August 11, 2010
BETHLEHEM - Yesterday might have been Kevin Kolb's sharpest day of training camp, but one throw, at least, didn't find its way to the intended target. Kolb's screen to tight end Brent Celek was picked off by exuberant rookie defensive end Brandon Graham, who pranced through the offensive players and high-stepped all the way to the end zone, though no one was actually in pursuit, and Graham could have just jogged to a halt and thrown the ball back. "That reminded me of my linebacker days" early on at Michigan, first-round pick Graham said.
October 11, 2010 |
SAN FRANCISCO - The Eagles continued a run of bad luck with injuries, as left tackle Jason Peters , defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, and Trent Cole all left Sunday night's game against the San Francisco 49ers. The Eagles also played without their starting quarterback and one of their starting cornerbacks. Peters had a sprained knee and is expected to have an MRI on Monday, and Bunkley had a hyperextended left elbow. Cole had a hamstring injury. Joselio Hanson and Dimitri Patterson took on added responsibilities with Asante Samuel out with a concussion.
September 11, 2010
2 David Akers K 5-10 200 3 Mike Kafka QB 6-3 225 4 Kevin Kolb QB 6-3 218 6 Sav Rocca P 6-5 265 7 Michael Vick QB 6-0 215 10 DeSean Jackson WR 5-10 175 14 Riley Cooper WR 6-3 222 18 Jeremy Maclin WR 6-0 198 ...
September 2, 2011 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Kicker Alex Henery , one of the few Eagles who is expected to have a major regular-season role and played Thursday night, got off to a bad start. He missed his first field goal attempt, a 43-yarder. It was only his fourth field-goal attempt of the preseason, and it was his first miss, but it added to the question marks surrounding the man brought in to replace David Akers. Later Thursday, though, Henery rebounded by making a 49-yarder. "It was good to get him the long one at the end," said Andy Reid, who expressed confidence in the kicker.
May 26, 2010 |
It happens fast in the NFL. One year you're a rookie. The next year you finally get a chance to play. By the third year you're playing for your professional life. That timeline essentially sums up Joe Mays' career to this point. Of course, the Eagles linebacker hasn't made it to Year Three just yet. "They say that the average life span of an NFL player is three years," Mays said Tuesday. (It's actually 3.5 years, according to the league's players association.) "I'm going into my third year.
November 8, 2010 |
Here is a look at the good, the bad and the ugly from the Eagles-Colts game: So much for producing long, drawn-out drives to keep Peyton Manning and company off the field. The Eagles' offense wasted little time getting on the board. The Birds needed only three plays and 1 minute, 46 seconds to jump out to a 7-0 lead. LeSean McCoy did the bulk of the work, zig-zagging his way for a 62-yard run on the game's first play from scrimmage. Two plays later, Michael Vick hit DeSean Jackson on a slant for a 9-yard score and a perfect start.
December 20, 2010 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - Amid the euphoria of the Eagles' post-win locker room, Nate Allen quietly zipped up his suitcase, his rookie season almost certainly over. Allen ruptured a patella tendon in the second quarter, thrusting fellow rookie Kurt Coleman , a seventh-round pick, into the spotlight. Defensive coordinator Sean McDermott said Coleman would likely start in Allen's place. "It's unfortunate to see one of our starters go down like that," Coleman said after the game, "but I've been able to get enough reps throughout the season to feel comfortable when I was out there.
April 30, 2010 |
It looked so good, Brandon Graham had to take a picture. Seeing his first NFL locker, with three pairs of shoes, a No. 54 jersey and his nameplate, the Eagles' top draft pick snapped two photos with his cell phone. "That's going to be my screen saver," the defensive end said. He was one of more than two dozen Eagles rookies soaking in the anticipation, expectations and jitters - along with the warm reality of lifelong goals met - as they arrived at the team's NovaCare Complex on Thursday on the eve of their first practices as professionals.