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  • Eagles' Kelly mum on injuries to Mathis, Barbre

    — After saying in a radio interview this morning that he didn't think left guard Evan Mathis had a season-ending knee injury, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly this afternoon had nothing more to offer on either Mathis or right tackle Allen...
  • Eagles appear ready to defend NFC East title

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Philadelphia Eagles - INSIDE SLANT Their starting right tackle, Lane Johnson, will miss the first four games while he serves a PED suspension. Their first-round pick, outside linebacker Marcus Smith, is a deer-in-...
  • Eagles roster assembled differently this year

    Eagles roster assembled differently this year
    — Four tight ends, three running backs, nine offensive linemen, nine linebackers, four safeties and seven defensive linemen. All of those numbers represent concentration shifts in the roster of the Philadelphia Eagles from the end of last season...
  • Eagles hope Jets matchup provides roster clarity

    — For dozens of Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday night's preseason finale against old friend Michael Vick and the visiting New York Jets represents the last chance to impress. NFL rosters must be trimmed from 75 to 53 by Saturday afternoon, with so...
  • Eagles-Steelers matchup should provide interesting glimpses

    Eagles-Steelers matchup should provide interesting glimpses
    — Of all the preseason games, Thursday night's contest between the Philadelphia Eagles and visiting Pittsburgh Steelers will offer the most revealing glimpse of the regular season. But that's only because the projected starters from both teams...
  • Smith apparently has a long way to go

    — Unless there's a startling turnaround over the next two weeks, rookie first-round draft choice Marcus Smith seems destined for the same kind of immediate limbo as so many other high-end defensive picks of the Philadelphia Eagles over the last...
  • Davis believes there's no reason for Eagles to panic

    Davis believes there's no reason for Eagles to panic
    — Billy Davis might stop short at cranking some Bobby McFerrin in the meeting room, but his message to the public Monday was essentially this: "Don't worry, be happy." Too early to worry. The schemes of his Philadelphia Eagles defense are vanilla,...
  • Pass rush of Eagles still looking for lift

    The Sports Xchange NFL Team Report - Philadelphia Eagles - INSIDE SLANT The Philadelphia Eagles managed to win 10 games and a division title last season despite a weak pass rush that recorded just 37 sacks and finished 31st in the league in sacks per...
  • Johnson's absence could clarify Eagles safety depth

    — With safety Keelan Johnson excused from Philadelphia Eagles training camp indefinitely to deal with a legal issue — he is accused of shoving a police officer in an Arizona altercation — everybody else just gets a little bit more...
  • Eagles in discovery mode with backup linebackers

    — How quickly the Philadelphia Eagles can get to the point where their defense is difficult or impossible to predict will determine how quickly they can get back into the true championship contention they enjoyed for the most part from 2000-08....
  • Could fifth year be charm for Eagles' Graham?

    Could fifth year be charm for Eagles' Graham?
    — In a sense, Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Brandon Graham has been waiting four years for this: A chance to master an NFL system and a position that features some continuity. Drafted in the first round in 2010 as a defensive end, he hasn't had...