Sep 022011
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Young pulls hammy, Birds cap preseason with win

September 2 CSN Philly 

It was a nearly perfect evening for Vince Young. Until his final snap. Young, who struggled in his first three preseason appearances this summer, threw for 193 yards and engineered two long touchdown drives in the first half of the Eagles’ 24-14 win over the the Jets Thursday night in the preseason finale at MetLife Stadium. On what should have been his final snap of the game — with 53 seconds left before halftime — Young rolled to his right on a 4th-and-1 from the Jets’ 9-yard-line and had a clear path to the end zone, but he pulled up as he was rolling out, threw the ball away and fell to the ground with a hamstring injury.

Watkins’ requested start vs. Jets goes well

September 2 CSN Philly 

Danny Watkins, chatting with friends as he waited to board the Eagles team bus Thursday night, paused to exchange greetings with a police officer, then a guy wearing a blue “FDNY” T-shirt.  Watkins, once a volunteer firefighter, seemed to be in his element.  It is more difficult to assess the rookie’s comfort level on the field. The first-round draft pick from Baylor started the preseason-ending 24-14 victory over the Jets at right guard, and played the first quarter.

Ex-Giant Steve Smith tells a different tale of his exit from franchise

September 2 Newark Star-Ledger 

Steve Smith ran routes on the MetLife Stadium turf before tonight’s Jets-Eagles game, just as he did while a member of the Giants last season.  The difference was he wore an Eagles jersey.  Smith, a former Giants Pro Bowl receiver who underwent microfracture surgery of his left knee last December, returned to practice at the beginning of the week. On Aug. 11, Giants coach Tom Coughlin said the team thought Smith would be “four to six weeks” from returning to practice. In the visitor’s locker room tonight, Smith did not know where Coughlin heard that timetable.

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