August 11, 1988 |
With the signing of Keith Jackson to a four-year deal worth more than $2 million, the Eagles - surprise, surprise - have three of the 10 highest-paid tight ends in football. Jackson is there now, along with dual $400,000-plus-a-year brethren Jimmie Giles and John Spagnola. That's more than $1 million in base salaries for this single season for one position. And that is kind of strange, since tight end is a position where usually only one guy plays at a time. Making it even stranger is the fact that high- paid players of any ilk are fairly rare on the Eagles.
December 2, 1998 |
The struggle continues. Enigmatic Eagles tight end Jason Dunn will miss the rest of the season with a torn posterior cruciate ligament in his left knee. So, too, will backup tight end Kaseem Sinceno, because of a torn ligament on top of his right ankle. While Sinceno's injury appeared ominous from the start, Dunn initially was thought to have injured the medial collateral ligament. That might have allowed him to return after tomorrow's game against St. Louis at Veterans Stadium.
November 30, 1998 |
The Eagles started yesterday's game with three tight ends and finished it with just one. Starter Jason Dunn left in the second quarter with a sprained right knee. His backup, Kaseem Sinceno, sprained his left ankle badly in the third quarter. "I don't see how either of them can play Thursday" against the St. Louis Rams at the Vet, coach Ray Rhodes said, adding that Tom Modrak, director of football operations, probably would try to add a tight end to the roster. Jimmie Johnson, anyone?
November 14, 1994 |
A fine mist was coming in off the plains, playing off the light towers, shrouding the top of Memorial Stadium in a haze. The football had seemed to ride the wind and disappear in that mist and those lights and that haze. Launched off the foot of Illinois punter Brett Larsen and sailing over the head of Penn State's Mike Archie, the ball was downed at the Penn State 4-yard line, 96 yards away from the goal line, the Big Ten championship, the Rose Bowl, the quest for perfection. "We just looked at each other and said, 'Hey, this is it,' " Penn State tight end Kyle Brady said.
May 14, 2007 |
The Eagles have a decision to make about L.J. Smith, and they're running out of time to make it. Smith's agent, Brian Mackler, has had contract talks with the Eagles over the last few seasons, including some discussions at the end of last season. The sides have never really come close to an agreement on what Smith is worth, and it appears as if the fifth-year tight end is going to enter into that thing known in professional sports as "the contract year. " "Obviously, it's very important, but . . . it's something you can't control as a player," Smith said yesterday as the Eagles continued their three-day minicamp at the NovaCare Complex.
August 8, 1994 |
Maybe if they'd parked the car a little better, they wouldn't have found themselves in such a tight spot. But Charles Ross, 24, and Jermaine Witherspoon, 21, both of West Philadelphia, parked the auto - in front of a police officer, yet - with its tail end sticking out and wound up being arrested Saturday night sitting in the car stolen the day before from City Councilman Daniel McElhatton. The silver, 1990 BMW 525 was stolen Friday afternoon from outside McElhatton's Northeast Philadelphia house by a man who said he was answering the councilman's "car for sale" newspaper ad. The asking price was $18,000.
July 20, 1991 |
Double Booked, who has set four course records and is undefeated this year, faces his toughest assignment of the season in today's $500,000 Caesars International Handicap at Atlantic City Race Course. The amazing front-runner has been on the lead in every call in five victories this year, but could be tested by the 1 3/16-mile distance and high- quality opposition. Pat Day will ride Double Booked for owner Robert Gorham and trainer Linda Rice. Day was aboard in two of his mount's triumphs this year.
March 18, 2000 |
Add the Admiral Lounge, the Four Winds Motor Lodge, and Buy-Rite Warehouse Liquors to the list of properties whose owners have agreed to let the buildings be demolished for the Admiral Wilson Boulevard beautification project. The owners of the Oasis Motel, however, are challenging the Delaware River Port Authority's condemnation efforts in a dispute over environmental remediation work that might be needed on the property. Yesterday, in a hearing before Superior Court Judge Francis Orlando, lawyers for the Four Winds and Buy-Rite said they would not challenge the port authority's powers of eminent domain to take the properties.
August 5, 2010
Crunch Time is a compilation of hits - especially this edition - and misses from Eagles training camp at Lehigh: The hit of the morning came with Eldra Buckley's forward progress clearly stopped, when Stew Bradley swooped in and blasted the running back so hard he separated Buckley's dreads from his helmet, and left Buckley in need of trainers' assistance to stand up. Buckley noted that Bradley, who missed the 2009 season with a torn ACL,...
September 2, 1991 |
Key Contender has never even competed in a stakes race, but he will go to the post in today's $150,000 Pennsylvania Derby as the favorite. Philadelphia Park's biggest event will include a somewhat average if not well-balanced field of 13 3-year-olds racing 1 1/8 miles. Key Contender has shown rapid development recently for Rokeby Stables and Hall of Fame trainer Mack Miller. After capturing one race last season, the son of Fit to Fight blossomed in his last two appearances in New York.