February 24, 2011
The following is an excerpt from Eagletarian.com in a post by Daily News sports writer Les Bowen: As Eagles coach Andy Reid arrived in Indianapolis yesterday, he told your Eagletarian he was unaware of team president Joe Banner's remarks last week. Banner expressed strong support for Reid and his ability to win a Super Bowl, but Banner also indicated Reid needs to win one to get another contract, after the one that expires after the 2013 season. "I haven't read anything about that," said Reid, who is attending the annual NFL scouting combine.
August 20, 2003
THE EAGLES wanted $15 million up front from Temple before they would allow the football team to play in the stadium. Temple is a school that is just developing its football program in the modern era. It is a mainstay for the impoverished student with a large number of scholarships and a liberal student loan program. I would not have become a lawyer if it was not for Temple's reasonable cost 40 years ago. Now the Eagles want to ransom Temple University to allow it to play football in the new stadium.
July 26, 2011
THE EAGLES RELEASED A LETTER TO FANS yesterday afternoon from owner Jeffrey Lurie and team president Joe Banner. Here is the text of the letter: Finally! We can all get back to thinking football, talking football - and playing football. We're eager to welcome our players back to the NovaCare Complex, and excited to get the Eagles out on the field in front of the NFL's most passionate fans. From here on out, it's all about competing and winning. Like Andy Reid says, now everyone can get back to doing what they love to do. Coaches can coach.
April 22, 2012 |
In the early morning hours before the start of the second day of the 2005 NFL draft, Joe Banner awoke to a crash . . . crash . . . crash. By the time Banner reached the hallway, the pounding had stopped. His 10-year-old son, Jason, was sprawled on the bathroom tile. "I found him in the bathroom, on the floor and totally incoherent," Banner said. Jason was having a seizure and had been stumbling into walls. His father thought it might be a stroke. The Banner family rushed to the emergency room at Children's Hospital.
April 16, 2005 |
Eagles wide receiver Terrell Owens released a statement last night saying that he was done talking to the media about a possible contract extension. Owens is looking to renegotiate the seven-year agreement worth more than $46 million that he signed last March. "Again I find my words being misinterpreted by the media," Owens said in the statement. "Therefore, at this time, I have decided to refrain from discussing the recent series of events surrounding my contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.
August 1, 2011
BETHLEHEM - An Eagles official last night said a Channel 6 report about DeSean Jackson reporting to camp within the next day or 2 was "news to us. " Jackson wants a new contract to replace his rookie deal, which expires after this season. Theoretically, the Eagles could be fining him $30,000 a day, starting last Thursday; the team hasn't said whether Jackson is being fined. Team president Joe Banner, asked recently about new deals for Jackson and Michael Vick, wouldn't discuss those issues specifically, but said the team had cap room remaining to do things.
March 13, 2011
Hours after the NFL locked out its players, Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie and team president Joe Banner issued a letter to Eagles fans. Here it is in its entirety: "In light of the events that occurred yesterday, we wanted to take this opportunity to update you on the status of the collective bargaining agreement and how it affects the Philadelphia Eagles. As we are sure you are aware, the contract between the league and the labor union representing the players has expired, the union decertified, and we have entered into a lockout.
July 22, 2005 |
Terrell Owens made some of his strongest statements to date about his contract situation with the Eagles, saying "it's not going to be a good situation" if he has to go to training camp under the conditions of his current contract. "I want something to be rectified and we can just move on," Owens said on a Comcast sports network in his hometown of Atlanta. Asked about comments made by team president Joe Banner that indicated Owens and hi agent, Drew Rosenhaus, are a problem for the Eagles, Owen said the team should trade him if that's the way it feels.
June 5, 1996 |
The Eagles are among a pack of teams making exploratory contact with the agent for 26-year-old wide receiver Mike Pritchard, who became a salary-cap victim after a disappointing second season with the Denver Broncos. "He's a guy we have interest in talking to and having him come to town for a visit," said Joe Banner, the Eagles' vice president for administration. "He's missed a lot of games  the last two years, but he's someone we'd like to talk to and have in for a physical.
April 22, 2010
The NFL draft begins tomorrow in New York. The Eagles have made several trades and stockpiled a good amount of picks (though they just swapped a fifth-rounder for Lions linebacker Ernie Sims). Help out Joe Banner, Andy Reid and Howie Roseman: what position should the Birds address first when the event begins in New York tonight? I'd start with a D-tackle who can make an immediate impact and get pressure up the middle to help collapse the pocket. Good pressure can mask problems in the secondary, although clearly the Eagles need a kick-butt safety and another corner.