October 26, 2012 |
A MONTH from now, we ought to have a pretty good read on whether Jason Peters will play this season for the Eagles. In the meantime, the Eagles' offensive line will have to come together well enough to make that matter. The o-line is a huge focus this week, with the Eagles preparing to return from their bye against the equally rested, 6-0 Atlanta Falcons, whose defense shifts and stunts and tries to confuse blockers. Asked Wednesday whether he would describe the feeling in the locker room as one of tension or of urgency, right guard Danny Watkins said: "I think it's a little bit of both.
April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles' newest player is a real powerhouse. The stats are electrifying: On a recent sunny day, this bulky unit churned out 21,033.7 kilowatt hours, nearly enough to power two average homes for a year. Yes, the long-awaited solar panels and wind turbines at Lincoln Financial Field are up and running. More than 11,000 panels have been positioned atop the roof, over some of the parking spots, and armoring the side of the building along I-95. Those are the workhorses.
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.
March 7, 2016 |
It's been seven years since the Eagles were active participants in the high-priced, free-agent offensive line market. They initially signed Stacy Andrews in the 2009 offseason, and while Jason Peters wasn't technically a free agent, the veteran tackle came in a trade. The Eagles were attempting to replace tackle cornerstones Tra Thomas and Jon Runyan on the fly, and while Peters ultimately became one of the team's better acquisitions over the last decade, Andrews, like his brother Shawn, flamed out. Now, the Eagles face a similar, though not as drastic, predicament on the line.
April 22, 2016 |
THIS IS what the Eagles should have done: After snookering the Miami Dolphins out of the eighth pick in the draft last month, they should have sat on their hands, selected one of the three of four appealing options that figure to be on the board at No. 8 next Thursday - Ronnie Stanley? Ezekiel Elliott? Vernon Hargreaves? - and taken a well-deserved bow. Instead, they overdosed on testosterone and decided to show the rest of the NFL how smart they are. "We're going to invest in quarterbacks," executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman said after the Eagles swapped a batch of draft picks, among them the No. 8 pick, their first-round selection next year and a second-round pick in 2018, to Cleveland for the second pick in the draft, which they plan to use on the Los Angeles Rams' sloppy seconds - either Division I-AA product Carson Wentz or Cal's Jared Goff.
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.
December 8, 2015 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - Jeffery Lurie was sweating, his tufty white hair a-muss, but the spring in his bobbing gait had a youthful zest to it. Asked to stop and speak, he politely declined. He had said enough for one day. Lurie had just "broken it down" after the Eagles' 35-28 upset of the team he once loved; the team he tried to buy. After a win, and after Chip Kelly addresses the club, the team allows that day's hero to go to the middle of the team huddle and send the Eagles off with inspiration; break it down, as it were.
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 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.