August 29, 2016 |
INDIANAPOLIS - The regular season begins in two weeks, and the Eagles appear ready. By the time the Eagles starters exited the 33-23 win over the Indianapolis Colts on Saturday night in the third quarter of the third preseason game, they held a three-touchdown lead and could begin thinking about the Cleveland Browns on Sept. 11. Philadelphia should know to avoid overreaction in the preseason after the way last season ended up. But with the starters expected to sit the preseason finale Thursday, their final audition Saturday offered some reason for optimism about Doug Pederson's inaugural season.
August 18, 2016 |
The Eagles will play their second preseason game Thursday against the Pittsburgh Steelers without starting wide receiver Jordan Matthews and starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks. The team also will miss quarterback Carson Wentz, defensive tackle Mike Martin, cornerback Jalen Mills, and wide receiver Hunter Sharp. Wentz and Mills are out for their first games. The other players were absent for the opener. Matthews has a knee injury and Kendricks has a hamstring injury. Coach Doug Pederson is hoping both players are ready to return next week against Indianapolis.
August 6, 2016 |
Jim Schwartz can pick apart most of the players on his defense for inconsistencies or areas in which they must improve, but the Eagles' defensive coordinator exempted his two starting safeties from such gripes. Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod represent the strength of the Eagles defense and what the team believes can be one of the NFL's best safety combinations. "I have been complimentary to the safeties for good reason," Schwartz said. "Those guys are good players. They come to work every day. They're a great example to the secondary on how to be a pro, how to communicate, how to be in the right spots.
April 22, 2016 |
Sam Bradford learned about the Eagles' trade for the No. 2 overall pick before practice on Wednesday. He spoke with owner Jeffrey Lurie, top football executive Howie Roseman and coach Doug Pederson. Bradford was told he would be the Eagles' starting quarterback this season even though the team made a blockbuster deal that is expected to bring North Dakota State quarterback Carson Wentz to Philadelphia if the Los Angeles Rams take Cal quarterback Jared Goff with the No. 1 pick. Then Bradford went onto the field to practice for an organization that gave him a two-year, $36 million contract last month and is prepared to draft his likely replacement next week.
March 29, 2016 |
FORT MYERS, Fla. - The Phillies will choose their fifth starter on Monday, deciding between Adam Morgan and Vince Velasquez. Velasquez is scheduled to pitch against Toronto, but Phillies manager Pete Mackanin said Sunday that the pitcher's performance will not impact the decision. Morgan has allowed only two earned runs this spring in 12 innings, which includes the lefthander's three scoreless innings Thursday in a game that was called off by rain. Velasquez, who was acquired from Houston as part of the Ken Giles trade, is considered the favorite.
March 20, 2016 |
"Fearing the actions of a godlike Super Hero left unchecked, Gotham City's own formidable, forceful vigilante takes on Metropolis' most revered, modern-day savior, while the world wrestles with what sort of hero it really needs. And with Batman and Superman at war with each other, a new threat quickly arises, putting mankind in greater danger than it has ever known before. " - Warner Bros. synopsis for Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice . Box office prognosticators are predicting big things for Friday's epic face-off, with two of the most iconic comic book characters-turned-film-franchises of all time sharing the screen and trying to take each other down, never mind the caped Kryptonian's obviously more-daunting skill set. Ben Affleck is the grouchy Gotham City crime fighter with the nocturnal flying-mammal fetish.
March 10, 2016 |
CLEARWATER, Fla. - No, Adam Morgan said, he did not notice that Vince Velasquez and Brett Oberholtzer each tossed three scoreless innings Monday. The decision on who will be the Phillies' fifth starter will not be made on the basis of one or two spring starts, but it cannot hurt to keep pace with the others. That is what Morgan did Tuesday in a 4-2 win over Pittsburgh. "The competition in here is just making everybody else better," Morgan said. "So for them to go out and throw three innings scoreless, that's awesome for them.
December 30, 2015 |
The Eagles are not playing for a postseason bid on Sunday, but that won't change the way Chip Kelly approaches the Week 17 game against the New York Giants. He will not play younger players for the purpose of forming fuller evaluations. He offered no hint about shutting down veterans. Kelly is coaching to win the game, just as he did last season. "It's also not fair to a guy that's playing and saying, 'Hey, you're not going to play just because I want to take a look at this other guy,' " Kelly said.
November 26, 2015 |
Two days away from their Thanksgiving game with the Detroit Lions, the Eagles remained mum Tuesday on the identity of their starting quarterback. Although there are indications that Mark Sanchez will start for the second consecutive week, Sam Bradford is hoping to return to action. The Eagles had only a walk-through on Tuesday. Bradford was limited, which means he did not take his usual allotment of first-team snaps. He has been cleared from his concussion but still has discomfort from a separated non-throwing shoulder.
November 23, 2015 |
On Monday, Chip Kelly insisted it was five and not six new starters that he has on offense. By Wednesday morning, that number had dropped to four. "We actually only made four changes on offense," Kelly said when he spoke to Tampa reporters. "I think that gets a little bit overblown in terms of wholesale changes. We made the same amount of changes I think on defense as we did on offense. " If the number was four, then, yes, the Eagles offense has as many new starters as its defense.