October 26, 2015 |
- Have the Eagles ever had a worse group of receivers? Discuss among yourselves while searching online for whatever happened to Todd Pinkston. - There is nothing sadder in the sport than a circle of players, taking a knee, silently praying around an injured teammate. But there the Eagles were in the first quarter, joined by the Panthers, as the doctors and trainers worked on Jason Peters. He was taken off the field on a cart, the Eagles' great left tackle, and taken in for X-rays.
May 4, 2015 |
When Todd Herremans was released by the Eagles in February, he went on local radio and said that Chip Kelly valued the quarterback position and the line the most on offense. "Other than that I think that he feels like . . . the system will take care of it," Herremans said. But since that statement Kelly has done virtually nothing to address an offensive line that is aging and lacking in depth. Despite the obvious need, the Eagles didn't select a single lineman in the NFL draft for the second year in a row. Two weeks ago, when he was asked to name the deepest positions in the draft, Eagles vice president of player personnel Ed Marynowitz said the offensive line first, followed by wide receiver and defensive back.
June 14, 2013 |
LAST WEEK at minicamp, Jason Peters told reporters he hadn't lost any mobility, and there's a sheriff's deputy in Louisiana right now who probably agrees. News reports indicate Peters, 31, was arrested early yesterday morning after drag racing and resisting an officer by flight, in Monroe, La. The Monroe News-Star reported that a deputy watched a white Camaro and a blue sedan take off from a traffic light at 4:45 a.m., apparently racing. (This would seem to be a clear violation of new coach Chip Kelly's request that players get 10 hours of sleep a night, by the way.)
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.
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.
November 6, 2015 |
THE EAGLES' defense is going to have to be dominant this week. I was a little disappointed at how that went at Carolina, thought the Panthers ran too easily and scored too many points against what we keep touting as a pretty formidable D. If Jason Peters can't go, or plays but is less than himself, it could be a really long night for the offense. In fact, as the week went on and it began to look less and less likely Peters would play, I really wavered on my early week decision to take the Eagles to win and to cover.