Aug 172011

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Eagles think Maclin will be back soon

August 17 Pro Football Talk 

Tuesday came and went without Jeremy Maclin or the Eagles providing any more clarity on Maclin’s situation, despite a Monday promise from Maclin’s brother that an answer was coming. And that is serving only to cause more speculation regarding Maclin’s condition.  Despite the rampant rumors, the word in the locker room is that Maclin suffers from mononucleosis and/or the lingering effects of it. Maclin disclosed in April that he lost 15 pounds in February with a “mono-like” illness.”

Eagles complete ‘easy’ camp

August 17 Courier-Post 

Michael Vick said. “We didn’t get that time that I think now is invaluable as far as the OTAs and minicamps, and now you see how much it was missed.  “But I think we [were] able to regroup because we have lot of veterans and a lot of guys who understand what we [were] trying to get done, and that was big.”  Vick characterized the camp as “fun” and said teammates “enjoyed it” which surely will make Reid reconsider his camp blueprint for 2012.

Dreamy additions have Eagles thinking big

August 17 Yahoo! Sports 

Now that he has taken his talents to South Philly, star cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha – the prize of the fast and furious, post-lockout NFL free-agent class of 2011 – has his first shutdown assignment: attempting to contain the viral hype preceding the Philadelphia Eagles’ Super Bowl-or-bust season.  If cynics skeptical of the franchise’s flurry of accomplished acquisitions were looking for an excuse to give Asomugha’s new team the Miami Heat treatment, they got a gift from the sound-bite gods when new backup quarterback Vince Young, the former Tennessee Titans starter looking to recharge his once-promising career, called the Eagles a “Dream Team” at his introductory news conference late last month.

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