December 2, 2012 |
Eagles center Dallas Reynolds returned to practice on Friday, an encouraging sign for his readiness to play Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys. Reynolds is listed as questionable after missing the previous two practices with a sprained ankle. Evan Mathis prepared to start at center. "We'll just see how he does here in the next few hours after practice," coach Andy Reid said on Friday. If Reynolds plays, Danny Watkins would again be the odd man out. The 2011 first-round pick has been practicing at left guard this week in case Mathis must play center.
September 18, 2012 |
Before the Eagles' 24-23 win over the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday, it was unlikely that many sports fans outside Provo, Utah, knew much about Dallas Reynolds. But things can change suddenly in the NFL. And that is why Monday at the NovaCare Complex, Reynolds was surrounded by reporters who were wondering how he is handling his role as the new starting center for the Eagles. Reynolds, who spent the maximum three years on the NFL practice squad before making the Eagles 53-man roster this year, was inserted into Sunday's game early in the third quarter when Jason Kelce went down with a knee injury.
September 6, 2012 |
LANCE AND Leslie Reynolds have one daughter and four sons, and all of the sons have played on the offensive line for Brigham Young University. The middle two will dress for practice in the Eagles' locker room Wednesday, Dallas in his first week as a part of the 53-man roster, after 3 years on the practice squad, and Matt on his first day of taking up Dallas' practice-squad banner, after being cut last week by the Carolina Panthers. "It's been a real unique experience. When they were young, I wouldn't even have dreamed this would happen," Lance Reynolds said Tuesday from his office at BYU, where he coaches the Cougars' tight ends.
January 12, 2011
It seems likely that the Eagles will franchise quarterback Michael Vick, but with the collective bargaining agreement expiring March 4 and a potential lockout looming, how and when do they do that? Normally, there is a deadline for applying the franchise tag, late in February. Last year, it was Feb. 25. An NFL spokesman said yesterday that "no dates have been provided [to teams] for submitting franchise/transition tags. " So that whole thing would seem to be in limbo, pending further labor developments.
September 3, 2011 |
AN MRI exam yesterday morning confirmed what Vince Young suspected the night before: The quarterback's hamstring injury isn't serious and he should be fine for the Eagles' Sept. 11 season opener against the St. Louis Rams. According to the Eagles, the MRI showed a strained right hamstring. He is listed as day-to-day. The team doesn't practice again until Monday. Young, who will be the team's No. 2 quarterback behind starter Michael Vick, injured his hamstring in the second quarter of Thursday night's final preseason game against the Jets.
October 17, 2012 |
SOMEWHERE out there, somebody has a solid, competent offensive lineman who isn't starting. Howie Roseman's bye-week project should be to find that guy and get him here, for a draft pick or whatever. Monday, when I started rewatching Sunday's wrenching Eagles loss to the Lions, it wasn't with the notion of defending Michael Vick. The QB keeps talking about eliminating turnovers, continues to turn the ball over. That is, to borrow Andy Reid's term from Monday, "ridiculous. " And after rewatching, I still won't defend either of Vick's interceptions.
January 6, 2012 |
The agent for center Jamaal Jackson expects the veteran Eagle to be released once the NFL's new league year begins in March. "It would surprise me greatly if they did not release him," said Jackson's agent, J.R. Rickert. "But that's a team decision. " Jackson is the longest-tenured Eagle, having joined the team in 2003 as an undrafted free agent, and he started every game in 2006, 2007, and 2008 and the first 15 of 2009 before tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee at the end of that season.
October 1, 2012
Up-Down Drill Eagles No-Huddle The Eagles have had their greatest success this season whenever they've gone without a huddle. The offense did almost nothing for the entire first half until Michael Vick effectively engineered an 11-play, 70-yard drive late in the second quarter that produced the lone touchdown of the first 30 minutes. Fletcher Cox The rookie defensive tackle set the tone for the defense on the Giants' first drive, penetrating into the backfield and forcing Eli Manning into two incomplete passes.
October 15, 2012 |
Michael Vick implied during the week that he was determined to fix his fumbling problem the same way he fixed his interception problem earlier this season. After the Eagles' 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions, it's reasonable to wonder whether the interception issues were ever fixed. After going three games without an interception, Vick threw two on Sunday. One came when he threw off his back foot in the second quarter. The other came in the fourth quarter while the Eagles were clinging to a three-point lead.