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April 26, 1998 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The backyard light was on. The wood lay uncut. Myra Trotter's message was clear. His son might be the football hero at Hooks High School, an NFL draft pick in the making, but that didn't get the wood cut. Jeremiah Trotter picked up the ax and started swinging. "We had a security light out in the yard," Trotter, the Eagles' new linebacker, said. "I tried to get over on my dad, staying out after practice, lifting weights and hanging out with my friends. When I came in, though, he had the light waiting for me. "Finally, I got the picture.
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July 28, 2006 | By Bob Brookover INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He was here before as a top-of-the-line starting linebacker and left for the security of a long-term contract. Now, he has returned to find himself second on the Eagles' defensive depth chart and a member of coach John Harbaugh's special teams. If this sounds familiar, then you remember Jeremiah Trotter's story from training camp two years ago. This time, the linebacker is Shawn Barber, and it remains to be seen how the second chapter of his Philadelphia story unfolds. Barber, who played just one season with the Eagles before leaving for a lucrative long-term deal with Kansas City, does not mind at all being compared to Trotter.
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March 26, 2002 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The running back and the middle linebacker were at the NovaCare Complex yesterday, all smiles and eagerness about the 2002 season. That would be Correll Buckhalter and Barry Gardner who showed up for the first day of the Eagles' unofficial off-season workout program. For the record, unhappy campers Duce Staley and Jeremiah Trotter were among the roughly 50 percent of players who did not make an appearance at the complex. That's technically not news. Attendance is not mandatory.
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March 23, 2005 | By Ashley McGeachy Fox INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
He is coach of the Kansas City Chiefs, yet Dick Vermeil makes no attempt to hide his affinity for the Eagles, not even from one particular free agent he was wooing a few weeks ago. "You know, I'm an Eagles fan," Vermeil told Jeremiah Trotter during Trotter's free- agency trip to Kansas City. "I coached there. I lived there. I have grandkids that root for you guys. They know you. My permanent residence is outside Philadelphia. So I have to ask: Why do you want to leave?" Trotter didn't.
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August 12, 2000 | By Phil Sheridan, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
It was easily the most memorable moment of what has been a largely uneventful training camp. There was Jeremiah Trotter, the Eagles' 260-pound middle linebacker, throwing himself into the vast midsection of 330-pound offensive tackle Jon Runyan. "The bigger they are, the harder they fall," Trotter said afterward. "I don't back down from anybody. " The two heavyweights squared off in perhaps the best training camp fight in recent years here. It was a full-on hockey-style fight, with punches thrown and teammates rushing in from every direction to jump into the fray.
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January 3, 2002 | By Phil Sheridan INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Troy Vincent remembers his first trip to the Pro Bowl, when he and safety Brian Dawkins were the Eagles' lone representatives. "There were a lot of Tampa Bay guys in the huddle," Vincent said. "It's nice to see more birds on the helmets. " Vincent and Dawkins are going back to Honolulu this year. They will be joined by defensive teammates Jeremiah Trotter and Hugh Douglas and kicker David Akers. The five representatives equal last year's Pro Bowl contingent. The difference this year is that no one from the offensive side was chosen.
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November 20, 2009
1. Chris Gocong 2. Joe Mays 3. Jeremiah Trotter 4. Will Witherspoon
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August 26, 2007
I'm very fired up and broken up about Eagles coach Andy Reid's action to cut Jeremiah Trotter. I believe that Trotter was a very good and reputable team player and that his cut before the season was random. The team and the whole city of Philadelphia, and Eagles fans all over, deserve an explanation as to why. I would have loved to see Trotter play with the Eagles and feel as though it won't be the same, especially since he has contributed so much in the past. It makes you wonder if Donovan McNabb is next in line.
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January 15, 2009
Eagles players, mascot Swoop, the Eagles cheerleaders and Pep Band will appear at a "Believe in Green" playoff party from 6 to 8 o'clock tonight at Chickie's & Pete's in South Philadelphia. Eagles linebacker Omar Gaither, defensive end Victor Abiamiri and defensive tackle Mike Patterson will be joined by Eagles alumni Jeremiah Trotter, Bill Bergey, Fred Barnett and Vaughn Hebron to meet fans and sign autographs. Autograph tickets will be given out on a first-come, first served basis.
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April 2, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
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.
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April 3, 2014 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 2, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
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.
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November 15, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
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.
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May 4, 2013 | By Chris Palmer, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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May 2, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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April 29, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 29, 2012 | By Jonathan Tamari, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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March 21, 2012
JAMAR CHANEY didn't need to confer with any Eagles coaches to know what the acquisition of DeMeco Ryans was going to mean for Chaney, the Birds' incumbent starting middle linebacker. "He's going to start off at the MIKE, that goes without saying," Chaney said last night, a few hours after the news broke that the Eagles had sent a fourth-round pick in next month's draft to the Houston Texans for Ryans, a two-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker. The teams also exchanged third-round draft choices.
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March 1, 2012
The NFL's franchise tag, which somehow survived in the lockout-forged collective bargaining agreement, can be used in different ways. It can be a minor bit of necessary paperwork on the way to a fair and honorable deal, or it can be a major weapon deployed by a team to impose its will on a player. Let's hope the Eagles' application of the tag on DeSean Jackson is more like the former than the latter. Their history offers mixed signals. In the past, the Eagles used the tag as a blunt instrument in dealing with linebacker Jeremiah Trotter and defensive tackle Corey Simon.
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January 22, 2012
I still can't get over the fact that the No. 1-seeded Green Bay Packers got smoked at home by the New York Giants in the NFC semifinals, and I have no stake in the Packers nor do I even care about the city of Green Bay or the state of Wisconsin. I really can't get over the fact that Packers fans seem to have already gotten over the loss. See, I come from a city that takes defeats hard. If the Eagles had been the No. 1 seed in the conference playoffs with a sparkling 15-1 record and then gotten whupped by a team that just barely made the tournament, I don't think many fans here would have been sane enough to pass so much as a driving test.
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