July 29, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - Everybody showed up who was scheduled to, by Andy Reid's annual 7 p.m. meeting that welcomes veterans to training camp, and then a few hours later, it officially became a full house, when the Eagles and top draft pick Brandon Graham agreed to terms on a five-year deal. "It feels good," said Graham. "Because I really wanted to get to training camp and coach Reid really wanted me to get to camp and now it's time to show them why they picked me. I have a lot of work to do, but I'm ready to go. " Graham might be able to take part in this afternoon's first full-squad practice, quite a reversal from when yesterday began.
October 2, 2009 |
Nike said yesterday it does not have a "contractual relationship" with Michael Vick, a day after the quarterback's agent announced a deal with the manufacturer. In a statement, Nike said it has "agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike. " Vick's agent Joel Segal told Sports Business Journal for a story published yesterday that Vick looked forward to continuing his relationship with Nike, adding that the player and company had agreed not to release terms of the deal.
August 2, 2011 |
MANKATO, Minn. - Randy Moss is calling it a career after 13 seasons in the NFL as one of the most dynamic and polarizing players the league has ever seen. Moss' agent, Joel Segal, said yesterday that the receiver was considering offers from several teams, but made the decision to retire. Segal declined to comment specifically on the offers, instead saying his 34-year-old client felt the time was right to step away. "Randy has weighed his options and considered the offers and has decided to retire," Segal said.
July 20, 2013 |
DeSean Jackson, a month after he severed his relationship with agent Drew Rosenhaus, signed with Joel Segal, who represents Eagles quarterback Michael Vick. Jackson's publicist, Denise White, announced the signing on Twitter. Liz Mullen of Sports Business Journal was first with the report. Jackson had entertained the idea of moving to rapper/entrepreneur Jay Z's Roc Nation Sports, according to sources close to the Eagles wide receiver. But he ultimately opted for a traditional agent, albeit one of the more powerful ones in the NFL. Jackson is entering the second year of a five-year, $51 million contract that he signed in March 2012.
April 18, 2014 |
An arbitrator ruled that DeSean Jackson owes former agent Drew Rosenhaus $516,415 in loans and fees, sources close to the situation told The Inquirer. Rosenhaus had filed a grievance with the NFL Players Association last June, claiming that the former Eagles wide receiver owed him more than $700,000 in unpaid loans and fees. Arbitrator Roger Kaplan, using the NFLPA's agent regulations, announced his decision on Tuesday. Jackson plans to appeal the ruling, according to his spokeswoman.
October 2, 2009 |
Nike wanted to make this clear yesterday: The company is supplying Michael Vick with shoes and gear and apparel, nothing more. "Nike does not have a contractual relationship with Michael Vick," Nike said in a statement yesterday. "We have agreed to supply product to Michael Vick as we do a number of athletes who are not under contract with Nike. " Of course, the Eagles quarterback is not like other athletes. His Nike shoes will get attention whether he is paid or not. When he was with the Atlanta Falcons, Nike paid him millions to endorse its products and put his name on signature shoes.
July 19, 2010
With rookies scheduled to report to Lehigh a week from today, the Eagles have signed all but two of their 13 draft picks. Only first-round pick, defensive end Brandon Graham, and second-round choice, safety Nate Allen, remain unsigned. Joel Segal, the agent for Graham (and for a certain birthday-party-loving backup quarterback), thoughtfully called back to say he never talks about contract negotiations. But, yes, Segal has noticed that first-rounders aren't signing yet, which just about has to complicate the Graham scenario.
November 11, 2009 |
Michael Vick hasn't had many - some would argue any - big plays on the football field since joining the Eagles, but he had a great day in court yesterday. A federal appeals court ruled against the NFL and for Vick in a case that means the quarterback won't have to repay more than $16 million in roster bonuses he received from the Atlanta Falcons. An Eagles spokesman said Vick would be available today to answer questions about the court victory. Attempts to reach Vick's agent, Joel Segal, were unsuccessful.
June 13, 2009 |
Less than 5 years after the Atlanta Falcons signed Michael Vick to a $130 million contract, the suspended quarterback was released in a 98-word statement. Before yesterday's announcement - a move that clears Vick to sign with any NFL team - general manager Thomas Dimitroff called the team's former franchise player. Dimitroff said Vick, who has missed two seasons while serving a prison sentence for running a dogfighting ring, deserved to hear first about his release. He said Vick "was upbeat" in the short conversation and was looking forward to moving on. Dimitroff said releasing Vick allows the Falcons "to have a clean slate going into the summer" and allows Vick the freedom to negotiate with other teams.