September 1, 2010 |
West Catholic High two-way standout Jim Lynch has been selected the winner of this week's Leonard Weaver/Daily News award. Weaver selected the senior tight end/defensive end to receive his two game tickets to tonight's preseason finale against the New York Jets. The Eagles fullback will give his two game tickets for each Eagles home game this season to local high school football players who excel on and off the field. "Jim has a 3.14 GPA," West Catholic coach Brian Fluck said.
September 30, 2010 |
The Eagles' hottest ticket this season is Sunday's game when Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb returns after spending 11 seasons as the Birds' quarterback. Monsignor Bonner High junior lineman Tyler Ramirez will be there to welcome McNabb back to Philly. Talk about great timimg. Ramirez has been selected the winner of this week's Leonard Weaver/Daily News award. Weaver is giving his two game tickets for each Eagles home game this season to local high school football players who excel on and off the field.
November 2, 2009 |
Who would have thought that on the day the Eagles had their most-balanced offense of the season, the fullback would have been featured so prominently? Perhaps the one person surprised the most was the fullback. In an era when the position is used almost exclusively as a blocker, the fullback never can make presumptions about playing time - especially in an Andy Reid offense. "All week I didn't even get any runs in practice," said Leonard Weaver, who carried the ball eight times for a career-high 75 yards and the game-opening touchdown as the Eagles pummeled the Giants, 40-17, yesterday.
September 15, 2010
1. Jamaal Jackson's 2. Leonard Weaver's 3. It's too hard to choose. They're both awful news for the Birds.
September 13, 2010
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November 5, 2010 |
Rehabbing Weaver shares lesson with Eagles ticket winner SINCE TEARING his anterior cruciate ligament against Green Bay on Sept. 12, fullback Leonard Weaver has focused the majority of his time on rehabilitation. But he has still managed to keep up with the Eagles while keeping up his work in the community. Throughout the process of rehabbing his ACL, the All-Pro has continued to reward Philadelphia youth through the Leonard Weaver/ Daily News Award, which grants a local high school football player who has excelled on and off the field tickets to an upcoming home game.
December 7, 2009 |
RUSHING OFFENSE: LeSean McCoy had just six carries for a season-low 2 yards. Leonard Weaver continued to prove he can be productive as a runner. He had 12- and 15-yard runs and finished with 37 yards on five carries. Michael Vick converted a third-and-1 into a 5-yard touchdown run. Grade: B-minus PASSING OFFENSE: Donovan McNabb threw just 25 passes, but averaged 9.52 yards per attempt. He had a pair of 50-plus yard completions to Jeremy Maclin and fullback Leonard Weaver. Maclin, who finished with four catches for 83 yards, has had 60-plus receiving yards in four straight games.
March 16, 2010 |
Free-agent running back Mike Bell will visit the Eagles tomorrow at the NovaCare Complex, according to a team source. Bell is a restricted free agent, but he was given an offer from the New Orleans Saints at the lowest tender level. The Eagles would not lose a draft pick if they were to sign him, but New Orleans has the right to match any offer. Bell has visited the Seattle Seahawks. The 6-foot, 225-pound tailback ran for 654 yards on 172 carries (3.8 yards per carry)?and five touchdowns last season for the Super Bowl champion.
September 13, 2010 |
Do the Eagles have a quarterback controversy? Before Kevin Kolb left the game with a concussion in the second quarter, he was awful. Completed just five of 10 passes for 24 yards and should've had two or three interceptions. His decision-making was poor. Mike Vick brought the Eagles back, mostly with his legs. Finding a fullback. Leonard Weaver looks like he's out for the year with a torn left ACL. Little Eldra Buckley replaced him in the few two-back sets the Eagles ran yesterday, but he isn't the long-term answer.
November 2, 2009
There was a time when being without Brian Westbrook meant the Eagles' offense was going to struggle, but the Birds are 2-0 this season with No. 36 sidelined, winning by 20 and 23 points. Yesterday, the unlikely combo of rookie running back LeSean McCoy (11 carries, 82 yards) and Leonard Weaver (eight carries, 75 yards) confounded the Giants' defenders with long touchdown runs in a 40-17 Eagles victory. Eagles coach Andy Reid seemed to be saying afterward that if Westbrook faces no further setbacks in recovering from the concussion he suffered against the Redskins, he will play this Sunday against the Cowboys.