December 19, 2008 |
POSITION: Right guard HEIGHT, WEIGHT: 6-0, 350 AGE: 24 BIRTHDATE: July 28, 1984 HOMETOWN: Lawton, Okla. COLLEGE: New Mexico State YEARS PRO: 3 (all with Eagles) HOW ACQUIRED: Signed as a rookie free agent in 2006. He is not related to Eagles defensive lineman Trent Cole. THIS YEAR: A backup center, Cole played all 14 games and started the last two at right guard in place of Max Jean-Gilles. FAVORITE ATHLETE: Former Chiefs offensive lineman Will Shields, a 12-time Pro Bowler and likely Hall of Famer from Lawton, who retired after the 2006 season.
March 3, 2011 |
Even as the NFL inched closer to a labor shutdown that could threaten the 2011 season, the Eagles were taking care of business yesterday. The team announced that quarterback Michael Vick has signed his exclusive franchise tender, which guarantees Vick at least $16 million this season, if there is a season. The Eagles also tendered some prospective restricted free agents, linebacker Stewart Bradley (second-round level), guard Max Jean-Gilles (fourth-round level), and cornerback Dimitri Patterson (no compensation owed)
November 14, 2010 |
Six days after suffering a concussion, Max Jean-Gilles returned to practice Saturday. The Eagles guard passed all of his post-concussion testing and has been cleared to play, according to coach Andy Reid. Jean-Gilles is listed as questionable for Monday night's game at Washington, however, and if he can't go, Nick Cole will start at right guard. Jean-Gilles left in the first half of the Colts game Sunday. He said the concussion was the first of his career and that he felt "pretty confident that I'm playing" Monday.
November 8, 2010 |
Here are some issues to check on as the Eagles gear up for the Redskins next Monday. 3 Can LeSean McCoy continue to make the Eagles' ground game a feared part of their attack? 3 Will Redskins quarterback Donovan McNabb be ready to rock on Monday night or will he be brooding over Mike Shanahan's treatment? 3 Will Kevin Kolb ever see a snap again unless Michael Vicks gets injured? 3 Poor Brent Celek. He had a touchdown catch called back by penalty on Sunday and wound up with no catches.
September 7, 2010 |
At precisely 6 p.m. on Saturday evening, the NFL deadline for reducing rosters to the 53-man limit, the Eagles had a little problem with the two-minute drill again. It doesn't appear that anyone threw up this time, but the deadline passed while the Eagles were completing the packing slip that would ship Stacy Andrews to Seattle to, as Buddy Ryan used to say, "allow him to get on with his life's work. " The deal wasn't completed until 6:03 p.m., and the NFL front office, those sticklers, forced the Eagles to remove someone else from the roster to account for the 180-second delay.
August 9, 2010
BETHLEHEM - Eldra Buckley was running for the second-team offense, against the first-unit defense, and as usual, he was running hard. Buckley blasted through a hole up the middle, but after a few yards he encountered corner Asante Samuel, who - believe it or not - squared up, got low and delivered a solid hit, Samuel just back from a hamstring injury/vacation. Buckley spun off the hit, dreadlocks flying, stayed upright and pinballed another 10 yards or so downfield. The green-clad offensive players on the sideline, previously a bit subdued on yet another morning of live hitting at Lehigh, erupted into hoots and cheers.
July 28, 2008 |
As the start of training camp crept closer and Shawn Andrews was still missing, Max Jean-Gilles began to worry. See, if one person is absent, that means someone could be relegated to double reps, playing with both the first and second teams. And even though the burly Jean-Gilles dropped 20 pounds this summer and considers himself in good shape, that was not exactly an appealing scenario. "I thought I was going to go with the ones and twos," Jean-Gilles said with a smirk. "But I'm just going with the ones.
June 11, 2009 |
As the Eagles continue to sign rookies to four-year contracts - they are on the verge of signing tight end Cornelius Ingram - one player who signed such a deal three years ago is looking for an extension. And he's gearing up by acquiring the services of agent Drew Rosenhaus. Max Jean-Gilles confirmed yesterday that he has retained Rosenhaus Sports as his representative. Rosenhaus, who represents Terrell Owens among many other NFL players, announced his new client on Twitter, the Internet messaging site.
January 4, 2011 |
Stewart Bradley looks unlikely to play against the Packers on Sunday after all. It would be a "stretch" for the middle linebacker to be ready for the playoff opener, head coach Andy Reid said Monday, contradicting Bradley's self-assessment after the game against the Cowboys. "If he had to play today he wouldn't be able to play," Reid said. Bradley dislocated his left elbow Dec. 12 against the Cowboys and has not played since. "He hasn't been able to do anything where he applies pressure," to his injured elbow, Reid said.
April 27, 2011
Even though draft prognostication and second-guessing are great fun for the fans, I think we all, deep down, would concede that we don't have the information and experience that general managers and coaches have. Before drafting a player, Andy Reid has probably watched film of nearly every play he played in his college career. Andy is now the longest-tenured coach in the NFL, and many fans think that he has not had a good record of success with his picks. I believe the record shows he has. Of the Eagles' 12 drafts under Reid, I would rate one as great, four as very good, three as good, one as fair, two as poor and one as horrible.