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Eagles bring in Matt Wilhelm

With middle linebacker Stewart Bradley gone for the year due to a torn ACL, the Eagles have signed former Chargers linebacker Matt Wilhelm, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Wilhelm was cut by the Chargers a week or so before the start of training camp.

Per the Union-Tribune, Wilhelm agreed to a one-year deal.

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  1. DaGMen07 says: Aug 4, 2009 12:14 AM

    Boy how one day can change the outlook on a team’s season. Maybe all those so called journalists will shut up now about how good the Eagles are going to be this year. Eagles will finish 9-7, good enough for third in the division behind the Giants and Cowboys.

  2. MrNatural says: Aug 4, 2009 12:17 AM

    Wilhelm? Love it! Go Iggles! HAHAHAHAHA!

  3. BleedGreen says: Aug 4, 2009 12:46 AM

    You guys act like Stew was the only thing holding our D together. His loss will certainly hurt, but its not like losing the QB, or a star running back…

  4. lithiumfx26 says: Aug 4, 2009 1:00 AM

    DaGMen07, now that Plax is gone are the Giants going to go 6-10?

  5. Terrell Blowens says: Aug 4, 2009 1:47 AM

    Wilhelm isn’t gonna start. He’s just there for depth. Damn Stew Bradley was supposed to have a breakout year and now his career might not be the same. Some guys never fully regain their form prior to the injury. I’m hoping for the best

  6. jurnee16 says: Aug 4, 2009 1:49 AM

    Its easy for you to talk smack about the Eagles and predict a crappy record for them the day after they lose a great defensive player…you should let the play of your Giants speak for itself because the on the field results in their last two games last year heavily favored the Eagles….

  7. Akshun says: Aug 4, 2009 2:16 AM

    lol Eagles will be better than the Cowboys but cant guarantee the giants cuz they’re still a good team.. i feel sorry for any players that underestimates joe mays- by the end of the year this guy will be a straight beast and put alot of hurting on people

  8. zeke777 says: Aug 4, 2009 5:43 AM

    Love the big mouth Giants fans around here. Heard this morning on NY radio that “Manning didn’t have a very good day yesterday” – there must have been a strong breeze. No Plax to catch those wounded ducks anymore.
    The Eagles defensive system can survive losing Bradley. Opposing defenses however will have a hard time dealing with the Eagles offense. Westbrook, McCoy, Jackson, Curtis, Maclin. Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

  9. Krow says: Aug 4, 2009 7:06 AM

    Cowboys… 5 Superbowl wins… Redskins… 3… Giants… 3…
    Eageles … ZERO
    Stick that … loser.

  10. EagleEric says: Aug 4, 2009 7:45 AM

    Hey DaGMen07, the Giants will be lucky to finish in the top three in the east this year if they can managed to keep from shooting themselves in the foot…or the leg!

  11. BKinacti0n says: Aug 4, 2009 8:01 AM

    zeke at the end of the day those offensive “weapons” are still reliant on donovan not throwing passes into the ground in front of them. and i like how you mention westbrook. i guess you mean for the 8 games he’s actually healthy each season.

  12. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 8:32 AM

    “His loss will certainly hurt, but its not like losing the QB”
    Actually the Eagirls don’t lose much when McNabb sits out, and McNabb usually has to sit out either for injury or sucktitude.

  13. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 8:34 AM

    “Its easy for you to talk smack about the Eagles and predict a crappy record for them the day after they lose a great defensive player”
    Oh Good Lord what does it speak of the NFL that a ham-n-egger like Stewart Bradley is considered a “great player”? What, are you gonna want to put Kevin Curtis into the Hall of Fame, too?

  14. yellowjackets says: Aug 4, 2009 8:39 AM

    @ DaGMen07
    If journalists can’t make predictions, then you should shut up too.

  15. JBell13 says: Aug 4, 2009 8:43 AM

    LOL @ how some of the haters say they Birds are doomed now. Most of them probably had no idea who the fck Stewart Bradley was before this. Not a big deal. Was he our starter? Yeah. Was he the heart and soul of the D? No.

  16. Outsyder says: Aug 4, 2009 8:51 AM

    It’s amusing, really. Bradley’s injury is announced here and non-Eagle fans are like “who is this guy?”, “never heard of him”, etc.; yet, they sign a backup LB and everyone claims the season is over for this team.
    Really? A guy who you claim you never heard of before is now the linch-pin to the Eagles’ season?
    Please.

  17. wydok says: Aug 4, 2009 8:55 AM

    I agree with Terrell Blowens. Mays or maybe Gaither will start. Not Wilhelm.

  18. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 9:29 AM

    “Heard this morning on NY radio that “Manning didn’t have a very good day yesterday” – there must have been a strong breeze.”
    Coming from a fan of a team that sports “Checkdown” McNabb, that’s pretty funny.
    Career passer rating
    Checkdown McNabb 85.9
    Noodle Arm Garcia 87.5

  19. nasheagles says: Aug 4, 2009 9:30 AM

    Confused as to why Cowboy fans think they’re better than the team that got bulldozed during the finale.. Gmen — unless one of the rook WR show up big… its going to be 8 man in the box and Blitz Eli.. we have the Best CB’s in the division.. Mays, Gaither or Wilhelm will be fine in the middle

  20. stevemcguigan says: Aug 4, 2009 9:35 AM

    DaGMen07
    I’m pretty sure I remember you saying the same thing around this time last year.

  21. AmhaTek says: Aug 4, 2009 9:37 AM

    Watch out for Mays, that guy is a solid solid solid tackling machine. Don’t know if he has the range of Bradley or the pass coverage ability but thats exactly why they ahve Gaither in there with the #1′s in the nickle package. I agree with Terrel Blowens in that Mays is going to suprise a lot of ppl this year.
    How quickly we forget that last year at this time the word about our D was that we were unproven at LB and we ended up with the 3rd best def in the league. I know we’ve got a lot more to compensate for this year but I believe in our Def unit as a whole. We still have Sammuel, Cole, and Mikel should be a probowler this year. Great depth in the DB’s and a good rotation in the front 4. Sleep on us all you want, predict 9-7 and 3rd in the division all you want, it doesn’t matter till everyone steps on that field and plays the game.
    I love the hate, I love being overlooked. Doubt our D all you want I doubt Eli will come game day.

  22. BeardedAxe says: Aug 4, 2009 9:37 AM

    So the Eagles defense has lost the most talented coordinator in the league, their on-field leader and now their starting middle linebacker?
    I think Iggles fans should probably start saying goodbye to having an elite defense.

  23. bow2carmine says: Aug 4, 2009 9:39 AM

    Joe Mays is pretty talented, we lost the leadership and play calling ability with Bradley. Mikell might have to take over that role. Eagles are still the team to beat in the NFC East.

  24. stevemcguigan says: Aug 4, 2009 9:49 AM

    @BeardedAxe
    Luckily, we stand a fairly solid chance of having an elite offense this year.

  25. BeardedAxe says: Aug 4, 2009 10:18 AM

    @stevemcguigan
    Yeah, your offensive additions are gonna have to pan out well. The defense was what made them a top playoff team last year, so if it slips the offense is going to have to be elite.

  26. stevemcguigan says: Aug 4, 2009 10:52 AM

    @VoxVeritas:
    Career playoff wins:
    Donovan McNabb: 7
    Jeff Garcia: 2
    Every Cowboy quarterback since Troy Aikman: 0
    Added granularity…
    Tony Romo: ZERO
    Drew Bledsoe: ZERO
    Vinny Testaverde: ZERO
    Quincy Carter: ZERO
    All 17 knuckleheads they rolled the dice on in 2001, including Ryan f*cking Leaf: ZERO

  27. Beast of the East says: Aug 4, 2009 11:09 AM

    Any current event discussion involving a Cowboys fan ultimately u-turns into the past to bring up Super Bowl victories or some meaningless stats. So predictable.
    Are you guys really content with all that pre-Y2K stuff or is that just a defense mechanism?

  28. dirtywudders says: Aug 4, 2009 11:14 AM

    Wilhelm will provide depth. Mays or Gaither should compete for the starting job

  29. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 11:24 AM

    “Tony Romo: ZERO
    Drew Bledsoe: ZERO
    Vinny Testaverde: ZERO
    Quincy Carter: ZERO
    All 17 knuckleheads they rolled the dice on in 2001, including Ryan f*cking Leaf: ZERO ”
    And they all have as many Super Bowl rings as Donovan McNabb, the 100 Million Dollar Man.
    However Barry Switzer has more Super Bowl rings than all Eagirls coaches combined (not to mention his three national championship rings).

  30. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 11:32 AM

    “Are you guys really content with all that pre-Y2K stuff or is that just a defense mechanism?”
    Not really content with it, but it would be nice if the fans of the only NFCE team that has never won jack shit would stop proclaiming their superiority, both present and in the past (but only the very recent past, don’t want to talk about anything that happened before Y2K, as you just proved).

  31. jurnee16 says: Aug 4, 2009 11:40 AM

    VoxVeritas, I didn’t say Bradley would be in the Hall of Fame but he made the SI All-Pro Team last year and many tought this would be his breakout season…in my first post I was addressing DaGMen07 but if there is really someone who has no room to talk smack it is Cowboy’s fans after the 44-6 debacle…

  32. BKinacti0n says: Aug 4, 2009 11:51 AM

    “Any current event discussion involving a Cowboys fan ultimately u-turns into the past to bring up Super Bowl victories or some meaningless stats. So predictable.”
    And all Eagles fans have to say to the Cowboys fans about it is “look how many playoff games we’ve won or how many championship games we’ve been in.” McNabb has lost almost as many playoff games as he’s won (7-6)… not exactly domination there either.
    Bottom line: unless you want to drop the “playoff win drought” argument you love so much, stop complaining about the “zero super bowl victories” one. Its annoying to all of us Giants fans out here.

  33. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 12:15 PM

    “if there is really someone who has no room to talk smack it is Cowboy’s fans after the 44-6 debacle…”
    Bitch, please. The Eagirls have been on the losing end of more games like that than the Cowboys.

  34. stevemcguigan says: Aug 4, 2009 12:17 PM

    @Vox
    Nothing to say about my post? You’re the one that wanted to discuss statistics.
    I don’t think anyone can realistically consider 10 years, 4 head coaches, 5+ quarterbacks, a 79-81 record, and zero playoff wins “the very recent past.”

  35. Beast of the East says: Aug 4, 2009 12:25 PM

    Vox Veritas…
    Your comment “not winning jack sh*t” is yet another Super Bowl reference. See how hard it is for you?
    I didn’t nor have I ever proclaimed Eagles superiority. Take that up with someone else. The topic is an addition to the Eagles roster and you’re replying to a comment with passer stats to rip on McNabb.
    The NFC East is a brutal division… loads of talent among all teams, long-standing rivalries. It’s awesome.

  36. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 12:34 PM

    “I didn’t say Bradley would be in the Hall of Fame but he made the SI All-Pro Team last year”
    And what’s your point in bringing that up anyway? Players were picked by Peter King and he disqualified many older players just for being old. He even said “The theme of my 2008 All-Pro team is youth.” Not performance, not ability. Age.

  37. Beast of the East says: Aug 4, 2009 12:35 PM

    BKinaction…
    Just to be clear… I didn’t refer to playoff victories. I made an observation on how a couple of Cowboys fans handle discussions… right here on this topic. You might speak for all Giants fans but I don’t speak for all Eagles fans.
    I actually like the Giants. And the Cowboys for that matter. Some great players on both teams. I don’t hate anyone or team. It’s the illogical, childish banter that’s annoying.

  38. VoxVeritas says: Aug 4, 2009 1:17 PM

    “I don’t think anyone can realistically consider 10 years, 4 head coaches, 5+ quarterbacks, a 79-81 record, and zero playoff wins “the very recent past.””
    That’s because want to be the one that decides what arbitrary windows of time to use.

  39. Kevin from Philly says: Aug 4, 2009 1:59 PM

    Vox,
    Interesting you’d bring up Switzer. That’s like mentioning Ham, the first chimp in space, and implying that he built the rocket.

  40. KiLLaDeLPHia says: Aug 4, 2009 2:01 PM

    Sheli and the Vagiants will be terrible offensively. Not hard to stop the run when the whole league knows you can’t pass!!
    Losing Stew hurts… but not nearly as bad as the the Vagiants losing Plax, and Toomer

  41. skitchx48 says: Aug 4, 2009 2:04 PM

    The fact of the matter is that no amount of superbowls, playoff victories, 44-6 wins, or whatever are going to affect this year.
    The division is going to be crazy this year. The Eagles may have made the most noise in the offseason, but the Giants still won the division last year. While they lost their most potent offensive weapon, they are getting arguably their best defensive player back from injury.

  42. Jackal138 says: Aug 4, 2009 2:10 PM

    The same arbitrary windows the Cowgirls use when they forget the Eagles won the championship before it was called the Superbowl.

  43. F Dallas says: Aug 4, 2009 2:19 PM

    Please, the birds will still be light years better than dallas. Tony Homo will be exposed for the mediocre QB he is. He wishes he was as good as mcnabb. Just look at the production with an actual number one – mcnabb gets one season and goes to the superbowl with no help in the playoffs. Homo and company couldnt even get one playoff win in 3 years with T.O. Good luck with No Tip Roy and Miles Austin!!

  44. stevemcguigan says: Aug 4, 2009 3:04 PM

    Vox:
    That’s because [sic] want to be the one that decides what arbitrary windows of time to use.
    Actually, no, I said I didn’t think anyone *else* (except maybe the deluded) could consider a full fifth of your entire team’s existence to be the very recent past. You’re the one that wants to divide Cowboys history into two parts: a seemingly countless stream of wins and accolades followed by what you seem to think is the very recent past.
    What do you think is a fair way to delineate? By decade? One has passed. By coaching regime? You’ve had 4. Quarterback? You’ve had 5 starters and a slew of journeymen and failed projects. Just when you thought you finally had another franchise quarterback we find that he can’t get it done when the temperatures start to drop. Hell, the Cowboys are even on a second stadium since they’ve sniffed a playoff win.

  45. Jackal138 says: Aug 4, 2009 3:53 PM

    And Jerry Jones is on his sixth or seventh facelift!

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