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Archive: March, 2013

Birds Ship FB to New Home, Gain DL Body

Thursday, March 28, 2013, 3:14 PM
The main purpose of Thursday's Eagles trade of Stanley Havili to the Indianapolis Colts for defensive end Clifton Geathers was to get something for Havili, while giving the fullback a decent shot at continuing his career. Havili, 25, was a good solider who worked his way up from the practice squad... Read more

Eagles boot McBriar, bring in Jones

Monday, March 25, 2013, 3:46 PM
Donnie Jones thought he had earned another year with the Houston Texans, but when that didn't seem to be working out, Jones was happy to sign on with the Eagles, who announced him Monday as their new punter. The Eagles released Mat McBriar, the former Cowboys Pro Bowler who beat out Chas Henry last... Read more

Chip Kelly: 'Bigger people beat up little people'

Wednesday, March 20, 2013, 12:20 PM
PHOENIX --- New Eagles coach Chip Kelly held his most extensive media session since he took the job two months ago, chatting with waves of curious reporters gathered for the NFC coaches' breakfast at the NFL Meetings. The Chipper's main message was that he is not coming in as some sort of miracle... Read more

Andy Reid celebrates birthday in style

Tuesday, March 19, 2013, 1:01 PM
PHOENIX -- Andy Reid celebrated his 55th birthday Tuesday by sitting down at a breakfast table to be quizzed by half a dozen reporters from Philadelphia. "I've missed you guys," Reid said, his mustache twitching just a bit. The sign on the table displayed a Kansas City Chiefs helmet next to Reid's... Read more

Banner and Lurie: Friends Forever

Monday, March 18, 2013, 8:30 PM
When last we left Joe Banner and Jeff Lurie, things were not good between the two childhood friends. Lurie was publicly accusing the Eagles’ former president of besmirching the good name of his general manager Howie Roseman, and Banner, now the CEO of the Browns, was suggesting Lurie might want... Read more

Lurie: Will push for Philly Super Bowl if New York's OK

Monday, March 18, 2013, 3:55 PM
PHOENIX -- Eagles chairman Jeffrey Lurie said Monday he is enthusiastic about the New York-area Super Bowl next year, and will push for Philadelphia to host one, if the New York venture is a success. "Growing up in Boston, I went to more great games in snow conditions," Lurie said during the lunch... Read more

Rams Sign Long; OT Logjam Broken?

Monday, March 18, 2013, 1:16 PM
PHOENIX --- As owners, general managers and coaches filed into a conference room at the Arizona Biltmore hotel Monday for the first major sessions of the NFL Meetings, much of the buzz was about offensive tackle Jake Long's signing with the St. Louis Rams, which happened after midnight in the East... Read more

Lehigh AD: Birds were trending away

Friday, March 15, 2013, 1:16 PM
The Eagles finally made official Friday what seemed increasingly likely, as the weeks went by and team officials refused to commit to another year of training camp at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, where the Birds and many thousands of fans have journeyed each summer since 1996. As expected, training... Read more

Barwin caps big Birds day

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 4:17 PM
The signing Thursday evening of former Texans outside linebacker Connor Barwin capped a hectic afternoon of signings for the Eagles, and might have marked their final significant foray into 2013 free agency. General manager Howie Roseman talked to reporters minutes after Barwin became the team's eighth... Read more

Eagles new nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga: Birds will 'shock the world'

Wednesday, March 13, 2013, 3:24 PM
The Eagles introduced two of their free-agent signings in a NovaCare news conference Wednesday in which new nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga made a strong vow. "We are here to hunt. We are here to win ... I believe and I promise that we're going to shock the world," said Sopoaga, 31, who has played his entire... Read more
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