August 10, 2009
Reggie Brown played with the first team offense in place of DeSean Jackson, who sat out the morning session. On the first play of No. 1 offense vs. No. 1 defense, Sheldon Brown stepped in front of Reggie Brown to knock down a Donovan McNabb slant throw. Soon after, McNabb beat a blitz with a nice slant to Kevin Curtis. Leonard Weaver lamented aloud how he was "wide open" on a play and wasn't seen. Linebacker Omar Gaither, the nearest defender to Weaver, quipped: "If he didn't throw it to you, how is it you were open?"
October 19, 2009 |
What we're talking about following the Eagles' 13-9 loss to the Oakland Raiders. The sacks: Yes, left tackle Jason Peters went down early with a knee injury and Andy Reid had to put green second-year man King Dunlap in front of All-Pro Richard Seymour. Still, giving up six sacks to a team that had a total of nine in the first five games is inexcusable. Trotter's problems: The middle linebacker's lack of speed hurt the Eagles badly. The Raiders threw at him when he was on the field and he got beat by tight end Zach Miller on his 86-yard touchdown catch-and-run.
December 12, 2010 |
FORT WORTH, Texas - To no surprise, Asante Samuel and Winston Justice were ruled out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and did not make the trip to Texas with the Eagles, the team announced Saturday morning. Neither the cornerback nor the tackle participated in the last two formal days of practice and were listed as questionable when coach Andy Reid released his injury report on Friday. Joselio Hanson will likely start in place of Samuel for the third straight game, with rookie Trevard Lindley taking over for Hanson when he moves inside to play nickel on passing downs.
October 22, 2010 |
Twelve facts and figures heading into Sunday's game between the Eagles and Tennessee: 1. The Eagles are 11-0 the week after their bye under Andy Reid. But they are 5-6 before the bye and have lost six of their last nine pre-bye games. 2. LeSean McCoy has had 48 touches in the last two games while playing with a broken rib. He's had 20 or more touches in four of the Eagles' first six games. 3. Could be a big day for the yellow flags. The Titans are third in the league with 49 penalties; the Eagles are fifth with 48. 4. Tennessee is third in third-down defense (28.92 percent)
September 20, 2010 |
Brandon Graham notched his first sack of the season in his hometown, bringing down Shaun Hill on the Lions' opening drive. Quintin Mikell, at 5-foot-10, broke up a deep lob to 6-5 Calvin Johnson to force a Detroit punt late in the first half. Michael Vick's late first-half throw to DeSean Jackson traveled in the air from the Eagles' 21 to about the Lions' 22. That's how you go 89 yards in 59 seconds. LeSean McCoy showed he can break off the big run - a 46-yarder - if he gets the ball enough and a sliver of daylight.
November 6, 2010 |
Andy Reid confirmed that DeSean Jackson will play Sunday against the Colts barring a post-concussion setback. "I always leave that open when you're dealing with concussions," the Eagles coach said on Friday. "But he had a great practice, and he's been feeling well and ready to roll. " The Eagles wide receiver was listed as probable on the official injury report. While Jackson's status was not much of a surprise, Reid's saying that Jackson will return punts was. The receiver's concussion did not happen during a return, but he missed parts of the 49ers game after he injured his knee fielding a punt.
August 27, 2011 |
Ryan Harris, who briefly started at right tackle after the Eagles signed him as a free agent on Aug. 2, has a herniated disk that will likely require surgery, a team source said. Harris injured his back during the first preseason game against the Ravens on Aug. 11 and has hardly practiced since because of spasms, according to the Eagles. He did participate in a walk-through last Saturday but was back on the shelf when the spasms returned. Harris underwent surgery in 2006 to correct a herniated disk while he was at Notre Dame.
August 20, 2009 |
When: 8 o'clock tonight Where: Lucas Oil Stadium TV: Fox29, with Kenny Albert, Daryl Johnston and Tony Siragusa Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), with Merrill Reese, Mike Quick and Howard Eskin Preseason history: Eagles have beaten the Colts in both preseason meetings. 3 things to watch 1. Riding with the King: Somehow, the Eagles' convoluted offensive-line injury picture has left King Dunlap as the starting left tackle against the Colts. You might remember King as last year's interesting seventh-round project, a 6-8, 310-pound former Auburn enigma who has long arms and quick feet.
November 13, 2011 |
Things to look for when the Eagles play host to the Cardinals on Sunday. True Stew A number of the Eagles' free-agent signings have turned out to be less than advertised, but none come close to matching the bust that Stewart Bradley has been in Arizona. The Cardinals signed the former Eagles linebacker to a five-year, $30 million contract, which at this point sounds ridiculous. Bradley has started only one game and can get on the field only on special teams.
December 8, 2010 |
Ellis Hobbs said that he is not retiring, although the Eagles cornerback sure sounded content with the idea should he eventually choose to do so. "I'm not planning on anything," Hobbs said Tuesday. "I just feel like if I need to leave this game then I can leave it with an empty conscience, that I [played] my hardest. . . . I'm comfortable with or without the game. That's all. " Hobbs, who suffered a devastating neck injury two weeks ago, was at the Water Works Restaurant near the Art Museum as part of the NFLPA's One Team Tour, which is visiting NFL cities to raise awareness about the league's labor issues.