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Folks http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles ... ham-jersey , In 2005, the Eagles were celebrating their first Super Bowl appearance since 1980, and hopes were high the team could get back there again. After three straight failures in the NFC Championship Game, that ‘05 team headed into the season with a great offensive line, a solid QB in Donovan McNabb, a talented, if mercurial, star in Terrell Owens, and a defense that ate all season long the year before.But while early contract disputes with T.O. eventually led to the team suspending him for the season in November — also putting a black cloud over the team right from training camp — it was a catastrophic string of injuries that ultimately led to that team’s downfall. By mid-season, the Birds had lost McNabb, running back Brian Westbrook, wide receiver Todd Pinkston, offensive lineman Tra Thomas, defensive end Jerome McDougle http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles ... rtz-jersey , center Hank Fraley, cornerback Lito Sheppard and running back Correll Buckhalter for multiple games. Hell, even the kickers, David Akers and Dirk Johnson, had trouble staying on the field. The Eagles finished the season losing 8 of their last 10 and finished 6-10, with QB Mike McMahon at quarterback running for his life.While the 2018 season hasn’t reached those levels quite yet, the 3-4 Eagles are clearly not headed in a good direction, and on Tuesday, they received another piece of disheartening injury news.In case you are keeping score at home...In a weak NFC East, and with four of their next six games against divisional opponents, there is still time for the Eagles to get things right. Carson Wentz is playing amazing football (his last drive Sunday aside), Alshon Jeffrey and Zach Ertz have been dominant, and even though they’ve lost Derek Barnett for the season, the pass rush and linebacking core have done pretty well.But there is a reason the Eagles have been at the center of virtually every trade rumor involving a running back Youth Derek Barnett Jersey , wide receiver, defensive tackle or member of the secondary — they are hurting. And after coming off a Super Bowl victory with a young team, the Birds have understandably been all-in to repeat here in 2018.However, when it comes to this trade deadline, this injury-riddled Eagles team should refrain from giving up any early-round draft picks for players who will only be here for this season. That includes Pittsburgh’s Le’Veon Bell, who would certainly cost at least a second round pick were the Eagles to go down that road. It also means no wide receivers like Larry Fitzgerald, John Brown, or Kelvin Benjamin, all on the last year of their deals.This isn’t to say the Eagles shouldn’t pursue options that would help the team beyond this yar. Arizona cornerback Patrick Peterson is one of the game’s best at the position, and it might still be smart to acquire him, depending on the price. A first round pick for a stud like that, one who’s under team control in 2019 and ‘20, his age-29 and 30 seasons, would be both a short-term and long-term move. After all Color Rush Destiny Vaeao Jersey , if the Eagles were to draft a cornerback with that first rounder, the odds they’d get someone who would be anywhere as good as Peterson is a ridiculous longshot anyway.Players such as Denver wideout Emmanuel Sanders (under contract through next year), are a little riskier, given he will be 32 next year. But he’s still an effective burner and has 603 yards on 43 catches and 3 touchdowns this year. DeVante Parker will be just 27 next season, so a trade for him would be understandable if the asking price isn’t any higher than a 4th or 5th round pick. However, the declining LeSean McCoy will be 31 and in the last year of his deal next year. Demaryius Thomas is having a decent year this year, but he’ll be 32. Deals for both those players would have to be ones that wouldn’t kill the Eagles in terms of 2019 draft picks.The bottom line is, if the Eagles are considering trading for a player that becomes a free agent after the season — they should stop. While it’s too soon to call this a lost season, it certainly feels a lot like 2005. Given all that’s happened, Howie Roseman should not be making any deals with 2018 solely in mind. A ride on a golf cart during an offseason trip to the Dominican Republic changed the course of Bashaud Breeland's NFL career.The cornerback's left foot was hanging out of the cart during that March trip when it was bumped by another cart that clipped Breeland's foot. An old wound that Breeland suffered in fourth grade reopened.A couple weeks later, an agreement that Breeland had struck in free agency with the Carolina Panthers fell through. A longer-than-expected waiting game began.Finally, Breeland is back in the NFL with the Packers.After his first practice with Green Bay on Wednesday, Breeland said he was surprised it took him six months to finally hook on with a team."Being one of the first defensive backs taken off the board early in free agency to not even having a team to play for, yeah I had those thoughts Color Rush Corey Graham Jersey ," Breeland said. "But I don't regret it."It was certainly fortuitous for the Packers, who signed Breeland after placing veteran Davon House on injured reserve with a shoulder injury.A fifth-year player out of Clemson, Breeland played 60 games with 57 starts in four years with the Washington Redskins. The 5-foot-11 Breeland had 267 tackles and eight interceptions while with the Redskins. He had a career-high 19 pass deflections last season.The Packers feel fortunate to have picked up an experienced veteran four weeks into the season."I'm always interested in the ball skills of the defensive backs. He definitely has that," coach Mike McCarthy said. "So, experienced player and I think he's an excellent addition, especially at this point in the season."Veteran Tramon Williams and second-year player Kevin King are the starters, though King missed last week's loss to the Redskins with a groin injury. King also missed practice on Wednesday.Promising rookies Jaire Alexander and Josh Jackson are the primary backups. House, who played mainly on special teams, is in the second year of his second stint in Green Bay, having initially been drafted by the Packers in 2011.Breeland had workouts with other teams. But on Sunday, he didn't watch his old team, the Redskins, beat what turned out to be his next team, the Packers."I kind of distanced myself from football at the time http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles ... eod-jersey , you know what I mean? It's kind of hard," Breeland said.But the Packers called two days ago, and Breeland said that "they answered that prayer for me." He said he felt he was back at 100 percent about a couple months ago, and the Packers are apparently satisfied that's the case, too.He said his initial injury traces back to when he his foot apparently caught on the spokes of a bicycle when he was in the fourth grade. That injury required a skin graft. Breeland said he was told by doctors that the foot got infected after getting bumped by the cart while in the Dominican Republic.While the Packers also showed interest in Breeland in free agency, Carolina made the biggest push."But I'm here now. Everything happens for a reason," Breeland said. "I don't really regret what happened. I feel like it was meant to bring me here."NOTES: QB Aaron Rodgers (left knee) did not practice, as has been the case at midweek since he got hurt in the season-opening win over Chicago. He has missed the first two days of practice the last couple weeks to focus on rehab, while returning to practice on Saturday. The tradeoff is that the rehab allows Rodgers to play on Sundays. Rodgers and the receivers do still talk about different situations and routes in the film room. "The only difference is I'm not out there actually making the throws at practice and communicating with them in the moment, but we're still getting the same conversations that we need to have," he said. "But again, that's the stress right now on me not practicing and being out there and have to be in the rehab group. That makes it a little more difficult." ... TE Jimmy Graham (knee), RG Justin McCray (shoulder) and LB Nick Perry (concussion protocol) also missed practice. ... RT Bryan Bulaga (back) and S Josh Jones (ankle) were limited.