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December 19, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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November 4, 1994 | The Philadelphia Inquirer / RON REID
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.
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October 31, 1992 | By Lou Rabito, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
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April 8, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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August 10, 1992 | By Mark Bowden, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1991 | By Jack E. Ewing, Special to The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
September 20, 1993 | By Joe Juliano, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
October 29, 1990 | By Ron Reid, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 19, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
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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.
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December 29, 1996 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Because he has always played so well in San Francisco, where the Eagles square off against the 49ers today in an NFL wild-card playoff game, Calvin Williams has virtually forgotten the Bay Area contest in which he came up one inch short. The Eagles wide receiver missed a first down by that margin with 36 seconds left in a 20-14 loss to the Niners on Nov. 29, 1992. It was his fifth reception of the game, and but for a questionable spot by the officiating crew, the Eagles would not have turned the ball over on downs, victory within reach, at the Niners' 11-yard line.
SPORTS
December 23, 1996 | By Gary Miles and Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITERS Inquirer staff writer Joe Juliano contributed to this article
Eagles kicker Gary Anderson tied his own career high for field goals in a game yesterday when he kicked five in the Eagles' 29-19 victory over the Arizona Cardinals at Veterans Stadium. Anderson, who also kicked five field goals in a 15-10 victory over New Orleans last season, made kicks of 23, 22, 43, 26 and 39 yards. For Anderson, who is 25 for 29 in field goals for the season, the season has been a struggle. He lost his job on kickoffs for the first five games and was 2 for 4 on field goals in the previous three games.
SPORTS
December 19, 1996 | By Gary Miles, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
July 10, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Pepper Johnson, the veteran middle linebacker, was released yesterday by the Baltimore Ravens - which is just what the Eagles had been waiting for. "He fits the description of what we've been looking for," said one club source. "We figured if we waited, this would happen. " For the last two months, during the second round of NFL free agency, the Eagles have waited for another team's salary-cap concerns to pop loose a middle linebacker they wanted. Johnson, 31, appears to be the proper plug for the gaping hole that coach Ray Rhodes has in the middle of his 43 defense.
SPORTS
June 26, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles, the rare NFL club without a salary-cap problem, unceremoniously showed starting wide receiver Calvin Williams the exit door in a move that can only be interpreted as an effort to chop $1.2 million off the payroll. Yesterday's release of the 29-year-old Williams - who led the Eagles with a career-best 63 receptions in 1995 - also leaves the Eagles with a terribly mediocre group of receivers, none of whom has worked with quarterback Rodney Peete in the team's West Coast offense.
SPORTS
June 26, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The Eagles yesterday released wide receiver Calvin Williams, who led the club in receptions last season but was a victim of his million-dollar salary and a sharp decline in his touchdown production. Williams' departure - along with Fred Barnett's signing with Miami - represents the end of an era for the Eagles. The two receivers were drafted in 1990, Buddy Ryan's final year as coach, and in six seasons combined for 601 receptions, 8,466 yards and 62 touchdowns. Like Williams, Barnett, 30, the quicker and flashier of the two, also had a disappointing final season as an Eagle - 48 receptions for 585 yards and 5 touchdowns.
SPORTS
April 19, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
April 8, 1996 | by Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
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.
SPORTS
March 15, 1996 | By Tim Panaccio, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Rodney Peete says the Eagles are his team this season and things will be different from the start. "It's a good situation to be in this year because I can go in a little more relaxed now that it's my team," the Eagles quarterback said yesterday. "I can be more vocal and fill that leadership role. " Coach Ray Rhodes has said that Peete will compete in training camp for the starter's job with free agent Ty Detmer. Peete spoke yesterday on a conference call from his home in Los Angeles after signing a one-year contract with an option late Wednesday night.
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