September 9, 2016 |
As Brandon Graham walked from the visitors' locker room to the bus following the third preseason game at Indianapolis a few weeks back, Graham wanted to make a point about the Eagles' embrace of defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's system. "This defense is built for us. The people that's here, the personnel, and that's good . . . You don't have to have a down year to get the personnel here," Graham said. "For us, we've just been licking our chops and happy to be back into this type of defense.
April 10, 2016 |
The Philadelphia Fraternal Order of Police lodge has asked the state Attorney General's Office to investigate a February bar brawl involving football player LeSean McCoy, his friends, and three off-duty police officers in Old City. In a letter sent to Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane on Thursday, John McNesby, president of Lodge 5, ripped into Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams for not charging McCoy in the case. McNesby called the decision, announced Monday, "an outrageous cover-up and dereliction of duty by a public official," according to a law-enforcement official who had a copy of the letter but was not authorized to discuss it. McNesby also wrote that Williams was motivated to let the former Eagles running back go without being charged "because McCoy is a prominent professional athlete," the official said.
April 9, 2016 |
ISSUE | LeSEAN McCOY Sgt. Pérignon? The article about the Old City bar fight involving former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy, which left two off-duty police officers hospitalized ("D.A. won't charge McCoy in bar brawl," Tuesday), raises an interesting question: How could the two officers and a sergeant afford four bottles of champagne costing $1,050? |Terry M. Cook, Phoenixville
April 6, 2016 |
Former Eagles running back LeSean McCoy will not face charges for his role in a February bar brawl in Old City that left two off-duty police officers hospitalized, District Attorney Seth Williams said Monday. In an afternoon news conference at his office, Williams said that because of conflicting accounts about what happened at Recess Lounge around 2:45 a.m. Feb. 7, there was "insufficient evidence" for criminal charges against McCoy, three of his friends, or three off-duty police officers.
March 23, 2016 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Could the Eagles draft Ezekiel Elliott with the eighth pick overall in April's draft? Howie Roseman wants the rest of the NFL to think so, or so it would seem. The Eagles vice president of football operations never mentioned the Ohio State product by name on Monday, but it was clear he was referencing Elliott when asked about the value of selecting a running back early in the draft. "There's this narrative that you can get running backs in the fifth, sixth, seventh round and undrafted free agency," Roseman said at the league meetings.
March 22, 2016 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - A year ago at the NFL meetings, we got the "good-to-great" speech from Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie. It isn't clear we'll hear from Lurie again, as the league's owners and general managers settle down to business Monday at the Boca Raton Resort, after gathering for the first time Sunday evening. But at some point, Lurie is likely to bump into Chip Kelly, the former Eagles coach whose power grab Lurie rationalized a year ago, Lurie extemporizing for 40 minutes under a fierce sun outside an annex to the Arizona Biltmore hotel.
March 10, 2016 |
No new reports have surfaced yet about which side of the NovaCare Complex Howie Roseman is working from these days. It was big news last year around this time when Chip Kelly took control of the Eagles' football operations - at least we all thought he did - and Roseman's nameplate was removed from the office that was in the same wing as Kelly and Ed Marynowitz, the coach's handpicked decision-making assistant. Regardless of Roseman's office location, he obviously has risen and returned as the man in charge of putting together the roster.
March 10, 2016 |
There was the thrill of Howie Roseman's trading away the underperforming DeMarco Murray, Byron Maxwell, and Kiko Alonso on Monday, followed shortly thereafter by the agony of realizing the Eagles vice president of football operations would also be responsible for replacing those players. While the compensation for Murray, who was dealt to the Titans, and Maxwell and Alonso, who were traded to the Dolphins, won't likely be announced until Wednesday, the Eagles rid themselves of two overpaid free agents and the injury-prone return on the LeSean McCoy trade.
March 9, 2016 |
THE GREAT PART about the National Football League is that there never is a shortage of village idiots. The NFL is the most successful sports league on the face of the earth. It generates nearly $14 billion a year in revenue. Yet, you don't have to look very hard to find someone dumber than you. After usurping personnel power from Howie Roseman following the 2014 season, Chip Kelly went all Monty Hall on us (Google him, kids) and engineered a bunch of questionable trades and spent a Brink's truck full of Jeff Lurie's money on a bunch of free agents he thought would help take the Eagles from good to great.
February 25, 2016 |
Former Eagles player LeSean McCoy, his attorney, and members of the District Attorney's Office and the Philadelphia Police Department met at a Center City law office Tuesday, more than two weeks after McCoy allegedly was involved in a bar brawl that injured two off-duty police officers. It was not immediately clear what was discussed at the meeting at 20th and Market Streets. At least six participants declined to comment as they left the building after sunset. Dennis Cogan, McCoy's attorney, whose law office is in the high-rise office building, was among those exiting.