September 20, 2012 |
The Eagles placed center Jason Kelce on season-ending injured reserve after arthroscopic surgery on Tuesday revealed a significant tear of the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee. "It was torn enough and in the wrong area of the ligament that they felt that they were going to have to fix his ACL," Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said during a conference call. Kelce, 24, will have surgery in three or four weeks and face a recovery time of approximately 10 months, Burkholder said.
May 15, 2013 |
JASON PETERS says the right Achilles' tendon he ruptured twice last spring is 100 percent again. Todd Herremans says the broken right foot that cost him half the 2012 season is as good as new. And Jason Kelce says the right ACL he tore last September is getting better every day and he expects to be "full go" for the start of training camp in 2 1/2 months. If you're looking for a reason to believe that the Eagles can be more than a 6-10 or 7-9 football team in Chip Kelly's first season as an NFL head coach, Peters, Herremans, Kelce and the rest of the offensive line are it. Let's face it. We don't have the slightest clue at this point what kind of production they will get from the quarterback position because we don't even know who the hell the quarterback will be, and probably won't know until the middle of August.
August 14, 2011
Rookie center Jason Kelce was drafted by the Eagles in the sixth round. A story in Saturday's Inquirer reported his being drafted in two different rounds.
January 6, 2012
Eagles center Jason Kelce, a rookie standout, will not need surgery on the foot he injured last Sunday against the Redskins, an Eagles spokesman said. He said the injury is a mid-foot sprain and not the more serious lisfranc sprain. On another front, a league source confirmed that Eagles director of player personnel Ryan Grigson is expected to interview for NFL general manager openings, in Indianapolis, St. Louis, and possibly Chicago. Grigson, who turns 40 next month, has spent 9 years with the Eagles, starting out as a scout.
March 29, 2013 |
EAGLES VETERANS might still be a few weeks away from knowing much about the systems they're going to run under new coach Chip Kelly, but when the offseason conditioning program starts Monday, they'll know they're part of a new regime the moment they walk into the NovaCare locker room. Players who've stayed in town to work out and/or rehab injuries say Kelly has mixed up locker assignments, which under Andy Reid followed position groupings, with the quarterbacks together at the front left, the offensive line all the way to the back on the right, directly across from the linebackers, and so on. "I think it's going to help us blend a little better as a team.
October 17, 2011 |
LANDOVER, Md. - The Eagles didn't have to play a perfect game to get a win against the Washington Grossmans on Sunday. They just had to avoid another stupid, sloppy performance like the ones that cost them four straight losses and put this season of great expectation in great jeopardy. In fact, they were a long way from perfect against the Redskins, far from a completed project, and that's not even counting the possibility we ever have to see Vince Young on a football field again.
September 12, 2011
* Juqua Parker's 56-yard fumble return for a touchdown in the first quarter was the second TD of his career. He had a 55-yard interception return for a TD against San Francisco on Oct. 12, 2008. * DeSean Jackson recorded the 12th 100-yard receiving game of his career. It was only his second 100-yard game in his last nine starts. * Jason Babin had two of the Eagles' five sacks. It was the seventh multiple-sack game of his career. * Jason Kelce became the first rookie to start at center for the Eagles in a season opener since Gene Cepetelli in 1968.
November 19, 2012 |
LANDOVER, Md. - The Eagles are seven points from being the only winless team in the NFL. Zero-and-10. There is a very good argument that, on this day, they are the worst team in the NFL. It got stronger Sunday. Now 3-7, having lost six in a row, the Eagles have one neighbor in the NFC: the Panthers and Rams. After they visit next Monday night, Cam and family might be movin' on up. The Panthers, like the similarly hapless Jaguars, Browns and Chiefs, appear to be progressing.
February 24, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Like his brother, Travis Kelce is working back from an injury. Kelce, the Cincinnati tight end who is one of the better prospects at that position in the upcoming draft, underwent offseason sports hernia surgery and isn't working out at the NFL Scouting Combine. Jason Kelce, the Eagles' center, tore his ACL in the second game of the 2012 season. Both are expected to be fine for the 2013 season. "I tore it probably around Week 3. During the season, just played on it, played through it, got through the season," said Travis, the beardless Kelce.
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.