Thursday, December 25, 2014

Eagles looking to add tight end; ASPCA on Vick

The Eagles' search for another tight end is contiuning in the wake of Cornelius Ingram's season-ending knee injury.

Eagles looking to add tight end; ASPCA on Vick

The Eagles' search for another tight end is contiuning in the wake of Cornelius Ingram's season-ending knee injury.

The team evaluated Tony Curtis on Friday and could sign him pending a physical, according to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network. The Eagles have made no official announcement.

Curtis has played in 36 career games with the Cowboys and recorded 11 catches for 50 yards and three touchdowns (all three game in 2007). Hehad eight receptions for 32 yards last season with the Cowboys.

He was an undrafted free agent in 2005 and had been with Dallas his entire career until joining the Chiefs this offseason after they traded Tony Gonzalez to Atlanta. He was released by Kansas City when Amani Toomer was signed.

Behind starter Brent Celek and veteran backup Matt Schobel, the Eagles have been working in undrafted free agents Eugene Bright, a converted defensive end from Purdue, and Rob Myers, from Utah State, who joined the team late in camp.

Celek, nursing a shoulder injury, did not play against the Colts on Thursday as a precaution. Schobel started and did not have a reception. Myers had four catches for 44 yards with a long of 17.

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In other news, the ASPCA has broken its relative silence on the Michael Vick issue, releasing a statement yesterday that condemns "60 Minutes" for giving Vick a forum. The group says that Vick's PR team approached them about working with him but the APSCA turned Vick down.

Here is part of the statement released by Ed Sayres, the ASPCA president and CEO:

"Mr. Vick has indeed been given another chance to play football with the Philadelphia Eagles. It is important to state that the ASPCA is extremely disappointed that owner Jeff Lurie hired him for his team before it was clear that Mr. Vick has truly developed a sense of compassion for his victims, the animals whose lives were taken by him. The ASPCA believes in second chances -- in redemption -- but that second chance has to be earned through contrition, conversion to the cause of animal welfare and finally, through hard work. Mr. Vick has only now begun his journey toward a second chance. It will be a long and hard road for him, and while we wish him well, we also want to remind the nation that the work of ridding the nation of dog fighting is as compelling a story as one man's path to redemption. Let's not forget to focus on the animals, the crimes that are still being committed every day in the United States. What are we, as a nation, going to do about that? How are we going to express our outrage long past the first time Mr. Vick takes the field in Philadelphia?"

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