February 17, 2016 |
THE EAGLES have a complicated, less-than-happy history with the franchise tag, which NFL teams can begin applying today to keep key players from becoming free agents. The Birds aren't expected to use the 2016 tag, today or at all before the March 1 deadline, to ensure the retention of their most prominent free agent, quarterback Sam Bradford. They still might sign Bradford, but they don't seem wed to him to the extent that they're willing to dedicate $20 million or so of their 2016 salary cap to the notion.
September 18, 2015 |
FORMER EAGLES linebacker Jeremiah Trotter knew of the numerous athletes who transitioned into careers as actors after their playing days were through. Still, it was not something the "Ax Man" thought much about once he retired in 2009. However, back in 2012 when an opportunity to audition for the lead in a feature-film project, Trotter thought why not? "I didn't think much about anything," Trotter said about the process of getting a lead role in a movie despite having no acting experience.
September 17, 2015 |
Former Eagle Jeremiah Trotter never wanted to star in a movie - even after he had agreed to do so. But a friend of his working on The North Star , the story of two escaped slaves who make their way to Bucks County, was persistent, and Trotter found himself in front of the camera. The North Star premieres Thursday at the Kimmel Center before opening at the County Theater, Penn Cinema, and Newtown Theater on Friday for its first regular run. Director Thomas K. Phillips, a Bucks native, also is launching an educational component to the film.
April 3, 2014 |
Less than five days after the Eagles released DeSean Jackson, the Pro Bowl wide receiver signed a three-year contact with the Redskins, according to an NFL source. "It's going down!! Burgundy and Gold," Jackson posted on Twitter. Jackson's three-year contract for $24 million comes with $16 million fully guaranteed, a source confirmed. It is a good deal under tough circumstances. The agreement was reached late Tuesday night after a day of negotiations and days of speculation about where Jackson would land after the Eagles cut their top receiver.
April 2, 2014 |
DESEAN JACKSON arrived in Washington yesterday for a visit that was to continue today, amid buzz that the Redskins were ready to make a substantive offer to the Eagles' three-time Pro Bowl wideout. Intercepted at Dulles International Airport by Washington and Philadelphia TV stations, Jackson said he was seeking "a new beginning, new challenges. " Asked about the possibility of playing the Eagles twice a year, Jackson said he was "not too much worried about that. Just moving on in my life.
November 15, 2013 |
DEMECO RYANS believes he's playing as well as he ever played in Houston, when he made the Pro Bowl twice. Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis said this week that Ryans is having an "outstanding, Pro Bowl year. " "This is the level I was playing at. It's fun to be back at that level, being able to make plays," Ryans, the Birds' middle linebacker, said yesterday. There is one guy in the Eagles' locker room who ought to be able to verify those claims. Outside linebacker Connor Barwin was a rookie with the Texans in 2009, the last time Ryans made the Pro Bowl, before he suffered a 2010 Achilles' tendon tear that cast a shadow over his career.
May 4, 2013 |
Chaos was in the air Thursday night in Doylestown. About 5:30, two hours before a locally produced film about a runaway slave, The North Star, was set to premiere at the County Theater, the star and director were missing. The star, former Eagles linebacker Jeremiah Trotter, was stuck in traffic. He was supposed to greet fans and media at Rob's Bar before heading down State Street in a horse and buggy, but was behind schedule. The director, Thomas Phillips, who wrote the script and shot the movie in his home county of Bucks, faced a bigger predicament.
May 2, 2013 |
Welsh-born Hollywood heavyweight Catherine Zeta-Jones , 43, who has been open about her struggles with bipolar mood disorder, has "proactively checked into a health-care facility" for treatment, her rep says. The Side Effects star is not in crisis: She has long planned to take a break so doctors could give her a medication tune-up, People says. TMZ says Michael Douglas ' better half will enjoy a 30-day inpatient sojourn. Zeta-Jones previously was treated for the condition at a facility in 2011.
April 29, 2012 |
Sometimes, coaches can exaggerate about players they've just drafted. But Andy Reid wasn't kidding when he said defensive end Vinny Curry "might be the biggest Eagles fan ever. " When the second-round pick from Neptune, N.J., met reporters Saturday, he displayed all the emotion, passion, sense of history and pride of the thousands he'll soon play in front of at the Linc. His eyes welled as he talked about meeting Brian Dawkins and Mike Vick. He name-checked Randall Cunningham and Troy Vincent, and insisted that it was Freddie Mitchell who originated the championship belt celebration.
March 29, 2012 |
DeMeco Ryans finally loosened the mint-green tie he had grabbed hastily to accent his green-checked shirt and navy suit before an unexpected flight to Philadelphia on March 21. His voice had gone dry and scratchy, despite swigs from a nearly empty water bottle that crinkled in his grip as the questions kept coming. On his first day as an Eagle on March 21, Ryans sat in the team's offices finishing the final round of a gauntlet of interviews with reporters and radio hosts.