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Eagles' Mychal Kendricks to play a key role on defense

Eagles' Mychal Kendricks to play a key role on defense

philly.com Updated Aug 5, 2013
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."
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  • Lane Johnson getting comfortable in either tackle spot

    Lane Johnson getting comfortable in either tackle spot

    philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    Lane 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.
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  • Russell Shepard To Claim Starting Job?

    Russell Shepard To Claim Starting Job?

    eaglesgab.com Aug 5, 2013
    The 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 …
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  • Mentor and Rookie: The MMQB crew has hit the road for training …

    Mentor and Rookie: The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps…

    CNNSI.com Aug 5, 2013
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
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  • Fans shrug off Cooper's offensive remark

    Fans shrug off Cooper's offensive remark

    Anthony 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…
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  • Jets go with two starting quarterbacks on their depth chart, to…

    Jets go with two starting quarterbacks on their depth chart, too

    profootballtalk.com Aug 5, 2013
    Mark 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 …
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  • Vick, Foles, Cooper all listed as starters on Eagles’ depth cha…

    Vick, Foles, Cooper all listed as starters on Eagles’ depth chart

    profootballtalk.com Aug 5, 2013
    Michael 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 …
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  • On defensive formations in Philly

    On defensive formations in Philly

    ESPN.com Aug 5, 2013
    Been 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…
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  • Bastardo accepts 50-game suspension

    Bastardo accepts 50-game suspension

    MLB.com Aug 5, 2013
    Phillies left-hander Antonio Bastardo has accepted a 50-game suspension for violating Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Agreement.
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  • Former Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer calls out Antonio Bastardo af…

    Former Phillies pitcher Dan Meyer calls out Antonio Bastardo after he’s linked to PEDs

    yahoo.com Aug 5, 2013
    Let 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 …
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  • Square peg in a square hole?

    Square peg in a square hole?

    philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    Eagles undrafted rookie Damion Square, from Alabama, is making a bid for a starting job at nose tackle.
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  • Is Jordany Valdespin the biggest fool in all of baseball?

    Is Jordany Valdespin the biggest fool in all of baseball?

    yahoo.com Aug 5, 2013
    We 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…
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  • Stretch run key for Phillies to analyze choices

    Stretch run key for Phillies to analyze choices

    MLB.com Aug 5, 2013
    Since 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.
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  • Eagles Notebook: Rookie Barkley making most of limited opportun…

    Eagles Notebook: Rookie Barkley making most of limited opportunity

    philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    Rookie QB Matt Barkley is only getting reps with the deep reserves. He’s trying to impress Eagles coaches as much as possible.
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  • Hugh Douglas again clashes with a co-worker, this time at ESPN

    Hugh Douglas again clashes with a co-worker, this time at ESPN

    profootballtalk.com Aug 5, 2013
    Hugh 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…
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  • Chip Kelly at the Center of Everything

    Chip Kelly at the Center of Everything

    CNNSI.com philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    CENTER 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…
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  • The Juice: Braves win 10th straight, Dodgers run their road win…

    The Juice: Braves win 10th straight, Dodgers run their road winning streak to 14

    yahoo.com Aug 5, 2013
    The 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…
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  • Eagles concerned about players' lives on and off field

    Eagles concerned about players' lives on and off field

    philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    Alleged murder by former Patriot Aaron Hernandez has Eagles reassessing the way they evaluate the character of players.
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  • Cris Carter enters 'football heaven'

    Cris Carter enters 'football heaven'

    philly.com Aug 5, 2013
    Former Eagles receiver Cris Carter, who made his mark with the Vikings, delivers a powerful Hall of Fame induction speech.
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  • Video - MLB suspends 13 in PED scandal 05:26

    MLB suspends 13 in PED scandal

    Aug 5
    Curt 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.
  • Video - Mike Mayock talks Eagles wide receiver outlook 01:22

    Mike Mayock talks Eagles wide receiver outlook

    Aug 5
    Philadelphia 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.
  • Video - NFC East Preview 06:16

    NFC East Preview

    Aug 5
    Mark Schlereth and Herm Edwards break down the NFC East and make their predictions for the 2013 season.
  • Video - When will Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper return to the team? 03:30

    When will Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Riley Cooper return to the team?

    Aug 5
    Philadelphia Eagles beat reporter Jeff McLane says players and coaches are not sure when wide receiver Riley Cooper will return to the team.

Sports Columnists

  • Mentor and Rookie

    Aug 5
    The MMQB crew has hit the road for training camps. Check out all our coverage.
  • Chip Off the Old Block

    Aug 5
    PETER 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 5
    LATROBE, 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 road

    Aug 5
    John Clayton has plenty of thoughts after the first seven days of his training camp tour.