This blurbicus will have to sit here and hopefully not create too much of a stench until September 3, as I must sojourn down the Chesapeake Bay to retrieve my wifey who is stranded on Smith Island...
Yes, it may be a holiday for some, but for the Eagles and the rest of the NFL, the work goes on, and the rosters are still churning.
Exhibit One, per Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer:
Only hours after making the Eagles Final Cut, CB Trevard Lindley was waived...
The same thing happened to Lindley last season... made the initial cut, then waived... waddup with that? Is this some new technique of motivation for success I have not yet tuned into?
Then the Eagles signed offensive lineman Nathan Menkin after he was released by the Texans on Friday. The 6-foot-4, 296-pound Menkin is listed as a tackle and a guard. Houston signed Menkin as an undrafted rookie free agent. He played college football at tiny Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas. Menkin was an AFCA All-American tackle as a senior. The Great Sage-Lion JB says he is very quick of foot. Tommy Lawlor says he's "a natural in space"....
All of which says to me: "Practice Squad"...
The Eagles now have nine offensive linemen on their roster. They had nine originally, but released guard Julian Vandervelde Friday night after they traded for safety David Sims, who came from the Browns. Vandervelde was a candidate to return to the Eagles practice squad, but the Buccaneers picked up the Eagles' 2011 fifth-round draft pick on Saturday.
The Eagles have already brought back several players to their practice squad that they released on Friday. Wide receiver Marvin McNutt, linebacker Ryan Rau, tight end Chase Ford and fullback Emil Igwenagu are the first four. There could be others.
The Eagles also signed center Chase Beeler to their practice squad. Beeler spent all of last season on the 49ers' practice squad, but was released by San Francisco on Friday. The Eagles still have three more spots on their practice squad to fill.
Brett Brackett, whom the Eagles released on Friday, was also a practice squad candidate. But the tight end confirmed via text message that he signed with the Jaguars. And the Raiders claimed linebacker Keenan Clayton, a 2010 fourth round pick of the Eagles, a day after he was released.
To make room for Menkin on the 53-man roster the Eagles released Trevard Lindley. The cornerback surprised many by making the squad, but it did not last for very long. Last year, Lindley survived final cut down day, but he was waived a few days later when the Eagles re-signed cornerback Joselio Hanson.
That brings us to my main man, Darryl Tapp, and the 29th reason why I have a man-crush on the guy....
This dude is about TEAM TEAM TEAM....
Darryl Tapp, DE, 6-1, 270, in his 7th year out of Virginia Tech... I love his enthusiasm and his desire to be an Eagle...and he put his money where his mouth is...
Darryl Tapp agreed to restructure his contract and take a pay cut before the Eagles narrowed their roster to 53 on Friday, according to an NFL source. The defensive end was slated to earn $2.575 million this season. The Eagles and Tapp are still working on a new figure.
The Eagles have asked players with hefty contracts on the roster bubble to restructure their contracts before. Last season before the cut-down day deadline, tackle Winston Justice and defensive end Juqua Parker took pay cuts.
Antonio Dixon was approached about restructuring his contract earlier this week. The defensive tackle, who was slated to make approximately $1.9 million this season, said "No"...and was released on Friday.
"That was a hard one," Eagles general manager Howie Roseman said of cutting Dixon. "He brings great personality to this team. He’s somebody we care about both personally and professionally. Sometimes you have to make tough decisions. And that was one of them."
Last March, defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins agreed to restructure his contract.
Tapp is one of six defensive ends currently on the Eagles roster. He joins a formidable group that includes Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Brandon Graham, Phillip Hunt and Vinny Curry. Roseman said that the Eagles could dress as many as five on game days because of the importance the Eagles defense places on their line play. Curry, a rookie, would appear to be the most likely to be inactive on game days to start the season.
Tapp, who signed with the Eagles in March 2010 after a nice career stint in Seattle, is in the last year of his contract. He's recorded 5.5 sacks in two seasons with the Birds. Last season, Tapp was slowed by injuries. He performed well this preseason, though...and was perhaps the loudest and most enthusiastic cheerleader on the sidelines as well.
Tapp can get after it... he is at the peak of his game. This will be the greatest year of his career. Book it.
He has already taken one for the team.
Uh ah! We're in trouble. Dallas picked to win SB-=Eagles picked to win SB(homer writer) Giants, nada, ninda, nyet, nein. Not a ferkin' pick.
That's when those nasty Gmen are at their best. Sheesh!
For those of you that like "small" women.
Well,me n me boy are home sick today,so it looks like a Madden '13 afternoon,a couple rips then ......its on!he's waiting till next week to update roster though.cool stuff.
Wilst we are talking about freaks of nature................how about this four-legged chicken.................good news for those of you that like dark meat.
And no in advance........that is not a racist comment.
@dutchrubb Reincarnation of Ganesh and Kali!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!11!111
Cept this time its legs... not arms.
@dutchrubb that's nothing... Madden used to have a 6 legged turkey during the Thanksgiving game every year...
@Spiffo Yeah..............but his was not walking around that way. The cook just wired extra legs fast for the video clip.
The Largest Vagina most likely belonged to Scottish giantess Anna Swan (1846-1888), a remarkable woman who set a number of records relating to her bulk. Born normally sized, she began growing at a prodigious rate in childhood, finally reaching a maximum height of 7' 8" at age 19. Capitalizing on her huge size, she joined a side show and toured the country, where she met and fell in love with Captain Martin Bates, another giant who measured over 7 feet tall. They wed in 1872, making them the tallest married couple in the world, a record that still stands today. The couple settled down into married life, built a mansion filled with enormous furniture, including an 11' by 7' bed where they consummated their union. On June 18, 1879, she gave birth to the largest baby in history, weighing 26 lbs. and 34 inches in length—so large, in fact, that it became tightly wedged in her capacious tract, only extricated by the use of forceps and belts. The child did not survive the rigors of birth, but a cast was made, still on display at the Cleveland Museum of Health. Generally the largest part of an infant is the head. We know that the tyke's cranium measured about 19 inches (48cm) in circumference, hence we compute the minimum dilation of Swan's passage as 6 inches, or just over 15 cm. That's pretty wide—the normal dilation for childbirth is 10 cm.
The child's weight had the following breakdown: 5 lbs from the neck down,...with a 21 lb head.
Later on, the child went on to accomplish many great things,.....most notably having a Fantasy Football League named after him.
@TheGreatJB99 on a sidenote,....that same FF League went on to be dominated by a large yenised Virginian,........
But that's neither hear nor they're.
I knew this girl who had one of those "hot dog in a hallway" vagina... and then she had a baby... and the next time I tapped her she had possibly the greatest vagina in the history of the Earf.
Resleeving is awesome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1!1!!
@TheGreatJB99 It's just an optical conclusion.
It's like when you look at the moon,....it looks bigger than the Sun,.....
But it's just because the Sun is like twice as far away from the Earff as the Moon,.........so it looks smaller.
Same wiff pussies.
@southphillyben I'd take care of them all if I could tap that fine Octomom arse!!!!!!!!!!11111!
wow..Octomom has some powerful legs.....not bad body wise and she must have been re-sleeved since she had so many kids...cuz she looks pretty neat down there...
@southphillyben Tapp and a rook rb wouldnt land a premium safety. Better off just trading Tapp for a backup, straight up.
Gonna need all those backs, between injuries and our recieving corps. If Vick is gonna throw the easy passes and checkdowns, he needs a deep backfield.
Bri...must really hate us....he is over at the dump but as far as i can see , he hasn't been by to say hi , bye , kiss my arse ....nuttinn....he must really hate us......and by "us" I mean ATV
@tboned208 Bri's the big loser.............he's missing all this fine Octomom discussion.