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.
September 6, 2010 |
The way Andy Reid portrayed it, Nick Cole was returning to his rightful place when the Eagles' coach named him the starting right guard after trading away Stacy Andrews on Saturday. Cole spent most of last season at right guard until center Jamaal Jackson suffered a knee injury. Cole moved over to center for the final two games of the season, and as Jackson rehabbed through the off-season and training camp, Cole stayed at center. Andrews, meanwhile, was penciled in as starting right guard, the position the Eagles felt he would secure for several years when they signed him to a six-year, $38.9 million deal in February 2008.
January 1, 2010 |
For Cowboys nose tackle Jay Ratliff, going against an inexperienced center would seem to be a mismatch. Then again, it's usually a mismatch, no matter who lines up across from Ratliff. The Eagles' Nick Cole will be nose-to-nose with Ratliff when he makes his first NFL start at center Sunday. If Ratliff dominates the head-to-head battle the way it appears on paper, the Cowboys' defense could have a field day. "His role is critical every week, whether he's playing against a Pro Bowler or the next guy," Cowboys linebacker Bradie James said.
May 3, 2010 |
Standing and observing his fellow offensive linemen, Jamaal Jackson looked as healthy as he has been in several minicamps. But when the group of linemen would move and the Eagles center had to walk, the steps were laborious and the limp noticeable. As they are with all injuries, the Eagles have been ambiguous about Jackson's recovery from the torn anterior cruciate ligament he suffered in December. Of course, with knees, there is no exact science. In March, Eagles coach Andy Reid said that Jackson would likely miss training camp and the preseason, and that he expected him back "in the beginning of the season.
December 10, 2008 |
The Eagles' second offensive play Sunday was a run. Who knows exactly where it was designed to go because it ended before it started with Brian Westbrook thrown for a 5-yard loss by Fred Robbins, the New York Giants' supersize defensive tackle. Nick Cole, playing in place of the injured Max Jean-Gilles, was to blame for the negative play. "I took some bad steps, and I took a bad angle," Cole said. He never got close to Robbins. That might have been the start of a bad day for Cole and the Eagles' offensive line, but the third-year undrafted reserve center turned starting right guard remembered an important rule.
September 5, 2010 |
Eighteen months after signing guard Stacy Andrews to a six-year, $38.9 million deal, the Eagles traded the offensive lineman to Seattle for a 2011 seventh-round draft pick on Saturday. That was one of handful of deals the Eagles made as they met the NFL-mandated roster limit of 53. The Eagles also obtained defensive end Antwan Barnes from Baltimore and sent linebacker Tracy White to New England. Both transactions involved future low-round draft picks. Andrews played in just 10 games for the Eagles last season, two as the starting right guard.
December 8, 2008 |
UP NEXT Who: Cleveland (4-9) at Eagles (7-5-1) When: Monday, Dec. 15, 8:30 p.m. Where: Lincoln Financial Field TV: ESPN, 6ABC Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM) Last meeting: Eagles won, 34-31, in overtime on Oct. 24, 2004. Series history: Browns lead, 31-14-1. The Eagles have not beaten the Browns in Philly since 1967, having lost the last four meetings here. EAGLES INJURY REPORT -- Kevin Curtis, concussion. Will be monitored this week.
August 19, 2010
Andy Reid said Kevin Kolb and the starters will play the first half tomorrow night at Cincinnati. Mike Vick is scheduled to play the third quarter and Mike Kafka the fourth. Not playing this week are centers Nick Cole (knee swelling) and Jamaal Jackson (still recovering from ACL surgery), left guard Todd Herremans (foot), corner David Pender (illness) and defensive end Victor Abiamiri, who remains on the physically unable to perform list as he recovers from microfracture surgery.
March 4, 2011 |
The Eagles tendered contracts to two more restricted free agents on Thursday, securing rights to running back Jerome Harrison and punter Sav Rocca. If another team was to make an offer for Harrison the Eagles would receive a second-round draft pick if they chose not to match. They have the right of first refusal for Rocca but would receive no compensation if the punter were to sign with another team. On Wednesday, the Eagles tendered linebacker Stewart Bradley (second round)
September 6, 2011
The Eagles' flurry of free-agent signings at the end of the lockout garnered deserved attention. The Birds, however, have always been a player in free agency, just in a less compressed time period and with fewer big names. Here are the key free agents by year in Andy Reid's tenure as coach: 1999 David Akers Charles Johnson Sean Landeta Lonnie Palelei Doug Pederson Torrance Small 2000 Jon Runyan Mike Bartrum Carlos Emmons Paul Grasmanis Brian Mitchell 2001 N.D. Kalu James Thrash Josh PArry (R)