May 15, 2014 |
As far as alarms go, the Eagles' failure to address their depth at offensive line and inside linebacker in last week's NFL draft hardly rang a bell. They return all five players from one the league's best lines and both starting inside linebackers. And although they had opportunities to upgrade at each position this offseason, the Eagles were confident about their returners. They saw the need to inject some young talent into the pipeline, but they didn't. "Dagger," general manager Howie Roseman said about not drafting any offensive linemen. "Dagger in the heart.
October 2, 2014 |
NOBODY WAS happier to be drafted by the Eagles last May than third-round wideout Josh Huff, who played for Chip Kelly at Oregon. Huff has said that Kelly "made me into a man, off the field as well as on the field. " But Huff didn't seem all that happy yesterday, as the Eagles began preparations for Sunday's game against the Rams. Huff began his second week of full practice since returning from an Aug. 5 shoulder injury with no assurance that he will be active any time soon. "I was ready last week.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 28, 2011 |
Jason Peters became the second Eagles offensive lineman arrested this offseason when he was charged with disturbing the peace and resisting arrest late Friday night in Shreveport, La., police said. Peters was in Shreveport as a celebrity guest at the Bay Bay Birthday Bash at the Kokopellis nightclub. According to the police report, Peters was asked to turn down the loud music blaring from his car. He refused and said he was going to park. He also declined to provide his identification when asked by police, leading to the resisting charge.
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.
October 3, 2014 |
THERE WAS a LeSean McCoy action figure propped up on a shelf, on the right side of Jason Peters' locker stall yesterday. Why was it there? Peters never appeared for us to ask. Maybe he just didn't want to forget how McCoy looks standing upright. As the Eagles prepare for Sunday's visit from the St. Louis Rams, the focus remains on their underperforming offensive line and running game. Peters, the most accomplished member of that group, hopes to lead its revival this week, though he figures to have the toughest task of the group.