January 27, 2012 |
ANDY REID hasn't said much to the press since his overhyped, underproducing Eagles ended the season at .500. But Reid broke his silence (somewhat) to Sixers.com's Matt Cord at the Sixers game Wednesday, answering some pretty unique questions - just not on anything that Eagles fans really wanted to hear. However, if you're an Andy fan, there were some interesting tidbits from Big Red. On the Sixers: "It's great to be here. This is an enjoyable product they are putting out here.
May 16, 2012 |
The Eagles intend to enact a provision in the collective bargaining agreement and deduct $3.25 million from Jason Peters' 2012 base salary because the tackle ruptured his Achilles tendon in March at an off-site location, according to an ESPN report. The clause in the CBA states that a player who is placed on a non-football injury or illness list "is not entitled to any compensation under his contract while on such a list. " The Eagles said Peters' injury occurred while he was participating in a football-related workout in Texas, but it is still considered a "non-football injury" - because it happened off team premises.
January 7, 2012 |
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy and tackle Jason Peters were each named to the Associated Press All-Pro team. McCoy had a breakout season, finishing fifth in the NFL in yards from scrimmage, fourth in rushing, and first in touchdowns and first downs. This is his first all-pro nod. Peters had an outstanding year under new offensive line coach Howard Mudd. He led all tackles with 27 votes. Peters has been an all-pro four times, but this is his first time on the first team.
September 10, 2012 |
DID YOU NOTICE? * Demetress Bell, who was signed in late March to replace injured Jason Peters at left tackle, wasn't even activated. Rookie Dennis Kelly backed up starter King Dunlap. * Both Nnamdi Asomugha and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie got beat by Mohamed Massaquoi on the Browns' first possession, Asomugha on a slant that gained 24 yards, DRC on a double-move on a pass that was overthrown. * The Browns' decision to throw the ball on third-and-2 with 1 minute left in the second quarter saved the Eagles enough time to get the ball back and drive 74 yards on five plays for their first touchdown.
May 16, 2012 |
Andy Reid offered a non-update on Jason Peters' condition, saying Monday morning that the Eagles tackle was out "indefinitely. " It was unclear later in the day whether the Eagles coach knew that Peters had re-ruptured his Achilles tendon, although it is likely he did since the five-time Pro Bowler once again needed surgery. But it is safe to say after this latest setback that Peters is definitely out for the 2012 season. The Eagles confirmed the injury Monday evening after Comcast SportsNet first reported that Peters re-ruptured his Achilles when the Roll-A-Bout machine he was using malfunctioned.
November 8, 2012 |
As if the ailing and leaky Eagles offensive line needed more bad news, right tackle Todd Herremans suffered a right ankle/foot injury in the second quarter of Monday's 28-13 loss to the Saints in New Orleans. Herremans, who remained on crutches, had an MRI exam Tuesday. On his radio show Tuesday evening, Eagles coach Andy Reid said Herremans will see a foot specialist on Wednesday, and will have a CT scan before any further determination is made. Herremans was replaced Monday night by Demetress Bell.
April 18, 2013 |
On the day of the Eagles' first minicamp practice under new coach Chip Kelly, reports surfaced that indicated officials at the University of Oregon admitted there was "at least one major violation" uncovered in an NCAA investigation of the football program Kelly coached from 2009 to 2012. Kelly, through the Eagles, released a statement Tuesday morning that said he was aware of the ongoing investigation, that he had cooperated with the NCAA while at Oregon and would continue to do so, and that he would have no further comment until a ruling was made.
February 23, 2013 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Chip Kelly appeared no closer to deciding on a defensive scheme, or at least revealing his plans publicly. There are obvious reasons Kelly has been reluctant to tip his hand, even though new defensive coordinator Bill Davis has worked primarily with 3-4 schemes and employed a 4-3 "under" in Arizona that looked like an odd-man front. The uncertainty allows the Eagles to obscure their plans in free agency and the draft. "I really think it's going to be an evolving thing," Kelly said Thursday at the NFL combine.
March 22, 2013 |
PHOENIX - The Eagles will hold a private workout with Florida State quarterback E.J. Manuel, Eagles coach Chip Kelly confirmed Wednesday. Kelly was not certain if he would attend the workout, but quarterbacks coach Bill Lazor will be present. A 6-foot-5, 237-pound dual-threat quarterback, Manuel would seem an ideal fit for Kelly's offense. Kelly once recruited Manuel at Oregon, but Manuel wanted to stay closer to his Virginia home. "I knew him coming out of high school, thought he had a really good career at Florida State," Kelly said.
December 28, 2012 |
When Michael Vick last played in North Jersey, he was at the apex of his career renaissance. It was 2010, and Vick led an improbable fourth-quarter comeback over the New York Giants that helped the Eagles win the NFC East. It was perhaps his last great moment with the Eagles. Vick's career since that day has been marked by injuries and inconsistency. But one big difference between the 2010 Vick and the 2012 Vick has been a reshaped offensive line, both in terms of personnel and scheme.