May 17, 2016 |
A LL ACROSS the field at the Eagles' indoor facility Friday, small groups of players congregated around position coaches. This was rookie camp, with just 55 participants, including tryouts, so some of the clumps contained only a few guys, some as many as half a dozen or so. Then there was the mob at the far end, presided over by offensive line coach Jeff Stoutland. A total of 10 beefy gentlemen pivoted and twirled under Stoutland's command. At one point he had to shift the entire bunch several yards to the right because the guy on the end closest to the sideline couldn't perform the pulling maneuver asked of him without going out of bounds into a cluster of reporters.
March 31, 2016 |
The Flyers are giving free-agent Ray Emery a tryout and may sign him as their No. 3 goalie, general manager Ron Hextall said in a conference call Tuesday night. Emery, 33, played two stints with the Flyers, and he will report to their morning skate Wednesday. He struggled in 31 games with the team last season, compiling a 3.06 goals-against average and .894 save percentage. The move gives the team insurance in case Steve Mason or rookie Anthony Stolarz is injured, Hextall said. Emery would not be eligible for the postseason if the Flyers earned a playoff berth.
August 8, 2014
THE SOUL'S season is over, but offensive lineman Wayne Tribue continues to play on. Tribue's latest NFL stop is with the Dallas Cowboys, who signed the 6-3, 329-pounder to a free-agent deal on Monday. Tribue, a Temple product, played 15 games for the Soul this year. He left twice during the Soul's season; once for a CFL tryout in June and most recently the Chicago Bears brought him in for a look. Tribue, 24, was born in Philadelphia but went to high school in York. He is listed as the third-string right guard for the Cowboys behind starter Zack Martin and John Wetzel.
August 1, 2014
THE SOUL will be shorthanded for this week's playoff game as stud offensive lineman Wayne Tribue has left the team for a tryout with the Chicago Bears. Tribue, a Temple product, is an AFL rookie who has generated interest in other pro leagues. He spent time in training camp with the Montreal Alouettes of the CFL in June. Tribue, who could not be reached for comment, also spent time in 2012-13 with the Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints and San Francisco 49ers. "Out of anybody on our team, we think Wayne has the highest potential," said Soul general manager Tom Goodhines.
May 16, 2014
THE EAGLES announced they have signed seventh-round pick Beau Allen to a 4-year deal. At the University of Wisconsin, the 6-2, 333-pound nose tackle played in 54 consecutive games and totaled 94 tackles, with 15 tackles for loss and eight sacks. The Eagles will have seven tryout players participating in rookie camp this weekend: linebackers Blaze Caponegro (Temple), Ryan Donohue (UConn) and Anthony Larry (Eastern Washington), tight end Jamie Childers (Coastal Carolina), center Mackey MacPherson (Syracuse)
January 13, 2014 |
PHILADELPHIA Isabelle Hernandez brought her dreams in out of the rain Saturday, waiting for her chance to audition for NBC's hit show The Voice . "I'm secreting hormones," the 17-year-old from Miami said pleasantly as she dried off, then stretched at the Convention Center, which was jammed with thousands of wannabe Aguileras. Hernandez read a University of Miami study that says stretching begets hormones, which "give you an air of confidence so people have to listen to you. " Her mother, Kimberly, nodded approvingly.
October 11, 2013 |
SO YOU THINK you're good enough to play pro ball? Got $200 to chase the dream? The Delaware 87ers, the 76ers-owned squad in the NBA Development League, will be holding open tryouts the next two Saturday mornings. If you think you're better than Leo Lyons, Tyler Wilkerson, Jerome Randle or Hamady N'Diaye - all on the 87ers' current roster - here's your chance to prove it. This Saturday, tryouts will be held at the Community College of Philadelphia at 8 a.m. If you are planning to walk up to walk on, get there by 7. To get on the court, it will cost you $200.
September 4, 2013 |
The Eagles gave Danny Watkins his walking papers on Saturday. Sunday passed with him unclaimed on waivers. But on Monday came reports that Andy Reid's 2011 first-round pick has received some interest from another team. According to Grand Slam Sports, the offensive lineman was to have a tryout with the Dolphins. It's unclear when. Watkins played in 23 regular-season games in two seasons with the Birds, making 18 starts. Canadian club for Tebow? The Montreal Alouettes hold the CFL negotiating rights for Tim Tebow.
March 4, 2013 |
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Lauren Silberman's NFL tryout lasted all of two kicks, neither of which traveled 20 yards. Silberman became the first woman to compete at an NFL regional scouting combine on Sunday, but left the New York Jets' practice field after re-injuring her quadriceps. She tried two kickoffs, the first going 19 yards and the second about 13 yards, and then asked to see a trainer. As more than two dozen media, including E! Entertainment network, watched her every move, the 28-year-old Silberman was examined off to the side of the practice field.
January 18, 2013
THE SOUL will hold a tryout at the Eagles' NovaCare Complex facility on Saturday, beginning at 8 a.m. The workout will take place on field turf, so metal cleats are prohibited. Players will undergo a series of non-contact drills, including the 40-yard dash and broad jump. Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin and former Eagles Hollis Thomas and Vince Papale will attend the workout, which is open only to the athletes. Registration is $80 at the door or $60 ahead of time at PhiladelphiaSoul.com.