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Asked to name his football favorites, Mychal Kendricks aimed high. "I like to hit quarterbacks," the Eagles inside linebacker said, "and I like to intercept balls and take them for six."Upvote Share Tweet
Lane Johnson getting comfortable in either tackle spotLane Johnson is used to position changes: In his college career he moved from quarterback to tight end to defensive end to offensive tackle. The Eagles spent the No. 4 overall pick on Johnson in April so he could play right tackle.Upvote Share Tweet
Russell Shepard To Claim Starting Job?eaglesgab.com Updated Aug 5, 2013The Eagles are scrambling for a starting receiver to pair with DeSean Jackson just over a week after they thought they were set at the position. In a perfect storm of events, Jeremy Maclin tore his ACL and Riley Cooper got caught using a racial slur on …Upvote Share Tweet
Mentor and Rookie: The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps…CNNSI.com Updated Aug 5, 2013The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.Upvote Share TweetAnthony Bailey went to Lincoln Financial Field on Monday to hear Riley Cooper get booed. But when the wide receiver corps emerged from the tunnel at the Eagles' second open practice, there was no Cooper, so there was no one to boo. He had been indefinit…Upvote Share TweetMark Sanchez thinks he’ll be the starting quarterback for the Jets this year. Geno Smith has said he has a good chance to win the job. For now, they’re both right. The Jets have issued their preliminary depth chart. Like the Eagles, the Jets have named …Upvote Share TweetMichael Vick is the Eagles’ first-string quarterback. And so is Nick Foles. The Eagles have released their first training camp depth chart, and at quarterback on the first-string offense, the team listed “Michael Vick/Nick Foles.” In other words, coach …Upvote Share Tweet
On defensive formations in PhillyESPN.com Updated Aug 5, 2013Been lots of talk around the Philadelphia Eagles lately about the defense, which ran out of a "Wide 9" 4-3 formation the past two years but will ultimately transform into the two-gap 3-4 defense new coach Chip Kelly wants it to be. But Kelly a…Upvote Share TweetMLB.com Updated Aug 5, 2013Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo has accepted a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement.Upvote Share Tweet
Former Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer calls out Antonio Bastardo after he’s linked to PEDsLet the line of players scorned by Biogenesis-related PED users start behind Dan Meyer. Meyer is a former Philadelphia Phillies pitcher, who didn't beat out Antonio Bastardo for a spot in the Phillies bullpen back in 2011. When the news hit Monday that …Upvote Share Tweet
Square peg in a square hole?Eagles undrafted rookie Damion Square, from Alabama, is making a bid for a starting job at nose tackle.Upvote Share TweetWe now know the identities of the three new players who will be suspended Monday as part of the Biogenesis scandal: Phillies relief pitcher Antonio Bastardo, Astros minor league pitcher Sergio Escalona and Mets minor league utility man Jordany Valdespin…Upvote Share Tweet
Stretch run key for Phillies to analyze choicesMLB.com Updated Aug 5, 2013Since not trading any players at the non-waiver Trade Deadline, the Phillies have tried to turn their attention to next season as there will be a few important holes to fill before Opening Day 2014.Upvote Share TweetRookie QB Matt Barkley is only getting reps with the deep reserves. Hes trying to impress Eagles coaches as much as possible.Upvote Share TweetHugh Douglas spent ten seasons as an NFL defensive end. In his post-playing days, he continues to mix it up with people. Douglas may be best remembered by some fans for his role in Terrell Owens‘ meltdown in Philadelphia: Douglas was hired by the Eagles…Upvote Share TweetCENTER OF THE FOOTBALL UNIVERSE — Well, or PHILADELPHIA. Either one. On Sunday afternoon, new coach Chip Kelly ran his 89 players (90 minus the mentally rehabbing Riley Cooper) through another practice. And I mean “ran.” It’s different here, with a fast…Upvote Share TweetThe Juice returns for season No. 6! It's almost eligible for free-agency! Stop by daily for news from the action, along with great photos, stats, video highlights and more. The Atlanta Braves and the Philadelphia Phillies showed why — again — they're tw…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles concerned about players' lives on and off fieldAlleged murder by former Patriot Aaron Hernandez has Eagles reassessing the way they evaluate the character of players.Upvote Share TweetFormer Eagles receiver Cris Carter, who made his mark with the Vikings, delivers a powerful Hall of Fame induction speech.Upvote Share Tweet
MLB suspends 13 in PED scandalAug 5Curt Schilling and John Kruk share their thoughts on Alex Rodriguez's suspension and the 12 other players banned for 50 games, including All-Stars Nelson Cruz, Everth Cabrera and Jhonny Peralta.
Mike Mayock talks Eagles wide receiver outlookAug 5Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly has plenty of issues to address with the receiver corps, but the No. 1 concern should be the offensive line says Mike Mayock.
NFC East PreviewAug 5Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards break down the NFC East and make their predictions for the 2013 season.
When will Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper return to the team?Aug 5Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter Jeff McLane says players and coaches are not sure when wide receiver Riley Cooper will return to the team.
Mentor and RookieAug 5The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
Chip Off the Old BlockAug 5PETER KING: Growing up as Mike Golic’s son, you must have wanted to be a football player. Or no? MIKE GOLIC JR.: When I was a real young kid, I played hockey a little bit in Arizona. But my brother and I spent too much time in the penalty box. We were b…
Don Banks: Is Jarvis Jones the next in line of great Steelers linebackers?Aug 5LATROBE, Pa. -- History says the Pittsburgh Steelers know outside linebackers. How to find them. How to develop them. How to turn them loose to wreak havoc on the rest of the NFL.
2013 NFL training camp: John Clayton's thoughts from the roadAug 5John Clayton has plenty of thoughts after the first seven days of his training camp tour.