April 23, 2010 |
In the last eight drafts, the Eagles have selected in their designated spot in the first round only twice, most recently in 2006. Here is a rundown of their deals involving first-rounders: 2003 The pick: 30th What happened: Traded to San Diego to move up 15 slots to select defensive end Jerome McDougle at No. 15 in exchange for a first (cornerback Sammy Davis) and a second (free safety Terrence Kiel). 2004 The pick: 28th What happened: Traded to San Francisco to move up 12 spots to select guard/tackle Shawn Andrews at No. 16 in exchange for a first and a second.
October 18, 2010 |
3 With DeSean Jackson likely out next week with a concussion after the devastating blow he took in the second quarter, will the Eagles make a roster move at wide receiver? Riley Cooper should be healthy enough to return after missing the last two games because of a concussion, so an addition may not be necessary. But Jackson could be shelved longer, and the Eagles may want to add a veteran because Cooper and Chad Hall are rookies. 3 Do we have a defensive tackle controversy? No, it's not as sexy as a quarterback controversy, but Antonio Dixon looked very good in the middle of the defensive line for the Eagles.
October 12, 2010 |
The Eagles needed a big play, and Trevor Laws thought he had one Sunday night. With the defense looking tired and needing a stop to preserve a much-needed victory, Laws closed in on 49ers quarterback Alex Smith with no blockers around to intervene. "I thought I had a sack," Laws said. He had come free with help from defensive end Juqua Parker and a bit of play calling misdirection that took advantage of 49ers rookie offensive tackle Anthony Davis. "Man, I got to give [Parker]
August 4, 2009 |
Just because Andy Reid refused to talk about it doesn't mean the reality is any less grim. Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley's season is over because of a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee, but Reid refused to lead off his news conference after practice yesterday with his trademark injury report, choosing instead to cite a rules violation by the local media. "I made a pact with you guys when I first got here that I would disclose to you the injuries - just stay away from the players and stay away from other personnel in the organization and I would take care of you with that," Reid said.
February 25, 2008 |
Something is different about the Eagles as they head into free agency this year, and it's really not that difficult to figure out what it is. "This is probably the first year where I'm not really concerned as much about our linebackers," defensive coordinator Jim Johnson said yesterday from the NFL Scouting Combine. "It's one of those things where I feel good about our linebackers. " Linebackers have rarely been a feel-good story for the Eagles in the off-season. In Johnson's nine seasons as defensive coordinator, 17 players have held starting linebacker positions, and the Eagles have never had the same three starting linebackers in consecutive seasons.
September 30, 2010 |
They play for the two most fragile and important units on the team. Neither is quite sure where he stands. One expects to sit Sunday, as he did, unexpectedly, at Jacksonville, the result of poor play the week before. That's middle linebacker Omar Gaither, whose yo-yo career is at bottom again. The other is likely to play for a second straight week, but he won't get too excited. That's Reggie Wells, for whom the Eagles traded last month in case right guard Nick Cole's knee continued to be an issue.
January 13, 2011 |
Kurt Coleman knows the drill for the first off-season of his NFL career. "I have to get bigger, faster, stronger, and learn to understand the game a little more," Coleman said. The Eagles' rookie safety might have been speaking for all of the team's young players. They gained some experience this season, but their development could be the key to the team's future. "We were able to play young players who were able to get experience," Eagles coach Andy Reid said. "Some of those young guys are going to be leaders on this team.
September 13, 2010 |
Stewart Bradley was back and then he was gone again. After missing all of last season with a torn ACL, the Eagles' playmaking middle linebacker returned to the field yesterday, helping his unit put the clamps on Aaron Rodgers and the Packers' lethal offense. With Bradley again stalking the middle, the Eagles held the Packers to 54 yards on their first 23 offensive plays. Held them to six first downs and just three points on their first four possessions. And then, with a little more than 5 minutes left in second quarter of a 3-3 game, Bradley collided with teammate Ernie Sims as the two were converging on Packers wide receiver Greg Jennings.
May 26, 2010 |
It happens fast in the NFL. One year you're a rookie. The next year you finally get a chance to play. By the third year you're playing for your professional life. That timeline essentially sums up Joe Mays' career to this point. Of course, the Eagles linebacker hasn't made it to Year Three just yet. "They say that the average life span of an NFL player is three years," Mays said Tuesday. (It's actually 3.5 years, according to the league's players association.) "I'm going into my third year.
May 4, 2010 |
D.J. is not T.O. - at least not yet. Despite playing with a contract that pays less than the going rate for Pro Bowl wide receivers, DeSean Jackson said Monday that he would "patiently wait" for a new deal. "I'm not going to panic," Jackson said at Franklin Field, where he and teammates Brent Celek and Stewart Bradley were on hand ?for the unveiling of plans to honor the 50th anniversary of the 1960 championship team.?"I'm not going to sit here and be a crybaby about it. I definitely know what I'm worth.