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To older football fans, Chuck Bednarik was “Concrete Charlie,” the last of the two-way pros who played on two championship teams with the Philadelphia Eagles and hit Frank Gifford so hard in 1960 that the New York Giants’ superstar didn’t play again until 1962. To a younger generation, he was the gruff throwback who once said Deion Sanders, a two-way star in a different era, “couldn’t tackle my wife.” He was a grandfatherly figure who was once approached by a video game maker for permission to use his likeness, which he granted only after the agency “actually had to explain that he would not…

Former Air Force wide receiver Chad Hall scored his first and only touchdown of the 2011 NFL season on Sunday, and he did it in pretty impressive fashion. The Eagles wideout caught a pass from quarterback Michael Vick at the two-yard line and broke the tackles of two Washington Redskins — cornerback DeAngelo Hall (look closely, he gets earholed by Hall) and linebacker Perry Riley. A second-year pro, Hall finishes 2011 with three catches for 20 yards and the TD. He also ran the ball three times for 13 yards, and he had seven punt returns for 76 yards. Standard…

The final three service academy graduates battling to make NFL teams were all released Saturday ahead of the league’s mandatory deadline for cutting squads to 53 players. The Eagles cut Air Force grad Chad Hall, New England cut Navy grad Eric Kettani and Detroit parted ways with Army grad Caleb Campbell. But the news isn’t all bad. Hall, who led the Eagles in receiving in the preseason, will be signed to the Philadelphia practice squad, according to Philly.com. And Kettani, who missed much of the Patriots training camp with an injury, is a strong candidate to be signed to the New…

Multiple news outlets are reporting that the Philadelphia Eagles have released second-year wide receiver Chad Hall, a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy. The move comes as NFL teams are trimming their rosters down to 53 ahead of tonight’s 6 p.m. ET deadline. Hall led the Eagles in catches this preseason and scored a touchdown in the Eagles’ final game on Thursday. However, he also muffed two punts, losing one, in the victory against the Jets. In 2010 Hall appeared in eight games for the Eagles. He caught 11 passes for 115 yards including a touchdown in the final game…

Kyle Eckel didn’t play a down in the NFL this past season, but he’s managing to make news around the league lately, thanks to a Facebook posting about his onetime team, the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Naval Academy star apparently posted last Sunday or Monday that he’d heard a rumor that Jon Gruden would be replacing Andy Reid as coach of the Eagles. As things occasionally do on the Internet, the hard-to-believe rumor managed to go viral on the Web and was picked up by various media outlets. The Gruden/Reid rumor turned out to be completely false, of course. ESPN…

Air Force alum and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Chad Hall has to describe the ending to his first season in the NFL as bittersweet only because it ended in such disappointing fashion. Outside maybe a deeper run into the playoffs, Hall couldn’t have imagined a much better start to his NFL career. Considered a long shot by most to even make the Eagles practice squad, Hall took advantage of injuries in the Eagles wide receiver corps and made the active roster, suiting up for his first NFL regular season game Oct. 10 against the San Francisco 49ers. He caught one…

Air Force alum and Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Chad Hall got so fired up over his touchdown catch in the Eagles regular season finale that he fired up his Twitter account for the first time since Oct. 7. “Playoff week baby! Win or go home!” Hall tweeted on Jan. 4 . While most Eagles starters sat out the team’s last regular season game because the Eagles had already locked up their playoff position, Hall took full advantage. He caught six balls for 84 yards and even took a direct snap at quarterback against the Dallas Cowboys. What might be most…

Air Force Academy alum Chad Hall just keeps catching passes in the NFL. A week after he caught his first NFL pass against San Francisco, Hall had another catch and a five-yard carry Sunday in the Eagles’ victory over the Atlanta Falcons. Last week reports came in that the Eagles had tried out receivers to potentially take his place last weekend, but there he was again, all 5-feet 8-inches of him. After wide receiver DeSean Jackson suffered a concussion and left the game, Eagles coach Andy Reid called Hall’s number on multiple three receiver sets. It looked like Hall might…

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed Air Force 2nd Lt. Chad Hall to their 53-man roster, according to a report on the team’s website. He is expected to be active for the Eagles’ game with San Francisco, which will mark his regular-season NFL debut. The signing makes Hall, a 2008 graduate of the Air Force Academy, the first service academy grad to make a team’s active roster this season (Army grad Caleb Campbell is on Detroit’s practice squad). Hall has been on the Eagles practice squad since getting cut by the Eagles at the end of the preseason, and has reportedly shown continued progress…

Air Force Lt. Chad Hall had unspectacular performance for the Philadelphia Eagles during their 20-17 win against Kansas City on Friday. It’s the second preseason game in a row in which Hall has failed to stand out,  bad news for a player considered to be a longshot to make the Eagles 53-man roster. Hall had no catches in the game against the Chiefs, and just five yards on two punt returns. A week ago against Cincinnati, Hall had two catches for only nine yards. And after getting two carries as a running back in the Eagles first preseason game, Hall…

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