April 16, 2013 |
The Eagles announced that they released reserve quarterback Trent Edwards on Monday, a day before the team opens its first minicamp under coach Chip Kelly. Edwards' release comes as little surprise. The Eagles added two quarterbacks already this offseason - Dennis Dixon and G.J. Kinne - and are expected to select another during next week's NFL draft. Kelly has said that his offensive system does not require mobile quarterbacks, but Dixon and Kinne are considered athletic quarterbacks.
June 1, 2012 |
TRENT EDWARDS did a lot of watching Thursday during Eagles OTAs on a perfect morning at NovaCare. He watched Michael Vick. He watched Mike Kafka. He watched Nick Foles, during the seven-on-seven and full-team passing drills. Edwards, who is trying to learn the Eagles' offense, got no more than a couple of reps. "That's been explained to me, what the situation is. I completely understand. I understand that I still need to get those reps, from the side, from behind, and making sure I'm picking up as much as I can as fast as I can," Edwards said.
February 24, 2012
THE VINCE YOUNG Amazing Technicolor Dream Team is no more, as we all are well aware. Now Vince Young is no more. He is gone from the Eagles, as expected, and Trent Edwards has been signed to a 1-year deal as a backup quarterback. With that, the page-turning has officially commenced. Young's offhand, "dream team" comment after the flurry of free-agent signings last summer became a national badge of hubris that the Eagles were forced to wear through blown lead after blown lead during the 2011 season.
December 14, 2012 |
Trent Edwards was once Nick Foles. It was 2007, and Edwards - like Foles - was a rookie third-round draft pick, with the Buffalo Bills. After starting quarterback J.P. Losman was injured against the Patriots in the third game of the season, Edwards - like Foles - took over for the veteran. And - like Foles - Edwards made his first NFL start the next week, against the Jets. Finally, Edwards - like Foles - played well enough to eventually unseat the veteran incumbent as the full-time starter.
June 19, 2012 |
SAN FRANCISCO — Trent Edwards "vividly" remembers being a 12-year-old fan with his father in 1998, the last time the U.S. Open was held at Olympic Golf Club. "It was one of the better memories I have as a kid growing up," he said. "We sat on the 17th hole for awhile, which was a par 4 at the time [it's now a 5], and really enjoyed it. When I found out it was coming here again, I knew I wanted to get back. What an experience. It's been amazing. " You didn't think a little thing like OTA workouts on the opposite coast was going to keep the veteran NFL quarterback, who's trying to win a backup job with the Eagles, from fulfilling that promise to himself.
June 1, 2012
Quarterback is the most important position on every football team. For the Eagles, it is also the second-most important position. Because they have Michael Vick in the most important position, their backup-quarterback job is more important than any other position on offense, defense, or special teams. And right now, that position is a bit worrisome. As the team goes through OTAs (Overblown Tackling-free Auditions) at the NovaCare Complex, there appear to be two possibilities: Either rookie Nick Foles is a prodigy and will be ready to step in and win a game or two by October, or the Eagles have left themselves more unprotected at the No. 2 spot than at any time since Mike McMahon was the mcman behind Donovan McNabb.
September 7, 2012 |
IT'S A BIG DEAL, this retiring as an Eagle. Brian Dawkins, worn out and regal, did it. Brian Westbrook, bless his heart, took his knees out of the game in green, too. In fact, at the ceremony to officially mark the end of Tra Thomas' career, the running joke was: "When is Donovan's retirement as an Eagle going to come?" Sooner than later, it appears. The NFL Network announced Wednesday that McNabb will join the network this season. As an analyst. Not as a quarterback.
December 5, 2008 |
Man on a mission Forget about it, Matt Ryan and Joe Flacco. Chill out, Brett Favre and Jeff Garcia. Take a number, Gus Frerotte, Kurt Warner and Kerry Collins. The king of QB mojo these days is Chad Pennington. Sure, those other QBs are playing great and have overcome plenty. But none of them not only lost his job (curse you, Favre!) but had to resurrect himself with a Dolphins team that went 1-15 last season. And few predicted the 2008 Fins to be better. But Pennington - kicked out of NYC when No. 4 signed with the Jets - has dominated both on the field with his play and off the field with his fire.
December 30, 2007 |
Today at 1 p.m. At Lincoln Financial Field TV: CBS3 Radio:WYSP-FM (94.1) Line: Eagles by 8 How They Match Up Bills defense vs. Eagles offense Taking advantage of New Orleans' depleted secondary and weak linebacking corps, the Eagles put up 435 yards and scored five TDs last week, which was their most productive offensive game since a Week 3 romp over Detroit. Quarterback Donovan McNabb has completed 47 of 76 passes for four touchdowns and 471 yards without throwing an interception in the last two games and wants to end the season on a high note.