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Archive: May, 2012

Edwards Tries to Scrape Off Rust

Thursday, May 31, 2012, 2:34 PM
Trent Edwards did a lot of watching Thursday during Eagles OTAs on a perfect morning at NovaCare. He watched Michael Vick. He watched Mike Kafka. He watched Nick Foles, during the 7-on-7 and full-team passing drills. Edwards, who is trying to learn the Eagles' offense, got no more than a couple of... Read more

Babin Found Missing OTAs Unbearable

Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 12:21 PM
Jason Babin was bear hunting in Cold Bay, Alaska, when the Eagles began full-team OTAs last week, as previously reported. But Babin said Wednesday he'd intended to be back at NovaCare in time for the start of the optional workouts; bad weather pinned him down in a remote spot, where he and a hunting... Read more

Castillo: I'd Take a Bullet for Andy

Tuesday, May 29, 2012, 4:49 PM
Juan Castillo still shows up for work every morning at 4 a.m., and when he does, he thinks about Andy Reid, who ensured that Castillo would still have work to show up for, after Castillo's turbulent first season as the Eagles' defensive coordinator. "I've worked for coach for a lot of years," said... Read more

Roseman on staff shakeup

Thursday, May 24, 2012, 2:24 PM
The longer after the draft the Eagles went without putting someone in overall charge of personnel, as Ryan Grigson was before he became the Colts' GM, the more likely it seemed that nobody was going to get that level of power. Eagles general manager Howie Roseman confirmed this Thursday, when Roseman... Read more

A Year Later, Matthews Looks to Learn

Wednesday, May 23, 2012, 2:34 PM
It's too bad this can't be Casey Matthews' rookie year. Early in the 2012 offseason, Eagles strength coach Barry Rubin started working to get the 2011 fourth-round pick from Oregon up to 250 pounds, from 232, to give him more strength for grappling with linemen. Then the Birds traded for DeMeco Ryans... Read more

Hanson Not Giving Up Nickel Job Without A Fight

Tuesday, May 22, 2012, 2:15 PM
A lot of people already seem to have penciled in fourth-round pick Brandon Boykin as the team’s nickel cornerback this season. But Joselio Hanson doesn’t intend to give up that job without a fight. Hanson, 30, is entering his seventh year with the Eagles. He was signed out of NFL Europe... Read more

Mudd's Asst. Keeps the Faith

Monday, May 21, 2012, 5:18 PM
Eugene Chung doesn't appear in the listing of Eagles coaches posted on the team Web site, but he does indeed exist. Chung was seated at a long table in the NovaCare cafeteria Monday afternoon, answering questions about the offensive line. The Eagles offered a rare chance for reporters to talk to offensive... Read more

Whatever Happened to Joe Banner?

Sunday, May 20, 2012, 1:07 PM
This is the column I wrote for SportsWeek, which most people don't see until a carrier pigeon posts it on the Internet, three weeks after a full moon, or something: It was a natural question from a Twitter follower to an Eagles reporter, the follower presumably watching Thursday evening’s LeSean... Read more

Rosenhaus: A New Deal, Dealing with Birds

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 10:13 PM
After the LeSean McCoy news conference ended Thursday night at NovaCare, reporters broke into groups. One group clustered around agent Drew Rosenhaus, another around Eagles general manager Howie Roseman. Some TV reporters waited to do one-on-one interviews with McCoy about his new, five-year, $45 million... Read more

Celek Likes Birds' Offseason

Thursday, May 17, 2012, 2:57 PM
Brent Celek was at Temple University Hospital Thursday, unveiling the latest initiative of his Take Flight Foundation, a Take Flight Zone at Temple Pediatric Care. This is a bigger version of what Celek did last year at St. Christopher's Hospital for Children -- lots of video gaming stuff for children... Read more
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