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Nate Allen solidifies starting status

Updated: August 11, 2010, 3:56 PM ET
Associated Press

BETHLEHEM, Pa. -- Eagles rookie free safety Nate Allen has solidified his position as a starter with his play during training camp.

Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott called Allen unshakable, saying Wednesday that the second-round pick from South Florida has earned the respect of his peers.

The Eagles, who open the preseason Friday night at home against Jacksonville, struggled last season to find a capable free safety after perennial Pro Bowler Brian Dawkins signed with Denver ...

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