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Jarrad Page still penciled in as a starting safety in Philly

Jarrad Page, Tandon Doss, Brian Rolle AP

As Nate Allen deals with tendinitis in his knee and a sore quadriceps muscle, the Eagles are preparing to line up without him against the Rams on September 11.

Defensive coordinator Juan Castillo told reporters Monday that veteran free agent Jarrad Page is still penciled in as the starter, ahead of Allen.

“Well you know what, Page is playing well,” Castillo said, via quotes distributed by the team.  “He’s tough, he’s smart, he has experience and we know Nate has been a good player for us too.  So we feel good about that position and we’ll see — we still have a couple of weeks before we play — how everything kind of pans out.  But we’re happy.  We have a few good players at that position.”

Page was one of several new players who arrived in a flurry of signings after the market opened.  He inked a one-year deal.

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17 Responses to “Jarrad Page still penciled in as a starting safety in Philly”
  1. sonopazzo6 says: Aug 29, 2011 2:48 PM

    good, good, good!

  2. cowboy88 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:06 PM

    Castillo also was quoted as saying, “Who am I, and why am I here?”

  3. jkosh says: Aug 29, 2011 3:08 PM

    Horrible picks in 2010. Rather then picking the obvious pick Earl Thomas, the Eagles outsmarted them selves and picked up Brandon Graham and Nate Allen.
    Great job Dream Team.

  4. dmq13 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:21 PM

    He might be considered “slow” but he’s at least noticeable on the field…and not for the wrong reasons like Nate Allen has been this preseason.

  5. We'reFineThere says: Aug 29, 2011 3:47 PM

    All the Eagles fans who are still talking about Earl Thomas are probably complaining about how small the rest of the players are on D in a different conversation. (derr…Asante SamuelS can’t tackle..trade away his playmaking for Patrick Willis or Lance Briggs and a 2nd)

    Nate Allen had grandpa speed in that Steelers game. I’m not seeing he will prove to be a good pick but he definitely was not ready to be back on the field.

  6. tjv027 says: Aug 29, 2011 3:52 PM

    jkosh says:
    Aug 29, 2011 3:08 PM
    Horrible picks in 2010. Rather then picking the obvious pick Earl Thomas, the Eagles outsmarted them selves and picked up Brandon Graham and Nate Allen.
    Great job Dream Team.
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    Yeah, let’s definitely bury Nate Allen after an injury-shortened rookie season. That’s about the time when you know if guys are going to be good or not.

  7. homelanddefense says: Aug 29, 2011 4:11 PM

    no shame in starting Paige, he is pretty good. Im still upset the Pats let him walk, especially considering how they just cut James Sanders and McGowen a few weeks ago

  8. gottapoop says: Aug 29, 2011 4:13 PM

    I liked Page when he was a Chief. Good luck to him.

  9. halo81 says: Aug 29, 2011 4:25 PM

    via quotes distributed by the team.

    Had to take that dig, didn’t you Mike?

  10. jkosh says: Aug 29, 2011 5:01 PM

    Even when Allen was healthy… He always looked like he was a few steps behind. He isn’t the ball hawk that you hope for in that position. I wish him the best… But I don’t see it. After a crucial injury, this might be a huge blow to his career.

  11. channel124 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:32 PM

    Castillo also was quoted as saying, “Who am I, and why am I here?”

    Nice Admiral Stockdale reference. 1992 I believe.

  12. crm0055 says: Aug 29, 2011 5:57 PM

    With the CB’s on this team, the safties really need to be there to help stop the run. Between Asanti, Nnamsi, and RDC they should be able to handle themselves with minor safty help. With these LB’s, the safties need to be ready to make a tackle the second a RB gets by the DL

    Page is the biggest safty on the Eagles roster, he’s there primarily to help out the LB, not the CB

  13. jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    Wasn’t Earl Thomas a Top 10 pick ? If so how were the Eagles supposed to get him . Allen was a 2nd rounder who had a great rookie year . Another jealous hater.

  14. zeussuperman says: Aug 29, 2011 10:58 PM

    jacksaysfu says: Aug 29, 2011 8:54 PM

    Wasn’t Earl Thomas a Top 10 pick ? If so how were the Eagles supposed to get him . Allen was a 2nd rounder who had a great rookie year . Another jealous hater.

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    Actually, the Eagles traded up in that draft and, with Earl Thomas on the board, used a first round pick for Brandon Graham.

    Who knows how history will see this pick, but in 2011? I think picking Thomas would have been the safer bet.

  15. oldbyrd says: Aug 30, 2011 8:26 AM

    Know what……I smell flop

  16. oldbyrd says: Aug 30, 2011 8:30 AM

    Know what? MLB…..FLOP What were they thinking…Starting MLB…4th round twiner @ 6′-1″ 230# Im not Andy but, Can anybody justify this?

  17. oldbyrd says: Aug 30, 2011 8:33 AM

    Know what? Brandon Grahm…..FLOP TOO In this case , their is still a chance but I don’t see it. Dwight Feeny he’s not. What is it with these under sized guys?

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