June 16, 2010
The Eagles on Tuesday signed fourth-round draft picks Mike Kafka, a quarterback, and Clay Harbor, a tight end, to four-year deals. Kafka, out of Northwestern, is likely to be the third-string quarterback this year behind Kevin Kolb and Michael Vick. Harbor, from Missouri State, figures to battle with Cornelius Ingram for the job backing up Brent Celek. The Eagles have signed nine of their 13 draft picks, all from the fourth round or later. - Jonathan Tamari
December 19, 2012 |
TIGHT END Clay Harbor has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-back contusion, the Eagles announced Tuesday. Harbor, 25, has 25 catches for 188 yards and two touchdowns this season, all of which are career highs. With Harbor out, Brent Celek and Emil Igwenagu are the tight ends on the active roster. Celek is due to return after missing last week's game with a concussion. Igwenagu, who also plays fullback, made his NFL debut last week.
January 27, 2010
You can add Eagles coach Andy Reid and tight end Brent Celek to the head table for the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association's annual awards dinner on Monday night. Reid will be one of the featured speakers, along with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel. Celek will be honored as the outstanding Philadelphia pro athlete for 2009. Tickets for the 106th annual affair, which will be held at the Crowne Plaza Hotel on Route 70 in Cherry Hill, N.J., are $75, and can be purchased online at www.pswa.
November 22, 2010
LeSean McCoy has just one rushing touchdown in the last five games. The Eagles failed to score a touchdown on their first possession for just the second time in the last six games. The Eagles have outscored opponents in the first quarter this season, 86-28. Asante Samuel's second-quarter interception ran the Eagles defense's streak of consecutive games with at least one interception to 13, dating to last season. Prior to last night, tight end Brent Celek had been targeted 48 times this season and had just 23 receptions.
October 8, 2012
5.8 Average yards per carry for Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall. 10 The Eagles' longest rush of the day was by LeSean McCoy for 10 yards. 106 The Steelers were flagged for nine penalties for 106 yards. The Eagles had five penalties for 35 yards. 67 The Eagles were 2 for 3 in the red zone for 67 percent efficiency. The Steelers were 1 of 4 for 25 percent. 74 Over his last 16 games, Eagles tight end Brent Celek has 74 receptions for 1,062 yards and six touchdowns.
August 12, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - The website Twitter-Athletes.com lists 24 tweeting Birds - that is, two dozen Eagles with active Twitter accounts, from A.Q. Shipley (@aqshipley) and his 452 followers to DeSean Jackson (@deseanjackson10), with his 29,146, as of about 8:30 last night. Lots of their output tends to be a bit dry. Earnest fullback Leonard Weaver (@LeonardWeaver) let us know he was "about to attend a special teams meeting" recently, for example. Other players like to have a little fun with their 140 characters, perhaps too much fun, as left guard Todd Herremans discovered Tuesday when he lamented the "barrage of homosexuality" in the third season of the HBO series "True Blood.
December 31, 2012 |
Here is Paul Domowitch's report card from the Eagles' season-ending loss to the Giants. Click here to enter your grades. We will publish the results in the Daily News . RUSHING OFFENSE: Take out Michael Vick's 25 yards on five tuck-and-runs and the Eagles averaged just 3.9 yards per carry against a defense that had given up 702 rushing yards in the previous four games. LeSean McCoy again did more damage as a receiver than a ball carrier. Grade: C PASSING OFFENSE: A rusty Michael Vick completed just 19 of 35 passes and averaged 5.6 yards per attempt.
September 12, 2010
Here are some things - on and off the field - that you may want to keep an eye on: More fines What kind of touchdown celebrations have the Eagles cooked up? Last year, after tight end Brent Celek scored, a group of players circled center Jamaal Jackson and either hopped or flopped to the ground when he spiked the football. The celebration resulted in $60,000 worth of fines. Repeating the past Will Chuck Bednarik, during the on-field celebration honoring the 1960 Eagles championship squad, run over to the Packers' sideline and first tackle and then sit on injured cornerback Al Harris because he sees his No. 31 jersey and thinks it's Jim Taylor?
September 13, 2010
Here are some numbers that made a difference in Sunday's Eagles-Packers game: 5 for 28 As in, five QB sacks against the Birds for 28 yards lost. It's not the yards that matter as much as the five sacks. Any time a QB gets sacked, it sets up an opportunity for a fumble or injury. And since the Eagles fumbled three times and lost one of them, and also lost their top QB, the last thing they need is more loose balls and injuries. 0 As in, interceptions for Eagles QB Michael Vick.