July 30, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Demetress Bell doesn't have to go far to find out what it's like to play left tackle for the Eagles, with Howard Mudd as his offensive line coach. Bell, 28, is sharing a dormitory room at training camp with the man he is replacing and whose very large cleats he must step into. "I've got Jason Peters in my dorm room and Howard Mudd in the classroom," Bell said. "What else could you want?" Peters, whose ruptured Achilles tendon led to the Eagles' acquiring Bell in early April, reported to Lehigh University just like the rest of his teammates, even though he is likely out for the season.
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.
September 9, 2016 |
The state of the Eagles' offensive line can be understood by looking at who starts at left tackle. Jason Peters, a 34-year-old, 13-year veteran who might one day give an induction speech at the Hall of Fame, is still protecting the quarterback's blind side. Even though that quarterback will be a rookie, Peters' presence suggests the line is built for this season. When factoring in left guard Allen Barbre, center Jason Kelce, right guard Brandon Brooks, and right tackle Lane Johnson, the Eagles are not waiting for 2018 with this group.
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.
September 7, 2016 |
Zach Ertz's phone rang around 8 a.m. Saturday morning. It was Sam Bradford, one of the Eagles tight end's best friends on the team, and he had called to tell Ertz that he had just been traded to the Vikings. "I think I was the first person Sam called," Ertz said Monday. Ertz was one of the most vocal supporters of Bradford as the Eagles weighed whether to re-sign the quarterback during the offseason. When they did bring him back, Ertz and wide receiver Jordan Matthews flew to Oklahoma a few weeks later to work out with Bradford.
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 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.
August 19, 2016 |
Sam Bradford entered the preseason enthused by a clean bill of health with full clearance for the entire exhibition schedule. Bradford started the first game of the preseason for the first time since 2013, and he stayed in for a grand total of three plays. The quick hook in last Thursday's game was the result of the Eagles offense benefiting from a short field and scoring quickly. But it gave Bradford only one pass and two handoffs to celebrate. Bradford will play more Thursday night when the Eagles play the Pittsburgh Steelers.