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.
August 19, 2013 |
Jason Peters returned to practice Saturday for the first time in two weeks, a span that included two missed preseason games because of a hamstring injury. The injury was not serious, but the team was cautious with the five-time Pro Bowl left tackle, who missed all of last season with a twice-ruptured Achilles tendon. Barring a setback, Peters is expected to play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jacksonville Jaguars. "I'm suiting up this week," Peters said. "I'm getting out there and getting some good work in against Jacksonville and get ready for Washington.
October 16, 2011
Here are things to look for when the Eagles face the Redskins on Sunday. Turnovers On the field, turnovers have been the biggest story of the season for the Eagles. They have coughed up the ball 15 times, including five giveaways against the Bills last week that killed their chances for a win. Michael Vick has 19 turnovers in his last 11 games, including 10 in just five games this season. He has to hold on to the ball Sunday against a fierce pass rush and ball hawk DeAngelo Hall.
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.
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.
July 28, 2013
Here is what insiders saw at training camp: No rear view Eagles defensive line and assistant head coach Jerry Azzinaro is one of the most vocal members of the coaching staff during practices. The stocky, curly-and gray-haired Azzinaro, who coached Chip Kelly's defensive line at Oregon from 2009 to 2012, can often be heard telling players, "No walking," when heading to different drills. Azzinaro doesn't seem to hesitate in speaking his mind, but he is apparently still uncomfortable receiving that unique physical encouragement that athletes and coaches often give each other.
November 22, 2012 |
Bryce Brown spent last Thanksgiving in Knoxville, Tenn. He was not playing football and had the reputation as a former top recruit whose college career unraveled. One year later, Brown is preparing to start for the Eagles in Monday's game against the Carolina Panthers. Even for Brown, who was confident he could become an NFL player, this was not something he could predict at the Thanksgiving dinner table in Knoxville. "Not a starter" this season, Brown said. "I definitely knew I had the talent and ability to play.