July 26, 2013 |
Matt Barkley sees the irony in Russell Shepard's catching his passes at Eagles practices. In 2009, they were the two top-ranked quarterbacks coming out of high school. Barkley topped the pro-style list, while Shepard headlined the ranks of dual threats. "It's funny the way things work out sometimes," Barkley said. Barkley's path to the Eagles after a standout career at Southern Cal could become folklore if he turns into a long-term starter. Shepard's path has been less heralded, which is consistent with his career at Louisiana State.
April 28, 2012
Who: Soul (5-1) at Orlando (1-5) When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. Where: Amway Center (15,203). TV: CSN (tape-delayed until approximately 10:30 p.m.) Radio: ESPN-AM (950). About the Soul: They rolled up 83 points against Tampa Bay last week and average an AFL-best 74.2 points per game. San Jose is a distant second at 63.2. . . . Wide receiver Donovan Morgan said Thursday that the pin placed in his fractured wrist is due to come out Tuesday.
March 12, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin, a star in Baltimore's run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal. The Ravens announced the trade Monday. Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. The 32-year-old Boldin had said he'd consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.
September 2, 2012 |
The Eagles signed offensive lineman Nathan Menkin after he was released by the Texans on Friday, the team announced Saturday. Menkin (6-foot-4, 296 pounds) is listed as a tackle and a guard. Houston signed Menkin as an undrafted rookie free agent after he played college football at Mary Hardin-Baylor in Texas. He was an AFCA all-American tackle as a senior. To make room for Menkin on the 53-man roster, the Eagles released Trevard Lindley. The cornerback surprised many by making the squad, but it did not last for very long.
December 23, 2012 |
Monaca (Pa.) Central Valley wide receiver Robert Foster chose defending national champion Alabama over Pitt on Friday, giving the Crimson Tide a verbal commitment. Foster, who caught 45 passes for 756 yards and eight touchdowns this season at the Class AAA school, is the 20th recruit on Alabama's verbal commitment list and only the second wide receiver, joining Raheem Falkins of New Orleans. Foster and Falkins are ranked as four-star prospects by Rivals.com. Along with Pitt and Alabama, Foster had scholarship offers from Florida, Illinois, Louisiana State, Tennessee, West Virginia, Rutgers, Penn State, Southern California, Ohio State, Oregon, Michigan, and Notre Dame.
November 22, 2012
Jay Cutler was back home, nursing his concussion and watching as the Chicago Bears got pounded by the San Francisco 49ers, 32-7, on Monday night. Whether he'll play this weekend remains to be seen. He told ESPN Radio he was feeling "as normal as can be" and would play again this season. He said he "can't say that for sure" when asked if he'll be ready to play against Minnesota. Having their starting quarterback certainly would help the Bears, who are suddenly reeling after back-to-back losses to two of the league's top teams in Houston and San Francisco.
October 6, 2012 |
Texas Christian quarterback Casey Pachall was suspended indefinitely Thursday, hours after he was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated - his second brush with trouble this year and one that clouds the 15th-ranked Horned Frogs' push for a Big 12 title. The 21-year-old Pachall was arrested just after midnight when he was pulled over after running a stop sign near TCU's Fort Worth campus, police Sgt. Pedro Criado said. Pachall's blood-alcohol level was above the legal limit of 0.08 percent, Criado said, declining to provide specifics.
September 1, 2013 |
CLAY HARBOR will have no regrets if he is told he didn't make the Eagles. The 26-year-old tight end/wide receiver thinks he's done everything humanly possible to prove he belongs on the team. He's built a solid resumé, playing 34 percent of the Eagles' offensive snaps the last two seasons and catching a career-high 25 passes in 2012. He's trained hard and has studied harder. He's put in hours upon hours of extra time on the JUGS machine after practice, has watched God knows how many hours of extra video, and didn't hesitate for a second 2 weeks ago when Chip Kelly asked him to move outside and learn the wide receiver position.
September 9, 2011 |
Opening weekend is a bit of a mystery to the coaches, players, and fans. And especially to the guy making predictions. Here goes anyway: Friday at 7 Lenape at Cherokee. The Indians have a new coach, Tim McAneney, and seem to have a serious uptick in spirit. They have a solid line led by Bobby Isopi and Doug Gilbert, and a talented quarterback in converted wide receiver Cory Jett. Cherokee is rebuilding a bit after winning back-to-back South Jersey Group 4 titles.