Aug 162011
Eagles Hall of Famer Pete Pihos passed away

Eagles Hall of Famer Pete Pihos passed away

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Eagles Hall of Famer Pihos dies at 87

August 16 CSN Philly 

Eagles Hall of Fame receiver Pete Pihos died Tuesday morning at the age of 87. Pihos, who had Alzheimer’s disease, died in his sleep at 1:40 a.m. at Grace Healthcare in Winston-Salem, N.C. Pihos spent his entire nine-year career with the Eagles and helped lead them to consecutive championships in 1948 and 1949. He caught the game-winning touchdown in the ’49 championship game against the Rams.

Report: Maclin is ‘fine,’ more coming Tuesday

August 16 CSN Philly 

Jeremy Maclin’s mystery illness apparently is close to being revealed.  Maclin’s older brother Andre says that the Eagles’ wide receiver is “fine” and an announcement regarding Jeremy’s condition is coming Tuesday.  “They kind of have us on a gag order until tomorrow,” Andre Maclin told the Sporting News. “But he’s fine. He’s fine. That much I can say.”

Smith says Giants’ dawdle let Eagles swoop in

August 16 New York Post

The Giants have only themselves to blame for losing Steve Smith to the hated Eagles.  That was Smith’s version of events yesterday as the Pro Bowl slot receiver — sidelined indefinitely by knee surgery — donned a “weird-feeling” green jersey and watched his new team go through its paces.  Giants coach Tom Coughlin acted betrayed last week when Smith abruptly bolted to Philadelphia in free agency, indicating Smith owed Big Blue for using its doctor for his microfracture operation and claiming Smith’s agents didn’t give the Giants a chance to match the Eagles’ one-year, $2 million offer.

Eagles rookie kickers ready to handle the pressure

August 16 CSN Philly 

Asante Samuel raised his arms, started to holler and implored the fans watching the morning practice at Lehigh to raise their voices and make some noise with him.  Those in attendance at the Eagles’ morning practice at training camp on Monday happily obliged.  So, Alex Henery, the Eagles’ fourth-round draft pick and David Akers’ replacement calmly, smoothly kicked the 50-yard attempt and tucked in inside the right post.

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