March 8, 2013
This is a post by Les Bowen on the Daily News' Eagletarian blog. CONSIDERING THE central role Andy Reid played in the Eagles' slide to a rebuilding team coming off a 4-12 season, it's only fair that Andy should offer them a helping hand, all the way from Kansas City. Reid's Chiefs on Wednesday released right tackle Eric Winston, a big free-agent signing a year ago from Houston who didn't get off to a great start in his new home. (Geez, that story line seems familiar, can't imagine where I might have heard it before.)
October 3, 2012 |
THE PLAY: Giants receiver Ramses Barden is called for offensive pass interference after grabbing Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha - who had inside position - on the right shoulder, then the face mask, followed by the left shoulder, the top of the helmet and the throat. THE SETUP: The Eagles had just taken a 19-17 lead on Alex Henery's 26-yard field goal. On the ensuing kickoff, David Wilson, as he had done all day, found gaping lanes in the Eagles' special-teams coverage and ran the ball back to the Giants' 35. After a 9-yard completion to Victor Cruz on third down, the Eagles' Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie was whistled for pass interference, giving the Giants first-and-10 at the Eagles' 35. Three Eli Manning incompletions and an Asomugha interference call put the Giants on the Eagles' 27. A 1-yard run by Ahmad Bradshaw gave Giants kicker Lawrence Tynes a legitimate shot at a 43-yard field goal.
January 31, 2012 |
EAGLES BEAT WRITER Les Bowen made the following observation about the team's linebackers following a preseason game in Pittsburgh: "A confused, porous half of work against a really poised, honed Steelers offense does not necessarily portend disaster," he wrote. "But it's always troubling when something you suspected might be a weakness really seems to be shaking out that way, in spades. " For most of the fall, the defense often seemed out of sorts, out of position and out of talent.
July 27, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM — Brent Celek left practice early Thursday with what the Eagles described as a "mild" right knee sprain. Celek later walked briskly to the parking lot, waving off reporters' concerns with "I'll be good. I promise. " He was wearing a wrapping on his right leg. Just a day earlier, the Eagles seemed to be done with their tight-end flirtation. Visanthe Shiancoe had signed with the Patriots, and the Eagles hadn't opted to bring in four-time Pro Bowler Jeremy Shockey for a physical, after reports said they might.
November 16, 2013 |
The Eagles play the Washington Redskins on Sunday at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles are 5-5; the Redskins, 3-6. You'd think that would be a good thing, having a home game against a lesser opponent. Yeah, you'd think that. There's just one problem: The Eagles have lost their last 10 games at the Linc. That's a lot. That's four short of the NFL record. For a sense of proportion, of just how long a 10-game home losing streak in the NFL is in comparison to other sports, imagine the Phillies losing 101 straight games at Citizens Bank Park.
March 17, 2008 |
The Atlanta Falcons are negotiating a trade that would send outspoken cornerback DeAngelo Hall to the Oakland Raiders for a second-round pick in the NFL draft. A source familiar with the talks, speaking on condition of anonymity because the deal had not been finalized, confirmed to the Associated Press the Falcons were discussing a trade for the 36th overall selection. The Falcons have the No. 3 pick in the opening round. Hall is a two-time Pro Bowl selection, but he is nearly as well known for his outspoken demeanor.
August 23, 2011 |
The bombshell out of Napa, Calif., on Monday was not that Oakland had used a third-round pick in the NFL's supplemental draft to select former Ohio State quarterback Terrelle Pryor. The real news was the immediate speculation that the Raiders would try the 6-foot-5, 232-pounder at receiver. Pryor ran a 4.36 in the 40 at his workout on Saturday, which would make him the league's fastest QB, with the possible exception of Michael Vick. But a Raiders source told ESPN.com's John Clayton the team is looking at Pryor more as receiver than a quarterback at the NFL level.
August 17, 2012 |
NNAMDI ASOMUGHA was supposed to return to practice Thursday, and he did, briefly, before deciding his whiplashed neck wasn't comfortable. This left third-year cornerback Brandon Hughes manning Asomugha's spot, as he has done in practice since Asomugha went down in a scary collision with safety Nate Allen Monday at Lehigh. For Hughes, 26, battling for a roster spot, these reps have been precious. Even more precious would be a chance to start against the Patriots Monday night in the preseason game the Eagles are pointing toward as their key preparation for the regular season.
October 22, 2011 |
Asante Samuel has heard the whispers, and he's not happy about them. The Eagles Pro Bowl cornerback, who has been on the trading block since this summer and whose name resurfaced in trade rumors Tuesday, said the talk "doesn't sit well with me. " "I've been nothing but what they expected me to be when they brought me there - 22, 23 interceptions over my years, broke playoff records. Obviously they don't want me there so life goes on," Samuel told 97.5 FM on Saturday. "We'll see where I'll be at. " This isn't the first time Samuel has voiced displeasure with seemingly being the odd-man out of the Eagles talented cornerback corps.
December 10, 2012
Up-Down Drill Nick Foles The kid can play. Can he be next year's starter? The fact that Foles has gotten better with each of his four starts suggests that he could be. It should be noted that the Buccaneers entered the game with the worst passing defense in the league. But Foles should enjoy his first NFL victory. Damaris Johnson For all his skill, Johnson is starting to make the coaches wonder if he can be placed in a big spot. The rookie muffed his second punt of the season, and this one rejuvenated the dormant Bucs when they followed the turnover with seven points.