April 22, 2016 |
On Second Thought Only seven quarterbacks have been chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft since the 1970 NFL merger. The Eagles, after pulling off a blockbuster trade with the Browns on Wednesday, will make it eight next Thursday. It will be the second time for the franchise after it selected Donovan McNabb in 1999. Howie Roseman didn't tip his hand as to whether the Eagles will choose Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, but all signs point to the former with the Rams reportedly set to take Goff at No. 1. Either way, quarterbacks will be taken with the first two picks for the sixth time since 1970.
April 20, 2016 |
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the NFL's landmark class-action settlement aimed at compensating its former players for the long-term health effects of repeated concussions. The ruling by the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit served as an endorsement of a deal worth potentially as much as $1 billion and fashioned to end one of the most protracted and publicly debated fights in the history of the football league. If no further appeals are filed, league retirees could begin receiving benefits within four months, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.
April 15, 2016 |
NFL NETWORK draft analyst Mike Mayock once again shares his views on top draft prospects with Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch. He assesses the best player at each position, as well as a player who is rising up the draft board and a late-round sleeper to keep an eye on later in the draft. Mayock, 57, resides in Newtown Square and is a graduate of the Haverford School and Boston College. A former safety, he was a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 and played two seasons with the Giants (1982-83)
April 7, 2016 |
ONCE AGAIN, NFL free agency did not live up to what Stefen Wisniewski had in mind. Once again, he settled for a one-year deal with a team that needed a starting offensive lineman, hoping this might be the chance that could lead to long-term security, somewhere. Wisniewski, 27, is the leading contender to start at left guard for the Eagles after signing a contract that a source close to the situation said is worth slightly more than the $2.5 million he made on a similar deal last year in Jacksonville.
March 25, 2016 |
FORMER EAGLES fullback Kevin Turner lost his six-year battle with ALS Thursday. He passed away at his home in Vestavia Hills, Ala. with his family by his side. He was just 46. "I just wanted to tell everyone Myra and I lost a great son today," Kevin's father Raymond posted on Facebook. "He will be missed so much. Thank everyone so very much over this journey we have had for all your support, prayers. He was ready to go to Heaven. Excited, he said. Love y'all and thanks God bless.
March 23, 2016 |
Temple offensive lineman Shahbaz Ahmed hopes to sign a professional football contract. A graduate of Paul VI High School, Ahmed can only hope to have as much success signing a football contract as he did with the one he inked with his mother, Tonya. Before entering Temple, Ahmed, who was a two-year starter playing both guard and tackle, signed a pact with his mom that he would earn his degree. There was no timetable for when it would be earned, but Ahmed didn't waste any time. He graduated in December, in 31/2 years, with a degree in political science and a minor in English.
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 22, 2016 |
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Jeffrey Lurie, Howie Roseman, and Doug Pederson rushed through the lobby of the Boca Raton Resort & Club minutes before 6 p.m. Sunday, when the NFL's annual league meetings began. For Pederson, the Eagles' rookie head coach, it's his first such trip to one of the major events on the league's offseason calendar. Lurie and Roseman are veterans here, although they attend this year's iteration under different circumstances than recent years. Team president Don Smolenski is also in attendance.
March 14, 2016
Johnny Manziel has fallen from the 22nd overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft to a colossal bust without a team. The former Cleveland Browns quarterback is officially a free agent after clearing waivers Saturday. If a team had claimed Manziel, it would have assumed responsibility for the $2.17 million guaranteed on the final two years of his contract. Instead, the Browns remain on the hook for the amount after cutting Manziel on Friday. However, they're expected to try to recoup the guaranteed money on the deal if the NFL suspends him. His ex-girlfriend Colleen Crowley accused him of beating her and threatening to kill them both Jan. 30 in Dallas.
March 11, 2016 |
EAGLES OWNER Jeffrey Lurie should just end the charade. The day after he fired coach/general manager Chip Kelly on Dec. 29, Lurie danced around the issue of whether that meant executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman would return to his role of controlling player personnel after a one-season banishment to the catacombs of the NovaCare Center. "In terms of the front office and the executives and all that, Howie Roseman will remain as executive vice president in charge of football operations," Lurie said.