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.
June 7, 2012 |
Two years removed from college, Clay Harbor is back in class. The tight end is participating in his first full professional offseason this spring - he was drafted in 2010 and waited through the NFL lockout last year. The extra time with the coaches, he said, means a higher football education, and better results in the fall. In particular, Harbor wants to be a smarter blocker and a more fluid route runner. A couple of tweaks, along with extra two-tight-end packages, might pull him off the sidelines more often this season.
December 12, 2012 |
After Brent Celek sustained a concussion on the first play from scrimmage of Sunday's win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Clay Harbor took his place at tight end. The Eagles didn't call his number right away. They eased him into the offense with a few protection assignments. After a few snaps, tight ends coach Tom Melvin called down from the press box to speak with Harbor. "I'm fine now. I'm in the game. The jitters are gone. I'm going to have a good game," Harbor told Melvin. After the game, Melvin reminded Harbor of that conversation.
December 11, 2012 |
SOME INTREPID folks were trying to work the gee-despite-the-win-you-were-eliminated-from-playoff-contention angle in the locker room Monday. Of the handful of Eagles available after a brief practice, nobody seemed shocked they weren't going to the postseason. "It felt great to win, especially under the circumstances, with a lot of young guys in, a lot of key players out in key positions," tight end Clay Harbor said. Despite how the question was phrased, Harbor didn't even mention the playoffs.
February 12, 2011 |
The Eagles signed defensive end Phillip Hunt on Friday to a three-year contract, adding a pass rusher who led the Canadian Football League in sacks last season. Hunt, 25, had 16 sacks for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers last season and had three in 2009. The CFL plays an 18-game season. He played at the University of Houston but was undrafted. Hunt worked out for the Eagles, Cleveland Browns, and New England Patriots in December. At 6 feet and 248 pounds, he fits the physical mold the Eagles look for in pass rushers.
August 15, 2012
Crunch Time is a compilation of notable hits and a few misses from Eagles training camp at Bethlehem. * Michael Vick, moving to his left, lofted a long strike down the left sideline for Jason Avant, flicking it just over the coverage of Nnamdi Asomugha. Avant caught it in stride. * O.J. Atogwe tried to jump a short route on Nick Foles and Clay Harbor. Foles zipped the ball to Harbor, who had no one behind him and romped to the end zone. * Kurt Coleman sniffed out a budding flea flicker and "sacked" Vick, just after the QB got the ball back from LeSean McCoy.
December 15, 2012 |
Here are some observations and ruminations about Thursday night's Eagles-Bengals game: It couldn't last. A week after the Eagles offense did not commit a turnover for the first time in six weeks, Jeremy Maclin fumbled on the second play from scrimmage. Offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg called for another of his trusty receiver screens, and Maclin made some nifty moves to get upfield. But he apparently didn't learn anything from Bryce Brown's recent misfortune when holding the football like a loaf of Stroehmann's.
February 12, 2011
The Eagles added another pass rusher to their mix yesterday when they signed the Canadian Football League's 2010 sack leader, defensive end Phillip Hunt, to a 3-year contract. Hunt notched 16 sacks for Winnipeg last season, his second in the CFL after failing to make the Cleveland Browns as an undrafted free agent out of Houston in 2009. "This organization has a strong, winning tradition, and with a quarterback like Michael Vick and players like DeSean Jackson, just to name a few, it's a great organization to be a part of," Hunt told the Eagles' website.
August 1, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mike Thomas met Andy Reid for the first time before Monday's practice, when the Eagles coach told the former Army sergeant that he looked like a movie star and could be on the field. Thomas, wearing a green Eagles muscle shirt that revealed his Eagles tattoos, told Reid to go win a Super Bowl. It was their first face-to-face encounter, but not the first time they had connected. In 2010, Thomas was badly wounded while serving in Iraq, outside Baghdad. He was in a coma for 20 days in a North Carolina hospital when his family shared his story with the Eagles.