December 10, 2009 |
Houston running back Steve Slaton, the Conwell-Egan graduate who starred at West Virginia, is out for the season because of a nerve problem in his neck. Slaton, who ran for 1,282 yards last season, learned that the injury was more serious than initially believed after he saw a specialist Tuesday. He ran for 437 yards this season. Texans coach Gary Kubiak said yesterday that the specialist believes the problem will heal on its own in four to six weeks, but surgery could be an option.
August 28, 2011 |
Ryan Harris, who briefly started at right tackle after the Eagles signed him as a free agent on Aug. 2, has a herniated disk that will likely require surgery, a team source said. Harris injured his back during the first preseason game against the Ravens on Aug. 11 and has hardly practiced since because of spasms, according to the Eagles. He did participate in a walk-through last Saturday but was back on the shelf when the spasms returned. Harris underwent surgery in 2006 to correct a herniated disk while he was at Notre Dame.
August 3, 2011 |
The Eagles signed running back Ronnie Brown, right tackle Ryan Harris and former Patriots safety Jarrad Page to one-year contracts Tuesday, continuing their free-agent frenzy and addressing three of the remaining needs on the roster. Brown, entering his seventh season after being drafted No. 2 overall in 2005, will give the team a veteran backup to play behind LeSean McCoy and another intriguing offensive weapon. A former Dolphin who made the 2008 Pro Bowl, Brown is known as a run or pass threat in the Wildcat formation and is also an able receiver.
August 12, 1998 |
The prosecutors say the two boys, ages 7 and 8, killed Ryan Harris, an 11-year-old girl, two weeks ago for her bicycle. The defense attorney for the 8-year-old says the boys were "not involved in a murder. Period. " But everyone in the case agrees that the murder charges against two barely school-age children have placed local authorities in a position they had never been before. "This is a totally unique case," said Catherine Ferguson, a public defender representing the 7-year-old.
February 5, 2016 |
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - Wade Phillips called defensive plays for Buddy Ryan during his three years with the Eagles, but Ryan would still interject, especially when the opposing offense picked up a first down. "If they made a first down, [Ryan] said, 'Blitz!' " Phillips recalled on Wednesday from the Super Bowl. "He said, 'Blitz 'em!' OK, Coach. Any time they made a first down he was going to blitz them. " Phillips chuckled at the thought. But the 68-year-old Broncos coordinator, who has achieved a similar amount of acclaim as a defensive whiz, said the former Eagles coach had a great impact on his career.
August 15, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Phillip Hunt bull-rushed through Evan Mathis. Later in a one-on-one drill Sunday, Hunt used a swim move to get around Mathis, a guard playing out of position at right tackle due to injuries on the line. Hunt has shown flashes of speed and pass-rushing talent this training camp after racking up a league-best 16 sacks in the Canadian Football League last year. But Hunt is also behind much more heralded and experienced defensive ends on the Eagles depth chart: Trent Cole, Jason Babin, Juqua Parker, and Darryl Tapp.
August 14, 1998 |
Two boys, ages 7 and 8, were ordered released yesterday into home confinement while they await trial on charges they killed an 11-year-old girl for her shiny blue bicycle. They will be confined to their homes for 24 hours a day, and the court will use an electronic monitoring system to ensure its instructions are adhered to, a juvenile court judge said. Cook County Juvenile Court Judge Gerald Winiecki said he had no alternative under Illinois law but to release the boys, as they are both too young to be sent to a state youth prison.
August 24, 2011 |
Mike Patterson will be back on the field Thursday for his first live competition since his seizure Aug. 3. "It's been a long time since I've been able to play football, so I'll just be excited to be back out there with the guys, fans cheering and stuff like that," Patterson said Tuesday. "Emotionally, I'll be really excited. " Patterson has been diagnosed with an arteriovenous malformation, a tangle of blood vessels in the brain, but surgery can wait until after the season.
August 3, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - A week of training camp is in the books, and the most the Eagles' projected starting right tackle can do toward learning offensive line coach Howard Mudd 's new methods is study the playbook. Winston Justice is on the physically-unable-to-perform list, and while he toils on the side fields rehabbing from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery, a handful of players are seemingly vying for his job. The latest to join the gaggle was Ryan Harris , a free agent the Eagles signed Tuesday.