CollectionsChris Polk
IN THE NEWS

Chris Polk

FEATURED ARTICLES
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES gave running back Chris Polk his freedom yesterday when they rescinded their restricted free agent offer sheet, making Polk eligible to sign with any team, a source close to the situation confirmed. Yesterday was the deadline for Polk to sign the sheet, the last day he was eligible to get offers from other teams before his rights reverted completely to the Eagles. With DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews all ahead of Polk on the depth chart, the Birds didn't have much of a role to offer Polk.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles rescinded their restricted free agent tender to running back Chris Polk on Friday, according to a source close to the situation. The move allows the three-year veteran to sign with any other club and ends his Eagles career. The team had tendered Polk at $1.54 million, which did not come with compensation if he signed elsewhere. He could have signed with another team up until Friday, but the Eagles would have had the chance to match. By withdrawing the tender, the team will not need to pay their No. 4 running back that type of salary.
SPORTS
March 25, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - When Andy Reid outbid the Eagles for Jeremy Maclin, the irony that the Chiefs coach was willing to spend top dollar on a wide receiver was not lost on anyone familiar with his past. Reid, of course, hardly ever gave big contracts to receivers when he was with the Eagles, and when he did sign Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson to long-term deals, they were team-friendly. The rationale, one that team president Joe Banner also perpetuated, was that other positions, particularly along the lines, were of more importance.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015
EAGLES DEFENSIVE end Cedric Thornton signed his 1-year restricted free agent tender yesterday. Thornton, who turns 27 in June, will make $2.356 million this season. The Birds' 2011 draft was a disaster - of the 11 selections, only center Jason Kelce has made a continuing impact. But Thornton, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Arkansas, has been a bright spot. The Eagles still have yet to sign restricted free-agent running back Chris Polk or exclusive rights free agent Jeff Maehl.
SPORTS
March 5, 2015 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
WE LEARNED last March that Chip Kelly isn't afraid to shake things up when he released DeSean Jackson. We learned it again yesterday when Kelly sent shock waves through EaglesNation by agreeing to trade away his star running back, LeSean McCoy, and moving closer to releasing the second best pass-rusher in franchise history, Trent Cole. The moves, along with the release earlier in the day of cornerback Cary Williams, and last week's exit of veteran right guard Todd Herremans, are largely, but not entirely, salary-cap motivated.
SPORTS
November 17, 2012
Eagles guard Danny Watkins practiced this week despite what the team has called a chronic ankle injury, but he still is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Washington Redskins. Dennis Kelly, who has started three games at right guard in place of Watkins, practiced at right tackle this week. If Watkins cannot play or must leave the game, the Eagles have the option of veteran guard Jake Scott, who signed with the team on Monday.   McNutt as RGIII To prepare for Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III this week, the Eagles used practice squad wide receiver Marvin McNutt at quarterback.
SPORTS
October 12, 2014
DeMeco Ryans was listed as questionable for the Eagles' Sunday night game against the New York Giants. The starting inside linebacker was limited at practice for the second day in a row. Ryans said on Thursday that he was hopeful he could play, but that he wasn't going to put the Eagles in a precarious position if he wasn't healthy enough to compete. The Eagles are already short at inside linebacker. Mychal Kendricks was declared out for the fourth straight game with a calf injury.
SPORTS
September 15, 2014
Wide receiver Josh Huff (shoulder) and offensive lineman Matt Tobin (ankle) were declared out for Monday's game against the Indianapolis Colts. Neither played last week or practiced this week. Running back Chris Polk (hamstring), wide receiver Brad Smith (groin), and cornerback Jaylen Watkins (hamstring) are all probable. Polk missed the preseason and season opener, but he could make his debut. The Colts will miss inside linebacker Jerrell Freeman, who is out with a hamstring injury.
SPORTS
October 13, 2014 | By Jake Kaplan, Daily News Staff Writer
Veteran inside linebacker DeMeco Ryans is officially questionable for tomorrow night's game against the Giants while fellow inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks and running back/kick returner Chris Polk were ruled out. Ryans, who suffered a groin injury in last Sunday's Eagles win, was a limited participant in practice yesterday and Thursday. Neither Kendricks (calf), who hasn't played since Week 2, nor Polk (hamstring) participated in practice all week. The only others officially ruled out were center Jason Kelce (hernia)
SPORTS
August 25, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles acquired linebacker Adrian Robinson from the Pittsburgh Steelers for running back Felix Jones on Friday. The deal was pending the completion of physicals. Robinson, 23, is a Temple product who went undrafted in 2012. He is 6-foot-1 and 250 pounds and played 12 games with the Steelers last season. A native of Harrisburg, Robinson was a college defensive end who started 38 games for the Owls. Robinson adds depth to outside linebacker, a position of need for the Eagles.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
ARTICLES BY DATE
SPORTS
April 30, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
AS WE NEAR the end of the Marcus Mariota watch, with the first round of the NFL draft set for tomorrow evening, a couple of interesting reports about the Eagles have surfaced. The first, from ESPN's Chris Mortensen, alleges that the Eagles and quarterback Sam Bradford are discussing a contract extension, but that Bradford wants a no-trade clause for this season and will not sign an extension with any other team. You have to wonder if that will still be a consideration after tomorrow, since the Eagles are hardly going to look to trade their presumptive starting quarterback during training camp, or after the season starts.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles rescinded their restricted free agent tender to running back Chris Polk on Friday, according to a source close to the situation. The move allows the three-year veteran to sign with any other club and ends his Eagles career. The team had tendered Polk at $1.54 million, which did not come with compensation if he signed elsewhere. He could have signed with another team up until Friday, but the Eagles would have had the chance to match. By withdrawing the tender, the team will not need to pay their No. 4 running back that type of salary.
SPORTS
April 26, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THE EAGLES gave running back Chris Polk his freedom yesterday when they rescinded their restricted free agent offer sheet, making Polk eligible to sign with any team, a source close to the situation confirmed. Yesterday was the deadline for Polk to sign the sheet, the last day he was eligible to get offers from other teams before his rights reverted completely to the Eagles. With DeMarco Murray, Darren Sproles and Ryan Mathews all ahead of Polk on the depth chart, the Birds didn't have much of a role to offer Polk.
SPORTS
April 22, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles began spring workouts on Monday, and while Tim Tebow was at the NovaCare Complex after he signed a one-year contract, the team was without Evan Mathis, Mychal Kendricks and Chris Polk. Mathis, who has been the subject of trade speculation and has it made it clear that he wants a new contract, stayed away from the start of workouts and isn't expected to participate any time soon, an NFL source said. The workouts are voluntary, but the left guard was in attendance last year even though he was unsatisfied with his contract situation then and was also on the trading block.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015
EAGLES DEFENSIVE end Cedric Thornton signed his 1-year restricted free agent tender yesterday. Thornton, who turns 27 in June, will make $2.356 million this season. The Birds' 2011 draft was a disaster - of the 11 selections, only center Jason Kelce has made a continuing impact. But Thornton, signed as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Arkansas, has been a bright spot. The Eagles still have yet to sign restricted free-agent running back Chris Polk or exclusive rights free agent Jeff Maehl.
SPORTS
April 15, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed starting defensive lineman Cedric Thornton to a one-year deal on Monday, an expected move after the team used a second-round tender on the restricted free agent. By signing the tender, Thornton will make $2.356 million in 2015 and become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season. If another team tried signing Thornton to an offer sheet before April 24, the Eagles would have had the chance to match the offer or receive a second-round pick if they passed. Thornton, 26, has started every game for the Eagles since Chip Kelly became the coach in 2013.
SPORTS
March 25, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
PHOENIX - When Andy Reid outbid the Eagles for Jeremy Maclin, the irony that the Chiefs coach was willing to spend top dollar on a wide receiver was not lost on anyone familiar with his past. Reid, of course, hardly ever gave big contracts to receivers when he was with the Eagles, and when he did sign Terrell Owens and DeSean Jackson to long-term deals, they were team-friendly. The rationale, one that team president Joe Banner also perpetuated, was that other positions, particularly along the lines, were of more importance.
SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles agreed to terms on a deal with former Pro Bowl running back Ryan Mathews, a league source said Wednesday. The contract will be for three years and worth $11.5 million with $5 million guaranteed, according to ESPN. However, the Eagles might not be finished. Several reports continue to link the Eagles to DeMarco Murray, who led the NFL in rushing last season. Murray will travel to Philadelphia to meet with Eagles officials on Thursday, according to ESPN. The Eagles have Darren Sproles, Kenjon Barner, and Matthew Tucker under contract at running back, with a tender out to restricted free agent Chris Polk and Mathews' deal upcoming, too. Mathews, 27, was a 2010 first-round pick by the San Diego Chargers who has been productive when he has not been injured.
SPORTS
March 13, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
RUNNING BACK Ryan Mathews signed a 3-year, $11.5 million contract with the Eagles, with $5 million guaranteed, knowing full well that DeMarco Murray was lurking elsewhere in the practice facility, hammering out the details of his reported 5-year, $42 million contract, with $21 million guaranteed. When Mathews stepped to the lectern in the NovaCare auditorium, it was hard to avoid the thought that the warmup act had taken the stage. "It didn't deter me at all," Mathews said, after explaining he had some idea the Birds were pursuing Murray before he arrived to sign.
SPORTS
March 11, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles pulled off a minor miracle in securing Brandon Graham and bringing the linebacker back into the fold, but they lost a potential free agent acquisition Monday when running back Frank Gore backed out of an agreement, an NFL source said. Graham had all but signed with the New York Giants, but the Eagles swooped in, sweetened the offer and the free agent decided to return to Philadelphia instead. The 26-year old signed a four-year contract worth $26 million with $14 million guaranteed and will be penciled in as the starting outside linebacker opposite Connor Barwin.
1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | Next »
|
|
|
|
|