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Wednesday's News And Notes

Today's Attendance: 7,305

Lurie Honors Johnson, Dawkins ...

Eagles Chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie honored Jim Johnson and former Eagle Brian Dawkins during his media availability this morning.

"We have an Eagles honor roll and there is no doubt whatsoever that pretty soon Jim will be on that Eagles honor roll. He's touched all of us. He's been a huge difference maker to the team and he's responsible for a lot of the wins. (He was) a great, great guy," said Lurie. "Another great guy, Brian Dawkins, I just want to say as long as I own the team nobody is going to wear number 20 either."

Play of the Day ...

QB Kevin Kolb hit second-year WR DeSean Jackson in stride down the sideline for a 50-yard touchdown after Jackson beat two-time Pro Bowler CB Asante Samuel on a go route to the end zone.

So That's Why They Wear Red Jerseys ...

This morning's practice produced a lively battle between the offense and defense. DT Dan Klecko spearheaded the defensive efforts, which led to a seemingly endless string of sacks leaving QB A.J. Feeley with little time or room to throw. Eventually culminating with S Quintin Demps instructing the offense to "call Mr. Akers."

More On Klecko

A huge fan of the beach, Klecko aspires to one day own and operate an oceanside restaurant at the New Jersey shore. "I'll be at the shore as much as I can during the summer. I love Wildwood and Cape May. Some day I'd love to be my own boss and run a laid back restaurant right on the beach."

And the Winner Is ...

The Eagles Television Network won 15 Telly Awards including their most prestigious honor, the Silver Telly, for its efforts on the Eagles' branding initiative, the Green Campaign. With 15 Telly Awards won in 2009, Eagles Television Network now holds a total of 105 Telly Awards since the 1999 season.

The Telly Awards honor the very best local, regional, and cable television commercials and programs, as well as the finest video and film productions, and work created for the Web.

Time's Yours

For the first time ever, one lucky Eagles fan will have the opportunity to be an Eagles sideline reporter on gameday! Eagles Television Network (ETN) is running a contest called, ""Time's Yours"" throughout the pre-season with the winner earning a spot as a part of ETN's on-air gameday crew. The winner will be awarded a spot as a reporter in the September 3rd game vs. the New York Jets reporting the 3rd and 4th quarter of the game from the sidelines.

Fans can enter the contest by uploading a one-minute long audition video on PhiladelphiaEagles.com demonstrating their best Eagles Sideline reporting skills. The contest is open to men and women ages 18 and older from Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Delaware. Click here to enter.

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