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Eagles have won big and dropped close ones | AP Texas Sports | Chron.com - Houston Chronicle
Andy Reid sees no difference in his team whether it's playing a close game or enjoying a blowout. It's just that his Philadelphia Eagles have been losing a lot of the close ones.

Eagles' first half a mixed bag
The Birds are 5-3 at the midpoint for the fifth time this decade. In each of the preceding four years when they've had that record, they not only went on to make the playoffs, but also got to the NFC championship three times.

N.F.L. Roundup - N.F.L. Bars Eagles’ Hanson From 4 Games for Drug Use - NYTimes.com
Hanson’s lawyer, David Cornwell, said in a statement that Hanson did not use steroids but tested positive for a diuretic after last year’s National Football Conference title game against Arizona. "Joselio did not use steroids or any other substance that would enhance his performance," Cornwell said.

Jackson joins the Rosenhaus family - NFC East Blog - ESPN
"My previous agents, if they're not doing anything they need to do, everybody wants to think of it in a negative way, 'I want to get paid.' All that. That's all good, but at the end of the day if I'm not being treated the way I needed to be from my other agents, then there's no point in me still being there," Jackson told Seltzer. "No matter if it was before the season or after the season or the middle of the season."

Before you panic too much about that last stories there's a few things to know. First, Drew Rosenhaus represents several current Eagles and other than that one guy has had a productive relationship with the team. The collecting bargaining agreements bars teams from reworking a players' contract until at least his 3rd year. So if you're thinking this move means you'll start hearing Jackson chirping about a new contract, you won't. At least for this year...

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Sam Donnellon: Celek won't put positive spin on Eagles' record | Philadelphia Daily News | 11/12/2009
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