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Archive: February, 2011

Akers waiting out his future

Monday, February 28, 2011, 1:30 PM
Kicker David Akers was not expecting to have the Eagles use the transition tag on him. The Eagles say they had to use the tag to retain his rights, because like quarterback Michael Vick, Akers made 30 percent more in 2010 than he did in 2009 and teams are not allowed to extend players' contracts under... Read more

Draft's top 2 corners talk to the media

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 3:34 PM
INDIANAPOLIS – LSU’s Patrick Peterson and Nebraskas’s Prince Amukamara, who are regarded as the top 2 cornerbacks in the draft, spoke to reporters Sunday afternoon at NFL scouting combine Peterson, who figures to be one of the first 5 or 6 players off the board, made two notable... Read more

Combine Continues: Fairley's Eagles Comparisons

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 1:13 PM
INDIANAPOLIS --- The NFL Scouting Combine continues with defensive backs coming to the interview room today, along with defensive linemen who didn't get to the room yesterday. You're watching quarterbacks run the 40 on the NFL Network, but we've already talked to them and won't get another chance,... Read more

Virginia group to honor Vick as 'hero'

Sunday, February 27, 2011, 9:56 AM
The Southeastern Virginia Arts Association will honor Eagles quarterback Michael Vick at its first Black-Tie Honors Gala next month in Norfolk, the Virignian-Pilot is reporting. In a news release, the group said it plans to honor Vick, a Newport News native, because he "epitomized the meaning of 'hero'... Read more

Newton Displays Gravity in Media Session

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 4:57 PM
INDIANAPOLIS --- A few hundred credentialed media members surrounded the podium where Cam Newton was about to speak, before Newton even entered the room. It wasn't clear whether the reporters gathered at the NFL Scouting Combine considered Newton an "icon," but they certainly seemed to expect entertainment... Read more

Indy Dinner for Andy Alums

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 4:18 PM
INDIANAPOLIS --- New Cleveland Browns coach Pat Shurmur told reporters today he got together with some old friends Friday night at the NFL Scouting Combine. Shurmur said he and the other four former Andy Reid assistants who are now NFL head coaches gathered with Reid for dinner at St. Elmo's, a downtown... Read more

Combine Snapshot: Son of 'Ironhead'

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 1:09 PM
INDIANAPOLIS --- Cam Heyward was asked today at the NFL Scouting Combine what part of his game resembles that of his late father, Craig "Ironhead" Heyward, the former bulldozing fullback who played 11 NFL seasons. Cam, an Ohio State star expected to go in the first round of the NFL draft, said: "Using... Read more

Mayock on Cam Newton

Saturday, February 26, 2011, 11:15 AM
While we wait for entertainer and icon Cam Newton to arrive in the media workroom at the NFL scouting combine, a few thoughts on the Auburn quarterback from NFL Network draft analyst Mike Mayock, who knows quarterbacks better than McDonald’s knows hamburgers. Mayock: ``His throwing mechanics... Read more

Agents Pledge Solidarity

Friday, February 25, 2011, 12:03 PM
INDIANAPOLIS --- Predictably, the NFLPA's mandatory meeting for player agents today produced declarations of solidarity, and not a lot else. Union chief DeMaurice Smith told agents he could not get into details of the federally mediated talks toward a new collective bargaining agreement, which are... Read more

Eagles one of the "good teams''

Thursday, February 24, 2011, 12:44 PM
INDIANAPOLIS -- If there is a lockout next week, most NFL players won’t really take a financial hit until next September when they start missing game checks. With the exception of some roster bonuses that are payable in the next few weeks, and workout bonuses, most won’t lose a cent until... Read more
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