’ Secondary

Philadelphia Eagles CB Brandon Boykin.Here’s a player-by-player look at the Eagles’ secondary, heading into Sunday afternoon’s game against the Cardinals. Note that the cornerback target numbers come from having charted opponents’ throws with the coach’s tape.

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Cheat Sheet: Eagles’ Defense Vs. Cardinals’ Offense

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan Castillo.Here are 10 things to know about the matchup between the Eagles’ defense and the Cardinals’ offense Sunday afternoon. We’ll go over the Eagles’ offense and Arizona’s ‘D’ in the next installment.

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Cheat Sheet: Eagles Defense Vs. Ravens Offense

Here are 10 things to know about the matchup between the Eagles’ defense and the Ravens’ offense Sunday afternoon. We’ll go over the Eagles’ offense and Baltimore’s D on Friday.

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All-22: What We Learned About the Eagles’ Defense

The NFL gave football geeks everywhere our wish this offseason, announcing it would release All-22 coaches’ film to the public (for a small fee, of course).

Unlike TV footage, the All-22 angles account for every player on the field on any given play.

I took a look at the coaches’ tape and came away with some new observations from Sunday’s Eagles-Browns game. We’ll start with the defense here and post offensive observations next.

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DB Review: How the Eagles Used Asomugha

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi AsomughaHere’s a player-by-player review of how the Eagles defensive backs performed Sunday against the Browns, after having re-watched the game. Click here for the review of the offensive line. And here for the review of the running backs, wide receivers and tight ends.

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Eagles Snapshot: Safety Preview

Throughout the course of the week, we’ll be providing position-by-position previews of the entire Eagles roster. Click here to get to all of them. Today, we cover the safeties.

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi AsomughaIt’s time to check in on what the national media are saying about the Eagles. Here’s the roundup.

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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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DB Review: Boykin Or Hanson?

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Brandon Boykin.From Nnamdi Asomugha to Brandon Boykin to Jaiquawn Jarrett, here’s a look at how the Eagles defensive backs performed Friday night against the Browns, after having re-watched the game.

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DB Review: Asomugha Showcases Tackling Skills

Philadelphia Eagles CB Nnamdi Asomugha.From Nnamdi Asomugha to Brandon Boykin to Nate Allen, here’s a breakdown of how the Eagles defensive backs fared Monday night, after having re-watched the game.

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Injury-Riddled Day For Eagles At Lehigh

Thursday’s afternoon practice was one of the milder ones we’ve seen at training camp so far, yet player after player left early with some type of ailment.

The good news is nothing appears to be too serious.

LeSean McCoy and Nate Allen both exited with cramps. (It was one of the hottest days yet.) O.J. Atogwe suffered a groin strain. Jamar Chaney left with a hamstring injury and is scheduled for an MRI Thursday night.

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Eagles Practice Observations

On one of the first plays today, Nnamdi Asomugha lined up inside against backup tight end Chase Ford. Last year, playing Asmougha inside was simple because the Eagles had Asante Samuel and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie on the outside. But Samuel’s gone, and the new wrinkle today was that Curtis Marsh lined up outside at right cornerback.

Marsh, a third-round pick in 2011, played only 13 defensive snaps as a rookie. But with Samuel gone, he’s looking to fill a bigger role in his second season.

“We rotate. We have different guys that do different things well. It’s by gameplan,” Marsh said.

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Eagles Training Camp Preview: Safeties

What’s the deal with second-year player Jaiquawn Jarrett? And can veteran O.J. Atogwe push for a starting job? A look at those questions and more in our training camp preview of the Eagles’ safeties.