April 25, 2005 |
The Eagles' wildest pick on the final day of the NFL draft may have been the one Andy Reid made from his closet, pulling out a Hawaiian shirt. Even that was an understated black-and-white flowered print. The Eagles pulled no surprise moves or landmark trades, but managed to put together a solid, if not flamboyant, draft. They used three of their seven second-day draft picks on offensive linemen. They also made trades to acquire two more selections in the 2006 draft. While later rounds rarely produce marquee names, the Eagles have a reputation for consistently finding low-profile players from obscure schools and turning them into stars.
September 14, 2009 |
Each week, Daily News football writer Paul Domowitch will tell you the things he will be keeping his eyes on during that week's game. Here is how things panned out in yesterday's game: 1. Slowing down the Panthers' ground game: Last season, running backs DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart combined for more than 2,300 rushing yards. There was some concern coming into yesterday's game because the Eagles finished fourth in the league against the run last season, and are missing two fairly significant components from that unit - middle linebacker Stewart Bradley and free safety Brian Dawkins.
June 3, 2010 |
Middle linebacker Stewart Bradley, back in action after missing last year with a torn anterior cruciate ligament, limped off the Eagles' practice field Wednesday and did not return, though the team downplayed his injury. The Eagles said he had "tweaked" his calf. He pulled up during a seven-on-seven passing drill and limped to the sideline, where staff looked at his left leg, before leading him off the field. Bradley walked off without help, though he moved gingerly. Bradley is expected to play a big part in strengthening the defense after the Eagles struggled to replace him last season.
April 1, 2009 |
Pitt running back LeSean McCoy, a former star at Bishop McDevitt High School in Harrisburg, will make a pre-draft visit to the Eagles, a league source said yesterday. The Eagles, in need of a running back to complement Brian Westbrook, could use one of their two first-round picks on one of the top college runners in this year's draft, which takes place April 25 and 26 in New York. McCoy is one of four running backs Eagles general manager Tom Heckert touted as a potential first-round pick at the NFL owners' meetings last week in Southern California.
December 28, 2009
DeSean Jackson, who had no red-zone receptions in the first 13 games, has had a red-zone TD catch in each of the last two games. Brent Celek's 47-yard TD catch was the longest reception of his career. The Eagles had three false-start penalties (by Nick Cole, Winston Justice and Todd Herremans) after having just one in the previous four games. The Eagles failed to score on their first possession for just the sixth time this season. For the 11th time in 15 games, the Eagles led at the half (20-7)
June 3, 2009 |
In late April, when the cancer that had invaded Bill Jackson's pancreas spread, DeSean Jackson had his father relocated from Long Beach, Calif., to Philadelphia. From peewee football through DeSean's tenure at the University of California, Bill Jackson was a staple at his son's games. However, after DeSean, a wide receiver, was drafted by the Eagles last year, the bicoastal travel prevented the elder Jackson from attending most of the games during his son's breakout rookie season.
August 27, 2010 |
Who: Eagles (1-1) at Kansas City Chiefs (0-2) When: Tonight, 8 o'clock Where: Arrowhead Stadium TV: 6ABC, with Don Tollefson, Charley Casserly, Hugh Douglas and Jamie Apody Radio: WYSP (94.1-FM), WIP (610-AM), with Merrill Reese and Mike Quick 5 THINGS TO WATCH 1. Todd Herremans: The left guard might be the most consistent member of the offensive line when he's healthy. He hasn't played this preseason. The Eagles say they have taken it slow with Herremans as a precautionary move, after he experienced soreness in his repaired left foot in the spring.
February 1, 2013 |
NEW ORLEANS - If you go strictly by career starts, Bobbie Williams has the distinction of being the most successful offensive lineman the Eagles drafted during Andy Reid's 14 seasons as head coach. Williams, a 36-year-old backup guard for the AFC champion Ravens, who face the 49ers in Super Bowl XLVII, has made 136 NFL starts since the Eagles selected him in the second round of the 2000 draft. That's 36 more than Todd Herremans, 41 more than John Welbourn and 79 more than Shawn Andrews.