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Postby Homeless » Sat Jun 28, 2003 10:25 am

Running back Correll Buckhalter, who missed the entire 2002 season after injuring his ACL in minicamp, has impressed Eagles coaches and is a serious threat to Duce Staley’s playing time. “Buck moved, stopped, cut and looked good in our camps,” said Philly offensive coordinator Brad Childress. Helping matters for Buckhalter is that he’s faster than Staley and that Staley held out of the Eagles’ minicamps.

It’s no secret that Philly has been looking for someone to replace Staley. Buckhalter’s apparent return to pre-injury form, coupled with Staley’s absence, certainly stacks the deck in Correll’s favor heading into to the Eagles’ training camp.
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Postby yoda83 » Mon Jun 30, 2003 11:39 am

why did duce pass on the minicamps? do you think buckhalter will be the starter on opening day? i had staley last year and that was a tough situation to call week to week even w/ buckhalter sidelined.
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Postby slowkidz » Mon Jun 30, 2003 12:15 pm

i believe it was mainly due to Duce wanting a long term extension on his already dying contract. Duce will be entering into his final year of his current contract. For some reason he thinks that by holding out he'll get the extension that he wants. even though that just gives guys like bucky and westbrook a chance to catch up and look better in the coaches eyes. it's no secret that philly has been looking at replacing him with a younger RB, and it looks like Duce is giving them the opportunity to make it easier and easier...
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