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Eagles Briefs: Could Jason Peters return this season?

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Could injured left tackle Jason Peters return to the Philadelphia Eagles this season? He says that his recovery is progressing nicely, with the Pro Bowl tackle now running and “doing everything” following tearing and then re-tearing his Achilles this spring.

It’s a huge “if”, but the reality of the situation is that Peters was not placed on IR, instead featured on the non-football injury list.

Eagles Briefs: Jason Babin Returns to Practice

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Happy Labor Day, Eagles fans! While many of you enjoy a day off, the Birds were back to practice after two days off, preparing for their regular season opener against the Browns in just six days.

The big story Monday is the fact that DE Jason Babin was a full participant  in practice and says that he will play on Sunday. He missed all of the preseason after enduring a torn calf muscle at Lehigh on July 29. While the Eagles are stacked with talent on the defensive line, having Babin, coming off of a Pro Bowl 2011 season, back with Trent Cole in the starting rotation is a great sign for Philadelphia’s defense as it prepares for the 2012 season. Continue reading ‘Eagles Briefs: Jason Babin Returns to Practice’

Eagles Briefs: Rankings for LeSean McCoy and Mike Vick are in

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Running back LeSean McCoy was the last member of the Philadelphia Eagles to be featured on the NFL Network’s countdown of the league’s top 100 players of 2012. Shady came in at number 18.

Though McCoy wasn’t as displeased about his rating as quarterback Mike Vick, the opinions of his peers are still important to him. And he plans to prove them wrong in next year’s countdown. Shady took to Twitter to reveal his feelings on the ranking, saying, “Rating me #18 out of the whole NFL …. Next year top 5.”

This just in: Mike Vick is rich

Forbes recently published its list of the world’s richest athletes, and no shocker here—Mike Vick is on the list. He comes in at number 50, to be precise, having made $22 million from June of 2011 to June of this year.

Boxer Floyd Mayweather topped the list, with an estimated $85 million in earnings in the past year. Well damn.

The highest NFL player on the list is Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning, whose earnings in the past year made him the 10th highest paid player in the world (pulling in $42.5 million). Giants QB Eli Manning came in at #30, earning $26.6 million.

Better luck next time

Did you snag any tickets to an Eagles game for the 2012? Tickets sold out the same day they went on sale. Not too much of a surprise there—fans are itching for the most popular sport in the country to get started.

Some of that money may or may not be going towards upgrades that the Eagles reportedly want to make to the Linc that would total between $60 and 100 million. According to CSNPhilly,

Potential changes include new field level boxes, improved video technology, renovations to clubs on the east and west sides and gate entry upgrades.

No one is sure how the team is planning to pay for the proposed changes.

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Eagles Briefs: Mini-camp wrap-up

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On Thursday, the Philadelphia Eagles completed the last day of mini-camp, ending several weeks of offseason workouts. The players will not meet again as a team until training camp at Lehigh University at the end of July.

Some notes from this week’s mini-camp:

Gold star for the week

There was 100% attendance for the team. The camp is mandatory, but a lack of contract disputes meant that everyone on the team was focused on the same goal: practicing and being the best team in 2012 they can be. A great sign, and great work by the team getting the deals for DeSean and Shady out of the way early in the offseason.

Rookie Fletcher Cox did miss a day of practice due to the death of his cousin in a car accident.

Smiles All Around

Les Bowen of the Daily News described the mood at mini-camp as decidedly upbeat. The fact that there were no off-field distractions, like concerns over getting contract extensions.

DeSean Jackson certainly felt the difference.

“I just feel the atmosphere is different here [from a year ago]. I’d say we had a good three phases of the offseason, and now it’s time to kind of get off our feet a little bit and relax, [while staying in shape] to come back for training camp prepared. Coach Reid, we all know how important this year is for us, and he’s going to be working our tails off in camp.” Continue reading ‘Eagles Briefs: Mini-camp wrap-up’

Morning Muse: Philadelphia Eagles Draft Frenzy!

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This time next week, the NFL draft will be over. We will know who will make up the 2012 draft class for the Philadelphia Eagles. But until then, speculation reaches a frenzy as experts, casual fans, and everyone in between tries to predict the Eagles moves.

The Inquirer’s Bob Ford wonders if there is credence to the rumors about the Eagles seeking to move up in the draft, specifically to try their luck at landing a franchise quarterback in Texas A&M’s Ryan Tannehill. Ford wonders,

If the Eagles do that, which would be risky on several levels, and certainly costly, it would imply that an organizational referendum on Michael Vick has already been completed. Vick has been alternately great and ordinary in his two seasons as a starter and his most consistent attribute has been his ability to get hurt. How long do the Eagles think this can continue?

Did the acquisition of DeMeco Ryans eliminate the need for the Birds to draft a quality linebacker this year? Not at all, says Jonathan Tamiri – Inquirer
Speaking of linebackers, Tamiri also does a rundown of those currently on the Eagles roster to present a full picture of what the team has at the position in advance of the draft. – philly.com
Rob Rang takes suggests 5 players that the Eagles should consider taking in the draft, including Alabama safety Mark Barron and LSU DT Michael Brockers – CBSSports.com
Philadelphia may modify it’s draft strategy to think a little less about one aspect of players–their character. – Daily News

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