Eagles to rely on return of injured players
Updated: July 31, 2003, 10:32 AM ETBy By Darrell Trimble | NFL Insider
After participating in the last two NFC Championship games, the Philadelphia Eagles are considered legitimate contenders to represent the conference in Super Bowl XXXVIII. But in order to reach the NFL's summit, they'll need to rely on the production of several players who missed significant time last year from serious injuries. The first person that comes to mind is running back Correll Buckhalter. He has been thrust into the starting spot due to Duce Staley's holdout. Staley refuses to come to camp until he gets a contract extension, but considering howl long the Eagles have been trying to upgrade the position, it's unlikely they'll pay him any more money.
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