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Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid

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The Philadelphia Eagles 2013 schedule. Image via the Eagles’ Facebook page

We’re in the heart of the long, cold, lonely offseason but there are signs that the light that is professional football will one day return. That light on Thursday night came in the for of the release of the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 schedule.

The first helping of regular season Eagles football will come on September 9 via a Monday Night matchup against the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field. That will be one of only two primetime games for the Birds, which is a marked decrease from recent seasons. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ 2013 regular season schedule features Monday Night Opener against the Redskins, return of Andy Reid’

Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season preview: A challenging first half

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While the Philadelphia Eagles are expected to easily beat their Week 1 opponent, the Cleveland Browns, much of the first half of their schedule will be an uphill battle.

How tough are we talking? Six of Philadelphia’s first eight opponents reached the playoffs in 2011. That doesn’t leave a lot of wiggle room. Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles 2012 season preview: A challenging first half’

Brian Westbrook thanks Eagles fans for being ‘the best in the world’

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Good news, Eagles fans: Brian Westbrook loves us as much as we love him.

B. West announced his retirement from the NFL on Wednesday, though the formal on-field ceremony for his retirement as an Eagle won’t come until December. The former Eagles running back firmly holds a number of places in Philadelphia history, including the most total yards from the line of scrimmage.

There were no tears shed at the NovaCare complex but there was a good deal of emotion and appreciation. Westbrook thanked family, friends, and staff both from the Eagles and Villanova, where he went to college. He thanked former players like Correll Buckhalter and Duce Staley as well as teammates still on the Eagles roster like DeSean Jackson and LeSean McCoy. Continue reading ‘Brian Westbrook thanks Eagles fans for being ‘the best in the world’’

Philadelphia Eagles: From Dream Team to Dynasty?

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Like many members of the Philadelphia Eagles, this past week I squeezed in some last  moments of relaxation before the start of training camp. For the first time ever, my laptop wasn’t opened for almost a full week. I didn’t check Google Reader for Eagles news. I was blissfully unaware of most things happening in the world.

But somehow, two bits of news still made their way to me. The first was news of Mike Vick’s autobiography, set for release in September. The other item? The quarterback’s statement in an interview with CSNPhilly’s Derrick Gunn (which you can watch below) that, “I think we have a chance to develop a dynasty.”

Here we go again.

But is the statement really an outrage, or is it what we should hear from the leader of the team? Continue reading ‘Philadelphia Eagles: From Dream Team to Dynasty?’

Eagles Place Franchise Tag on DeSean Jackson

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The Philadelphia Eagles announced on Thursday afternoon that they placed the franchise tag on Pro Bowl wide receiver DeSean Jackson.

Said Eagles general manager Howie Roseman,

“We want DeSean to be an Eagle for the long haul and this is a step in the right direction to accomplish that. DeSean is a talented player and a proven playmaker in this league and we look forward to him continuing his career in Philadelphia. It’s our understanding that he has the same desire. We will continue our efforts on getting a long-term deal done with him.”

So this is step one of what has already been a long process. The move does little to answer the questions that still surround Jackson. Will he stay with the team? If so, what will a longer term deal look like? Or will he be traded elsewhere in the NFL?

This story has only just begun to unfold.

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