Let's try this again.
Eagles owner Jeff Lurie will address the media
today before tonight's final preseason game against the New York Jets at Lincoln Financial Field.
Initially, Lurie scheduled the State of the Eagles address earlier this month at Lehigh University during training camp. It was canceled because Andy Reid's son, Garrett, was found dead
that same morning.
As the Inquirer's Jeff McLane notes, the content of the address could be more interesting than usual, given the owner's personal offseason.
The Eagles announced the Luries' split on July 4. While the statement made it clear that Jeffrey and Christina's parting would have no effect on the Eagles and that they would continue to work together, there was some concern that the team could be torn apart in divorce proceedings. Earlier this month, though, there was a report that Lurie would maintain majority ownership and still have the final say in all matters related to the Eagles. Christina Lurie will have a small stake in the team like other minority owners.
The team also has to reduce their roster from 75 to 53 players by tomorrow at 9:00 pm. They no longer have Joe Banner
in the fold, and despite a tulmultuous offseason that included death and divorce, expectations are high.
That doesn't mean we won't hear the same old story from Lurie… no one's holding their breath.
In case you missed it on Wednesday:
Tyler Cloyd made his first professional start last night after Cole Hamels went down
to a gastrointestinal illness.
Happy Thursday, folks. More to come.