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Cheat Sheet: Eagles Defense Vs. Browns Offense

Eagles cornerback Brandon BoykinIn part two of our game preview, we’ve got 10 things to know about this weekend’s matchup between the Browns’ offense and the Eagles’ defense.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Takeaways From Cowboys-Giants

Football returned Wednesday night as the Dallas Cowboys went into MetLife Stadium and handed the defending Super Bowl champion Giants a 24-17 loss.

Some quick takeaways from that game, with an Eagles slant.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: Bracing For ‘Nickel Nnamdi’

With the established veteran out the door and the job handed to a fourth-round rookie, it is fair to ask what the contingency plan is at nickel corner, and how this all might affect Nnamdi Asomugha‘s role. Brandon Boykin has essentially been handed a starting gig, as the Eagles were in the nickel almost half the time as a defense last season.

The decision to part with Joselio Hanson (now with the Raiders) and ride with Boykin was driven by both performance and finances, as general manager Howie Roseman explained.

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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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How the Eagles’ Defensive Talent Stacks Up

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Trent ColeYesterday, we went over how the Eagles’ offensive talent stacks up.

Today, let’s take a look at the defense.

I sometimes wonder if Sean McDermott looks at the moves the Eagles have made on that side of the ball the last two years and thinks: Where was this when I was the defensive coordinator?

This offseason, the Eagles used three picks in the first two rounds on defensive players. They also acquired middle linebacker DeMeco Ryans from the Texans. But is the Birds’ talent where it needs to be on defense?

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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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Eagles Leftovers: Bell, Asomugha And Bowles

Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach Todd Bowles.Here are some leftover notes, including Todd Herremans’ take on what Demetress Bell needs to do to improve and Nnamdi Asomugha talking about how much new secondary coach Todd Bowles has helped him.

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10 Things To Watch: Eagles vs. Patriots

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker DeMeco Ryans.In no particular order, here’s what I’ll be keeping an eye on tonight when the Eagles take on the Patriots in their second preseason game.

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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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Asomugha Returns to Practice, Has Trouble Speaking

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi AsomughaNnamdi Asomugha was a full participant in practice Friday afternoon for the first time since a violent mid-air collision with Nate Allen on Monday.

Asomugha suffered a lip laceration and a sore neck. On Tuesday, Andy Reid said the cornerback had “whiplash-type symptoms.”

Yesterday, Asomugha began practice, but did not finish because of discomfort in his neck. He said today that he couldn’t talk much because his mouth (lip) is still recovering. Asomugha added that his neck is fine.

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Five Things To Remember About the Eagles’ Defense

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Juan CastilloThroughout America, August is a month for optimism in NFL cities.

It’s not difficult to find stories about rookies looking great in camp, players who have had great offseasons and coaches vowing to make adjustments in the year ahead.

But every now and then, it’s important to look at the past.

So without further ado, here are five things to remember about the Eagles’ defense – some good, some bad – with an eye on the upcoming season.

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Dixon, Asomugha And Hanson Leave Practice

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Antonio Dixon.Nnamdi Asomugha, Antonio Dixon and Joselio Hanson all started practice Thursday afternoon at the Novacare Complex, but none of them finished.

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Practice Observations: Fletcher Cox Can’t Hide

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher CoxWhen you’re 6-foot-4 and weigh 298 pounds, it’s not easy to hide.

So while Fletcher Cox did his best to sneak into the Varsity House after this afternoon’s practice, the Eagles first-round pick ended up having to stop to answer a few questions.

“I almost got away,” he said.

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Eagles: Asomugha Showing No Concussion Symptoms

A scary scene unfolded on the fields of Lehigh Monday afternoon when a mid-air collission with Nate Allen left Nnamdi Asomugha face down on the ground for several minutes.

The Eagles said after practice that Asomugha has a lip laceration and sore neck. He’s being evaluated for a concussion.