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Follow the 2013 Philadelphia Eagles draft class on Twitter

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David King proudly wears his new Eagles green. Photo via King’s Instagram.

The 2013 Philadelphia Eagles draft class is set, and now one formality remains–following the rookies on Twitter, of course! Here are the details you need, along with a sampling of tweets from these young men s as they found out their new home in the ranks of professional football.

They are listed in alphabetical order based on their first names for no particular reason, other than that’s what I wanted to do.

Bennie Logan: @da_king_son18

Eagles training camp 2012: And so it begins

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Image via Lehighvalleylive.com

After a long offseason, the Philadelphia Eagles begin the climb to building a successful 2012 campaign. Rookies and select veterans, including Mike Vick, report to Lehigh University today. Camp will be in full swing with all players reporting on Wednesday.

The start of training camp represents unbridled hope for fans and players alike. Almost half of the men who report to camp will not make it to the regular season with the team. But they’re not thinking about that right now. What matters is that they’re on the roster now. And they will grind to achieve the difficult task on staying on that roster through the regular season. Continue reading ‘Eagles training camp 2012: And so it begins’

Eagles Make Big Changes to Offensive Line

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We weren’t the only ones rattled by the play of the o-line on Thursday night. The Eagles coaching staff was so disturbed by the problems in the line in the present in the biggest dress rehearsal of the preseason that the major changes were  announced on Saturday.

It is no secret that the team was having a difficult time adequately addressing the right tackle position, particularly after Ryan Harris experienced back problems after practicing just once week with the Eagles.  Harris was brought in take over for Winston Justice, who is still rehabbing from an injury. Unfortunately, there will now be a wait for Harris to recover, as he will undergo back surgery on Sunday.

King Dunlap played RT on Thursday, but he does not have much experience as a starter. The past 2 seasons, he has started 5 games with the Eagles.

This presented the team with quite a dilemma. With the team insisting on having Jason Kelce start at center, and with Danny Watkins starting and struggling mightily at the RG position, someone with experience was desperately needed at RT.

Enter today’s big news. It was announced that former LG Todd Herremans has been been switched to play right tackle. Evan Mathis will take over the position of left guard. The Inquirer‘s Jeff MacLane notes that Mathis has had 22 starts in his 5 year career in the NFL, 15 at right guard and seven at left guard. However, he has not started a game since 2009. Continue reading ‘Eagles Make Big Changes to Offensive Line’

Aerys Huddle: The Chat is Back!

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On Tuesday night, the NFL writers of Aerys Sports once again gathered via an online chat to discuss all things football.  No lockout will keep us quiet.

Sometimes, rather than discuss those  topics in a singularly, we get together to discuss hot topics in the National Football League together. You may think there is little to say at this juncture in the lockout, but we found plenty to talk about.

Check us out. We broke the chat up into three parts for your reading pleasure.

Part One: Lockout Schmockout  – What do we make of all of the dates being put forth as the definitive end of the lockout?

Part Two: Blaine Gabbert’s Hair – Which rookies will have the biggest impact in 2011?

Part Three: The Packers Just Cause Trouble – Anthony Smith is just one of many NFL players causing trouble on social media this offseason. What gives, guys?

As was the case with previous Huddles, I hope you enjoy the discussion, and please weigh in the comments of each to post to share your thoughts with us.

Eagles Tweet of the Week: Rookie Determination

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There’s no doubt about it–the lockout is hurting the NFL’s rookies the most. These young players had absolutely nothing to do with current work stoppage but are paying the highest price. They aren’t receiving paychecks, haven’t had a chance to meet their teams and coaches, and most importantly, aren’t getting the time to work to raise their performance to the level needed to succeed in the NFL.

But it seems the added challenges presented by the lockout are making this year’s crop of rookies that much more determined to make it. They are being disciplined and know that they have to work to be both player and coach.

They are doing what recently drafted Eagles safety and former Temple Owl Jaiquawn Jarrett says perfectly in the Eagles Tweet of the Week:

 

I, for one, can’t wait to see this dream translate to the playing field.

Happy Friday, everyone. Let’s hope this lockout nonsense ends soon.