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Wednesday, December 07, 2005
Sports Retorts Are Iggles' injuries a valid excuse? Sure we can blame T.O., tight-fistedness with the salary cap, and Andy Reid's arial obsession. But so many Eagles were disabled or severely hobbled this season, you can diss but can't dismiss this factor. Here's a list of significant players whose contributions were hurt by injuries:
Donovan McNabb, quarterback ... Todd Pinkston, wide receiver (that's him leaving training camp in early August after rupturing an Achilles tendon) ... David Akers, kicker ... Chad Lewis, tight end ... Jerome McDougle, defensive end ... J.R. Reed, safety, return specialist ... Correll Buckhalter, running back ... Paul Grasmanis, defensive tackle ... Hank Fraley, center ... Lito Sheppard, cornerback ... Tra Thomas, defensive tackle ...Dirk Johnson, punter.