November 15, 2013 |
CHIP KELLY said yesterday that his kick-return setup is a "fluctuating situation," as the team tries to determine how quickly new return man and wide receiver Brad Smith can fit into the Eagles' schemes. "We're going to get a chance today to see Brad, how he fits in as a returner," Kelly said. "We also can use Bryce [Brown] back there, [in addition to Brandon Boykin]. It's a fluctuating situation. " Kelly also kept open the possibility of going back to Damaris Johnson, if Johnson is active.
August 7, 2013 |
Lane Johnson is used to position changes: In his college career he moved from quarterback to tight end to defensive end to offensive tackle. The Eagles spent the No. 4 overall pick on Johnson in April so he could play right tackle. But just in case, the Eagles have been playing Johnson on the left side in practice. The Eagles are preparing in case Jason Peters misses any time during the 2013 season. Peters, a four-time Pro Bowl player, missed all of 2012 with a ruptured Achilles tendon and has already missed three full practices this summer with a hamstring injury, including Monday's practice.
September 17, 2012
Howard Mudd sat in his cart and told the truth. The loss of Jason Peters will adversely affect the Eagles. "There's certain things that you just don't produce as much because of how good a player he was," the offensive line coach said last week. "Let's say, he can run faster than whoever else we have, and he can whatever, whatever. Ultimately, you would have to say if he's that good, why wouldn't he affect the whole?" Stop the presses. Peters was widely considered the best left tackle in the game last season.
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.
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.
May 21, 2013 |
Eagles running back LeSean McCoy left Monday's practice early with an apparent knee injury. McCoy stretched on the sideline at one point before leaving the practice field. McCoy was spotted after practice walking through a NovaCare Complex hallway with a plate of food. He said the issue was with his knee. He did not appear to be limping or in pain. The Eagles did not have an official report on McCoy's condition. Bryce Brown took first-team snaps at running back in McCoy's absence.
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.
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.
July 19, 2013 |
Jason Peters paid a fine of $656.50 on June 21 after drag racing charges from a week earlier were reduced to driving with improper equipment, according to the Monroe, La., District Attorney's Office. The Eagles tackle avoided a July 15 arraignment by paying the fine, and the case was officially closed, the DA's office said Wednesday. Attempts to reach Peters were not successful. He is expected to report to Eagles training camp next Thursday with the rest of the squad. The Eagles, who originally said they couldn't comment because of the "legal nature" of the matter, said Wednesday: "We are glad to hear that the issue has been resolved.