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Eagles’ Jackson ending holdout?

August 1 Yahoo! Sports

It looks like Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson doesn’t want to be fined $30,000 a day for holding out anymore.  FOX Sports has it that WPVI-TV in Phladelphia is reporting that Jackson “plans to end his holdout for a new contract.”  A source to the station reports that the 24-year-old two-time Pro Bowler, who is in the last year of a four-year contract that will pay him $560,000 this season, will be back in camp Monday or Tuesday.”

Eagles’ contract talks with Watkins at standstill

August 1 CSN Philly 

Rookie Danny Watkins missed his third day of practice while contract talks between agent Joe Panos and the Eagles remain at a standstill. Watkins, projected as the Eagles’ starting right guard, has missed six practices so far. Without OTAs and minicamps, each day of training camp is crucial if he’s going to be able to move right into the starting right guard spot by opening day.  Watkins, the 23rd pick in this year’s draft, is one of 10 first-round picks still unsigned.

Nnamdi: Eagles were always my top choice

August 1 Camden Courier-Post

The Eagles are one of the NFL’s most successful franchises over the past decade, but they still haven’t won a title.  Nnamdi Asomugha is the NFL’s best cornerback over the past five years. He hasn’t even sniffed the playoffs.  Together, though, the team without a Lombardi Trophy and the player who’s never appeared in the postseason can help each other win the Super Bowl.

Asomugha sees lots of promise in Eagles

August 1 Camden Courier-Post

The Eagles are one of the NFL’s most successful franchises over the past decade. But their Super Bowl cupboard isn’t just empty, it’s covered in cobwebs.  Nnamdi Asomugha is the NFL’s best cornerback over the past five years. But every time the NFL playoffs came around, Asomugha’s teammates were already on the golf course.  Together, the team without a Lombardi Trophy and the player without a postseason appearance believe in their boundless potential.

Asomugha brings more than just athletic talent to the Philadelphia Eagles

August 1 LehighValleyLive.com 

The Philadelphia Eagles didn’t just land one of the best defensive backs in the NFL when they signed Nnamdi Asomugha to a five-year contract Friday.  They reeled in one of the best people in the NFL as well.  Asomugha alone could be the antidote for those with an overdose of athletic thugdom. Sick of the sports section reading like a crime blotter? Check out Asomugha’s curriculum vitae of philanthropy and community involvement, and even the most cynical and disillusioned fan can’t fail but come away heartened.

Asomugha to Wear Number 24

July 31 LehighValleyLive.com

Listening to the words of the new Eagles and watching the front office move swiftly to sign the players it wants this week, we may be entering a new era in public perception of the ownership, management, and head coach. A winning organization for more than a decade of the Lurie/Banner/Reid regime, the team has had plenty of support in Philadelphia. They’ve also had detractors though, for a number of reasons, among them a perceived smugness and contentedness without the benefit of a Super Bowl, as well as a ridiculous notion that they’re somehow cheap.

Eagles’ Samuel: “I’m happy to be here.”

August 1 Wilmington News Journal

Asante Samuel walked into the Haigh Cundy Fieldhouse at Lehigh this morning wearing his trade ear-to-ear smile and with his gold teeth glistening.  He didn’t look or sound like someone confused about his role on the Eagles’ defense.  “I’m happy to be here,” he said.  The Pro Bowl cornerback, excused from training camp since Thursday for personal reasons, finally arrived at the Eagles’ camp home and could be out for the afternoon practice pending his physical examination.

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