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Kevin Kolb picks up his game | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/28/2009
"It's super important," Kolb said. "I wish I would have gotten more tonight. But it's something positive to build on. Obviously, I need as much work as I can get on the field, because I don't have a whole lot of game-time experience."

Tra Thomas enjoys reunion with Philadelphia Eagles - lehighvalleylive.com
Tra Thomas was the last Jaguar off the field because he stopped to say hello to so many of his ex-teammates on the Eagles along the way.

Eagles fans greet Vick warmly | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/28/2009
"It was a surreal feeling coming out of the locker room and all these big guys with Philadelphia Eagles symbols on their helmets and green and white, and I had to kind of pinch myself to remind myself that it was real," Vick said. "This is something I've been waiting for for a long time, suiting up and playing a game, regardless of whether it's preseason or regular season. It's been a long journey for me, and I just want to do it right this time."

PhillyBurbs.com:  Fans split on Vick at debut
The grand circus that many expected didn't quite materialize on Thursday. None of the major animal rights groups staged protests in the South Philadelphia sports complex before the game. In fact, the only organized gathering - by the local chapter of the NAACP and its area president J. Whyatt Mondesire in support of Vick - brought roughly 15 to 20 people to the gate in front of the Linc.

Brandon Marshall to explain himself(I think) on NFL Live - Mile High Report
Brandon Marshall is a complete and total jerk. Honestly, you'll never believe how childish he's acted at Broncos camp.

Much more after the jump, mostly about Michael Vick...

Bob Ford: A tame debut for Eagles' Vick | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/28/2009
It was a good show for the television cameras, but although the medium can add weight to those on the air, it's hard to add sheer numbers. There were perhaps a dozen pro-Vick enthusiasts marching around for the cameras, and maybe a half-dozen on the other side, although that counts as 42 in dog supporters.

Gonzo: Manipulating the media | Philadelphia Inquirer | 08/28/2009
There were more reporters on hand to cover the expected protests than there were actual protesters.

Vick can finally talk about football - NFC East - ESPN
As Michael Vick jogged toward the huddle for the first time in more than two years, the near-capacity crowd at Lincoln Financial Field gave him a warm embrace. "I didn't think it was going to be that positive, said a smiling Vick after Thursday's preseason win over the Jaguars. I didn't really know what to expect. I was running out there on the field and I was listening to see what the reaction was going to be, and I was very pleased.

Vick Debuts as Eagles Notch First Preseason Win
Eagles head coach Andy Reid called his team’s loss last week to Indianapolis embarrassing and ridiculous and unacceptable. This week’s matchup with Jacksonville wasn’t any of those, but it had its troublesome moments.

Vick's successful debut Controversial QB looks good in limited action, but a lackluster offense needs David Akers to win it in the end. -- themorningcall.com
Basically the entire story is in the title. So I guess there's no need to click through?