Brandon Graham will again make his entrance at the Linc this Monday night.
Graham activated, DeVan cut loose
Just after word came that Eagles DE Juqua Parker was doubtful for Monday’s game, DE Brandon Graham was activated to the 53-man roster. To make room for Parker, recent acquisition OG Kyle DeVan was released after only 9 weeks in Philadelphia.
This will be Graham’s first time on the active roster since his December of last year when he sustained an injury to his ACL.
Gotta stay healthy
Brent Celek did not practice on Thursday with a hip injury, but he participated Friday and Saturday so is a go for Monday.
LeSean McCoy was sent home from practice on Thursday with a stomach bug. He also practiced the past few days and the Birds have stated that he will play on Monday night.
There is an Eagle whose rookie contract will expire in the near future who the team is quietly speaking with about a new deal. And no, that player is not DeSean Jackson.
ProFootballTalk cites a league source as stating that Philadelphia is speaking to McCoy to come to terms that would replace his rookie deal, which expires in 2012.
What McCoy has on his side is momentum. He is in the midst of breaking team records, and there is no sign of a slow down. The Eagles know that they have a breathtakingly talented back who teams around the league would do anything for.
Unfortunately, DeSean Jackson, who was very vocal in his desire for a new contract with an initial hold out from training camp, has been relatively quiet in his production this season with an 18th best in the league 487 yards. This reality has not helped his case, nor did the very public holdout engineered by his boisterous agent, Drew Rosenhaus.
Can this man please shut up?
After his butt whooping last week, Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Rob Ryan is still giving excuses about the epic collapse of his team’s defense. Rather than sitting with his tail between his legs and learning a lesson in humility (I’m pretty sure that no one in that family is aware of the word or its meaning), Ryan just keeps on yapping.
The reason for the team’s loss is, according to Ryan, his own fault.
“I gave (the Eagles) a little extra motivation by my comments. As I told everybody before, nobody ever puts it back in there — an assistant coach shouldn’t be doing that. I let one slip out of there, and it gets away from me. I put too much pressure on our guys, which is not what we want to do.
“That’s why I felt the whole thing was my fault, which it really was. It doesn’t happen very often. It’s not going to be a weekly press conference where I screw something up. It usually happens the other way around.”
Sure, partially it was Ryan’s fault for coming up with an ineffective game plan for the Cowboys’ defense. But he is also overlooking the fact that the team overall stinks. Sorry to break it to you. Stop giving yourself so much credit, dude.
One more day to wait for Monday Night Football, Eagles fans.
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