The Linc - Eagles Had Anticipated The 2011 Market For Years

Eagles’ Free-Agent Shopping Spree Was Years in Making -
After N.F.L. owners decided in 2008 to opt out of the collective bargaining agreement, the Eagles realized the 2011 free-agency period could present an extraordinary buyer’s market. [Note by JasonB, 08/16/11 1:16 AM EDT ] This is a fascinating article

Frank: 10 Eagles sitting on the roster bubble
With nearly three weeks until the final roster cuts, Reuben Frank takes a look at 10 players who are sitting precariously on the roster bubble including Phillip Hunt and Chad Hall.

Iggles Blitz " Blog Archive " Practice Squad Eligibility
Here's a list of players who are eligible be signed to the practice squad.

Rookies Henry and Henery ready to handle pressure
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.

Taking Stock: A Look at the New York Giants' Crash - The Triangle Blog
It's really no surprise that in an environment in which it's getting harder to distinguish between stocks and sports, New York Giants general manager Jerry Reese is starting to sound like an embattled hedge fund manager.

Will football suffer from lighter camp? We'll soon find out | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/15/2011
In the 19 days since players reported, the Eagles practiced in full pads just 11 times. They will have a total of five full days off. Bluntly stated, this was the softest training camp in modern Eagles history.

Bill Barnwell on the winners and losers of NFL free agency - Grantland
The Eagles continued to buffer an already strong defensive front by signing utility lineman Anthony Hargrove away from the Saints. At 270 pounds, Hargrove might be a tweener in the Eagles' scheme — too big for defensive end, too small for defensive tackle — but the Eagles should be able to use him next to Cullen Jenkins as a situational pass-rusher on passing downs. He doesn't have the name recognition of guys like Anderson or Carter, but since he's still only 28, he's likely to be better than either of them in 2011. Even better was the decision to sign right tackle Ryan Harris, who was one of the league's best pass protectors on the right side in 2008 and 2009 before going through assorted injury issues. If he's healthy, Harris would be a huge upgrade in protecting Michael Vick's blind side.


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