January 17, 2012
EAGLES RUNNING back LeSean McCoy and left tackle Jason Peters were named to the All-NFL team by Pro Football Weekly /Professional Football Writers of America. Right guard Danny Watkins, the Eagles' first-round pick, was named to the all-rookie team. McCoy and Peters also were named to the Pro Bowl and will be in Hawaii for the Jan. 28 game. The organizations named Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers as its most valuable player and San Francisco's Jim Harbaugh as coach of the year.
April 1, 2012 |
The Eagles hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell on Saturday as they embarked on their search for a suitable replacement for the injured Jason Peters. The 27-year-old Bell arrived in the evening at the NovaCare Complex, where he met with Eagles coach Andy Reid and others. Bell was in Pittsburgh the day before and has already visited with the Packers and Cardinals. He was slated to stay overnight in Philly. If the Eagles are serious about signing Bell, they will do their best to keep him from leaving without a contract.
October 24, 2012
EAGLES PRACTICE was closed Monday and the members of Howard Mudd's beleaguered offensive line weren't forthcoming afterward, but it eventually trickled out that King Dunlap has replaced Demetress Bell at left tackle. CSNPhilly.com's Reuben Frank reported the switch, which was reflected Monday night in the depth chart posted on the team website. The Eagles signed Bell to start at left tackle in March for $3.25 million this year, after Jason Peters' first of two Achilles' tears.
July 20, 2012 |
ALL INDICATIONS are that this has to be the year Andy Reid reaches the mountain top. The first steps of that journey will be taken under the burning sun at Lehigh University when the first practice takes place on Monday. Here then are 25 things to consider as the Birds resume their pursuit of a Vince Lombardi trophy: 1 Michael Vick has played 16 games only once in nine seasons and he turned 32 on June 26. It has been pointed out that this was the first year as the Eagles starting quarterback Vick had access to the NovaCare Complex in the offseason.
August 23, 2013 |
JASON PETERS was asked how the NFL would react to the Eagles' new offense. The questioner offered up two possibilities, just as a for-instance - "surprised" and "shocked. " Peters went for "shocked. " "As the year goes on, people are going to try to game plan for it and get adjusted to it," he said. "But they're going to be shocked the first couple weeks, coming at them quick, fast. " With that pronouncement, the Eagles' best player returns. That is what Jason Peters is - the Eagles' best player, when he is healthy.
February 4, 2014
BIRDS WIN AWARDS NEW YORK - The Eagles' LeSean McCoy won the NFL FedEx Ground player of the year award, for the second time in three seasons. Denver quarterback Peyton Manning won the FedEx "air" award, presented at Radio City Music Hall on Saturday night. Eagles left tackle Jason Peters was tied with Broncos running back Knowshon Moreno for runner-up as Comeback Player of the Year, Peters having returned to Pro Bowl status after tearing an Achilles' tendon twice in 2012 and missing the season.
January 13, 2014 |
NFL SOURCES confirmed yesterday that the Miami Dolphins and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have told the Eagles they intend to talk to player personnel vice president Tom Gamble about their vacant general-manager positions. Because Gamble isn't the Birds' GM, and these are GM jobs, the Dolphins and Bucs don't need the Eagles' permission to talk to Gamble, who joined the team a little less than a year ago from the 49ers, where he had the same title but lesser responsibilities. Gamble began his NFL career with the Eagles in 1988, when his father, Harry, was the Eagles' general manager.
December 26, 2013 |
There's more to Jason Kelce than just the beard, the lockerroom availability, and the leadership skills that Chip Kelly has spoken so glowingly about since nearly the first day he arrived. The Eagles center is actually very good at his chosen profession. Kelce can say all the right things and set the perfect example for his teammates, but if he can't block at a high level, then the message loses some of its patina. "That's always, I think, the biggest thing," Kelly said earlier this week. "A lot of people can talk about it, but you have to be able to do it. He does it every day. I've always felt that you know you have a really good team when your best players are your hardest workers.
December 2, 2013 |
The Eagles offensive line includes the three-man "Elderly Council," a "secretary" who is the line's leader, and the "little brother" who is the unit's most promising player. These characters account for perhaps the biggest difference between the 2012 Eagles, who braced for a head coach's dismissal last December, and this year's team, which is in playoff contention entering Sunday's game against the Arizona Cardinals. Left tackle Jason Peters, left guard Evan Mathis, and right guard Todd Herremans form the Elderly Council.
December 7, 2009 |
ATLANTA - Any time somebody leaves the field because of any kind of a head injury, alarm bells now ring in the NFL. Yesterday, Eagles left tackle Jason Peters left the game early in the second quarter with what were described as head and shoulder problems following a cut block gone bad. Peters did not return. Naturally, the postgame questions began about a concussion. Peters swears he does not have one. "I just got banged," Peters said, after the Eagles' 34-7 win over the Falcons.