November 19, 2015 |
Trace the NFL career of Thaddeus Lewis, the man who may be one snap away from becoming the Eagles' starting quarterback, and it appears as if he set out to spend a little time with every franchise in the league, working his way from the bottom up. The St. Louis Rams signed him as a free agent in 2010, then released him. The Cleveland Browns claimed him off waivers in September 2012, waived him a month later, signed him to their practice squad two...
September 24, 2015 |
Byron Maxwell has reviewed Sunday's loss to Dallas, paying particular attention to the late touchdown pass that put the game out of reach, and has decided he wasn't tired after all. "I like to think if they're out there rolling, then I'm out there rolling," Maxwell said after practice Tuesday. "Playing 82 snaps just means I am in great shape. " After the game, without the benefit of the chance to think it over, the cornerback sounded as if he thought otherwise. Maxwell was alone in coverage on Terrance Williams when backup quarterback Brandon Weeden hit him on a simple slant route that went 42 yards and expanded the Dallas lead to 17 points with less than five minutes to play.
December 4, 2013 |
The NFL is still deciding what to do about Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, who appeared to impede Baltimore kick returner Jacoby Jones during the Ravens' 22-20 win over the Steelers on Thursday night. Tomlin said he was watching the play unfold on the Jumbotron and lost his "placement" on the field, causing Jones to veer to his right just before being tackled by Pittsburgh's Cortez Allen after a 73-yard return. But now there's some film-at-11 from Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV, released Monday, apparently showing Tomlin sidling over, taking a big step, and putting a foot on the field as Jones broke into the open, not moving until the return man is nearly on top of the coach.
November 7, 2013 |
THE EAGLES boxed up Nick Foles' grass-stained white road jersey, his cleats and the game ball they'd saved yesterday and shipped them all to Canton, Ohio, at the request of the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Equipment manager Greg Delimitros said he'd kept just one ball for Foles, but the quarterback had no problem parting with it, or any of the other artifacts from Foles' seven-touchdown-pass afternoon Sunday in Oakland. Delimitros said Foles isn't superstitious or even very picky about his equipment.
October 18, 2013 |
THE BROWNS can't catch a break. On Sunday against the Lions, quarterback Brandon Weeden tossed a boneheaded, highlight-reel interception that will likely rank among the most embarrassing plays in team history. Then yesterday, the Browns discovered that wide receiver Charles Johnson, who they signed off the Packers practice squad on Saturday, has a torn ACL and needs surgery. Apparently, the Browns didn't know about the injury until they gave Johnson a physical. Now, he'll be placed on the reserve/non-football injury list.
September 20, 2013 |
THE EXCITEMENT of the Eagles offense has fans rolling off their bar stools. But one fantasy expert warns that there is a long season ahead. "While [ Michael Vick ] seems to be quite comfortable in this offense, especially with increased read-option elements, he will always be an injury risk," Scott Engel, of RotoExperts.com, said before last night's game. Engel had Vick at No. 14 in his preseason rankings and has moved him up four spots after the Eagles' first two games. "Plus," Engel said before last night's game, "Vick has never had a good fantasy season from start to finish in his career, so I do remain somewhat skeptical and not reactionary.
March 30, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs hired former Vikings coach Brad Childress, reuniting him with Andy Reid. Childress, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Cleveland Browns, will be the Chiefs' spread game analyst and work on special projects. He spent five years as the Minnesota head coach (2006-10), a stint that included two division titles (2008-09). The team was 12-4 in 2009. Childress previously spent seven seasons, from 1999 to 2005, with the Eagles, where he worked with Reid.
December 17, 2012 |
CLEVELAND - Robert Griffin III watched as the Redskins' other rookie quarterback again won. Rookie Kirk Cousins threw for 329 yards and two touchdowns filling in on Sunday for an injured Griffin to lead Washington to its fifth straight win, a 38-21 pasting of the Cleveland Browns. Cousins connected with Leonard Hankerson for both touchdowns in his first career start as the Redskins, who'll meet the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, barely missed a beat without the talented and multi-dimensional RGIII, who sat out with a sprained knee.
November 24, 2012
Six seasons ago, Josh Fields was a 24-year-old rookie third baseman who mashed 23 home runs in 100 games and was seen as a future cornerstone of the Chicago White Sox. You know, the kind of guy the Phillies currently dream of to fill a gaping hole. He has played in 106 major-league games since 2007, been labeled as a first-round bust, and is now the property of the Phillies as he attempts to revive a career that has taken him from Arkansas to Japan to Albuquerque. Fields is the Phillies' first minor-league free agent signing, as reported by Baseball America.
November 19, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - For every play but one, Tony Romo protected the ball through a career-high seven sacks and led a rally to put Dallas in position to win. That one play almost cost the Cowboys dearly Sunday. Dan Bailey kicked a 38-yard field goal in overtime as Dallas overcame a critical fumble by Romo that sparked a wild ending in the Cowboys' 23-20 victory against Cleveland. It was the 12th straight road loss for the Browns. Bailey's winning kick with 6 minutes, 7 seconds remaining came after both teams punted once in the first overtime game ever played at Cowboys Stadium.