June 6, 2013 |
THIS WAS GOING to be a column about DeSean Jackson learning a new offense under coach Chip Kelly and maybe, just maybe, finding a way to unlock what can be a devastating skill set with a little more regularity. It still is going to be about that, too - after a short detour. Because here is the thing: I could not care less about the identity of Jackson's agent. When word broke the other day that he was firing Drew Rosenhaus and maybe signing on with Jay-Z, my only reaction was to click on the next story as soon as humanly possible.
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.
May 16, 2013 |
Part Two of a Series The Eagles are amid their first organized team activities this week, and they will practice throughout the next four weeks. After those practices, Chip Kelly will have a better idea of the Eagles roster. But there's a lot that will happen between now and then. To get you up to date, The Inquirer is spending two weeks assessing where the Eagles stand at each spot. Jeff McLane started on Monday with offensive line. Here are wide receivers: Projected current first team WR1: Jeremy Maclin (6-foot-0, 198 pounds, age 25, 5th season)
April 17, 2013 |
FOR THE 12TH straight year, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock will break down each of the positions in the draft for the Daily News , providing his assessment of the best player at each position, as well as his top riser and sleeper. Mayock, 54, resides in Newtown Square and is a graduate of the Haverford School. A former safety, he was a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 and played two seasons with the Giants (1982-83). RUNNING BACKS THE BEST Name: Eddie Lacy School: Alabama Height, weight: 5-11, 231 40 time: 4.53 225 bench: NA Round projection: 1 Mayock: "I see a 230-pound tailback that can carry the ball 20 times a game.
March 31, 2013 |
The Eagles signed 6-foot-7, 239-pound wide receiver Ifeanyi Momah, who last played football at Boston College in September 2011. Momah suffered a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee in the season opener and considered giving up football after he was denied a sixth year of eligibility. Momah was recently clocked running the 40-yard dash in 4.4 seconds, a time that likely caught the Eagles' attention along with the 23-year-old's impressive size. He caught 39 passes for 629 yards and six touchdowns at Boston College.
March 27, 2013 |
CHIP KELLY has been intentionally vague about his plans for the guys on his roster for a couple of reasons. One is that he's a football coach, and football coaches like to be intentionally vague. The other is that, until next Monday, when the league's collective bargaining agreement finally allows Kelly to talk X's-and-O's with his new players, the only thing he has been able to say to them is get plenty of sleep and keep eating your Wheaties. As we go along here in the next several months, we'll start to find out about the specifics of Kelly's offense and defense, and who fits in where and who doesn't fit in at all. One guy whose role I'm definitely eager to find out about is DeSean Jackson's.
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.
March 22, 2013 |
BRIAN URLACHER doesn't believe the Chicago Bears' front office was being sincere when it said that it wanted him to re-sign with the team. The Bears announced Wednesday they were unable to come to a free-agent deal with Urlacher and were moving on without one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history. Urlacher told "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on ESPN Radio that he tried to stay out of the negotiations, "but it was hard for me to stay out of that, because it got a little personal there at the end, just because I think I have so much passion for the team.
March 15, 2013 |
The Denver Broncos capped a huge day for the franchise by confirming late Wednesday night that they had signed former Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a free agent, to a one-year, $5 million deal. The move came a few hours after the Broncos grabbed wide receiver Wes Welker away from the New England Patriots. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last two seasons with the Eagles, but struggled. A Pro Bowler in 2009, he has 16 interceptions in 77 career games. After spending six years with Tom Brady in New England, Pro Bowl receiver Welker agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver.
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.