August 30, 2013
Eagles linebacker Phillip Hunt went unclaimed off waivers Wednesday and will go on season-ending injured reserve. The Eagles designated Hunt as waived/injured on Tuesday and other NFL teams had 24 hours to claim the third-year player. Hunt partially tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee two weeks ago. The Eagles roster stands at 75 players heading into Thursday night's preseason finale against the New York Jets. The roster must be trimmed to 53 by 6 p.m. Saturday.
May 24, 2013 |
Part Seven of an online-only series Here is a look at the Eagles pass rushers. Projected first team: Connor Barwin (6-foot-4, 260 pounds), age 26, 5th season Trent Cole (6-3, 270), 30, 9th I'm a bit surprised the Eagles don't have more outside pass rushers on the roster or that they didn't go out and get more outside linebackers with experience playing in a 3-4. Coach Chip Kelly and Howie Roseman were limited to some degree because they can't move former defensive ends Cole and Brandon Graham.
December 1, 2012 |
Former Eagles defensive end Jason Babin joined the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday while the Eagles continued moving forward without the two-time Pro Bowl defensive end. Meanwhile, Eagles defensive coordinator Todd Bowles said he had no role in the decision to release Babin. "That's something handled by management and the head coach," Bowles said. In Jacksonville, Babin praised his new team, the warm weather, and the lack of state income tax in Florida. He also opined on the Eagles' future compared to that of the 2-9 Jaguars.
November 29, 2012 |
WHEN NEWS spread of Jason Babin's release Tuesday, uncertainty and concern spread with it. "My mom called me," defensive end Brandon Graham said. "Everybody was calling, saying, 'What's going on? Everything all right?' Hopefully, I'll still be here," Graham said, chuckling. "I'm just going to take this opportunity, and I'm about to go hard. Y'all going to see me this weekend. You're going to hear from me. " Graham said he was sorry to see Babin go, but he grasped immediately what his mother did not: Babin's departure made Graham a starter.
November 22, 2012 |
Vinny Curry wore a high-top fade two weeks ago. The rookie second-round pick thought he was going to make his debut at defensive end, and wanted the hairstyle for his first appearance in front of Eagles fans. But Curry was a healthy scratch again. So Curry got another haircut last week. His luck still did not change and he did not dress for the 10th consecutive game. Eagles fans finally will get to see Curry in Week 12. He likely will be active for Monday's game against the Carolina Panthers, according to a team source.
November 16, 2012 |
IT'S NICE TO FIND somebody happy in his own skin. Actor Bradley Cooper is that guy. He sat in the executive dining room at the NovaCare Center on Wednesday, and he giggled when he recalled meeting Eagles LeSean McCoy and DeSean Jackson an hour before. He is an Eagles fan, unabashed and delighted. He is People magazine's Sexiest Man emeritus (actor Channing Tatum unseated him Wednesday), a designation that cemented him in the American consciousness. He is the lead in "Silver Linings Playbook," a romantic comedy set in Philadelphia and centered on the Eagles, that premieres Friday in limited release.
November 12, 2012 |
LeSean McCoy rushed the ball only 16 times in Sunday's 38-23 loss to the Cowboys even though the Cowboys entered the game ranked 15th in NFL rushing defense and fifth in passing defense. McCoy totaled 82 yards, which amounted to an average of 5.1 yards per carry. Five of McCoy's rushes came in the first quarter, and nine came in the first half. "It was not as frustrating as not winning the game," McCoy said when he was asked if he was frustrated with his number of carries.
November 2, 2012 |
MIKE PATTERSON'S 2012 season finally might begin Monday night in New Orleans. Patterson, a defensive tackle, underwent a 6-hour brain surgery a little more than 10 months ago to untangle nerves behind his right eye, which caused an on-field seizure in training camp in 2011. He practiced with the first- and second-team defenses for the first time Thursday, after rejoining practices last week as a scout-team player. Patterson hasn't taken a snap in the NFL since Week 15 last year.
October 29, 2012 |
Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks was benched for the first drive of Sunday's 30-17 loss to the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Andy Reid said it was for "disciplinary reasons" and Kendricks confirmed it was because he was late to a meeting on Friday. "I had to be accountable," Kendricks said. "I let my team down. " Casey Matthews started at strong-side linebacker in Kendricks' place. He watched from the sideline while the Falcons went on a 16-play, 80-yard scoring drive. Kendricks entered the game on the second drive, when he was charged with a critical pass interference on 3d-and-7.
October 17, 2012 |
Here are some observations and notes after reviewing the Eagles' 26-23 overtime loss to the Lions on Sunday: On second thought The same excuses were there after the game, but there didn't seem to be as much passion behind the Eagles defensive line's claims that it is not getting sacks because opposing offenses are in maximum protection and quarterbacks are making quick throws. The extra blockers and chip blockers were there on occasion, but Matthew Stafford was taking plenty of chances downfield.