May 23, 2006 |
The Eagles signed rookie free-agent quarterback Matt Nordgren yesterday. Nordgren, 23, spent the last three years at Texas backing up Vince Young, the 2006 Rose Bowl MVP and the NFL's third overall draft pick. Nordgren appeared in 19 games with the Longhorns, completing 8 of 14 passes for 60 yards, and rushing for 79 yards and two touchdowns on 17 carries. As a senior, he was the holder on special teams, a position held on the Eagles by backup quarterback Koy Detmer the last several seasons.
August 30, 2008 |
There were no surprises among the eight roster cuts the Eagles announced yesterday, which brings them from 75 to 67 players. They must get to the regular-season limit of 53 by 6 p.m. today. Released were: wide receivers Bam Childress and Jamal Jones, cornerbacks Therrian Fontenot and Nick Graham, running back Ryan Moats (waived/injured), safety Marcus Paschal, offensive lineman Stefan Rodgers and linebacker Pago Tagofau. Once Moats gets over the high ankle sprain he suffered at the end of the Patriots' preseason game, it will be interesting to see if someone takes a shot with the 2005 third-round pick.
March 20, 2006 |
When Mary Kaye Jacono entered the Miss Philadelphia pageant two years ago, she sang, strutted and spoke her way to first runner-up and vowed to come back again. On Saturday night, the Delaware County native took home the crown and a $10,000 scholarship along with the title of Miss Congeniality. "I had such a wonderful time, I wanted to come back and give it another try," said Jacono, 23, a second-year law student at Villanova University. "Luckily, it worked out for me. " The 16 contestants were judged on their interviewing skills, talent, evening wear, answers to onstage questions, and swimwear.
March 30, 2009 |
Maritza Thomas, the wife of NFL linebacker Zach Thomas, saw a familiar face as she watched the video of Officer Robert Powell detaining Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats as he and his family rushed to a hospital to see a dying loved one. Officer Powell's. On July 27, 2008, while her husband was at training camp with the Cowboys in Oxnard, Calif., Maritza Thomas was pulled over by Powell for an illegal U-turn, the Dallas Morning News reported. Maritza Thomas was issued five tickets by Powell, four of which were later dismissed.
June 16, 2010 |
With so much roster transition, this Eagles training camp is going to be even more crucial than usual. Birds coach Andy Reid told reporters last week when OTAs ended that he'd told players to be prepared for a tough camp, one in which the team will be cloistered at Lehigh about a week longer than usual before returning to NovaCare. One reflection of how management views the importance of this camp is that yesterday's signings of quarterback Mike Kafka and tight end Clay Harbor give the team nine signed draft picks out of its large draft class of 13, the most drafted rookies the Eagles have had during the era of the seven-round draft.
October 3, 2006 |
This time, Brian Westbrook's right knee hurt enough to prevent the running back from taking the field. The Eagles have to hope it is the last time that happens, but there is some serious concern that this could be a lingering problem. A team source said before last night's game against the Green Bay Packers that Westbrook had his knee drained a few weeks ago, and it has not been ruled out that he will have to have that procedure done again. Westbrook, who had been listed as questionable, had an extra day to get ready for this game, and he said Friday that he was getting better.
December 8, 2005 |
Seattle cornerback Andre Dyson, who scored two touchdowns against the Eagles on Monday night, will likely miss the final four games of the regular season with a high left-ankle sprain. Coach Mike Holmgren left open the possibility of Dyson returning for the playoffs, for which the NFC leaders and West division champions (10-2) are already qualified. "How long the injury goes, we have to cross that bridge," Holmgren said. Dyson sprained the left ankle when he was tackled at the goal line at the end of his 25-yard fumble return for Seattle's final touchdown.
November 23, 2011 |
DANIEL Te'o-Nesheim might have been doomed here from the moment the Eagles selected him in the third round of the 2010 draft. The team hasn't really taken a third-rounder it ended up liking since Brian Westbrook in 2002. The litany of disappointment since then includes Billy McMullen (2003), Matt Ware (2004), Ryan Moats (2005), Tony Hunt (2007) and Bryan Smith (2008). Stewart Bradley (2007) was a decent player who quickly fell out of favor following a knee injury. Te'o-Nesheim was signed off the Eagles' practice squad yesterday by the Tampa Bay Bucs.
March 31, 2009 |
Houston Texans running back Ryan Moats said he feared for his wife's safety when he was detained by a Dallas police officer as his mother-in-law was dying. "I was afraid for her because he was pointing a gun at her," Moats told ABC-TV's "Good Morning America" yesterday. When Officer Robert Powell first pulled him over outside a Plano, Texas, hospital, "I didn't realize what was going on at the time," said Moats, an ex-Eagle. "Once I got out, I realized it was pretty serious.
May 13, 2006 |
Eagles running back Ryan Moats saw that familiar look in the eyes of many of the team's rookies reporting yesterday to minicamp. A second-year running back, Moats looked much more confident than the wide-eyed rookie who appeared last year after being drafted in the third round out of Louisiana Tech. "When I first got here, I was lost most of the time," Moats said yesterday as the team reported to the NovaCare Complex for a minicamp. The Birds will be out on the field for the first time today.