June 7, 2016 |
Update: On Monday afternoon, Cox reported to Eagles minicamp. THERE'S A good chance that by December, nobody will remember whether Fletcher Cox showed for mandatory minicamp. The team's most dominant player is going to play for the Eagles this season, probably with a new long-term contract, but possibly on the $7.799 million option year from his rookie deal, with some accompanying hard feelings. But this is not December, and Cox's presence or absence Monday at NovaCare is the biggest issue on the late-spring horizon.
February 18, 2015 |
FOX 4 TV in Fort Myers, Fla., reported that police there arrested Eagles safety Nate Allen yesterday. The station offered no details, and the team said it was attempting to obtain information on the situation. Allen, 27, a second-round draft choice from South Florida in 2010, will become a free agent next month and seems unlikely to return to the Eagles. Daily News attempts last night to contact Allen, the Fort Myers police and Allen's agent, Todd France, were unsuccessful.
July 29, 2010 |
BETHLEHEM - No mints on Nate Allen's dorm-room pillow when he finally settled into Eagles training camp at Lehigh around 2:30 a.m. yesterday. But fellow rookie safety Kurt Coleman had thoughtfully placed Allen's playbook on his bed, before Coleman settled down to sleep, about 4 hours earlier. Allen didn't start studying it right then, since he had to be awake at 6:15 for his first practice, after signing a 4-year deal for an undisclosed amount of cash. "I feel good. I just need to seize the moment.
November 17, 2009 |
Now the decisions become far more difficult for Brian Westbrook and the Eagles. After suffering his second concussion in as many games over three weeks, the veteran running back must decide what risk he is willing to take to continue his NFL career. "I've heard a couple different things on that," Eagles coach Andy Reid said when asked about the seriousness of a second concussion in such a short time. "Obviously, it's not a good thing for a second one to happen. I don't know the medical terms of it. I will get that information as we go throughout the week here.
August 9, 2008 |
The contract is loaded with incentives, voidable years, and pages and pages of addendums. "I think it was the most complicated contract I've ever seen," Eagles president Joe Banner said last night. "It's definitely the longest contract I've ever seen. It was 52 pages of just addendums. " All that matters, of course, is that it had enough dollars included to persuade star running back Brian Westbrook to agree to it, which is exactly what he did a few hours before the Eagles' exhibition opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers at Heinz Field.
August 8, 2008 |
There were indications yesterday that the Eagles were close to completing a new deal with running back Brian Westbrook. First, a report surfaced on profootballtalk.com that "Westbrook was telling others" that he had agreed to a new deal with the team. Later, an Eagles source said the team was still working on the agreement. Asked if a deal was close, the source said: "Everthing is too interrelated to say that. " It is known the Eagles have been negotiating with Westbrook's new agent, Todd France, all week and it wouldn't be surprising if they wanted to announce a new deal during their initial preseason telecast tonight against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
July 29, 2008 |
If there was any doubt, Brian Westbrook made clear yesterday what he was looking for. And he'd like it to happen before the season starts. "I want to be compensated like I'm one of the best running backs in the NFL," Westbrook told reporters after the Eagles wrapped up morning practice. Westbrook wouldn't say what could happen if he was not paid the guaranteed money he wanted, but was "counting on" a deal's being completed before the Eagles open the 2008 season Sept. 7. There has been no progress in negotiations between his agent, Todd France, and Eagles president Joe Banner, Westbrook said.
April 22, 2006 |
Soul placekicker Todd France made no excuses, but he also didn't make two crucial fourth-quarter field-goal attempts. And that proved to be the difference in the Soul's 46-45 Arena Football League loss to the Columbus Destroyers at the Wachovia Center last night. France's 42-yard attempt as time expired went just wide right, assuring the Soul's record dropped to 7-6. The Soul remain in playoff contention, but they probably have to win two of their final three games to earn a berth.
October 26, 2005 |
One day after being released by the Dallas Cowboys, placekicker Jose Cortez landed with the Eagles, and all indications are that he will remain with the team even when David Akers returns. The Eagles made room for Cortez on the roster by releasing kicker Todd France, who had filled in nicely for the injured Akers during the last three games. The Eagles made the move because they believe that Cortez has a much stronger leg than France, who struggled to get his kickoffs past the 10-yard line.
October 3, 2005 |
A little more than two weeks ago, Todd France was out of a job, carrying his bag of six balls to the University of Toledo field, working on his questionable future in the NFL. After the first half, it looked like France might be staying in the Midwest, returning to his Ohio home again. In the end, France's NFL debut surprisingly was not a flop, but a success. Much like the rest of the special-teams unit, France turned things around in the Eagles' 37-31 win against the Chiefs.