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Jordan Hicks doing individual drills after last October’s Achilles tear


The Eagles aren’t as deep at linebacker as they were at the beginning of the offseason, but there’s some apparently good news at the position.

Via Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com, linebacker Jordan Hicks was back doing individual drills during recent OTA practices.

Marsh released a video in which he doubled down on those comments about the Patriots, saying that if New England fans don’t like what he had to say, that’s their problem.

I just want to address all you Patriots fans who don’t like this new article. I’m sorry to hurt your feelings. Seems to be breaking your heart. But if you can’t handle the truth, stay off my page. Don’t read articles. That’s how I felt. That’s how I still feel and I’m grateful to be away from there, grateful to be where I’m at.

It’s to Marsh’s credit that he’s not trying to weasel out of his previous comments. Even if, given that Marsh lasted only a couple months in New England before the Patriots cut him, it appears that the Patriots didn’t think much of him, either.

It’s kind of hard to judge those guys right now, Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford said. We don’t have pads on, nobody’s really trying to tackle them. Those guys make their money on missed tackles and running. But [Blount is] obviously a big dude. Big, physical guy, obviously has played in some big-time games for some successful teams, so it’s nice to have him in that room, I think, and have some of our younger guys kind of pick his brain and just see what he’s all about.

I have made this decision with considerable reluctance, but no regrets, Halas said during a press conference described as stunned in the article written by George Strickler. There was a strong temptation to continue for another season. Next year is the Bears’ golden jubilee and I would like to have been on the field in 1969 rounding out 50 years as a player and a coach. . . . But looking at practical realities, I am stepping aside now because I can no longer keep up with the physical demands of coaching the team on Sunday afternoons.

Halas attributed the decision to an arthritic hip.

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