January 9, 2009
The Eagles are hosting a "Believe in Green" playoff party tonight beginning at 6 o'clock at Chickie's and Pete's on Packer Avenue. Running back Correll Buckhalter, cornerback Sheldon Brown, linebacker Akeem Jordan, cornerback Joselio Hanson, defensive tackle Trevor Laws and quarterback A.J. Feeley will greet fans and sign autographs. A limited number of autograph tickets will be given to fans on a first-come, first-served basis. Brown and Hanson will sign from 6 to 7, with Jordan and Buckhalter from 7 to 8, and Laws and Feeley from 8 to 9. The Eagles cheerleaders, Swoop and the Eagles Pep Band also will be in attendance.
August 4, 2009 |
Here's a look at the other linebackers on the Eagles' roster, including height, weight, college and years in the NFL: Omar Gaither, 6-2, 235 pounds, Tennessee, 4; the skinny: a former weakside starter; has most experience Joe Mays, 5-11, 246, North Dakota State, 2; the skinny: sixth-round pick last year; played in just two games Tank Daniels, 6-3 248, Harding, 4; the skinny: one of the Eagles' top contributors on special teams last...
March 4, 2011 |
The Eagles tendered contracts to two more restricted free agents on Thursday, securing rights to running back Jerome Harrison and punter Sav Rocca. If another team was to make an offer for Harrison the Eagles would receive a second-round draft pick if they chose not to match. They have the right of first refusal for Rocca but would receive no compensation if the punter were to sign with another team. On Wednesday, the Eagles tendered linebacker Stewart Bradley (second round)
September 7, 2011 |
AKEEM JORDAN seemed to be an afterthought when the Eagles brought him back from free agency, after training camp started, the only unrestricted free agent to return to the Birds after the NFL lockout. But Jordan, a 4-year veteran from James Madison, has the most experience on the Birds' linebacking corps. He made the team, and yesterday management added a year to his 1-year contract. Financial terms were not made available. The Eagles also announced some number changes. Dion Lewis, one of two No. 27s in the preseason, is moving to 28, with Brandon Hughes retaining 27. Jarrad Page, one of two No. 25s in the preseason, now wears No. 41. Ronnie Brown, who wore Brian Westbrook's old No. 36 in the preseason, will be No. 21, with Joselio Hanson gone.
October 8, 2010 |
Stewart Bradley said Thursday that he was physically strong coming back from his knee injury, but that he was still sharpening some of his football instincts. "It's small stuff," said the Eagles middle linebacker, who struggled making the big stops last Sunday. "It's angles here and there and decisions at the point of attack, which way you're going to go. And that kind of stuff kind of just comes with experience. " Bradley missed all of last season with a torn anterior cruciate ligament and has played only two full games this season because of a concussion.
April 12, 2013 |
LAST MONTH at the NFL meetings in Arizona, new Eagles coach Chip Kelly was asked about his team's running backs. "I know LeSean [McCoy]'s talented. Bryce [Brown] is really talented. Chris Polk was hurt a lot [in 2012], but I saw Chris play in college, and I know Chris is an outstanding football player. So how does he fit into the mix? You don't know until you get out there," said Kelly, who coached Oregon when Polk was a Washington star. "That's a position, you're a sprained ankle away from - it goes from a position of strength to a position of weakness, because you can only carry a couple of guys.
November 27, 2009 |
Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged yesterday that one reason the Eagles have given up 25 sacks so far this season, vs. 23 all last season, is that Donovan McNabb was being more mindful of getting the ball out last year. "As you go through sacks, in my history, two-thirds of the sacks are normally [on] the quarterback, there is a chance to get the ball out. [In] only about a third is there absolutely no chance to get the ball out," Mornhinweg said. "I thought he did an excellent job of that last year.
September 12, 2011 |
UP NEXT: Who: Eagles (1-0) at Atlanta (0-1) When: Sunday, 8:20 p.m. Where: Georgia Dome TV: NBC10 Radio: WIP (610-AM, 94.1-FM) Series history: Eagles lead, 17-11 Last meeting: The Eagles won, 31-17, at home and have won the last four meetings and eight of the last nine. INJURY REPORT: -- Darryl Tapp: Pectoral strain. MRI scheduled for today. -- Akeem Jordan: Shoulder strain.
March 3, 2011 |
Even as the NFL inched closer to a labor shutdown that could threaten the 2011 season, the Eagles were taking care of business yesterday. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick has signed his exclusive franchise tender, which guarantees Vick at least $16 million this season, if there is a season. The Eagles also tendered some prospective restricted free agents, linebacker Stewart Bradley (second-round level), guard Max Jean-Gilles (fourth-round level), and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (no compensation owed)
February 19, 2013 |
It is "very unlikely" that the Eagles will use the franchise-player tag on any of their seven unrestricted free agents, according to a league source. That group includes cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, who was likely the only player under consideration. The franchise tag helps teams keep unrestricted free agents without having to reach a long-term deal, but they must pay them the average of the top five salaries for players at their position if the player accepts. Teams are compensated with two first-round draft picks if another team signs the player.