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January 23, 1991 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Cavanaugh strolled out virtually unnoticed among his bigger and more famous teammates into the crush of cameras and tape recorders here yesterday, and in the midst of the larger Super Bowl XXV hype, he savored a personal triumph. "What a turnaround!" he remarked with a wide, unshaven grin. About five months ago, the four-year Eagles backup quarterback was out of a job and seriously facing the prospect of ending his 13-year career. Former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan released him a week before the 1990 regular season began.
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May 24, 1988 | By TIM KAWAKAMI, Daily News Sports Writer
The Eagles today will announce the signing of backup quarterback Matt Cavanaugh, which means they will have at least one experienced quarterback signed by training camp. Eagles owner Norman Braman said on a Miami radio show that an agreement had been reached, and it was confirmed last night by Cavanaugh's agent, Jim Solano. "There will be an announcement (today) that the Eagles have signed Matt Cavanaugh," Solano said. "We've agreed to terms, but we just haven't signed the deal yet. " No figures were available, but sources said Cavanaugh will sign a three- year deal with a base salary well above $300,000.
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December 11, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Cavanaugh, the San Francisco 49ers' quarterbacks coach, has withdrawn his name from consideration as Pitt's head coach, a Pittsburgh television station reported. Cavanaugh, who met with Pitt officials for the second time Monday, withdrew his name late last night, according to KDKA-TV. Citing unnamed sources, the station said Cavanaugh, a former Eagle, might have had second thoughts about his prospects of becoming the 49ers' offensive coordinator. Marc Trestman, the 49ers' offensive coordinator, is supposedly not happy with former coach Bill Walsh's intervention and is weighing other job opportunities.
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March 6, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Eagles signed a backup quarterback yesterday, but it would be hard to call him new. The team announced that Don McPherson, who spent 1988 and 1989 on the Eagles' bench, had agreed to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. McPherson, 26, served as backup to Randall Cunningham and Matt Cavanaugh in his previous stint with the Eagles. In two seasons, he was activated for only three games. After Buddy Ryan, then the Eagles' head coach, brought in Jim McMahon last July, McPherson requested a trade and was sent to the Houston Oilers.
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March 31, 1987 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles signed Scott Stankavage, a former star at Central Bucks East High, to a free-agent contract yesterday. Stankavage, a 24-year-old quarterback, spent parts of the last three years with the Denver Broncos. He was last released for a third time after the first game of last season. The 6-foot, 1-inch, 194-pounder has played in only one NFL regular-season game. In 1984, against Chicago, he completed 4 of 18 passes for 58 yards and was intercepted once. Stankavage stayed with the Broncos for 10 games in 1984 before being released.
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November 28, 1988 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Eagles held onto a share of first place in the NFC East yesterday with their fourth straight victory, a 31-21 triumph over the St. Louis Cardinals at Veterans Stadium. Ron Johnson caught two passes for touchdowns, and Chris Carter and Keith Byars added TDs to pace the Eagles to yet another comeback victory. The Eagles, who have won seven of their last nine games, boosted their record to 8-5 and dropped the Cardinals, now 7-6, out of a three-way tie for the division lead.
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April 30, 1986 | By PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Sports Writer
Marc Wilson or Matt Cavanaugh. Matt Cavanaugh or Marc Wilson. "We wanted either one of 'em," said Eagles coach Buddy Ryan. "We didn't care which one we got. We've been talking for three months to the Raiders and San Francisco, trying to play them off against each other to get the best deal we could for the Philadelphia Eagles. " In the end, the best deal was with the 49ers, who traded Cavanaugh to the Eagles yesterday morning for the Birds' third-round pick in yesterday's draft and their No. 2 next year.
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May 22, 1990 | Daily News Wire Services
Eagles coach Buddy Ryan made a surprise anouncement on his weekly WCAU radio show yesterday: The team has made a contract offer to veteran quarterback Jim McMahon. Ryan, who said McMahon would be used as a backup to starter Randall Cunningham, was not available for further comment last night. But Eagles spokesman Ron Howard confirmed the offer to McMahon, who was released by the San Diego Chargers last month. "Buddy has long admired him as a player," Howard said. "He knows how to win. " Ryan was defensive coordinator in Chicago when McMahon led the Bears to a 46-10 victory over the New England Patriots in the 1986 Super Bowl.
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February 27, 1987 | By RICH HOFMANN, Daily News Sports Writer
Eagles owner Norman Braman said yesterday that the decision whether or not to retain veteran quarterback Ron Jaworski for the 1987 season will be based on Jaworski's football ability, and not on the issue of guaranteeing Jaworski's $600,000 salary. According to sources, the Eagles are faced with a March 1 deadline in the Jaworski matter. By that date, the club either must inform Jaworski that it intends to guarantee his contract for this season, or make Jaworski a free agent. If that were to happen, Jaworski would be paid an unspecified sum by the Eagles, and the club would waive any rights to compensation if Jaworski were able to make a new deal with another team.
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December 12, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Angered over losing his starting job, Arizona quarterback Boomer Esiason skipped practice yesterday and told coach Vince Tobin he wanted to be released. Tobin said the team would not consider that possibility. Esiason, 35, has started eight games this year. He was dejected after being told Tuesday that he was being demoted to No. 2 for the second time this season. He was 0-3 to start the year but came back with the third-best three-game performance in NFL history, starting Nov. 10 with a 37-34 overtime win against Washington and ending with the Nov. 24 victory over the Eagles.
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January 9, 2013
It doesn't sound good for Robert Griffin III. An injury that may sideline RGIII well into next season is a very real possibility - or at least it seemed that way Monday after coach Mike Shanahan described the results of tests on the rookie's right knee. Shanahan said the results are prompting the team to send Griffin to Florida to see renowned orthopedist James Andrews for more examinations that will decide the team's fate for the 2013 season. "There is a concern," Shanahan said.
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January 4, 2005 | Daily News Wire Services
Baltimore Ravens offensive coordinator Matt Cavanaugh resigned under pressure yesterday after meeting with head coach Brian Billick, who finally lost patience with the team's sputtering attack. The Ravens (9-7) entered the season with aspirations of reaching the Super Bowl, but they lost four of their final six games and failed to make the playoffs. Much of the blame was heaped upon an offense that finished 31st among 32 teams in average yards per game. Cavanaugh, a quarterback who played for the Eagles from 1986 to '89, was held responsible, even though Baltimore's offense was hindered by injuries to several key players.
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December 12, 1996 | FROM INQUIRER WIRE SERVICES
Angered over losing his starting job, Arizona quarterback Boomer Esiason skipped practice yesterday and told coach Vince Tobin he wanted to be released. Tobin said the team would not consider that possibility. Esiason, 35, has started eight games this year. He was dejected after being told Tuesday that he was being demoted to No. 2 for the second time this season. He was 0-3 to start the year but came back with the third-best three-game performance in NFL history, starting Nov. 10 with a 37-34 overtime win against Washington and ending with the Nov. 24 victory over the Eagles.
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December 11, 1996 | Daily News Wire Services
Matt Cavanaugh, the San Francisco 49ers' quarterbacks coach, has withdrawn his name from consideration as Pitt's head coach, a Pittsburgh television station reported. Cavanaugh, who met with Pitt officials for the second time Monday, withdrew his name late last night, according to KDKA-TV. Citing unnamed sources, the station said Cavanaugh, a former Eagle, might have had second thoughts about his prospects of becoming the 49ers' offensive coordinator. Marc Trestman, the 49ers' offensive coordinator, is supposedly not happy with former coach Bill Walsh's intervention and is weighing other job opportunities.
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September 10, 1995 | By Ron Reid, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Having been beaten by 23-year-old Trent Dilfer only a week ago, the Eagles probably won't have it any easier tonight when they face Arizona's Dave Krieg, a 36-year-old quarterback. Now in his 16th NFL season, Krieg has been around since the Carter administration, victimizing secondaries coast-to-coast with extraordinary knowledge of the game and an exceptional knack for fakery that makes up for his unexceptional arm. Not that Krieg is a poor passer. Over the course of his lengthy career, he has completed 58 percent of his passes for 232 touchdowns and more than 32,000 yards.
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September 3, 1991 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
Can the Eagles survive without Randall Cunningham? That was not on the top 10 list of questions early this morning in the Giants' locker room. It wasn't in the top 100, for that matter, not in the minutes after the Giants beat the 49ers, 16-14. But if you waited long enough, and picked your spot, the answers were just fine. And it seems as if the Giants are just like everyone else. They can't decide if the Eagles can pull it off without their scrambling savior. Everson Walls wonders a lot. "It's really hard to say," said the Giants' veteran cornerback, who used to play for the Cowboys and has been in the NFC East forever.
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March 6, 1991 | From Inquirer Wire Services
The Eagles signed a backup quarterback yesterday, but it would be hard to call him new. The team announced that Don McPherson, who spent 1988 and 1989 on the Eagles' bench, had agreed to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. McPherson, 26, served as backup to Randall Cunningham and Matt Cavanaugh in his previous stint with the Eagles. In two seasons, he was activated for only three games. After Buddy Ryan, then the Eagles' head coach, brought in Jim McMahon last July, McPherson requested a trade and was sent to the Houston Oilers.
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February 17, 1991 | By Bill Ordine, Inquirer Staff Writer
Ever since Randall Cunningham emerged as a star quarterback four years ago, the Eagles' worst nightmare has been a vision of their long-legged, limber- armed meal ticket being carted off to the locker room with one of his extremities dangling at an awkward angle. Such dark images give rise to the universally held belief among NFL clubs that no one ever has enough good quarterbacks. Witness playoff hero Jeff Hostetler and the Super Bowl champion New York Giants. This off-season, the Eagles may find themselves hunting for not just one, but two backup quarterbacks.
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January 24, 1991 | By Kevin Mulligan, Daily News Sports Writer
Matt Cavanaugh would have liked to remain an Eagle. But Buddy Ryan chose Jim McMahon as his No. 2 quarterback, Cavanaugh signed for a handsome price to be the Giants' No. 3 thrower, and he has no regrets. He might get a Super Bowl ring out of it. "I haven't looked back," Cavanaugh said. "I still have a lot of friends there, but I'm a New York Giant now, and I'm very happy the way things turned out. " For now, with Phil Simms sidelined by a foot injury and Jeff Hostetler the starter, Cavanaugh temporarily finds himself the Giants' No. 2 quarterback.
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January 23, 1991 | By Mark Bowden, Inquirer Staff Writer
Matt Cavanaugh strolled out virtually unnoticed among his bigger and more famous teammates into the crush of cameras and tape recorders here yesterday, and in the midst of the larger Super Bowl XXV hype, he savored a personal triumph. "What a turnaround!" he remarked with a wide, unshaven grin. About five months ago, the four-year Eagles backup quarterback was out of a job and seriously facing the prospect of ending his 13-year career. Former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan released him a week before the 1990 regular season began.
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