September 8, 2011
DANNY, WE hardly knew ye. Before he has played a down, the Eagles have benched Danny Watkins, their first-round draft choice. They picked him this spring and penciled him in at right guard from the very beginning - and then, yesterday, Watkins was erased by coach Andy Reid. In his place, Kyle DeVan will be the starter for the season opener against St. Louis. DeVan was claimed on waivers the other day after the Indianapolis Colts cut him. All of which raises the questions: What would the Eagles have done had the Colts not decided to let DeVan go?
November 30, 2011 |
EAGLES first-round rookie guard Danny Watkins hoped his homecoming to the Pacific Northwest tomorrow would be more celebratory than simply pleasant. He hoped the Birds would be among the NFL's best when they visited Seattle. Instead, the "Dream Team" Eagles are 4-7 and virtually out of the playoff hunt. That will not faze the contingent of Canadians who will cross the border from Kelowna, British Columbia, a city of about 100,000 that lies 300 miles northeast of Seattle. Watkins was a part-time firefighter there for 5 years before he found football at the late age of 21. "I know I've got 65 guys from the fire hall coming," said Watkins.
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.
November 4, 2012 |
Eagles strong safety Nate Allen did not practice Friday after suffering a left hamstring injury during Thursday's workout. Allen strained his right hamstring in the fourth quarter of a 26-23 overtime loss to the Detroit Lions on Oct. 14. After the bye week, he returned and played in Sunday's loss to the Atlanta Falcons, recording nine tackles. He said his right hamstring is fine. "It is frustrating," he said of the latest setback, but "Monday is not out of the picture. " If Allen is not able to play against the New Orleans Saints, David Sims would start.
December 3, 2012 |
ARLINGTON, Texas - Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and center Dallas Reynolds both started Sunday's game against the Dallas Cowboys despite being listed as questionable. Cox missed practice Wednesday because of a bruised tailbone and was absent Thursday and Friday because of a death in his family. Cox rejoined the team in North Texas on Saturday. He left the game in the second quarter after he reinjured his tailbone. Cox was taken to the locker room for examination but started the second half.
November 17, 2012 |
Michael Vick went to the Eagles' facility for treatment for his concussion Thursday before returning home. The quarterback is still recovering from the significant injury that is expected to sideline him this week and potentially longer. "He is feeling a little bit better day-to-day," coach Andy Reid said. Reid did not sign a third quarterback because he thinks the Eagles are fine with Nick Foles and Trent Edwards. Reid would not say whether that confidence suggests Vick might not have a prolonged absence.
September 1, 2011 |
Who: Eagles vs. New York Jets. What: Fourth exhibition game When: Tonight, 7:30 Where: MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, N.J. TV: 6ABC Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), ESPN (97.3-FM) Five things to watch in tonight's game: 1. Vince Young/Mike Kafka: Not really a roster battle; both will make the team. A battle to see who is No. 2. Unless Young, tonight's starter, really looks lost, it's almost certainly his job. His NFL experience, stronger arm and superior athleticism trump Kafka's hard work during the lockout.
November 5, 2012 |
Eagles quarterback Michael Vick denied a report by Yahoo Sports that said he told coach Andy Reid that some of the team's assistant coaches were pushing to have him benched. Vick did have a meeting with Reid, but said after Saturday's practice that he never complained about the assistants. "That is absolutely false," Vick said. "Coach and I never had that conversation. Everything we talked about in that room is personal, man to man. " Then for emphasis, Vick added: "That never came up. " Vick then praised the Eagles' coaching staff.
November 6, 2012 |
NEW ORLEANS - Todd Herremans left Monday night's game against the Saints in the second quarter with an injury in the area of his right ankle. Herremans, the Eagles' most experienced offensive lineman, was helped off the field after a run by LeSean McCoy and quickly taken into the locker room. He was said to have a tendon strain and will have an MRI exam Tuesday morning. Without Herremans, the Eagles inserted Demetress Bell at right tackle. Herremans is the fourth starting lineman from last season to be sidelined this year.
November 19, 2012 |
LANDOVER, Md. - LeSean McCoy sustained a concussion in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter of the Eagles' 31-6 loss to the Redskins on Sunday. The Eagles trailed by 25 points after the two-minute warning when a running play was called for McCoy. After the game, coach Andy Reid defended keeping McCoy in the game despite the lopsided score. "We were trying to catch up and win the game," Reid said. McCoy appeared woozy in the locker room. There likely will be more information on his status on Monday.