September 10, 2015 |
OVER THE holiday weekend, after Denzel Rice told his coaches back at Coastal Carolina he'd made the Eagles' 53-man roster, they announced it to the entire team, Rice said yesterday. Though there are a handful of former Chanticleers in the NFL, Rice is the only one who made it as a rookie this year, and the only undrafted rookie, from any school, to make the Eagles. "I have a lot of people back home rooting for me. I've gotten a lot of congratulations from Coastal," said Rice, a 6-foot, 196-pound corner, who grew up in Winston-Salem, N.C., and said he had never ventured as far north as Philadelphia before signing with the Eagles after the draft.
August 12, 2015 |
If the Eagles turn to a reserve to fill that role, here are the options: Jaylen Watkins, age 23, 5-foot-11, 194: A fourth-round pick in 2014, Watkins has taken first-team snaps at the nickel spot during training camp after an unproductive rookie season. E.J. Biggers, age 28, 6-0, 185: Biggers is the most experienced cornerback on the roster and has started 31 games in five seasons with Tampa Bay and Washington. Randall Evans, age 23, 6-0, 195: A sixth-round pick out of Kansas State, Evans played slot cornerback in college.
August 7, 2015 |
CHIP KELLY has a so-called "educational philosophy" for how he evaluates his players. "I hear and I forget, I see and I remember, I do and I understand," Kelly recited at his news conference before practice yesterday. "You can talk about it and show it to them on tape; that's all good and right, but they got to do it. "Our decisions in terms of our evaluations of them as players has to be based on demonstrated evidence. " Another trademark of Kelly's coaching style is the exceptionally fast pace of his practices, which he says has benefited the second-, third- and fourth-string players by getting them more reps and more opportunities to be evaluated.
May 5, 2015 |
The Eagles agreed to terms with the following undrafted rookies: WR Rasheed Bailey, Delaware Valley University, Roxborough High (6-2, 205); G Brett Boyko, UNLV (6-7, 301); G Malcom Bunche, UCLA (6-6, 320); C Mike Coccia, New Hampshire (6-3, 302); WR Devante Davis, UNLV (6-3, 215); LB Jordan Dewalt-Ondijo, Duke (6-4, 240); TE Andrew Gleichert, Michigan State (6-5, 264); WR John Harris, Texas (6-2, 218); G Cole Manhart, Nebraska-Kearney (6-4, 298). Also: RB/KR Raheem Mostert, Purdue (5-11, 190)
December 16, 2014 |
WE'LL NEVER know what might have happened, had Villanova's John Robertson been able to play in Saturday's FCS quarterfinal against visiting Sam Houston State. The redshirt junior quarterback - who already is the program's all-time leader in total offense and tonight has a very good chance of winning the Walter Payton Award as the top player at the FCS level - was a late scratch due to a concussion suffered late in last week's second-round home win over Liberty. Senior Chris Polony - who actually beat out Robertson for the job in both 2011 and '12 - got his first start in 2 years and played about as well as he could.
November 25, 2014 |
Villanova received a first-round playoff bye as the 24-team Football Championship Subdivision playoff field was announced Sunday. Villanova (10-2) was named the No. 6 seed in the tournament, where the top eight teams receive byes. The Wildcats will host a second-round game, 4:30 p.m. on Dec. 6 against the winner of the Liberty-James Madison game on Saturday. Villanova has already beaten fellow Colonial Athletic Association foe James Madison this season, 49-31. It was the Wildcats' third game of the season on Sept.
October 6, 2014 |
Collin DiGalbo is a lot like Bonner-Prendergast's football team. He's a little dinged up and underrated in some circles, but he gets the job done when it counts the most. "He just keeps fighting," fellow senior captain Joe Oquendo said. "He's the toughest kid I know. " DiGalbo's arm and competitive spirit helped the Friars, all but down and out entering the fourth quarter, rally from a 13-point deficit and stun Archbishop Ryan, 21-20, in a Catholic League Class AAA matchup Saturday afternoon at George Washington.
January 20, 2014 |
Roman Catholic senior defensive end Hezekiah Trahan orally committed to Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon. The 6-foot-4, 250-pounder, who doubled as a tight end for the Cahillites, pledged to the Panthers on an official visit to the school. "What really stood out to me was the head coach [Paul Chryst] and the way he leads his program," Trahan said. "And I like the other recruits they've brought in. I think the team has a bright future. " Trahan also had scholarship offers from Buffalo, Coastal Carolina, James Madison, and Massachusetts.
February 1, 2013 |
Two of the catalysts behind Coatesville's drive to the PIAA Class AAAA state final have made commitments to Football Championship Subdivision teams. Speedy wideout and kick returner Chris Jones has committed to play at Coastal Carolina, and strong-armed quarterback Emmett Hunt, The Inquirer's player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania, committed to Delaware State. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Jones, who made 71 catches for 1,490 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, opted for Coastal Carolina, in Conway, S.C., over Temple and Massachusetts.
January 31, 2013 |
Two of the catalysts behind Coatesville's drive to the PIAA Class AAAA state final have made commitments to Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) programs. Speedy wideout and kick returner Chris Jones has committed to play at Coastal Carolina, and strong-armed quarterback Emmett Hunt, The Inquirer's player of the year in Southeastern Pennsylvania, committed to Delaware State. The 5-foot-11, 165-pound Jones, who made 71 catches for 1,490 yards and 24 touchdowns last season, opted for Coastal Carolina, in Conway, S.C., over Temple and Massachusetts.