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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
September 28, 2014 |
Jason Peters was fined $10,000 for his involvement in the fight that followed Redskins nose tackle Chris Baker's blocking Eagles quarterback Nick Foles to the ground in Sunday's game. Peters' fine was for unnecessarily striking an opponent in the head area after the play was over, according to the NFL office. While the league ruled that Baker's hit was legal and that he would receive no further discipline, he was fined $8,268 for grabbing an opponent by the face mask. Both Peters and Baker were ejected from the game.
October 7, 2014 |
Cary Williams was beat for 32 yards by Rams receiver Kenny Britt, but aside from that moment, the Eagles' starting outside cornerbacks fared well in the first half. But Williams' and Bradley Fletcher's struggles in the second half mirrored that of the defense as the Eagles nearly coughed up a 27-point lead. They will always give up catches because they lack ideal foot speed, but to see Williams and Fletcher beat on balls in the air defies the Eagles' reasoning for starting the rangy corners over Brandon Boykin.
September 26, 2014 |
WE ARE about to find out just how good Chip Kelly really is. We are about to find out if he can find a way to win without his most valuable offensive weapon. No, nothing has happened to LeSean McCoy or Nick Foles or Jason Peters. While all of them obviously are important cogs in the offense, none of them is as irreplaceable as Jason Kelce. Kelce had surgery Tuesday to repair a sports hernia. Depending on just how serious the damage, he figures to miss between five and seven games.
February 28, 2014 |
When Jason Peters signed with the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted rookie in 2004, he received a signing bonus of $5,000. At that point, earning a roster spot was the only foreseeable goal. Peters has since developed into one of the NFL's premier left tackles and has been compensated accordingly. The Eagles made him the highest-paid offensive lineman in 2009, and they gave him a four-year contract extension on Wednesday that includes what Peters' agent Vincent Taylor said is the most guaranteed money ever given to a tackle age 32 or older.
May 8, 2014 |
THE FIRST round of the NFL draft is both sexy and important. But overlook the remaining six rounds at your own peril. Check out the list of first-team All-Pros last season, where about half were former first-round picks. The other half, of course, were not. The numbers are interesting, though not unique to 2013. Of the 24 players on the first-team All-Pro, 11 were selected in the first round. Just three of the offensive players were first-rounders, and none of the three Eagles - LeSean McCoy (second round)