The offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles in March was quiet, calm, and everything was going well. Until news that Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had ruptured his Achilles, that is.
Philadelphia’s offensive line was set to finally have continuity in 2012, which would have served to strengthen the foundation laid in 2011 . Peters and the rest of the o-line were no small part of what led LeSean McCoy to his record-breaking season.
Thankfully, the Eagles were able to move swiftly and sign Demetress Bell, previously of the Buffalo Bills. This is his second time being brought to a team to replace Peters and for the second time, he is up to the challenge. Continue reading ‘Demetress Bell confident, getting comfortable with new Eagles teammates’
In the hunt to replace injured Pro-Bowl tackle Jason Peters, the Philadelphia Eagles are wasting no time.
On Saturday evening, the team hosted free agent tackle Demetrius Bell, formerly of the Buffalo Bills. Per the Inquirer and CSNPhilly, Bell stayed overnight in Philadelphia and will have more meetings with the team on Sunday, often a good sign in these visits. The 27-year old tackle has garnered has also paid visits to Pittsburgh and Green Bay in recent days.
Bell has a history of injuries, playing in only 30 games in 3 seasons in Buffalo. Though he has paid visits to other teams, the fact that he is still on the market means that he will be eager to sign a deal with whoever offers first, meaning that the Eagles are in good bargaining position. The team can secure Bell, if they so choose, then figure out the other additions and adjustments they need to make to secure and add depth to the offensive line via additional free agency moves and the draft.
In addition to Bell’s visit, ProFootballTalk reports that the Eagles have contacted former San Diego Chargers LT Marcus McNeill. McNeill’s agent, Alvin Keels, says that beyond the initial outreach it’s too soon to determine the extent of Philadelphia interest.
Evan Mathis all dressed up for his big day with the media. Image via CSNPhilly
Newly re-signed OG Evan Mathis spoke yesterday for the first time about his new $25.5 million/5 year deal with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Mathis revealed that he and GM Howie Roseman agreed that Mathis would test the waters of free agency in order to figure out a pricetag to place on the self-described journeyman. So, thanks for that, Baltimore. Continue reading ‘Eagles OG Evan Mathis Speaks On His Decision to Return to Philadelphia: “This Is the Best O-Line I’ve Ever Played With”’
LeSean Shady "Shining Star" McCoy
This post is an ode to LeSean McCoy. Your preference may be to refer to him as Shady. Regardless of what you call him, he has been the Eagles shining star this season.
A constant, shining presence in the depths of what has been a disappointing season for the Birds. Even in the ugliest losses, LeSean fought to his way through play after play to help his team. At times, the heart of much of the team may have been questioned, but never that of LeSean McCoy.
Three touchdowns in Sunday’s win against the Jets alone. Twenty TDs this season. And now, the Philadelphia Eagles record holder of the most touchdowns recorded in the span of a single season. Simply incredible.
At a time where many have speculated that sales of Eagles merchandise has likely gone down, my guess is that sales of McCoy jerseys have skyrocketed. I wouldn’t mind getting one for Christmas, if anyone is looking for gift ideas. Continue reading ‘LeSean McCoy: The Eagles’ Shining Star’
What will you be doing at 1 pm come Sunday? Hmm, I wonder…
Football Sundays are back. This weekend, football fans will FINALLY have the opportunity to see the new-look Philadelphia Eagles will be able to do. The team will head to St. Louis to face the Rams, a team they haven’t played since 2008, when the Birds trounced the team 38-3.
Many members of the Eagles will be facing a familiar face in a different uniform in safety Quintin Mikell. Mikell was traded to the Rams in July. He has heard all of the talk about his former team and finds the hype surrounding Philadelphia and the various labels for the team dangerous.
“It’s a lot of pressure. When you come out and basically say, ‘We’re a Super Bowl team,’ that’s what everyone’s going to look at. When you have the expectation that you’re in it for the Super Bowl or nothing . . . you add unneeded pressure on yourself.”
Very true, but isn’t this the claim, or at least the goal, or every team, each and every season? Continue reading ‘Sneak Peek: Eagles at Rams’