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DB Review: Issues For DRC, Asomugha, Jarrett

Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi AsomughaHere is my player-by-player review of the Eagles defensive backs after having re-watched Thursday night’s preseason game against the Steelers.

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LB Review: Eagles Rookie Kendricks Shows Flashes

Philadelphia Eagles LB Mychal KendricksHere’s my player-by-player look at the Eagles linebackers after having re-watched their game against the Steelers.

If you were expecting Mychal Kendricks to look like a Pro Bowler in his first game action in the NFL, you were disappointed. If you wanted to see him show flashes of the player the Birds hope he eventually becomes, well, you got that.

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Impressive Debut For Damaris Johnson

Philadelphia Eagles rookie Damaris JohnsonThe way Damaris Johnson tells it, there was no discussion. Someone just yelled at him to get on the field, and so, that’s what he did.

“It wasn’t really a conversation,” Johnson said with a laugh. “The crazy thing is I was on the sideline and the first group was in. They called me off the sideline, so I didn’t really know. I kind of went in the game late.”

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Vick On Thumb: I Thought It Was Broken

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickWhen Michael Vick raced off the field and towards the sidelines, he feared the worst.

Coming off a season in which he missed three games completely and failed to finish two others, Vick has been fielding questions about his health for months now. So when he stepped up in the pocket, targeted Clay Harbor and banged his hand against Jason Kelce’s helmet, worry started to creep in.

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Instant Observations: Eagles vs. Steelers

From Jaiquawn Jarrett’s struggles to Nick Foles’ arm, here are instant observations from Thursday night’s Eagles-Steelers preseason game.

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Live Updates: Eagles vs. Steelers, 7:30

Join us for a live chat during Thursday night’s Eagles-Steelers preseason game. The action gets under way at 7:30 p.m.

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10 Things To Watch: Eagles vs. Steelers

Philadelphia Eagles undrafted free agent Damaris Johnson.Football in Philadelphia makes its long-awaited return tonight as the Eagles host the Steelers at Lincoln Financial Field.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m., and the game will be broadcast locally on 6-ABC.

Tim and I will be there, and we’ll be hosting a live chat right here, so be sure to join us.

Meanwhile, here’s a cheat-sheet for you: 10 things to keep an eye on this evening.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: DeSean Honored To Play For Reid

Today, we cover the Andy Reid – DeSean Jackson relationship, Asante Samuel’s latest interview and the Eagles’ Super Bowl odds.

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What They’re Saying About the Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean JacksonFrom league-wide support for Andy Reid to DeSean Jackson’s attitude, here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles.

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Vick: Season Dedicated To Garrett

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael VickMichael Vick admits he was somewhat surprised.

Three days after Andy Reid found out his son had died, and 24 hours after laying him to rest, the Eagles head coach was back on the practice fields at Lehigh.

“I was a bit surprised, but everybody is entitled to what they want to do, and how they feel,” Vick said. “We don’t know what he’s feeling or his means of dealing with certain things. Everybody deals with situations differently.”

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Projecting the Eagles’ 53-Man Roster

Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Antonio Dixon.Things have been going just a little bit too smoothly here at Birds 24/7.

So McManus and I decided to mix it up a little bit. We’ll be going head-to-head in our attempts to project the Eagles’ 53-man roster. Each week, between now and and when the Birds make their final cuts, we’ll each post our projections. Whoever gets the most players right on our final versions will be crowned the winner.

We haven’t decided on stakes yet, but if you have ideas, feel free to speak up in the comments below.

Without further ado, I’m up first.

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Reid Will Return Today

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidAndy Reid will attend the team’s walk-through this morning at 11 a.m., the team announced.

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About 900 Gather For Garrett Reid’s Funeral

Garrett ReidGuests began filtering in to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Broomall around 9 a.m. Tuesday morning.

More than 90 minutes later, the doors closed, and they had all finally made their way inside to pay respects to Garrett William Reid, who died Sunday morning on the Lehigh University campus at the age of 29.

By the time Eagles quarterback Michael Vick arrived a little before 10 a.m., the line had formed an L-Shape around the back entrance. A church representative estimated that around 900 guests were in attendance for the service, which began a little after 11 a.m.

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Eagles Wake-Up Call: T.O. Finds A Team

Each morning during training camp, we’ll be bringing you the Eagles Wake-up Call with links and notes from Lehigh. Today, we have the latest on Garrett Reid. And on the football side of things, Terrell Owens finds a team, plus Chris Polk makes his presence felt.

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Andy Reid: Garrett Lost Eight-Year Battle

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy ReidBy Sheil Kapadia and Tim McManus

Andy Reid released a statement on behalf of his family Monday evening.

The wording strongly suggests that Garrett Reid’s death was drug-related.

“Garrett’s road through life was not always an easy one,” the statement read. “He faced tremendous personal challenges with bravery and spirit. As a family, we stood by him and were inspired as he worked to overcome those challenges. Even though he lost the battle that has been ongoing for the last eight years, we will always remember him as a fighter who had a huge, loving heart.”