August 23, 2013 |
HOLLIS THOMAS says the Phillies and Eagles had something in common besides a concrete-hard field when they shared the Vet: porn. The former Eagles defensive tackle, who is now with 94WIP, told the station's "Morning Show" that the teams shared a big, blue chest full of pornography. "[The Phillies] did have an awesome . . . we used to share like the shower and restroom area at the Vet, and they had an awesome collection of porn," Thomas said. "They did, it was just like a bunch of books in there.
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.
February 22, 2014 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The Eagles remain haunted by their 2011 free-agent spending spree, when they handed out big contracts with little return. They took a more tempered approach the last two seasons. Even when pursuing free agents to help rebuild the roster last winter, the Eagles did not hand out burdensome contracts. General manager Howie Roseman, however, said the team is still willing to spend big money as it did with Nnamdi Asomugha and Jevon Kearse if the player's talent, age, position, scheme fit, and makeup all match what the team desires.
March 3, 2013 |
ATLANTIC CITY - A tuxedo-clad Chip Kelly attended the Maxwell Awards dinner on Friday night, one month before the new Eagles coach can finally begin to work with his players. Until then, it's more film study, administration, and preparation for the draft and free agency. Kelly said he does not have an overriding philosophy on free agency, but he said it's not a panacea for a team's problems. "If you can find someone who can improve your team and get better, but I don't think there's, 'We have to get X amount of players this year,' or, 'Don't get X amount of players,' " Kelly said.
October 15, 2012 |
At the beginning of each week, Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie takes the scouting report compiled for the Eagles defense and follows a routine. He checks opposing wide receivers' speed, listed by 40-yard-dash time. He then sees how many passes have been thrown in each receiver's direction. When Rodgers-Cromartie started this exercise while preparing for the Detroit Lions, he noticed Pro Bowl receiver Calvin Johnson's time for the 40 was 4.38 seconds. Every other receiver was slower than 4.5 seconds.
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.