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Eagles make it official: Todd Herremans released

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In a move that was widely reported, the Philadelphia Eagles announced the release of offensive lineman Todd Herremans on Friday.

He helped protect Donovan McNabb, Mike Vick and Nick Foles. He provided a consistent presence on the offensive line when the line was ravaged by injury. But the 32-year old veteran, who spent ten years on the Eagles, will no longer form the core of Philadelphia’s o-line.

In a statement, Chip Kelly said, Continue reading ‘Eagles make it official: Todd Herremans released’

Morning Muse: Could Mychal Kendricks and his brother Eric be teammates on the Eagles?

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Indianapolis is the focal point of the NFL this frigid weekend as the combine is underway. The upcoming draft’s most promising players are putting their physical prowess on display for all to see, and scouts are giving their undivided attention.

The Eagles are there (they’re not talking, but they’re there), of course, evaluating who should be targets for the team come late April.

Here’s a roundup of some stories of interest.

Eric Kendricks is the brother of defensive beast Mychal Kendricks. Eric is also a linebacker. And he’s good: “Eric led the NCAA with 93 solo tackles and is the all-time leading tackler in UCLA history.”  Whaddya say: Family reunion in Philadelphia in May? – Inquirer Continue reading ‘Morning Muse: Could Mychal Kendricks and his brother Eric be teammates on the Eagles?’

Nate Allen on arrest: ‘Having my name associated with something like this disgusts me’

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The assumption of innocence until guilt is proven is often overlooked in the court of public opinion. That is why Nate Allen is working hard to clear his name after his arrest in Fort Myers, Florida on Monday night.

Allen, who will soon become an unrestricted free agent, was detained by police in Fort Myers after being accused of exposing himself to a 16-year old girl. After the accuser’s story shifted a number of times, he was ultimately released. Continue reading ‘Nate Allen on arrest: ‘Having my name associated with something like this disgusts me’’

Eagles issue statement over Riley Cooper calendar gaffe

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Whoops! The Eagles say that featuring a player known to have used then-word for February was an innocent mistake.

Awkward. Unfortunate. Embarrassing. Offensive. All describe the fact that Philadelphia Eagles WR Riley Cooper, who was recorded using the n-word at a concert almost two years ago, was the featured player for February in the team’s official calendar.

In case you’ve forgotten, February is also Black History Month.

Welp. Continue reading ‘Eagles issue statement over Riley Cooper calendar gaffe’

Malcolm Jenkins makes impact during Super Bowl week with Super Baskets of Hope

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Volunteers at the Super Baskets of Hope event in Glendale, Arizona.

Phoenix is the center of the NFL universe this week as host of Super Bowl XLIX. The championship game is absent the Philadelphia Eagles. However, some players are still making impact while in town.

Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins helped to kick off the week leading up to the big game on January 26 with Super Baskets of Hope. The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is a supporting partner of the event, which assembled 4,000 gift baskets ffor the seriously ill youth in hospitals in NFL cities around the country. Hundreds of community volunteers joined the effort in Glendale, AZ.

“We are proud to be among those making a difference for youth by helping to brighten their day,” said Jenkins. Continue reading ‘Malcolm Jenkins makes impact during Super Bowl week with Super Baskets of Hope’