December 19, 1996 |
Calvin Williams isn't sure how he was tagged as a "soft" receiver - one reluctant to go over the middle - but he's adamant that the label is undeserved. Williams was re-signed by the Eagles on Tuesday and should see significant playing time Sunday as a third wide receiver in the club's regular-season finale against the Arizona Cardinals at Veterans Stadium. Maybe it's Williams' size - 5-foot-11, 187 pounds - that makes coaches think he's leery of venturing out among the linebackers and strong safeties who roam the middle of the field.
November 4, 1994 |
His performances have hardly been the stuff of spectacle the last four weeks, but quarterback Randall Cunningham will be the key to the Eagles' chances of improving their record to 7-2 with a victory over Arizona on Sunday at Veterans Stadium. Toward that end, Cunningham has to rediscover his wide receivers and exploit two potential mismatches in the Cardinals' secondary. One pits the Eagles' Fred Barnett against Cardinals cornerback Aeneas Williams. The other matches Calvin Williams and Lorenzo Lynch, a Cards safety who will be playing out of position at cornerback.
October 31, 1992 |
The Eagles announced yesterday that wide receiver Roy Green had been activated from their practice squad. To make room for Green on their active roster, the Eagles released wide receiver Floyd Dixon. Green, a 14-year veteran from Henderson State, has yet to see any action in the 1992 regular season. He was placed on injured reserve on Sept. 1, after suffering an injury to his left elbow in the fourth of the Eagles' five preseason games. He was moved from IR to the practice squad on Oct. 21. Green was signed by the Eagles as a free agent on Sept.
April 8, 1996 |
The Eagles fattened up a relatively thin receiving corps over the weekend by agreeing to terms on a one-year, $300,000 deal with veteran Mark Seay, who has played the last three seasons with the San Diego Chargers. Seay was used primarily as a slot receiver and had 45 receptions for 537 yards and three touchdowns last season, after tying Ronnie Harmon for the Chargers' receptions lead in 1994 with 58 catches for 645 yards. Seay, a 6-foot, 175-pounder, is expected to compete for the Nos. 3 and 4 receiver jobs with the Eagles.
August 10, 1992 |
Like some Olympian breeze, Eagles flanker Calvin Williams blows past the usual suburban huffers pounding the quarter-mile oval track outside Randallstown High School. It's a sleepy late-summer morning. To the drone of distant lawn mowers and the steady whine of insects in surrounding trees, a pale, overweight man toils through a therapeutic walk, one arm hanging limp at his side. An emaciated woman jogs in slow motion, long brown hair bouncing where it trails from under a white baseball cap. Two chubby pre-teens churn into the second lap of a mile run, propelled by television images of glory.
July 19, 1991 |
It's just 44 days until the Eagles' 1991 season-opener Sept. 1 at Green Bay. Eagles fans can get a sneak preview today and tomorrow of the first team coached by Rich Kotite. The Eagles - led by quarterback Randall Cunningham, running backs Keith Byars and Anthony Toney, tight end Keith Jackson and wide receivers Fred Barnett and Calvin Williams - will be preparing for the season with daily practices at 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. The practices, at West Chester University's Farrell Stadium in West Chester, are open to the public and are free of charge.
September 20, 1993 |
The sun, the wind, the absence of rain made yesterday a perfect day for surfing. Channel surfing, that is. Punch out a "1-0" on the remote and find the Eagles, trying to remain unbeaten, locked in a stirring duel with the Washington Redskins. Click up a "1-7" and watch the Phillies try to leave Montreal with some extra breathing room packed in their bags. Driving in a car wasn't so different. Press one radio button and the Expos had runners on second and third. Press another and Washington's Ricky Sanders was catching a touchdown pass.
August 11, 2010
Poor Donovan McNabb. After one season with the best wide-receiving tandem he had as an Eagle, he gets traded to the Washington Redskins. Kevin Kolb will be the beneficiary of what has the potential to the top wide-receiver twosome in Eagles history. DeSean Jackson was a star from the start. Injuries made him the first rookie receiver to start a season opener under Andy Reid, but Jackson's six catches for 106 yards against the St. Louis Rams was a sign of things to come. Jackson set an Eagles rookie record with 62 catches and 912 receiving yards.
October 29, 1990 |
In a season that has been noteworthy for recurrent disappointment, the Eagles found dual cause for hope yesterday in their 21-20 comeback victory over Dallas. It was born on the clutch performances of Heath Sherman and Calvin Williams, two NFL youngsters who made up in heroics what they lacked in experience, and thereby set an example their older mates would do well to follow. Sherman, 23, the second-year running back and native Texan, rushed for 47 yards on five carries, one an elegant, fourth-quarter touchdown jaunt that brought special delight to 20 of his relatives in Texas Stadium.
April 19, 1996 |
The clock appears to be ticking - again - on Calvin Williams's career with the Eagles. The Daily News has learned that the Eagles have contacted at least four NFL clubs in an effort to move the veteran wide receiver for an additional draft pick. A personnel assistant with one NFL team said the Eagles are attempting to land a second- or third-round pick for the six-year veteran, who has caught 181 passes over the past three seasons. Sources confirmed that several Eagles officials - head coach Ray Rhodes, director of football operations Dick Daniels and director of pro personnel Chuck Banker - have offered Williams for a draft pick to the Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, New York Jets and San Diego Chargers.