April 20, 2012 |
THE SOUL has taken another hit to the wide-receiving corps after veteran Larry Brackins was placed on injured reserve with a strained left hamstring. Brackins, the last remaining player from the 2008 championship team, was injured in last Saturday's win over San Jose and will miss a minimum of three games. Star wide receiver Donovan Morgan already is out until at least May with a fractured left wrist. Given the vertical nature of arena football, having problems at wide receiver is like driving a car on the expressway with three doughnut tires.
December 11, 2012 |
TAMPA - First, there was the one-handed, backward, sideline snatch for 20 yards that set up the the Eagles' field goal midway through the second quarter. Second, there was the 39-yard balletic expression that set up the Eagles' first touchdown later in the same quarter. Finally, there was the 22-yarder down the middle on fourth-and-5. That will be the one of the seven catches Jason Avant is remembered for in Sunday's 23-21 win. The play began at the Bucs' 23, the Eagles trailing by five.
December 31, 2012 |
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Eagles have lost 12 games for only the third time in franchise history, and Andy Reid is expected to pay the price for that failure Monday by being fired. But after Sunday's ugly, 42-7, season-ending loss to the Giants, veteran wide receiver Jason Avant said the problem with the Eagles is not the head coach. It's the players. "It's not a coach Reid thing," Avant said. "It's a player-personality and character problem. I'm talking about guys [not]
August 1, 2012 |
BETHLEHEM, Pa. - Wide receiver Ron Johnson suffered a gruesome ankle dislocation during Monday afternoon's practice at Eagles training camp. As Johnson lay on the ground with his leg in the air, he tried to put his foot back into place. "He tried to reduce it himself, and it wouldn't stay in," Eagles trainer Rick Burkholder said. "Dr. Peter DeLuca was with us on the field. He tried to reduce it on the field, and it wouldn't stay in, and the reason it wouldn't stay in, we think, was there was a fracture on the outside.
December 16, 1998 |
Six South Jersey players, three on offense and three on defense, were named yesterday to the Associated Press first-team all-state football squad. The offensive selections were running back Doug Easlick of Cherokee, wide receiver Isaac Irby of Holy Cross, and offensive lineman Ed Tyler of Delsea. The defensive first-teamers included linebacker Jamison Young of South Jersey Group 4 champion Overbrook, lineman Jason Jamison of Millville, and defensive back Cory Collins of Egg Harbor Township.
January 8, 2012
Between four and seven enshrinees will be announced Feb. 4, the day before the Super Bowl. Bill Parcells, coach Tim Brown, wide receiver Cris Carter, wide receiver Andre Reed, wide receiver Jerome Bettis, running back Curtis Martin, running back Will Shields, offensive lineman Aeneas Williams, defensive back ...
March 23, 2013 |
A month after taking part in the NFL's scouting combine, Temple running back Montel Harris had another chance to impress scouts on Thursday afternoon at Owls pro day at Edberg-Olson Hall. Harris, who transferred to Temple from Boston College before last season, rushed for 1,054 yards and scored 12 touchdowns as a senior. He is considered a mid-round pick in the draft. Scouts from 17 NFL teams were on hand. Harris was joined at the pro day by running back Matt Brown, defensive backs Vaughn Carraway and Maurice Jones, defensive linemen Marcus Green and John Youboty, kicker Brandon McManus, wide receiver Darryl Shine, linebacker Ahkeem Smith, and offensive lineman Martin Wallace.
June 5, 2013 |
THERE IS MORE to the Eagles' depth chart at wide receiver than DeSean Jackson and Jeremy Maclin. The current roster has 12 wide receivers, with each one thinking he can contribute in one way or another. Seven of them are at Eagles camp for the first time. "I think everybody is doing a really good job learning the offense and doing well, so I think we do," wide receiver Jason Avant said of whether the team has a surplus of valuable receivers. Arguably the most intriguing addition to the class is wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah.
April 5, 2012
The Soul will be shorthanded for Saturday's visit to Georgia. Star wide receiver Donovan Morgan fractured his left wrist in Sunday's loss to Cleveland and will be out 4 to 6 weeks, according to Soul GM Tom Goodhines. Reserve wide receiver Emory Sammons will be activated for the first time this season, and veteran Larry Brackins will see more playing time to compensate for Morgan's absence. Morgan leads the team with 23 catches and eight touchdowns, and is widely considered the face of the franchise.
August 6, 2011 |
Academy Park senior Mark Doe, a fleet wide receiver and defensive back, has committed to play football at the University of Delaware. Doe, 17, of Collingdale, is projected to play wide receiver for the Blue Hens. He has been clocked at 4.56 seconds in the 40-yard dash. "Delaware is a great school, it has a winning program, and it's not too far from home," the 5-foot-9, 160-pounder said. Doe also received interest from Monmouth, Old Dominion, and Villanova. Contact staff writer Rick O'Brien at 610-313-8019 or firstname.lastname@example.org .