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Eagles Notebook: 'Family matters' keep Samuel from volunteering | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/09/2009
Asante Samuel says his absence from yesterday's voluntary camp was due to family matters.

Curtis set on reaching full health | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal
PHILADELPHIA -- After catching a handful of Donovan McNabb passes in practice, Kevin Curtis spoke optimistically about catching a few more before training camp -- and then many more this season.

Under the radar with Eagles' Darren Howard | Philadelphia Inquirer | 06/09/2009
Entering his fourth season with the Eagles, Howard finds it is easy to to go unnoticed, even though he has never been more valuable to the defensive line.

Guys like Buckley looking to earn nameplates in Eagles minicamp | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/09/2009
Buckley is trying to make the Eagles' roster after being picked up on waivers from San Diego on March 9. The injury to starter Brian Westbrook has created a crack into which Buckley hopes to squeeze. OTAs are important to the Buckleys of the NFL world. Next month's formal training camps are crucial.

Eagles receiving corps going on deep end | Philadelphia Daily News | 06/09/2009
BRANDON GIBSON and Jason Avant are almost exactly the same size - the Eagles list Avant at 6-feet, 212, Gibson the same height, 2 pounds lighter. They both seem to catch everything thrown near them. But they really aren't the same guy, offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg explained yesterday.

Jimmy Johnson living in luxury with football a distant memory - Football - MiamiHerald.com
The former Cowboy and Dolphin head coach talks about a lot of things, including staying in touch with Andy Reid.