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.
August 3, 2010
Back-to-back false starts are not a good thing anytime, and when Winston Justice blew the snap count twice during yesterday's live morning workout, Andy Reid subbed in King Dunlap for a rep, just to let the Birds' right tackle clear his head. And maybe to remind him that nothing in this world is guaranteed. "I had a mental lapse. That's it," Justice said later. "I just messed up . . . when you jump offsides twice like that, you need to come out and realize what you just did. "I went back in, and I think in the NFL, you have to have a short memory.
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.
October 15, 2010 |
Recent history: The Eagles won at Atlanta on Dec. 6, 2009, 34-7, and lead the series, 16-11-1. OFFENSE Eagles 361.6 yards per game (8th) Falcons 370.2 yards per game (7th) Quarterback Eagles With Michael Vick still nursing a rib injury, Kevin Kolb is expected to make his second straight start. He is coming off an impressive performance against the 49ers, in which he completed his first nine passes and 21 of 31 overall. The Eagles have converted just nine of 29 third-down tries with Kolb at QB. Falcons Matt Ryan has a strong, accurate arm and enough mobility to get outside the pocket and extend plays.
May 4, 2011 |
Andy Reid was just playing with the possibilities when he talked about moving Todd Herremans to right tackle following the acquisition of guard Danny Watkins in the first round of the NFL draft last week. That was what emerged from dogged questioning of Reid on Mike Missanelli's 97.5-FM radio show yesterday. Initially, when asked about moving the left guard, Reid said: "We do have some flexibility there," but when Missanelli pressed, wanting to know whether that indeed was the plan, Reid finally said, "That's probably not going to happen.
August 28, 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 3, 2011 |
The Eagles signed running back Ronnie Brown, right tackle Ryan Harris and former Patriots safety Jarrad Page to one-year contracts Tuesday, continuing their free-agent frenzy and addressing three of the remaining needs on the roster. Brown, entering his seventh season after being drafted No. 2 overall in 2005, will give the team a veteran backup to play behind LeSean McCoy and another intriguing offensive weapon. A former Dolphin who made the 2008 Pro Bowl, Brown is known as a run or pass threat in the Wildcat formation and is also an able receiver.
February 22, 2011 |
Eagles right tackle Winston Justice will have knee surgery today in Birmingham, Ala. Dr. James Andrews, the noted orthopedist, will perform a "cleanout" procedure on his left knee, a team spokesman said. The spokesman said any suggestion that the injury is career-threatening or that Justice would need a microfracture procedure is speculation. The severity of the injury won't be clear until Andrews operates. The team's expectation seems to be that Justice would be ready to take part in offseason workouts, if those workouts happen, given the fact the collective bargaining agreement is due to expire in March.
February 23, 2011 |
Ellis Hobbs isn't retiring just yet, and Winston Justice's left knee cleanout apparently did not indicate a need for career-threatening microfracture surgery. Those were the major nondevelopments of the day in Eagles Nation. There has been speculation about Hobbs' possible retirement since the 27-year-old corner and kick returner suffered his second serious neck-disc injury in as many seasons, on a kickoff return against the Giants Nov. 21. That setback ended his season after eight games, the exact number of times Hobbs took the field in 2009 before injuring his neck and requiring surgery.