August 5, 2012
Based on what you've seen in training camp, what do you think is the Eagles' greatest area of concern? 1. Defensive line. Injuries make this position a big question mark. 2. Backup quarterback. Vick better stay healthy. 3. Safety. Where is the upgrade? 4. Offensive line. Replacing Jason Peters will be difficult. 5. Something else.
January 17, 2012 |
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters were named to the Pro Football Weekly-Professional Football Writers of America all-NFL team on Monday. Right guard Danny Watkins was named to the all-rookie team. Coach of the year was the San Francisco 49ers' Jim Harbaugh. The group named Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers the MVP. Former Eagles kicker David Akers shared the Golden Toe award (best placekicker or punter) with 49ers teammate Andy Lee.
January 9, 2015 |
Eagles guard Evan Mathis, originally a second alternate, was named to the Pro Bowl yesterday when Philly's own Jahri Evans, of the Saints, turned down his invitation, citing injury. Mathis will play in the game for the second year in a row. He joins linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce, returner Darren Sproles, running back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters . . . NFL.com reported that Eagles assistant defensive backs coach Todd Lyght is leaving to become d-backs coach at Vanderbilt.
June 5, 2014 |
Allen Barbre agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep the reserve offensive lineman signed through 2017. Barbre, who will turn 30 this month, was entering the final year of his two-year, $1.5 million contract. Terms of the extension were not available Although he is not a starter, Barbre emerged last season as the team's top reserve offensive lineman. He took 86 snaps, including 51 in place of Jason Peters in the Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
January 5, 2014 |
Howard Mudd was trying to think of the free-agent tackle, the one the Eagles were forced to sign after Jason Peters ruptured his Achilles tendon before the 2012 season. "The guy from Buffalo . . . Demetress Bell," Mudd finally recalled. "Oops, that didn't work out. " The former Eagles offensive line coach, now retired, was going through some of the combinations of linemen he was forced to insert into the lineup after four (!) of five starters were injured last season. Mudd wasn't complaining.
May 2, 2015 |
Sam Bradford is still the Eagles' presumptive starting quarterback. It is worth reminding everyone of that fact in the wake of what happened Thursday night - that whirlwind of speculation and source-speak before the NFL draft that indicated just how much Chip Kelly wanted Marcus Mariota and how far he was willing to go to get him. Two first-round picks, a third-round pick, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Boykin, Mychal Kendricks, and more? As reported by the NFL Network, that offer was perhaps the most generous that Kelly and the Eagles made to the Tennessee Titans, in the hope that the Titans would hand over the No. 2 pick and the opportunity to select Kelly's ideal quarterback.
July 27, 2013 |
The honeymoon is over. The dental work has set. And the sconces have been picked out. Cary Williams, who missed about three weeks of organized team activities in the spring, was among the first veteran Eagles to report for training camp. Defensive backs coach John Lovett said that the cornerback reported Tuesday and was the first from his position group to arrive at the NovaCare Complex. "I was in my office with [assistant defensive backs coach] Todd [Lyght] watching cut-ups and all of a sudden Cary walks in," Lovett said Thursday.
September 28, 2014
THE NFL FINED Eagles left tackle Jason Peters $10,000 for "unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over" in the game against the Redskins, the league confirmed yesterday. Washington's Chris Baker, whom Peters went after in the wake of the defensive lineman's blindside hit on Nick Foles, was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent's facemask. Baker was not fined for his questionable hit on Foles, a hotly debated topic in Philadelphia all week. Troy Vincent, the NFL's executive vice president of football operations, told the Washington Post on Tuesday that the hit was legal.
January 14, 2014
THE AMAZING season of Nick Foles will end up in Hawaii, as we all figured. Foles, the first alternate for any of the six Pro Bowl quarterbacking spots, was assured of going when Russell Wilson took the Seahawks past the Saints into the NFC Championship Game this weekend. The Pro Bowl will be Jan. 26, in Honolulu. Foles' 119.2 passer rating led the league, as did his ratio of 27 touchdown passes to two interceptions. He would have made it outright had those numbers been compiled over the entire season, instead of 10 starts.
January 18, 2015
EAGLES running back LeSean McCoy, who suffered an apparently minor knee injury in the season finale against the Giants, will not participate in the Jan. 25 Pro Bowl in Arizona, an NFL source confirmed. Also, wideout Jeremy Maclin and long snapper Jon Dorenbos were added. Maclin, a third alternate, replaces Denver's Demaryius Thomas. Dorenbos was added as a "need" player by coach Jason Garrett. Eagles named earlier were guard Evan Mathis, tackle Jason Peters, linebacker Connor Barwin, center Jason Kelce and returner Darren Sproles.