April 4, 2013 |
Eagles running back Dion Lewis is on the trading block, according to NFL sources. Lewis is behind LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and Chris Polk on the team's depth chart, and those three all offer size and skills that fit coach Chip Kelly's system better than Lewis. At 5-foot-8 and 195 pounds, Lewis is smaller than the other running backs. The 2011 fifth-round pick has 171 rushing yards on 36 career carries. His best game was the 2011 season finale, when he rushed for 58 yards and a touchdown.
April 12, 2013 |
The Eagles sent running back Dion Lewis to the Cleveland Browns on Thursday for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. Though they had hoped to get a late draft pick for Lewis, the Eagles acquired a young linebacker for a player who probably would have been released. With LeSean McCoy, Bryce Brown, and a healthy Chris Polk at running back, coach Chip Kelly deemed Lewis expendable. Acho, a 2012 sixth-round draft pick out of Texas, spent last season on injured reserve with a knee injury. He suffered a meniscus (cartilage)
July 25, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM – Turns out, Dion Lewis and his brother , Lamar, didn't pull a fire alarm at 4 a.m. July 8 at an Albany, N.Y., Hampton Inn, after all. Albany County assistant district attorney David Gonzalez explained Monday in court how the clear plastic case covering the alarm was jostled, setting off an alarm that the hotel staff described to police as a fire alarm, the Albany Times-Union reported. The difference in alarms was the difference between being on the hook for a possible felony count of falsely reporting a fire and having the case adjourned in contemplation of dismissal – dismissed, as long as you stay out of trouble for the next 6 months.
July 10, 2012 |
Eagles running back Dion Lewis was arrested and charged with a low-grade felony over the weekend after Albany, N.Y., police said he pulled a fire alarm at a Hampton Inn where he was staying. Lewis and his brother, Lamar, couldn't get in to the hotel shortly before 5 a.m. Sunday morning and began banging on the door and eventually pulled the alarm, according to police. Initial news reports said the incident happened Saturday morning, but a police spokesman said it was early Sunday.
December 24, 2012
25 Red-zone efficiency percentage for the Eagles (1 for 4). The Redskins were 2 for 2 for 100 percent. 8 The longest rush of the day for Eagles running back LeSean McCoy. He ended with 45 yards on 13 carries. 77 McCoy also added 77 receiving yards with nine catches; he was targeted 11 times. 4 Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin became the eighth wide receiver in NFL history to record at least 55 catches and 750 yards in each of his first four seasons.
July 11, 2012 |
EAGLES BACKUP running back Dion Lewis was arrested with his older brother early Sunday morning in his hometown of Albany, N.Y., after police said Monday that the Lewises pounded on the locked glass doors of a hotel lobby and pulled the fire alarm. According to Albany police officer Steve Smith, Dion and Lamar Lewis were locked out of a Hampton Inn when they tried to gain access by banging on the lobby doors and eventually pulling the fire alarm, waking multiple guests.
October 28, 2015 |
Before the kickoff of the 2015 campaign, I posited 10 burning questions that would be answered over the early part of season. Having grown weary of chronicling the injuries to my various starting lineups (farewell, Arian!), I thought this would be a good time to revisit those queries. 1. How soon will LeSean McCoy, Arian Foster, Todd Gurley, Randall Cobb, Alshon Jeffery, Julian Edelman and other nicked-up stars be ready to go full throttle? The answers varied for each of these players, but until Foster went down Sunday, each was at or near 100 percent and pointed in the right direction.
November 11, 2015 |
I'm starting to understand NFL fans who think that fantasy football has ruined the game they love. Because the daily fantasy sites are ruining fantasy football. In case you've been living in the Amazon for the last several months, these sites - dominated by DraftKings and its evil twin, FanDuel - are spending like a Bush/Clinton PAC to convince you that $5 and your encyclopedic fantasy knowledge can make you an instant millionaire. After all, how hard can it be to pick the best player at each position in any given week, under a not-that-restrictive salary cap?
May 8, 2013 |
The Eagles worked out former Cowboys running back Felix Jones on Tuesday at the NovaCare Complex. A free agent, Jones was a multipurpose back in Dallas. He ran for 2,728 yards on 569 carries (a 4.8-yards average) and caught 127 passes for 1,062 yards in five seasons. He also scored 11 rushing touchdowns, caught three more through the air and averaged 24 yards on kick returns. Jones returned a kick 98 yards for a score against the Eagles when he was a rookie. The Eagles could be in the market for an upgrade at running back.
August 18, 2011 |
ALL NIFTY, undersized running backs are not Brian Westbrook. The Eagles learned this crucial lesson in 2008, when they traded for Lorenzo Booker to help lighten Westbrook's load. Slight, shifty guy, intelligent, good hands. Miscast in Bill Parcells-era Miami offense, figured to be a better fit with Andy Reid's West Coast scheme. Worth sending a fourth-round pick to the Dolphins, right? Ah, no. Lincoln Financial Field fans quickly grasped that Booker, who lacked Westbrook's squat, muscular base, could be knocked backward by a stiff breeze off the Delaware.