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Secondary comes up big for Eagles once again

Secondary comes up big for Eagles once again

Through the first six quarters of the preseason, the Philadelphia Eagles secondary seemed intent on keeping the promise by defensive backs coach Cory Undlin that they are "out of the X-play business." The first long pass Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco attempted in Saturday night's preseason matchup at Lincoln Financial Field was picked off as the result of perfect coverage by cornerback Nolan Carroll and safety Walter Thurmond on Kamar Aiken down the left sideline. Aiken actually grabbed the jersey of Carroll, who was matching him stride-for-stride, and began to tug as the ball approached. But Carroll was too strong to be overpowered and tipped the ball up for...

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