May 22, 2013 |
After closing time at Club Chipper, the hot new dance spot in South Philadelphia, the patrons clear out pretty fast. They have to exit via a hallway lined with blowups of newspaper pages celebrating great moments in Eagles history - if you define Eagles history as things that happened since the NovaCare Complex opened in 2001. What is striking is how ancient that history is beginning to feel. To many of the players leaving Chip Kelly's aerobics/football class Monday, the names and faces on the walls are those of strangers.
July 28, 2013
The way Chip Kelly and Billy Davis have put it, the Eagles are going from one end of the spectrum to the other as they transition from the wide-nine, 4-3 defensive front to a two-gap 3-4. Where they stop along the scale will depend on several factors, but above all it will hinge on ex-4-3 defensive ends such as Trent Cole and Brandon Graham and their ability to adapt to becoming stand-up outside linebackers that can both pass-rush and drop into...
September 8, 2005 |
Trent Cole is just a country boy in the big city. Right now the rookie defensive end from rural southern Ohio is looking for two things: an opportunity on the field and a new hunting partner. Cole, a fifth-round draft pick out of Cincinnati, has survived the first test by making the Eagles' roster. He sees a chance to make an impact. The Eagles released veteran defensive end Hugh Douglas, and Jerome McDougle is not expected to return from a gunshot wound until five or six weeks into the season.
December 19, 2014
Trent Cole out for Redskins game | Eagles Notes, D4
August 8, 2010
1. Stewart Bradley 2. Brent Celek 3. Trent Cole 4. DeSean Jackson 5. Kevin Kolb 6. Quintin Mikell 7. Asante Samuel
September 1, 2013
* Re: What Eagles' early cuts mean (Eagletarian blog, Aug. 30): [Linebacker Everette] Brown should have made this team. Trent Cole stinks; why they are keeping this guy around is nuts. Why they are switching to a 3-4 defense knowing half the guys on this team never played it is crazy, as well. Cole is taking a roster spot from a guy who I think had more sacks in this preseason then Cole had all of last year. We need youth, not age, here. Brown was a beast [Thursday] night even though was against ham and eggers . . . - william20, Philly.com
March 11, 2015 |
The Eagles pulled off a minor miracle in securing Brandon Graham and bringing the linebacker back into the fold, but they lost a potential free agent acquisition Monday when running back Frank Gore backed out of an agreement, an NFL source said. Graham had all but signed with the New York Giants, but the Eagles swooped in, sweetened the offer and the free agent decided to return to Philadelphia instead. The 26-year old signed a four-year contract worth $26 million with $14 million guaranteed and will be penciled in as the starting outside linebacker opposite Connor Barwin.
March 1, 2015
TODD HERREMANS' release after 10 solid years of service with the Eagles is yet another example of the often unpleasant business of football in the salary-cap era. Herremans was a 32-year-old offensive linemen with a $5.2 million salary-cap number who had missed a third of the Eagles' games the last three seasons because of injury. You don't have to be an analytics expert to conclude that his predicted 2015 playing value didn't match up with his cap number. Will there soon be more Eagles cap casualties?
March 13, 2015 |
BYRON MAXWELL sees an environment in Philadelphia like the one he experienced in Seattle, Maxwell said yesterday. He did not seem to be referencing the wet ground or the blustery skies, as Maxwell introduced himself to a new city after signing a contract billed at 6 years and $63 million, with $25 million guaranteed. "It was just an easy match, it was just a perfect fit," Maxwell said. "A lot of the things they're doing here are similar" to Seattle. "It just meshed. " Maxwell referenced the emphasis on "daily habits," Chip Kelly's "win the day" dictum.
March 20, 2010 |
Jason Babin officially is no longer an Eagle. Tennessee acquired the defensive end after the Eagles declined to match the Titans' offer. Under a right-of-first refusal clause the Eagles put into Babin's contract, they had 1 week to match the offer sheet signed Wednesday. Without the clause, Babin would be an unrestricted free agent because of his 6 years of NFL service. The Titans announced that the Eagles notified the NFL yesterday they would not match the offer. Babin, a first-round draft pick in 2004 out of Western Michigan, has played for Houston, Seattle, Kansas City and, last season, the Eagles.