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 27, 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.
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.
August 4, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM - Eagles left guard Todd Herremans was asked what he knows about Ryan Harris. "Big kid," Herremans offered after Harris watched the Eagles' afternoon walkthrough from the sideline. "Played for Denver, right? He's here now . . . What number was he wearing, 64? He was wearing No. 64. Jersey was green. " Like most of the players the Eagles have added during camp, Harris has no name on the back of his jersey yet, and no clear idea exactly how he fits into the work in progress being assembled on the practice fields of Lehigh.
August 9, 2011 |
BETHLEHEM - Another day, another strong, smooth performance by Ryan Harris at right tackle. Meanwhile, Winston Justice ran hard yesterday on his own. The Eagles' incumbent right tackle seems close to joining the fray, though he was careful to defer to head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder and head coach Andy Reid on that point. This will be one of the key battles of the preseason - who is entrusted with Michael Vick's blindside. Going into camp, Reid was touting a competition between Justice and King Dunlap, who started five games in 2010, his third year with the team.