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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver expected to retire as part of team    Mon Apr 22, 01:30 PM

Free-agent FB Leonard Weaver (Eagles) will sign a one-day contract with the Philadelphia Eagles and retire as a member of the team.

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  NFL | Leonard Weaver does not expect to play in 2012    Wed Feb 22, 12:42 PM

Free-agent FB Leonard Weaver (knee) said he does not think he will be able to play next season because his knee is still not fully healed. Weaver suffered nerve damage when he injured his knee which continues to affect the use of his left foot. He also suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament as well as a torn posterior lateral corner.

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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver released     Fri Jul 29, 10:07 AM

The Philadelphia Eagles have released FB Leonard Weaver.

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  Eagles | Five players released    Thu Jul 28, 08:30 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced they have released FB Leonard Weaver, WR Jeremy Williams, DTs Jeremy Clark and Jeff Owens and CB Gerard Lawson. Owens, Weaver and Williams were waived because they failed their physicals.

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  Eagles | Expected to have competition at FB    Wed Jun 29, 09:42 AM

Philadelphia Eagles FBs Owen Schmitt and Stanley Havili are expected to compete for the starting fullback job during training camp. FB Leonard Weaver could also be part of the battle during camp.

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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver optimistic about return    Wed Jan 26, 11:55 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee) vows to get back onto the field in 2011, although he still faces 'an uphill battle,' according to a separate source with knowledge of the injury, reports Jonathan Tamari, of the Philadelphia Inquirer. Weaver tore his anterior cruciate ligament and posterior lateral corner in his left knee Sept. 12, while also suffering nerve damage. He had surgery to repair the knee, follow-up surgery in November to clean out scar tissue, and a separate surgery last week to repair a tendon in his left foot.

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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver placed on IR    Mon Sep 13, 06:56 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles announced they placed FB Leonard Weaver (knee) on Injured Reserve Monday, Sept. 13.

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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver to miss rest of season    Sun Sep 12, 06:56 PM

Updating a previous report, Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee) suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in Week 1 and will miss the rest of the 2010 season, reports ESPN's Adam Schefter.

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  Eagles | Leonard Weaver's injury could be serious    Sun Sep 12, 05:53 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (leg) suffered a leg injury in Week 1 but the initial fear is that he suffered a torn ACL, according to NFL Network's Jason La Canfora. There has not been an official diagnosis at this point.

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  Eagles | Know running game remains vital    Sat Jun 26, 05:05 PM

Eric Edholm, from ProFootballWeekly.com, reports that with all of the talk about how the offense will be different with the change from Donovan McNabb to Kevin Kolb at quarterback, it's easy to forget how important the run game might be in the big picture. It's nearly a given that the Eagles will throw the ball more than they run it this season. Since Andy Reid took over in 1999, the team has thrown the ball more than it passed it every season and has hovered around the 60 percent passing mark several times. But taking pressure off Kolb to win games by himself will be an important element of the Eagles' offensive identity.

Footballguys view: LeSean McCoy is going to be the main man for the Eagles, but shouldn't be a guy who gets 22-25 carries a game. Instead, the Eagles will complement him with veteran power back Mike Bell. Because he's been injury prone during his pro career, the Eagles have an option behind Bell (rookie Charles Scott) in case he gets banged up again. Fullback Leonard Weaver has been told that he won't see as many carries this year as he had last season, but he'll still be relied on as a receiver out of the backfield.

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  Eagles | Fewer carries for Weaver with Bell in town?    Sun Jun 6, 04:42 PM

Les Bowen, from the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Eagles FB Leonard Weaver commented on Mike Bell. "[Bell] and [LeSean] McCoy back there is going to be a great duo. Maybe sprinkle me in a little bit. Those guys are going to be the workhorses." Weaver likes what he has seen of Bell, he said. "I think he's doing great out there. He's learning very fast," Weaver said. "He's able to come out and be explosive and his ability is taking over without [Bell] having to think about what he has to do. It's tough when you haven't been in a West Coast offense. It makes it difficult sometimes. But he came in early, right away after the Super Bowl. He got in the playbook, and has been able to perform, so he looks great out there."

Footballguys view: Mike Bell has constantly battled through injury during his pro career, so the Eagles may be forced to get Weaver more carries than it seems right now. Philadelphia also drafted RB Charles Scott out of LSU, and he could be a perfect replacement for Mike Bell as the team's power back.

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  Eagles | Weaver wants McNabb to return    Mon Mar 29, 10:32 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver said during an interview on Sirius Radio that he would like for QB Donovan McNabb to return to the team for the 2010 season. Weaver said, "I'm surprised. Let the man go ahead and play the last year of his contract out...." Weaver added, "Not a knock on (QB Kevin) Kolb, but I would love for Donovan to come back for another year so we can try to win it all."

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  Eagles | Weaver agrees to terms    Fri Mar 5, 10:11 AM

Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports the Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with restricted free-agent FB Leonard Weaver on a three-year deal worth $11 million, according to a source. The deal includes $6.5 million in guaranteed money.

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  Eagles | Weaver given second-round tender    Thu Mar 4, 08:22 PM

Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles impending restricted free-agent FB Leonard Weaver has been given a second-round tender. Weaver's agent is confident a deal with the team can be completed Friday, March 5.

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  Eagles | Weaver to return?    Mon Mar 1, 12:47 PM

According to The SIRIUS Blitz, Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver, who is scheduled to become a free agent, said he believes he is close to re-signing with the Eagles.

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  Eagles | Weaver talking to team about new deal 'on a regular basis'    Thu Feb 18, 12:39 PM

Brian Seltzer, from ESPN 950, reports the Eagles and fullback Leonard Weaver are talking "on a regular basis" about a new deal.

Footballguys view: Weaver is much more than a traditional fullback. He's a good receiver out of the backfield, and can rack up yards on the ground with his deceptive speed and power.

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  Eagles | Five earn All-Pro honors    Thu Jan 14, 01:23 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver received first-team All-Pro honors for the 2010 season. PK David Akers, DL Trent Cole, WR DeSean Jackson and CB Asante Samuel received second-team honors.

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  Eagles | Eight could be RFAs this offseason    Sun Jan 10, 06:01 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News reports Philadelphia Eagles WR Jason Avant, OL Nick Cole, LB Omar Gaither, LB Chris Gocong, CB Ellis Hobbs, OG Max Jean-Gilles, TE Alex Smith and FB Leonard Weaver are scheduled to become unrestricted free agents under the current terms of the collective bargaining agreement. However, they will become restricted free agents if 2010 is an uncapped season.

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  Eagles | Six named to Pro Bowl roster    Tue Dec 29, 07:36 PM

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Tuesday, Dec. 29, that PK David Akers, DE Trent Cole, WR DeSean Jackson, OT Jason Peters, CB Asante Samuel and FB Leonard Weaver have been named to the 2010 NFC Pro Bowl team. Jackson is believed to be the first player in NFL history to be selected at both wide receiver and kick returner in the same season, according to the NFL.

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  Eagles | Weaver has benefited from Westbrook's absence    Tue Dec 22, 10:24 AM

Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver has benefited most from RB Brian Westbrook's (concussion) absence this season. Weaver carried the football 58 times for 287 yards in the eight games Westbrook has missed and just four times for 14 yards in the games he has played.

Footballguys view: Weaver has always looked good when he's carried the ball in the preseason, and Seahawks fans will tell you he could be this productive all along. He's a good receiver out of the backfield, and he's hard to bring down when he gets a head of steam.

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  Eagles | Weaver probable for Week 15    Fri Dec 18, 03:56 PM

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (hamstring) participated in practice Friday, Dec. 18. He is listed as probable for Week 15 and will be able to play.

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  Eagles | Weaver practices in full Thursday    Thu Dec 17, 05:31 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (hamstring) practiced in full Thursday, Dec. 17, and is expected to play in Week 15.

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  Eagles | Seven practice Wednesday    Wed Dec 16, 04:50 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), WR Jason Avant (hamstring), C Nick Cole (knee), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), DT Mike Patterson (wrist), FB Leonard Weaver (hamstring) and LB Tracy White (shoulder) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Dec. 16.

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  Eagles | Weaver day-to-day    Mon Dec 14, 12:09 PM

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid said during his press conference Monday, Dec. 14, FB Leonard Weaver (hamstring) suffered a slight hamstring strain in Week 14 and is listed as day-to-day.

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  Eagles | Eight players probable for Week 12    Fri Nov 27, 05:23 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), OG Nick Cole (knee), SS Quintin Demps (ankle), FS Victor Harris (eye), OT Winston Justice (knee), DT Mike Patterson (wrist, toe), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 27. They are listed as probable for Week 12.

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  Eagles | Seven injured players practice Thursday    Thu Nov 26, 04:36 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), OG Nick Cole (knee), SS Quintin Demps (ankle), OT Winston Justice (knee), DT Mike Patterson (wrist, toe), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) fully participated in practice Thursday, Nov. 26. All should be able to play in Week 12.

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  Eagles | Eight practice in full Wednesday    Wed Nov 25, 03:27 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri (knee), OG Nick Cole (knee), FS Quintin Demps (ankle), SS Victor Harris (eye), OT Winston Justice (knee), DL Mike Patterson (wrist, toe), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and RB Leonard Weaver (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 25.

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  Eagles | Weaver probable for Week 11    Fri Nov 20, 04:57 PM

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 20. He is listed as probable for Week 11 and is expected to play.

Footballguys view: Weaver is in line to have a bigger role in the offense with Brian Westbrook out for at least three more games.

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  Eagles | Six practice in full Thursday    Thu Nov 19, 03:49 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri (knee), LB Chris Gocong (hamstring), SS Victor Harris (eye), DL Mike Patterson (wrist, toe), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and RB Leonard Weaver (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 19.

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  Eagles | McCoy the starter in Week 11    Wed Nov 18, 11:39 PM

NFL.com reports Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy will start at running back with RB Brian Westbrook (concussion) out in Week 11. FB Leonard Weaver will also play a bigger role with Westbrook out.

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  Eagles | Five practice in full Wednesday    Wed Nov 18, 07:22 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), LB Chris Gocong (hamstring), DT Mike Patterson (wrist, toe), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) practiced in full Wednesday, Nov. 18.

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  Eagles | Herremans, Weaver probable for Week 10    Fri Nov 13, 05:02 PM

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles OG Todd Herremans (foot) and FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) fully participated in practice Friday, Nov. 13. They are listed as probable for Week 10.

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  Eagles | Eight practice Thursday, intend to play Week 10    Thu Nov 12, 11:05 PM

Updating a previous item, Philadelphia Eagles DE Victor Abiamiri (knee), LB Moise Fokou (illness), LB Chris Gocong (hamstring), S Victor Harris (ankle), OG Todd Herremans (foot), DT Mike Patterson (toe), FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) and CB Dimitri Patterson (quadriceps, hand) practiced Thursday, Nov. 12, and each intend to play Week 10.

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  Eagles | Eight practice in full Thursday    Thu Nov 12, 03:32 PM

Philadelphia Eagles DL Victor Abiamiri (knee), LB Moise Fokou (illness), LB Chris Gocong (hamstring), FS Victor Harris (ankle), OG Todd Herremans (foot), CB Dimitri Patterson (quadriceps, hand), DL Mike Patterson (toe) and FB Leonard Weaver (ankle) practiced in full Thursday, Nov. 12.

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  Eagles | Five miss practice Wednesday    Wed Nov 11, 03:40 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FS Quintin Demps (ankle), LB Moise Fokou (illness), LB Akeem Jordan (knee), OT Jason Peters (ankle) and RB Leonard Weaver (ankle) did not practice Wednesday, Nov. 11.

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  Eagles | Weaver saw increased playing time Week 8    Tue Nov 3, 04:15 PM

Paul Domowitch, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver saw increased playing time in Week 8 because of the absence of RB Brian Westbrook (concussion). Weaver saw most of the time in one-back sets because he was a better pass blocker than RB LeSean McCoy. He also got eight carries for a career high 75 yards during the game. When Westbrook returns to the lineup, Weaver likely will return to his job as the lead blocker.

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  Eagles | Nine players listed as probable for Week 1    Fri Sep 11, 04:25 PM

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles C Nick Cole (knee), OT King Dunlap (elbow), LB Moise Fokou (shoulder), DE Darren Howard (groin), OT Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DT Mike Patterson (ankle), FB Leonard Weaver (knee) and LB Tracy White (ribs) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 11. They are all listed as probable for the team's Week 1 game and are expected to play.

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  Eagles | Nine practice Thursday, should play Week 1    Thu Sep 10, 07:29 PM

Les Bowen, of the Philadelphia Daily News, reports Philadelphia Eagles C Nick Cole (knee), OT King Dunlap (elbow), LB Moise Fokou (shoulder), DE Darren Howard (groin), OT Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DT Mike Patterson (ankle), FB Leonard Weaver (knee) and LB Tracy White (ribs) practiced Thursday, Sept. 10, and should play in the team's Week 1 game.

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  Eagles | Eight players fully participate Wednesday    Wed Sep 9, 04:25 PM

Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee), OT King Dunlap (elbow), LB Moise Fokou (shoulder), DE Darren Howard (groin), OT Winston Justice (shoulder), CB Dimitri Patterson (ankle), DT Mike Patterson (ankle) and LB Tracy White (rib) fully participated in practice Wednesday, Sept. 9.

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  Eagles | Three injured players practice Saturday    Sat Aug 29, 04:37 PM

Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee), TE Tony Curtis (ankle) and CB Sheldon Brown (ribs) participated in practice Saturday, Aug. 29.

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  Eagles | Four will not play Thursday    Wed Aug 26, 03:47 PM

Bob Brookover and Matt Gelb, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, report Philadelphia Eagles CB Sheldon Brown (ribs), LB Omar Gaither (knee), FB Leonard Weaver (knee) and DE Darren Howard (groin) will not play in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 27.

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  Eagles | Four miss practice Sunday    Mon Aug 24, 03:57 AM

Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee), DE Darren Howard (groin), LB Omar Gaither (knee) and LB Tracy White (ribs) worked out with the training staff during the team's practice Sunday, Aug. 23.

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  Eagles | Five players not practicing Saturday    Sat Aug 22, 02:14 PM

CBSSports.com reports Philadelphia Eagles OT Shawn Andrews (back), OG Todd Herremans (foot), FB Leonard Weaver (knee), DE Darren Howard (groin) and LB Tracy White (ribs) are not participating in practice Saturday, Aug. 22.

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  Eagles | Weaver has MCL sprain    Fri Aug 21, 12:08 AM

Updating a previous item, Jeff McLane, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles FB Leonard Weaver (knee) suffered a MCL sprain during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 20. Head coach Andy Reid does not think the injury is long term.

Footballguys view: At least the Eagles didn't suffer their third torn ACL of training camp.

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  Eagles | Weaver could see time at tight end    Sun Aug 9, 05:12 PM

Bo Wulf, of PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid hinted during his press conference Sunday, Aug. 9, that FB Leonard Weaver could see some time at tight end. Weaver was a tight end during college, but he has not played there since.

Footballguys view: Weaver has always been a good pass catcher, and he was D2 all-american at Carson Newman as a TE, so this isn't a big surprise. The Bengals, Jets, and Eagles are all needy at TE, so there isn't that much to go around on the waiver wire.

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  Eagles | Weaver could be short yardage back    Sun Aug 2, 05:00 PM

Chris McPherson, from PhiladelphiaEagles.com, reports Ross Tucker (former Eagles offensive lineman) of SI.com was raving about FB Leonard Weaver. "He is so much faster than I thought," said Tucker. "He is going to turn out to be a great signing by the Eagles." Weaver has looked superb. He is a very good blocker, a receiver who actually ran a "go" route and caught a pass behind the defense in passing drills, and a runner who has some wheels and power. Need somebody to carry the ball on short yardage? Consider Weaver, please. He looks great.

Footballguys view: We thought Weaver should have gotten more carries when he was with the Seahawks, so we'd be thrilled in the Eagles finally used him the right way. Weaver is a good receiver, and runs with strength and power between the tackles. He's the perfect goalline back, and a change of pace from the backs (Westbrook, McCoy) he's blocking for.

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  Eagles | Westbrook back by mid-August?    Sun Jul 26, 05:41 PM

Adam Caplan, of Scout.com, reports on his Twitter feed that Eagles RB Brian Westbrook has a chance to get back on the practice field by mid-August, according to head coach Andy Reid, which is "exactly what we've been hearing". Caplan adds that "at what capacity" remains to be seen, so don't expect Westbook to play in more than one preseason game. Caplan thinks Westbrook will need 2-3 weeks to get ready for the regular season/

Footballguys view: The clouds around Westbrook are parting and some sunlight can finally be seen. This kind of news makes Westbrook a less dicey proposition in the early to mid-second round, especially in PPR leagues.

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  Eagles | Three to split time at running back in camp    Thu Jul 23, 12:01 PM

Bob Brookover, of The Philadelphia Inquirer, reports Philadelphia Eagles RBs Lorenzo Booker, LeSean McCoy and Kyle Eckel will receive the majority of work at running back during training camp with RB Brian Westbrook (ankle) recovering from ankle surgery. FB Leonard Weaver is also viewed as a contributor at running back.

Footballguys view: Weaver is going to be occupied learning the intricacies of the fullback position in Philly's offense, but he will most definitely be a contributor to the offense. In fact, Weaver is the best short yardage back the Eagles have on the roster, so if they want to save Westbrook some of that punishment, expect them to turn to Weaver.

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  Eagles | Westbrook to lose full-time goal line duties?    Tue Jul 21, 07:22 PM

John Czarnecki, of FoxSports.com, reports that Eagles RB Brian Westbrook will "no longer will be amassing 350 touches a season and handle the full-time goal-line running back duties."

Footballguys view: Czarnecki has not been the most reliable source of information on gamedays, so we wouldn't do anything drastic on this news, but Westbrook having surgery at a time that keeps him from participating in training camp is a red flag. Leonard Weaver gives the Eagles an excellent short yardage alternative to Westbrook, so Czarnecki's warning could prove to be correct.

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  Eagles | C Jackson: We want to run more    Mon Jul 20, 11:31 AM

Bob Brookover, of the Philadelphia Inquirer, reports that starting center Jamaal Jackson said the offensive line wants to give head coach Andy Reid the ability to run more. Jackson commented, "We want the coach to have the confidence in us to run the football a little bit more. I mean, we really have some road graders on the outside now, and we have some pretty powerful guys on the inside, too."

Footballguys view: The Eagles will never be accused of being a power-running team, but with the addition of talented second-round pick LeSean McCoy and hard-charging RB/FB tweener Leonard Weaver, they could lean more on the running game this year if Jackson and co. are successful in the mission to win Reid's confidence.

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