October 3, 2006 |
The Eagles played without cornerbacks Lito Sheppard and Rod Hood, both of whom had been listed as doubtful on the injury report. Sheppard, who practiced Saturday, missed his third straight game because of a sprained right ankle he suffered in the season opener at Houston. Hood did not practice at all last week after aggravating a right-heel injury while playing against the San Francisco 49ers. Hood had suffered that injury the previous week against the New York Giants. Joselio Hanson made his first start since the 2004 season, when he was with the 49ers.
September 19, 2005 |
Eagles right offensive guard Shawn Andrews left in the second half of yesterday's 42-3 win over the San Francisco 49ers with a bruised left shoulder. Andrews, who was held out of the Eagles' third preseason game against Cincinnati with a shoulder injury, was replaced by Adrien Clark. In the locker room, Andrews and many of the offensive linemen weren't very talkative. "I'll be fine," the guard said as he walked out. Coach Andy Reid said Andrews would undergo an MRI exam today.
March 12, 2009 |
Rashad Baker has already played a major role in getting the Eagles to the playoffs, and he just signed with the team yesterday. Baker, a Camden native, came up with a game-clinching interception on the final day of the 2008 regular season, which made the Eagles' finale against the Dallas Cowboys meaningful. Baker, a product of Woodrow Wilson High School and the University of Tennessee, intercepted a Jeff Garcia pass to seal visiting Oakland's upset of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
September 27, 2010 |
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Late in the second quarter the Eagles had the lead, but had not played a great first half. Then, on their last opportunity of the half, Michael Vick changed the complexion of the game, leading a quick-hitting touchdown drive and effectively knocking out the toothless Jaguars. For Vick and the Eagles, it was the second consecutive week in which they took control of a game with a late first-half touchdown. Perhaps more importantly for Vick's long-term prospects, it was the second consecutive week that the new starter did so with patience and precision.
May 8, 2011 |
On the afternoon before the Eagles selected Temple safety Jaiquawn Jarrett with the 54th pick in the draft, Quintin Mikell took advantage of the temporary lifting of the lockout to swing by the NovaCare Complex. There were things in his locker he wanted. Pictures. Footballs. Cleats. Memorabilia. Workout gear. As he was waiting for a security guard to collect his belongings, Mikell bumped into Howie Roseman, then Andy Reid. They exchanged pleasantries, nothing more. Mikell heard them loud and clear.
September 10, 2007
GREEN BAY - Brodrick Bunkley said he could not speak. "Cut the bottom of my tongue," the Eagles' defensive tackle said. "Hurts too much to talk. " And here's what I was thinking: Maybe it was self-inflicted. Because that's what I would do if I were any Eagles defensive player walking off Lambeau Field yesterday. I'd be so afraid my emotions would overcome my team-first mantra after that 16-13 mess that I would chomp down hard to keep the words swimming around in the brain from finding their way to my mouth.
September 10, 2007 |
GREEN BAY - Last year in the opener at Houston, Lito Sheppard sprained his ankle. In 2004, when the Eagles opened at home against the Giants, Sheppard broke a thumb. Maybe the Birds should look into letting their Pro Bowl corner start his season in Week 2. "I'll be all right," Sheppard said as he walked into the visitors' locker room at Lambeau Field, following the season-opening 16-13 loss to the Packers. "I like taking a break at the beginning. " Sheppard suffered what coach Andy Reid called an MCL sprain just before halftime, when he got tangled with safety Sean Considine and Green Bay receiver Ruvell Martin at the end of a broken-up pass.
October 22, 2007
NINETY-SEVEN yards to go and just 112 seconds to get there. A journeyman quarterback at the helm of the league's 28th-ranked offense against a stingy Eagles defense that had given up just six touchdowns all season. No timeouts. Can you say game, set and match? Then the bottom fell out. Then Brian Griese turned into John Elway and Jim Johnson's defense forgot how to cover, forgot how to tackle, forgot how to rush the passer. "It's one of those things you hate to ever happen to you. It's sickening," Johnson said after Griese methodically marched the Bears downfield in 11 plays for the game-winning touchdown with 9 seconds to spare in a crushing 19-16 Eagles loss.
October 29, 2007
MINNEAPOLIS - On Saturday night, Jim Johnson got his defense together in a hotel meeting room to watch a short film. For lack of a better name, let's call it "The Best of Adrian Peterson. " It featured about 15 to 20 of the Minnesota rookie's best runs this season. "We showed them all of his runs over 10 yards," the Eagles' defensive boss said. "We said, 'Hey, if we can keep this guy from making 10-yard runs, we can win the football game. " In case his unit needed a little extra motivation, Johnson had the team's video people splice in some scenes from the movie "Gladiator" between Peterson's big runs.
September 20, 2007 |
The biggest concern at the NovaCare Complex yesterday had nothing to do with what quarterback Donovan McNabb said or meant during a late August interview on HBO. "I don't think anybody is worried about that," head coach Andy Reid said. "That took place back in August, and I don't think anybody is too worried about that. They're more worried about playing the game. That's where our focus is and not on interviews. " If the head coach or anyone else who plays, works or roots for the Eagles wants to worry, all anyone has to do is look at the long injury list that prevented six starters from participating in practice yesterday as the team prepared for Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions.