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.
October 18, 2010 |
3 With DeSean Jackson likely out next week with a concussion after the devastating blow he took in the second quarter, will the Eagles make a roster move at wide receiver? Riley Cooper should be healthy enough to return after missing the last two games because of a concussion, so an addition may not be necessary. But Jackson could be shelved longer, and the Eagles may want to add a veteran because Cooper and Chad Hall are rookies. 3 Do we have a defensive tackle controversy? No, it's not as sexy as a quarterback controversy, but Antonio Dixon looked very good in the middle of the defensive line for the Eagles.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
May 16, 2012 |
Andy Reid offered a non-update on Jason Peters' condition, saying Monday morning that the Eagles tackle was out "indefinitely. " It was unclear later in the day whether the Eagles coach knew that Peters had re-ruptured his Achilles tendon, although it is likely he did since the five-time Pro Bowler once again needed surgery. But it is safe to say after this latest setback that Peters is definitely out for the 2012 season. The Eagles confirmed the injury Monday evening after Comcast SportsNet first reported that Peters re-ruptured his Achilles when the Roll-A-Bout machine he was using malfunctioned.
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.