Archive: Eagles

Eagles Bring Back T. Daniels

The Philadelphia Eagles claimed linebacker Tank Daniels off waivers. He'd been released by the New York Giants when they signed defensive end Jerome McDougle, who'd been released by the Eagles. So the two NFC East teams essentially swapped McDougle for Daniels. Daniels began his NFL career with the Eagles...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2008; 10:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons Releasing J. Horn, Dallas or Philly Next?

The Atlanta Falcons informed veteran wide receiver Joe Horn today that he was being released. The move ends a standoff between the team and Horn, who had said since the spring that he wanted to be traded or released. It is thought that Horn could end up in Dallas...

 

By Mark Maske | August 19, 2008; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Andrews Practicing With Eagles

Guard Shawn Andrews participated in the Philadelphia Eagles' practice Saturday. Andrews joined the Eagles last weekend after being absent from training camp for 2-1/2 weeks. He said he was suffering from depression....

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2008; 02:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

S. Andrews to Report to Eagles' Camp Today

Guard Shawn Andrews is scheduled to report to the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp today, according to Coach Andy Reid. Andrews has been absent from all of camp and has said in published reports that he is suffering from depression. "I think he'll be here sometime today," Reid said at...

 

By Mark Maske | August 10, 2008; 04:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles, Westbrook Complete New Contract

The Philadelphia Eagles have announced that they've completed a new contract with tailback Brian Westbrook. Terms of the deal were not immediately available but Westbrook had been seeking to become one of the league's top-paid running backs. He was two seasons into a five-year, $25 million contract. The Eagles...

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2008; 05:13 PM ET | Comments (4)

Eagles Could Complete New Deal With Westbrook Soon

The Philadelphia Eagles appear close to completing a new contract with tailback Brian Westbrook. Westbrook has three seasons left on a five-year, $25 million deal but has been seeking an upgraded contract....

 

By Mark Maske | August 8, 2008; 03:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Clemons Released From Hospital

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Clemons was released from a hospital and rejoined the team at its training camp in Bethlehem, Pa. Clemons reportedly was treated for dehydration after being taken to the hospital in an ambulance....

 

By Mark Maske | July 29, 2008; 10:22 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Clemons Reportedly Hospitalized With Dehydration

Defensive end Chris Clemons was hospitalized with dehydration after leaving the practice field at the Philadelphia Eagles' training camp today in Bethlehem, Pa. Clemons reportedly was alert and sitting up as he was placed in an ambulance about an hour after leaving the Eagles' practice at Lehigh University. He'd...

 

By Mark Maske | July 29, 2008; 02:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Practices

Quarterback Donovan McNabb participated in the Eagles' training camp practice today and declared his once-sore right shoulder fine. McNabb had missed time during offseason practices because of shoulder troubles....

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 07:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Taking It Easy on Eagles' Vets

Coach Andy Reid is trying to keep his veterans fresh during the Eagles' training camp. Reid announced that he will gave all his players at least 30 years old a morning practice off every third day. Quarterbacks Donovan McNabb and A.J. Feeley might not qualify, however, because that might...

 

By Mark Maske | July 22, 2008; 12:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Have Deal With D. Jackson

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson agreed to a four-year contract late Sunday with the Philadelphia Eagles. Jackson was a second-round draft pick in April. The Eagles still are negotiating with their other second-rounder, defensive tackle Trevor Laws. The team's rookies are scheduled to report to training camp tonight....

 

By Mark Maske | July 21, 2008; 09:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

Key NFL Question No. 8: Have Andy Reid and Donovan McNabb Stayed One Year Too Long in Philly?

My thoughts: It's possible, but it's too soon to tell. As last season wound down, it seemed highly possible that both Reid and McNabb would depart in the offseason. Reid had endured a difficult time with his sons' legal troubles, and there was talk that McNabb could be headed...

 

By Mark Maske | July 18, 2008; 11:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ailing Shoulder Shelves McNabb

Quarterback Donovan McNabb sat out the Philadelphia Eagles' practice Tuesday with what was described as tendinitis in his shoulder. Kevin Kolb ran the starting offense in McNabb's absence, another sign that the second-year pro is taking over as McNabb's primary backup....

 

By Mark Maske | June 11, 2008; 08:50 AM ET | Comments (0)

Sheppard Absent from Eagles' Workout

Cornerback Lito Sheppard missed the Philadelphia Eagles' voluntary workout Tuesday, further clouding his status with the team. It was thought after the Eagles signed cornerback Asante Samuel as a free agent that they would trade Sheppard. But it hasn't happened yet, and now the Eagles might have to work...

 

By Mark Maske | June 4, 2008; 12:05 PM ET | Comments (0)

Kolb Could Overtake Feeley as McNabb's Backup in Philly

Kevin Kolb is taking snaps with the second-string offense during the Philadelphia Eagles' minicamp and appears to be on the verge of overtaking A.J. Feeley as the team's No. 2 quarterback behind Donovan McNabb. Kolb, a second-round draft pick last year, was the club's third quarterback last season as...

 

By Mark Maske | May 5, 2008; 02:36 PM ET | Comments (167)

Eagles Sue T. Owens For Unreturned Bonus Money

The Philadelphia Eagles are suing wide receiver Terrell Owens for bonus money not repaid to them, according to several reports. Owens, now with the Dallas Cowboys, lost an arbitration ruling requiring him to repay the Eagles $1.7 million in bonus money based on his actions in 2005, when the...

 

By Mark Maske | April 29, 2008; 11:07 AM ET | Comments (0)

Jaguars Reportedly In Running for Eagles' Sheppard

The Jacksonville Jaguars are pursuing a possible trade with the Philadelphia Eagles for cornerback Lito Sheppard, the Philadelphia Daily News reports. The Jaguars reportedly are attempting to obtain Sheppard for a package of draft choices next April. The Eagles apparently were interested in trading Sheppard last weekend but couldn't...

 

By Mark Maske | April 29, 2008; 10:40 AM ET | Comments (0)

Bucs Reportedly in L. Sheppard Chase

According to reports out of media outlets in Philadelphia and Florida, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have emerged as a potential bidder for Eagles cornerback Lito Sheppard. The Eagles are thought to be interested in trading Sheppard after signing cornerback Asante Samuel in free agency. The Buccaneers have a need...

 

By Mark Maske | April 25, 2008; 08:10 AM ET | Comments (2)

L.J. Smith Signs Franchise Player Deal With Eagles

Tight end L.J. Smith signed his one-year franchise player contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. He'll have a salary of $4.522 million next season....

 

By Mark Maske | April 3, 2008; 10:20 AM ET | Comments (0)

L. Fitzgerald Reportedly Could Be Eagles' Latest Target

The Philadelphia Eagles, on the heels of paying big money to add free agent cornerback Asante Samuel, tried but failed to lure Randy Moss from the New England Patriots. The free agent wideout re-signed with the Patriots after reportedly being offered more money by the Eagles. Now the Eagles'...

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2008; 01:44 PM ET | Comments (4)

Eagles Made Bid for R. Moss

The Philadelphia Eagles made a run at signing wide receiver Randy Moss before he re-signed today with the New England Patriots. The Eagles had a bitter parting with another receiving diva, Terrell Owens. But they did reach a Super Bowl with Owens on their roster, and NFL sources said...

 

By Mark Maske | March 3, 2008; 10:09 PM ET | Comments (218)

A. Samuel Deal Done

The Philadelphia Eagles got their man and finished a six-year contract with free agent cornerback Asante Samuel worth $57 million, including $20 million in guaranteed money. Samuel didn't get the $10 million per season he was thought to be seeking. But he got close. The Eagles made a big...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 07:43 PM ET | Comments (240)

A. Samuel, Eagles Nearly Have A Deal

One of the most coveted free agents is all but off the market. Cornerback Asante Samuel and the Philadelphia Eagles are close to an agreement on a five-year contract worth slightly more than $47 million, an NFL source said. The two sides are attempting to apply the finishing touches...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles to Make Push to Sign A. Samuel Today

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to make a push to sign cornerback Asante Samuel today, an NFL source said. Samuel, one of the most accomplished players available on the unrestricted free agent market, is scheduled to visit the Eagles today. He apparently is seeking a deal worth about $10 million...

 

By Mark Maske | February 29, 2008; 11:28 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Release Kearse

The Philadelphia Eagles released defensive end Jevon Kearse, who had only 3-1/2 sacks this past season. The Eagles signed Kearse as a free agent before the 2004 season and he helped them reach the Super Bowl that season, with 7-1/2 sacks. He matched that total in his second season...

 

By Mark Maske | February 28, 2008; 03:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Tag L.J. Smith

The Philadelphia Eagles have placed their franchise player tag on tight end L.J. Smith. The move in effect takes Smith off the unrestricted free agent market in three weeks. The Eagles have the right to retain Smith by matching any contract offer that he receives from another team, and...

 

By Mark Maske | February 7, 2008; 06:39 PM ET | Comments (0)

Harbaugh Having Second Interview With Ravens

Philadelphia Eagles secondary coach John Harbaugh is meeting with Baltimore Ravens officials today at the team's training facility in Owings Mills, Md. It's Harbaugh's second interview for the Ravens' vacant head coaching job. The Ravens were left reassessing their search after they failed to complete a contract earlier this...

 

By Mark Maske | January 18, 2008; 01:42 PM ET | Comments (0)

Falcons Choose Patriots Executive as General Manager

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--The Atlanta Falcons have chosen New England Patriots executive Tom Dimitroff as their general manager. Dimitroff is the Patriots' director of college scouting. He replaces Rich McKay, who was retained by Falcons owner Arthur Blank as the team's president but was told he would not keep his GM...

 

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2008; 07:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid, Wife Grant Magazine Interview About Sons' Legal Troubles

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid has said little substantive for most of this year about the legal troubles of his two adult sons, Garrett and Britt. But Reid and his wife Tammy were interviewed by Philadelphia magazine on the subject for its January issue. In the interview, Reid does...

 

By Mark Maske | December 21, 2007; 01:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Banner Says He Expects Reid, McNabb Back With Eagles Next Season

There has been plenty of speculation that Coach Andy Reid and quarterback Donovan McNabb could leave the Philadelphia Eagles after this season. Reid has had to coach this season while dealing with the legal troubles of his two adult sons. He took a leave of absence from the team...

 

By Mark Maske | December 7, 2007; 08:30 PM ET | Comments (4)

McNabb Seems Ready to Return for Eagles

Quarterback Donovan McNabb appears poised to return to the Philadelphia Eagles' lineup this week. McNabb participated in the Eagles' practice Wednesday. He's missed two games because of ankle and thumb injuries. Backup A.J. Feeley started the two games that McNabb missed. He nearly engineered an upset over the New...

 

By Mark Maske | December 6, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Ravens Probably Don't Have Enough Offensive Firepower to Follow Eagles' Plan Against Patriots

Eight days ago, the Philadelphia Eagles provided the blueprint for how to beat the New England Patriots. They didn't do it, but they suffered a near-miss loss in Foxborough, Mass., behind backup quarterback A.J. Feeley that showed how it can be done. They threw the ball early and often....

 

By Mark Maske | December 3, 2007; 09:45 AM ET | Comments (0)

Feeley Looks Like Eagles' Starter Again

A.J. Feeley probably will make a second straight start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles. Donovan McNabb is likely to remain sidelined by ankle and thumb injuries. Feeley threw for 345 yards in last Sunday night's near-miss of a loss at New England....

 

By Mark Maske | December 1, 2007; 11:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Sits Out Eagles' Practice

Quarterback Donovan McNabb didn't participate in the Philadelphia Eagles' practice today. His ankle and thumb injuries are said to be improving, but he remains unclear if he'll be ready to return to the lineup this weekend. Backup A.J. Feeley started in McNabb's place and threw for 345 yards in...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2007; 09:23 PM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb to Keep Eagles' Starting Job When Healthy

Backup quarterback A.J. Feeley threw for 345 yards in the Philadelphia Eagles' near-miss loss Sunday night at New England. But Coach Andy Reid said today that Donovan McNabb remains the team's starter when healthy. It remains unclear, however, if McNabb will be ready to play this week. He sat...

 

By Mark Maske | November 26, 2007; 08:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

Feeley, Eagles Show It Might Not Be So Easy for Patriots, After All

FOXBOROUGH, Mass.--It remains to be seen if the Philadelphia Eagles have a quarterback controversy on their hands, or even a quarterback issue. But backup A.J. Feeley, filling in because of Donovan McNabb's ankle and thumb injuries, nearly beat the team here Sunday night that many expect to go unbeaten...

 

By Mark Maske | November 26, 2007; 12:51 AM ET | Comments (26)

McNabb Misses Third Straight Day of Practice

It's looking like the Philadelphia Eagles will be without quarterback Donovan McNabb when they face the unbeaten New England Patriots on Sunday night in Foxborough, Mass. McNabb missed his third straight day of practice today because of ankle and thumb injuries suffered last weekend. Eagles Coach Andy Reid has...

 

By Mark Maske | November 23, 2007; 07:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Sits Out Eagles' Practice

Quarterback Donovan McNabb missed the Philadelphia Eagles' practice today. He suffered ankle and thumb injuries during last weekend's triumph over the Miami Dolphins and was replaced by backup A.J. Feeley. It's unclear if McNabb will be able to play in Sunday night's game at New England. Feeley presumably would...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2007; 01:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Ankle, Thumb Injuries Leave McNabb's Playing Status This Week Unclear

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid indicated today it's unclear if quarterback Donovan McNabb will be in the club's lineup for this weekend's game at New England. McNabb suffered ankle and thumb injuries during Sunday's victory over the winless Miami Dolphins and gave way to backup A.J. Feeley. The ankle...

 

By Mark Maske | November 19, 2007; 02:45 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Safety Considine Done for Season

The Philadelphia Eagles placed starting safety Sean Considine on the injured reserve list, ending his season because of a shoulder injury. Considine was hurt during Sunday night's loss to the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles plan to use Quintin Mikell to replace Considine as the starter at the safety spot...

 

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2007; 03:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

League Fines L. Landry, L. Ramsey One Game Check Each for Illegal Hits

The league handed out hefty fines today to Washington Redskins safety LaRon Landry and Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle LaJuan Ramsey for illegal hits with their helmets during Sunday's games. Each was fined one game check--$16,764 for Landry and $21,176 for Ramsey. Landry was fined for a helmet-to-helmet hit on...

 

By Mark Maske | November 5, 2007; 08:00 PM ET | Comments (3)

Reid Sticking With McNabb as Eagles' Starter

The Philadelphia Eagles are sticking with Donovan McNabb as their starter at quarterback. Coach Andy Reid was asked during his news conference today about McNabb's status on the heels of Sunday night's lopsided loss at home to the Dallas Cowboys that dropped the Eagles' record to 3-5. They're in...

 

By Mark Maske | November 5, 2007; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Says He'll Keep Coaching Eagles

Andy Reid said today that he has no plans to quit coaching the Philadelphia Eagles despite his sons' legal troubles and a stern rebuke by a county judge Thursday. Reid addressed the issue briefly during his regular news conference at the Eagles' training facility. "I know this is a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 2, 2007; 04:07 PM ET | Comments (1)

Judge Says A. Reid's Family Is "In Crisis"

More questions have been raised about Andy Reid's future as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles by Thursday's legal developments involving his family. Reid missed a practice for the first time in his Eagles coaching tenure to be in court for the sentencing of his two adult sons by a...

 

By Mark Maske | November 2, 2007; 11:09 AM ET | Comments (4)

Strange Call in Bears-Eagles Game Was Correct, Head of Officiating Says

Mike Pereira, the NFL's director of officiating, said today that the rules were properly enforced on the strange play that helped to determine the outcome of the Chicago Bears' win Sunday at Philadelphia. The Bears benefited from a little-known rule. In the fourth quarter of a tied game, Bears...

 

By Mark Maske | October 23, 2007; 04:08 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eagles Staring Up at Rest of NFC East

PHILADELPHIA--The Philadelphia Eagles were looking at getting their record back to .500, at 3-3. They had a 16-12 lead on the Chicago Bears on Sunday evening at Lincoln Financial Field. They'd pinned the Bears at their 3-yard line with less than two minutes to play. The Bears were out...

 

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2007; 12:30 PM ET | Comments (1)

Strange Rule Saves Bears' Season

PHILADELPHIA--A little-known and seldom-applied NFL rule helped the Chicago Bears keep their season from unraveling Sunday. The Bears and Philadelphia Eagles were tied at 9 early in the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field when Chicago quarterback Brian Griese had a snap by center Olin Kreutz go through his...

 

By Mark Maske | October 22, 2007; 10:38 AM ET | Comments (2)

Runyan Hurt in Trainer's Room Spill But Expected to Keep Starting Streak Intact

Philadelphia Eagles right tackle Jon Runyan has made 183 consecutive starts, and he is saying that he plans to make No. 184 on Sunday against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. But it could be a painful one. Runyan sat out the Eagles' practice today after suffering a...

 

By Mark Maske | October 19, 2007; 03:52 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Struggles Produce Speculation About Reid's Coaching Future

Two people familiar with the operations of the Philadelphia Eagles said this morning they give no credence to speculation that the team's coach, Andy Reid, might step down. The Eagles have won five of the last six NFC East titles, including last season's, and franchise owner Jeffrey Lurie and...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2007; 10:33 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Hopes in NFC East Race Already Sacked?

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--The Philadelphia Eagles usually have looked like the best organized, best coached team in the NFC East while winning five of the last six division titles. They didn't look like that here Sunday night. Only a week after seeming to right some of the wrongs in their...

 

By Mark Maske | October 1, 2007; 09:33 AM ET | Comments (1)

Eagles to be Without B. Westbrook Tonight

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--The Philadelphia Eagles will be without tailback Brian Westbrook when they face the New York Giants tonight at Giants Stadium. Westbrook, who has a strained abdominal muscle, was on the Eagles' inactive list for the game, along with four other injured would-be starters--safety Brian Dawkins, cornerback Lito...

 

By Mark Maske | September 30, 2007; 06:57 PM ET | Comments (0)

B. Westbrook Has Strained Abdominal Muscle

Philadelphia Eagles tailback Brian Westbrook has a strained abdominal muscle, making his playing status this week unclear. Westbrook was hurt during Sunday's 56-21 triumph over the Detroit Lions at Lincoln Financial Field, in which he had 110 rushing yards and 111 receiving yards. Westbrook left the game with what...

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 01:47 PM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb, Eagles Bounce Back

PHILADELPHIA--Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb threw for 332 yards and four touchdowns Sunday. And then the second half started. That quickly, McNabb and the Eagles are back from the also-ran pile. After a week in which McNabb was scrutinized closely because his play had been suspect during the Eagles'...

 

By Mark Maske | September 24, 2007; 10:24 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles to Face Lions Minus B. Dawkins

PHILADELPHIA--The winless Philadelphia Eagles will be without one of their defensive leaders, veteran safety Brian Dawkins, when they face the undefeated Detroit Lions today at Lincoln Financial Field. Dawkins is on the Eagles' inactive list. He missed practice time last week because of muscle spasms in his neck and...

 

By Mark Maske | September 23, 2007; 12:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles to be Without Tight End After Surgery for Groin Injury

Philadelphia Eagles tight end L.J. Smith underwent surgery today for a groin injury. He'll miss Sunday's game against the Detroit Lions but it's unclear how long he'll be sidelined after that. Smith suffered a strained groin muscle in training camp after undergoing offseason surgery for a sports hernia. He...

 

By Mark Maske | September 21, 2007; 03:49 PM ET | Comments (0)

Westbrook's Knee Is Newest Worry for Eagles

The winless Philadelphia Eagles have a new worry: The health of tailback Brian Westbrook. Westbrook suffered what's being described as a strained knee during Monday night's loss to the Washington Redskins. He was examined by doctors Wednesday, and his status for Sunday's game against the unbeaten Detroit Lions at...

 

By Mark Maske | September 20, 2007; 08:11 AM ET | Comments (1)

McNabb Sticks By Comments

During his weekly news conference Wednesday in Philadelphia, Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb stuck by his contention in an HBO interview that aired this week that African-American quarterbacks are criticized more harshly than their white counterparts. McNabb said the comment was blown "way out of proportion" but also indicated it's...

 

By Mark Maske | September 19, 2007; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (3)

McNabb Tells HBO that African-American Quarterbacks Are Criticized More Harshly than White Counterparts

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said in an HBO interview that African-American quarterbacks are criticized more harshly than their white counterparts. "There's not that many African-American quarterbacks, so we have to do a little bit extra," McNabb said. McNabb also said: "I pass for 300 yards, our team wins...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Wonder About Super Bowl Loss to Patriots

PHILADELPHIA--With the New England Patriots accused of using videotaping equipment to steal defensive play signals from the New York Jets last weekend, some Philadelphia Eagles players said today they wonder if they might have been cheated out of a Super Bowl title three seasons ago. The Eagles lost the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 13, 2007; 04:58 PM ET | Comments (6)

Eagles Could Have New Punt Returner Against Redskins

The Philadelphia Eagles likely will have a new punt returner Monday night against the Washington Redskins. The Eagles re-signed returner and running back Reno Mahe today and released J.R. Reed. Eagles returners mishandled two punts in Sunday's loss at Green Bay. The second one, by Reed, led to the...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2007; 11:15 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles to be Without L. Sheppard Against Redskins

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without two-time Pro Bowl cornerback Lito Sheppard when they face the Washington Redskins on Monday night at Lincoln Financial Field. Sheppard suffered a sprained medial collateral ligament in his left knee during Sunday's loss at Green Bay. It's not clear how long he'll be...

 

By Mark Maske | September 10, 2007; 02:21 PM ET | Comments (1)

J. Bloom Among Eagles' Cuts

Wide receiver and kick returner Jeremy Bloom was among the players released today by the Philadelphia Eagles. The former Olympic skier failed to impress the team's coaches in training camp after missing all of his rookie season last year because of a hamstring injury....

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2007; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

For Eagles, Quarterback Surplus Could Become Sudden Quarterback Shortage With Feeley Injury

Philadelphia Eagles backup quarterback A.J. Feeley suffered what's being described as a broken bone in his left hand during Thursday night's preseason finale, a loss to the New York Jets. Feeley is scheduled to be examined by a hand specialist today, and it's unclear what his playing status will...

 

By Mark Maske | August 31, 2007; 11:41 AM ET | Comments (3)

Vikings Get Holcomb From Eagles to Back Up T. Jackson

The Minnesota Vikings added a veteran backup quarterback to go with young starter Tarvaris Jackson by trading a sixth-round draft choice in 2009 to the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday for Kelly Holcomb. The Eagles obtained Holcomb in an offseason trade with the Buffalo Bills but have A.J. Feeley and...

 

By Mark Maske | August 28, 2007; 07:30 AM ET | Comments (1)

More Trouble For Reid's Son

A son of Philadelphia Eagles coach Andy Reid was detained today on suspicion of driving while impaired. Britt Reid, 22, reportedly failed a sobriety test administered by police in a parking lot and was given a blood test. Police were awaiting the results of the blood test. Reid is...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2007; 10:02 PM ET | Comments (0)

Trotter to Visit Bucs Today as Eagles Teammates Wonder Why He Was Cut

Free agent linebacker Jeremiah Trotter is scheduled to visit the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today. Trotter was released Tuesday by the Philadelphia Eagles. The Buccaneers have Barrett Ruud at middle linebacker after releasing Shelton Quarles in the offseason. Trotter, 30, is a four-time Pro Bowl selection at middle linebacker. In...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2007; 10:10 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Release Trotter

The Philadelphia Eagles released four-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker Jeremiah Trotter today. Trotter, 30, was in his second stint with the Eagles. He got the news that he would be cut in a meeting Monday night with Coach Andy Reid. "Jeremiah and I have been together for many years...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2007; 02:24 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles to Withhold McNabb from Tonight's Game in Baltimore

The Philadelphia Eagles plan to withhold quarterback Donovan McNabb from tonight's preseason opener in Baltimore. McNabb has been practicing throughout training camp as he works his way back from the knee injury that cut short his 2006 season, but Coach Andy Reid doesn't want to take any chances this...

 

By Mark Maske | August 13, 2007; 09:21 AM ET | Comments (1)

McNabb Expresses Support For Vick

BETHLEHEM, Pa. Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb expressed support for Michael Vick during an interview here Tuesday. "I'm a supporter of Vick," McNabb said. "That's because I'm a good friend of his and also we're guys that obviously compete to win the Super Bowl. We push each other. Now,...

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2007; 03:55 PM ET | Comments (32)

Eagles' Tight End Vows Not to Allow Contract Uncertainty to Affect His Play

BETHLEHEM, Pa. Tight end L.J. Smith participated in the Philadelphia Eagles' first full-squad practice of training camp here Tuesday. Smith, one of the Eagles' most reliable offensive players, underwent offseason surgery for a sports hernia and might be limited in full-contact drills in the coming weeks. But the bigger...

 

By Mark Maske | August 1, 2007; 03:10 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Need McNabb to Get Healthy, Young Players to Deliver

Team-By-Team Offseason Roundup Philadelphia Eagles Players Released: Dhani Jones, LB Free Agents Lost: Michael Lewis, S Jeff Garcia, QB Rod Hood, CB Donte Stallworth, WR Shawn Barber, LB Traded: Darwin Walker, DT Traded For: Takeo Spikes, LB Kelly Holcomb, QB Free Agents Re-Signed: Juqua Thomas, DE Will James, CB...

 

By Mark Maske | May 30, 2007; 10:48 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Bulk Up at Defensive Tackle by Adding I. Scott

Free agent defensive tackle Ian Scott agreed to a one-year, $1 million contract with the Philadelphia Eagles, leaving the Chicago Bears. Scott visited the New England Patriots and Eagles this week. Philadelphia needed help at tackle after trading Darwin Walker to the Buffalo Bills last month....

 

By Mark Maske | May 3, 2007; 09:46 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eagles Release D. Jones

The Philadelphia Eagles released linebacker Dhani Jones. The Eagles traded for linebacker Takeo Spikes last month and used a third-round draft pick Saturday on Nebraska linebacker Stewart Bradley....

 

By Mark Maske | April 30, 2007; 03:20 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles Planning for Future at Quarterback

One of Saturday's more intriguing picks was the Philadelphia Eagles selecting Houston quarterback Kevin Kolb with the fourth choice of the second round. The Eagles lost veteran quarterback Jeff Garcia in free agency, but they added veteran Kelly Holcomb to go with A.J. Feeley behind Donovan McNabb. McNabb, though,...

 

By Mark Maske | April 30, 2007; 10:27 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Mistakenly Pay B. Westbrook Extra $3 Million

The Philadelphia Eagles like tailback Brian Westbrook so much, they paid him a $3 million roster bonus twice. Actually, the double payment was a mistake produced by an accounting error by the team. Westbrook has agreed to repay the extra $3 million. Just to make sure, the Eagles filed...

 

By Mark Maske | April 15, 2007; 04:00 PM ET | Comments (0)

Spikes Trade Completed

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The trade is done. It's been announced. The Buffalo Bills dealt linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Darwin Walker and a 2008 draft choice....

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:33 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles, Bills Close In On Spikes Trade

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The Buffalo Bills are close to trading linebacker Takeo Spikes and quarterback Kelly Holcomb to the Philadelphia Eagles for defensive tackle Darwin Walker and a 2008 draft pick, an NFL source said. Spikes would compete for a starting job in Philadelphia and Holcomb would give the Eagles a...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Talking to Bills About T. Spikes

PHOENIX, Ariz.--The Philadelphia Eagles and Buffalo Bills are discussing a trade that would send Bills linebacker Takeo Spikes to Philadelphia, an NFL source said. The Bills have been shopping Spikes in recent days and the Eagles are in need of a linebacker after trying but failing to land Dallas...

 

By Mark Maske | March 26, 2007; 09:19 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Back With Eagles

Coach Andy Reid rejoined the Philadelphia Eagles today after a five-week leave of absence to deal with his sons' legal problems. Reid spoke at a news conference and said the idea of quitting crossed his mind but he didn't give it serious consideration. "I knew I needed to take...

 

By Mark Maske | March 23, 2007; 12:45 PM ET | Comments (2)

Reid Returning to Eagles Friday

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid is scheduled to return from his leave of absence Friday. Reid took the leave last month after two of his sons were involved in traffic incidents that resulted in them facing gun and drug charges....

 

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2007; 09:49 PM ET | Comments (1)

M. Reagor Agrees to Deal With Eagles

Free agent defensive tackle Montae Reagor agreed to a three-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. Reagor was released by the Indianapolis Colts. He missed much of last season after suffering head injuries in an automobile accident on his way to a game against the Washington Redskins....

 

By Mark Maske | March 21, 2007; 10:44 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Re-Sign Buckhalter

The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed tailback Correll Buckhalter. Buckhalter, who was an unrestricted free agent, remains the Eagles' backup to starter Brian Westbrook....

 

By Mark Maske | March 16, 2007; 12:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Curtis Agrees to Deal With Eagles

Free agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis agreed to a six-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. The deal includes $9.5 million in guaranteed money and potentially could be worth as much as $32 million. Curtis leaves the St. Louis Rams, for whom he had 40 catches this past season and...

 

By Mark Maske | March 15, 2007; 08:30 PM ET | Comments (0)

K. Curtis Choice Near?

Free agent wide receiver Kevin Curtis probably is close to picking a new team now that he's hired Bruce and Ryan Tollner as his agents. Curtis had to wait the required five days after firing Tom Condon. Curtis, formerly of the St. Louis Rams, has drawn interest from the...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 10:30 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign Cowboys Linebacker to Offer Sheet

The Philadelphia Eagles signed linebacker Ryan Fowler, a restricted free agent from the Dallas Cowboys, to a four-year, $10.5 million offer sheet. The Cowboys have a week to decide whether to retain Fowler by matching the offer. He would compete for a starting job in Philadelphia but probably would...

 

By Mark Maske | March 12, 2007; 10:26 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Re-Sign Cornerback

The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed free agent cornerback Will James. James signed with the Eagles last season after beginning his career with the New York Giants, when he went by the name Will Peterson....

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 01:27 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Talking to K. Curtis

Even as they try to re-sign Donte Stallworth, the Philadelphia Eagles are looking at another free agent wide receiver as a possible replacement. Kevin Curtis, an unrestricted free agent from the St. Louis Rams, is scheduled to visit the Eagles today. Curtis already has visited the New York Giants,...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Decision Day for D. Stallworth?

Free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth might be making his decision today. He's made visits in recent days to the Tennessee Titans, Miami Dolphins and New England Patriots. The Philadelphia Eagles, the team with which Stallworth spent this past season, apparently remain in the running and the San Francisco...

 

By Mark Maske | March 9, 2007; 09:47 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Add B. Johnson

The Philadelphia Eagles signed wide receiver and kick returner Bethel Johnson. Johnson played in 11 games this past season for the Minnesota Vikings after three seasons with the New England Patriots. He's had more success as a kickoff returner than as a receiver....

 

By Mark Maske | March 8, 2007; 04:09 PM ET | Comments (0)

Four Teams Chasing D. Stallworth

It appears to be a four-team race for free agent wide receiver Donte Stallworth. He is scheduled to visit the Tennessee Titans today after meeting Tuesday with the New England Patriots. A visit to the Miami Dolphins is scheduled for Thursday and Stallworth and agent Drew Rosenhaus continue to...

 

By Mark Maske | March 7, 2007; 09:42 AM ET | Comments (1)

Eagles Keep J. Thomas for Defensive End Depth

The Philadelphia Eagles re-signed defensive end Juqua Thomas. Thomas provides depth behind Jevon Kearse, Darren Howard and Trent Cole....

 

By Mark Maske | March 2, 2007; 01:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Feeley Deal A Sign Garcia Is Leaving Philly?

It's looking increasingly unlikely that quarterback Jeff Garcia will re-sign with the Philadelphia Eagles. Garcia, the former Pro Bowler for the San Francisco 49ers, led the Eagles to the playoffs this past season after taking over for the injured Donovan McNabb. But Coach Andy Reid has said that McNabb...

 

By Mark Maske | February 26, 2007; 08:28 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Contingent in Indy Is Minus Reid

Philadelphia Eagles officials, like those from other NFL teams, are in Indianapolis for the scouting combine. But the Eagles' contingent is minus Coach Andy Reid, who's on a leave of absence to take care of family issues. That's particularly problematic for the Eagles since Reid has the final say...

 

By Mark Maske | February 22, 2007; 09:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Reid to Remain Active in Eagles' Decisions, Just Not in Person

Eagles President Joe Banner said during a news conference today in Philadelphia that Coach Andy Reid will continue to have the final say over the team's player-related decisions even while he's on a leave of absence for approximately a month. Reid is taking the leave to take care of...

 

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2007; 09:04 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Reid Taking Approximately One-Month Leave of Absence

The Philadelphia Eagles announced today that Coach Andy Reid is taking a leave of absence to take care of family matters. The leave is to last until around mid-March, according to the Eagles. Two of Reid's adult sons have had legal issues in recent weeks that have included weapons...

 

By Mark Maske | February 12, 2007; 11:58 AM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Says So Far, So Good in Rehab

MIAMI--Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb made a promotional appearance here today and said he's had no setbacks so far in his rehabilitation from the knee injury that cut short his season. "I would say right now I'm on schedule," McNabb said. He also indicated there's no tension between him...

 

By Mark Maske | January 31, 2007; 06:16 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Reworks Eagles' Staff

Philadelphia Eagles Coach Andy Reid replaced linebackers coach Steve Spagnuolo, who was hired as the New York Giants' defensive coordinator, with secondary coach Sean McDermott. He shifted his longtime special teams coordinator, John Harbaugh, to secondary coach....

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2007; 11:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

J. Garcia Planning to Test Free Agency

Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Jeff Garcia said on an appearance on the Tonight Show last night that he plans to test free agency in March. Garcia told host Jay Leno that he's not ruling out re-signing with the Eagles but he also intends to see what other opportunities are available...

 

By Mark Maske | January 24, 2007; 10:46 AM ET | Comments (1)

Giants Raid Eagles for New Defensive Coordinator

The New York Giants hired Steve Spagnuolo as their defensive coordinator. He replaces the fired Tim Lewis. He'd been on the Philadelphia Eagles' coaching staff since 1999, spending the past three seasons as the club's linebackers coach. Giants Coach Tom Coughlin will have two new coordinators in a make-or-break...

 

By Mark Maske | January 22, 2007; 08:57 PM ET | Comments (1)

Eagles Could be Shorthanded at Fullback Saturday

Backup tailback Correll Buckhalter could be pressed into duty at fullback for the Philadelphia Eagles during Saturday night's NFC semifinal in New Orleans. Thomas Tapeh, the only fullback on the Eagles' roster, has a knee injury and missed Wednesday's and Thursday's practices. The Eagles say his availability will be...

 

By Mark Maske | January 12, 2007; 10:02 AM ET | Comments (1)

Reid Rules Out Sheppard for This Weekend

The Philadelphia Eagles will be without cornerback Lito Sheppard for Saturday night's NFC semifinal at New Orleans. Coach Andy Reid confirmed that during a news conference today but said it's possible that Sheppard could play again during the postseason if the Eagles advance. Sheppard suffered a dislocated elbow during...

 

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2007; 07:08 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Expect to be Without Sheppard Against Saints

The Philadelphia Eagles expect to be without cornerback Lito Sheppard for Saturday night's NFC semifinal at New Orleans. Sheppard suffered a dislocated elbow during Sunday's first-round triumph over the New York Giants. He's scheduled to undergo an MRI exam today. Rod Hood would start at the cornerback spot alongside...

 

By Mark Maske | January 8, 2007; 12:18 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign K. Detmer

The Philadelphia Eagles signed quarterback Koy Detmer today. The move gives the team three quarterbacks on its 53-man roster, as Detmer joins starter Jeff Garcia and backup A.J. Feeley. The club also has rookie Omar Jacobs on its practice squad. It's possible that Detmer will be the 45-man game-day...

 

By Mark Maske | January 2, 2007; 01:01 PM ET | Comments (3)

Garcia, Westbrook Have Sparked Eagles' Resurgence

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J.--The competitive portion of the Philadelphia Eagles' season widely was regarded as being over when they were crushed at Indianapolis, 45-21, on Nov. 26. The Eagles, at that point, had lost five of six games to drop their record to 5-6. They were playing without injured quarterback...

 

By Mark Maske | December 18, 2006; 10:00 AM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles Have Hope Again, Thanks to Garcia

PHILADELPHIA--Late Monday night, the Philadelphia Eagles were singing the praises of Jeff Garcia. The club's fill-in starter at quarterback threw for 312 yards and three touchdowns as the Eagles stayed in the thick of the less-than-scintillating NFC wild-card chase by beating the Carolina Panthers, 27-24. It was Garcia's second...

 

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2006; 11:02 AM ET | Comments (0)

Panthers Tipped Off Key Play

PHILADELPHIA--The Carolina Panthers inadvertently gave away their play call at the key moment of Monday night's loss in Philadelphia. The Panthers were trailing the Eagles, 27-24, but had a first down at the Philadelphia 7-yard line with 28 seconds to play. Quarterback Jake Delhomme looked to his right and...

 

By Mark Maske | December 5, 2006; 10:15 AM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Undergoes Surgery

Donovan McNabb underwent surgery today to have the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee repaired. The Philadelphia Eagles placed the quarterback on the injured reserve list last week. Orthopedist James Andrews performed the procedure in Birmingham. Andrews also repaired cartilage damage in McNabb's knee. McNabb faces eight...

 

By Mark Maske | November 28, 2006; 08:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Reid Picks Garcia as Eagles' Starter

Coach Andy Reid picked Jeff Garcia to be the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback for Sunday's game at Indianapolis, replacing the injured Donovan McNabb. Reid had refused to say earlier in the week whether he'd go with Garcia or A.J. Feeley. The 36-year-old Garcia is a former starter in San...

 

By Mark Maske | November 22, 2006; 03:12 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Place McNabb on IR List

The Philadelphia Eagles placed quarterback Donovan McNabb on the injured reserve list, officially ending his season. He suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee during Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans. The Eagles promoted linebacker Torrance Daniels from the practice squad to the 53-man roster and...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 09:46 PM ET | Comments (5)

Garcia Probably Will Get Nod Over Feeley as Eagles' Replacement for McNabb

Coach Andy Reid isn't saying yet whether Jeff Garcia or A.J. Feeley will start at quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles on Sunday at Indianapolis, but Garcia seems likely to get the nod. He replaced Donovan McNabb during Sunday's loss to the Tennessee Titans after McNabb suffered a torn anterior...

 

By Mark Maske | November 21, 2006; 10:39 AM ET | Comments (5)

R. Brown Agrees to Five-Year Extension With Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles agreed to a five-year contract extension with wide receiver Reggie Brown. The deal is worth $21 million, including $10 million in bonuses. It also contains an additional $6 million in incentives that could push its overall value to $27 million. The extension runs through the 2014...

 

By Mark Maske | November 9, 2006; 07:25 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles QB Coach Shurmur Linked to Michigan State Job

There is speculation that Philadelphia Eagles quarterbacks coach Pat Shurmur could be a candidate to replace John L. Smith as the head coach at Michigan State. Shurmur is a former center at the school. Former San Francisco 49ers and Detroit Lions coach Steve Mariucci also has been mentioned as...

 

By Mark Maske | November 8, 2006; 10:36 AM ET | Comments (0)

Promising DE Cole Gets Five-Year Extension From Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles signed second-year defensive end Trent Cole to a five-year contract extension worth about $27 million. The deal contains about $12 million in bonuses and runs through the 2013 season. Cole's previous contract ran through the 2008 season. The Eagles like to sign their promising young players...

 

By Mark Maske | November 7, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign DT Patterson to Seven-Year Extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed defensive tackle Mike Patterson to a seven-year contract extension worth more than $30 million, including about $9 million in guaranteed money. The deal runs through the 2016 season. Patterson, a first-round draft pick last year, had three seasons remaining on his original contract....

 

By Mark Maske | November 3, 2006; 12:18 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign the Cornerback Formerly Known as Will Peterson

The Philadelphia Eagles signed cornerback William James, who formerly was known as Will Peterson when he played for the New York Giants. James is a former starter for the Giants who was released in the offseason, in part because of recurring back troubles. He has dropped the Peterson from...

 

By Mark Maske | November 1, 2006; 09:55 AM ET | Comments (0)

Thomas's Back Spasms Could Leave Eagles Relying on Rookie Justice at Left Tackle Against Bucs

Left tackle William Thomas participated in the Philadelphia Eagles' practice Thursday after being sidelined Wednesday by back spasms. If Thomas can't play Sunday at Tampa, he would be replaced in the lineup by rookie Winston Justice. The Eagles were ecstatic on draft day when Justice, a USC product they'd...

 

By Mark Maske | October 20, 2006; 10:29 AM ET | Comments (0)

Spread-the-Wealth Approach Working Again for McNabb and Owens-Less Eagles

PHILADELPHIA--When the Philadelphia Eagles got rid of Terrell Owens in the offseason, they counted on going back to the spread-the-wealth approach in their passing game that had served them well in the past. Coach Andy Reid didn't feel he necessarily needed one great receiver to make his offense work;...

 

By Mark Maske | October 9, 2006; 10:57 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Likely to Have CB Sheppard Back Against Cowboys

Cornerback Lito Sheppard participated in the Philadelphia Eagles' practice Wednesday and appears ready to return to the lineup Sunday against the Dallas Cowboys. He hasn't played since suffering a sprained ankle in the season-opening game. The Eagles need Sheppard to return against the Cowboys' wide receiver duo of Terrell...

 

By Mark Maske | October 5, 2006; 07:57 AM ET | Comments (2)

Owens, McNabb Remain At Odds

Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb said during his news conference today in Philadelphia that he sent Terrell Owens a best-wishes text message after last week's report that Owens attempted to commit suicide by overdosing on prescription pain medication. Owens told reporters in Dallas that he never received such a message...

 

By Mark Maske | October 4, 2006; 10:03 PM ET | Comments (1)

Mobile McNabb

PHILADELPHIA--Anyone who required further evidence that Donovan McNabb is fully healthy again needed only to watch the quarterback's performance during the Philadelphia Eagles' convincing win Monday night over the Green Bay Packers. McNabb, after trying to play last season with a sports hernia before worsening the injury and undergoing...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 01:35 PM ET | Comments (0)

Injury Concerns Grow for Eagles

PHILADELPHIA--Both of the Philadelphia Eagles' starting wide receivers emerged from Monday night's triumph over the Green Bay Packers with injuries. Donte Stallworth aggravated a hamstring injury, and Reggie Brown hurt his shoulder. It was not immediately clear what either player's status would be for Sunday's game against the Dallas...

 

By Mark Maske | October 3, 2006; 12:26 PM ET | Comments (0)

Westbrook, A. Green Sidelined Tonight

PHILADELPHIA--Both teams will be without their starting tailbacks during tonight's game. The Philadelphia Eagles' Brian Westbrook and the Green Bay Packers' Ahman Green were on their clubs' inactive lists. Westbrook has been bothered by a sore and swollen knee, and Green has been plagued by a hamstring injury....

 

By Mark Maske | October 2, 2006; 08:21 PM ET | Comments (0)

Long-Term Outlook for Kearse Promising After Surgery

Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Jevon Kearse underwent knee surgery Thursday to have the injuries that ended his season repaired. Surgeon John Uribe repaired cartilage damage and placed Kearse's left leg in a cast because of a broken tibia. Uribe determined that the ligament damage in Kearse's knee did not...

 

By Mark Maske | September 29, 2006; 08:54 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Shorthanded, Especially in Secondary, on Practice Field Today

Safety Brian Dawkins missed the Philadelphia Eagles' practice today because of a concussion, adding to their injury woes in the secondary. The Eagles also were without two cornerbacks, Lito Sheppard and Rod Hood. Hood has been playing with a heel injury in place of Sheppard, who has a sprained...

 

By Mark Maske | September 28, 2006; 11:03 PM ET | Comments (0)

Westbrook Sits Out Eagles' Practice

Philadelphia Eagles tailback Brian Westbrook sat out practice today because of a sore knee. Westbrook missed two days of practices last week because of a swollen knee but played last weekend against the New York Giants. He had 68 rushing yards and 56 receiving yards but had a key...

 

By Mark Maske | September 20, 2006; 02:54 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Lose Kearse But Have DE Depth to Compensate

The Philadelphia Eagles, as they'd feared, lost defensive end Jevon Kearse for the rest of the season because of the injury to his left knee he suffered during Sunday's loss to the New York Giants. Kearse, according to the Eagles, suffered severe sprains of the medial collateral, lateral collateral...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:19 PM ET | Comments (1)

Even In Defeat, Eagles Show Something

PHILADELPHIA--The Philadelphia Eagles suffered a gut-wrenching defeat to the New York Giants here Sunday, yes. But they also demonstrated that they are not to be overlooked when talking about the playoff contenders in the NFC East. For all the bad things that happened while the Eagles were squandering a...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 11:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Awaiting Results of MRI Exam On Kearse's Knee

PHILADELPHIA--The Philadelphia Eagles probably will be without defensive end Jevon Kearse for a while, perhaps the remainder of the season. Kearse left Lincoln Financial Field on crutches after injuring his left knee during the Eagles' overtime loss to the New York Giants. He is scheduled to undergo an MRI...

 

By Mark Maske | September 18, 2006; 10:35 AM ET | Comments (1)

Westbrook Doesn't Practice But Is Expected to Play Sunday

Tailback Brian Westbrook missed the Philadelphia Eagles' practice today because of a swollen knee but is expected to play Sunday against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Westbrook also missed most of Thursday's practice....

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 03:43 PM ET | Comments (1)

RBs Nicked Up

Running backs already are getting nicked up early in the NFL season. Carnell (Cadillac) Williams sat out the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' practice Thursday because of back spasms. Williams also was plagued by back problems during training camp and during last weekend's season-opening loss to the Baltimore Ravens, when he...

 

By Mark Maske | September 15, 2006; 11:08 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles To Be Without CB Sheppard

The Philadelphia Eagles likely will be without cornerback Lito Sheppard for at least a few weeks after he suffered a sprained ankle during Sunday's victory over the Houston Texans. Rod Hood moves into the starting lineup opposite Sheldon Brown....

 

By Mark Maske | September 12, 2006; 02:17 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Made Right WR Move

The Philadelphia Eagles made their followers anxious when they stood by idly, failing to address their need for a No. 1 receiver, while Javon Walker, Eric Moulds and Ashley Lelie were traded to other teams. But the Eagles got a better deal by waiting, obtaining former first-round draft selection...

 

By Mark Maske | September 11, 2006; 02:01 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Sign Punter to Extension

The Philadelphia Eagles signed punter Dirk Johnson to a five-year contract extension through the 2011 season. He was to have been an unrestricted free agent next spring. Johnson has punted well this preseason after coming back from two surgeries to repair a groin injury. He also is taking over...

 

By Mark Maske | September 1, 2006; 11:59 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Cut Pinkston and Detmer, Sign Feeley

The Philadelphia Eagles today released wide receiver Todd Pinkston and signed one reserve quarterback, A.J. Feeley, to replace another, Koy Detmer. Pinkston was released on the heels of the Eagles' acquisition of wideout Donte Stallworth in a trade with the New Orleans Saints. The former starter is trying to...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2006; 12:15 PM ET | Comments (11)

Bloom Placed on IR

The world's most famous fifth-round draft choice will spend his rookie season on the injured reserve list. Jeremy Bloom, the two-time Olympic skier who was trying to make the Philadelphia Eagles' roster as a wide receiver and kick returner, was plagued by hamstring problems throughout training camp and the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 30, 2006; 08:37 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles Finally Bolster WR Corps

Ever since the Philadelphia Eagles released Terrell Owens in March, people inside as well as outside the league wondered when they'd add a prominent wide receiver. They were connected to offseason trade talks involving Eric Moulds and Javon Walker, and to more recent discussions concerning Ashley Lelie and Deion...

 

By Mark Maske | August 29, 2006; 07:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Buckhalter, Pinkston Under Close Scrutiny Tonight

Correll Buckhalter is scheduled to start at tailback for the Philadelphia Eagles in tonight's exhibition game against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Buckhalter is attempting to work his way back from a series of serious knee injuries and had a 48-yard catch and run in the club's last preseason game. His...

 

By Mark Maske | August 25, 2006; 10:03 AM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles, Bears, Niners, Titans Also Were Lelie Bidders

According to an NFL source, the other bidders for Denver Broncos wide receiver Ashley Lelie--traded Tuesday to the Atlanta Falcons in a three-way deal involving the Washington Redskins, who got Atlanta tailback T.J. Duckett--were the Philadelphia Eagles, Chicago Bears, San Francisco 49ers and Tennessee Titans. It was thought in...

 

By Mark Maske | August 23, 2006; 10:01 AM ET | Comments (0)

S. Davis Visits Eagles But Doesn't Immediately Sign

Free agent tailback Stephen Davis visited the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday but didn't immediately sign with the club. The former Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers running back still is interested in playing after being released by the Panthers during the offseason....

 

By Mark Maske | August 22, 2006; 01:55 PM ET | Comments (0)

Davis Reportedly to Meet Today With Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are scheduled to meet today with free agent running back Stephen Davis. Davis, 32, has rushed for more than 7,800 yards in 10 seasons with the Washington Redskins and Carolina Panthers. A Philadelphia television station first reported that Davis could work out for the Eagles...

 

By Mark Maske | August 21, 2006; 07:39 AM ET | Comments (0)

Buckhalter Comeback Gets Boost Against Ravens

Tailback Correll Buckhalter gave the Philadelphia Eagles a reason to be optimistic about his potential return during Thursday night's exhibition loss in Baltimore. Buckhalter, who has missed three of the past four seasons because of serious knee injuries, played two series with the Eagles' offensive starters and set up...

 

By Mark Maske | August 18, 2006; 10:17 AM ET | Comments (0)

Baskett Is Unlikely Starter for Eagles

With Todd Pinkston still sidelined by soreness in his Achilles' tendons, the Philadelphia Eagles have been going with an undrafted rookie, Hank Baskett, as their starter at the wide receiver spot opposite Reggie Brown. Baskett was signed by the Minnesota Vikings after the draft but was traded to the...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 11:51 AM ET | Comments (0)

Former Olympian Bloom Set for Eagles Debut

The world's most famous fifth-round draft pick, Jeremy Bloom, likely will make his debut for the Philadelphia Eagles during tonight's exhibition game at Baltimore. Bloom probably will handle some kick-return duties against the Ravens. He's been sidelined by a hamstring injury, frustrating the former two-time Olympic skier as he...

 

By Mark Maske | August 17, 2006; 10:06 AM ET | Comments (0)

McNabb Calls Eagles "A Super Bowl Team"

BETHLEHEM, Pa.--The Philadelphia Eagles, according to quarterback Donovan McNabb, are back to being one of the NFC's top teams. With wide receiver Terrell Owens gone, McNabb said today he's getting a feeling that the Eagles have returned to being the same sort of balanced, cohesive club that they were...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2006; 09:33 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles' Westbrook Might Sit for Remainder of Preseason

BETHLEHEM, Pa.--Philadelphia Eagles tailback Brian Westbrook might miss the remainder of the exhibition season because of a sprained foot, Coach Andy Reid said today. Westbrook played in the Hall of Fame game to open the preseason but missed the second of the Eagles' five exhibition games. He definitely will...

 

By Mark Maske | August 14, 2006; 05:22 PM ET | Comments (1)

Dawkins, Eagles Agree to Extension

The Philadelphia Eagles and safety Brian Dawkins agreed to a two-year contract extension today, keeping him from being an unrestricted free agent next spring. Dawkins, 32, is entering his 11th season with the Eagles. He is a five-time Pro Bowl selection....

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2006; 08:59 PM ET | Comments (0)

Did Someone Steal Andy Reid's Headset?

It was only one drive in the opening preseason game. But is it possible that the Philadelphia Eagles' pass-happy coach, Andy Reid, actually is telling the truth this time with his pledges to run the ball more often? Reid has said similar things in the past without following through...

 

By Mark Maske | August 6, 2006; 08:48 PM ET | Comments (0)

Eagles, First-Rounder Bunkley Agree

The Philadelphia Eagles reached a contract agreement today with defensive tackle Brodrick Bunkley, their first-round draft choice. The Eagles selected Bunkley with the 14th overall pick in April. He agreed to a six-year contract with the Eagles after he and his agent, Gary Wichard, had been attempting to limit...

 

By Mark Maske | August 4, 2006; 03:00 PM ET | Comments (2)

Eagles, Dawkins Talking Extension

The Philadelphia Eagles are discussing a possible contract extension with safety Brian Dawkins, who is entering the final season of his current deal. The Eagles are known for signing their top players to extensions before they reach free agency. But they've been upstaged in that area in recent weeks...

 

By Mark Maske | August 3, 2006; 12:36 PM ET | Comments (0)

 

© 2010 The Washington Post Company