July 25, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Charges against Eagles running back Dion Lewis after he and his older brother, Lamar, allegedly pulled a fire alarm at an Albany, N.Y., hotel will be dismissed in six months as long as both remain out of trouble. Lewis' attorney, Craig Crist, who was in Albany for the court hearing Monday with his client, confirmed the pending dismissal. The Lewises were charged with felony counts for falsely reporting a fire and misdemeanor counts for resisting arrest. Lewis, 21, and his brother, Lamar, 35, were arrested July 8 after police said they tried to knock down the glass doors of the lobby at a Hampton Inn, and then pulled an alarm after they were not permitted entry by hotel security.
July 24, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Mike Patterson, who underwent brain surgery six months ago, will not participate in Eagles training camp and could need a couple of months - possibly more - before he is cleared to practice, the team said. "We're talking about this preseason as a month, then we'll probably reevaluate there," Eagles head trainer Rick Burkholder said. "But it could be a couple of months or more. We don't know. " The Eagles had anticipated Patterson's return at the start of camp, which began Sunday with the arrival of rookies and selected veterans at Lehigh University.
November 13, 2010 |
The Eagles' defense has prepared for the Redskins' running game by looking back. The unit's early-season struggles against the run hit bottom against Washington in Week 4, when the Birds allowed 169 rushing yards and 4.8 yards per carry - both season highs - and couldn't stop the Redskins late in the game as they chewed up the clock. The Eagles have reviewed that game tape, with defensive coordinator Sean McDermott pointing out group and individual mistakes, several players said.
July 28, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Brandon Boykin and Damaris Johnson have the early edge as the Eagles' punt and kick returners, coach Andy Reid said Friday. "Obviously we brought Boykin in to do that, so he's right there at both kick and punt," Reid said. "We know he can do both. He does have more kickoff than he does punt. Johnson has done it, so we're kind of leaving him in there right now as the primary punt guy. " The Eagles drafted Boykin in the fourth round out of Georgia. Johnson is an undrafted rookie from Tulsa.
November 9, 2010 |
Safety Nate Allen, the rookie who has started every Eagles game this season, has a neck sprain and will likely miss the team's game at Washington Monday. "It looks like he's going to struggle to make it for this week, but we'll see how he progresses," coach Andy Reid said. If Allen is out he'll likely be replaced by fellow rookie Kurt Coleman, a seventh-round draft pick who had his most extensive showing of the season Sunday after Allen got hurt. The team has just three safeties on the roster - Allen, Coleman and Quintin Mikell - so if Allen can't play, they would be thin in that area.
August 6, 2011
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Here is a rough first draft of what the Eagles' depth chart may look like. It is more of how the offense and defense would look if everyone was healthy and/or here. This is also not a projection of how the starting team will look by the Sept. 11 opener. Injured or missing players are in parentheses: OFFENSE WR: (Jeremy Maclin); Riley Cooper; Chad Hall LT: Jason Peters; King Dunlap; Austin Howard LG: Todd Herremans; Evan Mathis; Julian Vandervelde C: Jamaal Jackson; Jason Kelce; Mike McGlynn RG: Danny Watkins; Mike McGlynn; A.Q. Shipley RT: (Winston Justice)
January 10, 2011 |
Right tackle Winston Justice found himself on the bench for the most critical stretch of the Eagles' wild-card playoff game Sunday, benched after drawing three penalties on two plays late in the third quarter. The flags pushed the Eagles back 15 yards after they started with good field position, first down on their own 46-yard line. "We had a couple penalties, and so I thought a little change might help," coach Andy Reid said after the game. Justice sat alone on the bench as King Dunlap went in at right tackle.
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.
December 16, 2010 |
There were encouraging words yesterday for fans eager to see the Eagles get back Asante Samuel and Winston Justice, but nothing definite for Sunday's game at New York. Eagles coach Andy Reid said DeSean Jackson's foot injury is "a day-to-day thing, so I think he's going to be OK [to play], but we'll just see how it goes here. " Jackson, set to be named NFC Offensive Player of the Week for his four-catch, 210-yard night in Dallas, did not practice. Afterward, he walked with a limp and said he felt "so-so.
December 30, 2010 |
On a night when Sean McDermott's pass defense didn't allow a touchdown for the first time since Week 3, the Eagles' secondary still had significant issues in a 24-14 loss to Minnesota on Tuesday night. Cornerback Dimitri Patterson appeared to have the biggest problem covering Vikings receivers and defending against rookie quarterback Joe Webb's passes. A second-half benching in which Joselio Hanson took his place suggested as much. Eagles coach Andy Reid did not have an answer Wednesday as to whether Patterson had lost his job permanently, but there's ample reason to speculate that a change will be made.