December 31, 2000 |
Shaun King reminds Philadelphia defenders of Donovan McNabb, the quarterback the Eagles face every day in practice. King has more in common with McNabb than being a fellow member of the quarterback class of '99. Neither is a typical pocket passer, both are considered playmakers and they're good friends. That friendship will be put aside when the Eagles play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers today in an NFC wild-card game.
October 8, 2000 |
Philadelphia Eagle running back Duce Staley, who sprained his foot last Sunday, might be out for the season. Staley flew to Columbia, S.C., on Friday to meet with orthopedic surgeon Evan Ekman. He will be out at least four to six weeks, but should he not respond well to further tests this week, he probably will require surgery, which would cost him the season.
July 13, 1999 |
The media release from the Philadelphia Eagles is so simple, so elementary, so missing the full story: "Brian Finneran, a 6-foot-5 wide receiver from Santa Margarita High School and Villanova University, signed a two-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles. . . .
May 4, 1995 |
William (the Refrigerator) Perry, the Philadelphia Eagles' defensive tackle who became a national figure during the Chicago Bears' Super Bowl season in 1985, has retired from football and is investigating a career switch to pro wrestling, his agent said Wednesday.
March 26, 1995 |
San Francisco decided Ricky Watters wasn't worth a three-year, $6.9-million investment, but former 49er assistant Ray Rhodes disagreed, so Watters became a Philadelphia Eagle on Saturday. The Eagles had given Watters the offer a week ago and San Francisco decided that matching it wouldn't work under the NFL's salary cap. The 49ers were also not exactly magnanimous in bidding him farewell.
January 15, 1995 |
The on-again, off-again courtship between the Philadelphia Eagles and former Coach Dick Vermeil ended Saturday when team owner Jeffrey Lurie broke off negotiations. Lurie said Vermeil did not move very far off his initial contract demand: a five-year deal worth $20 million and 5% of the team, to serve as coach and general manager.
December 27, 1994 |
Win or lose, Rich Kotite's chances of remaining as coach of the Philadelphia Eagles all but evaporated shortly after Jeffrey Lurie wrote the $185-million check to buy the team last May. Lurie fired Kotite on Monday, two days after the Eagles closed a 7-9 season with their seventh loss in a row, a 33-30 defeat by the Cincinnati Bengals. The parting appeared amiable. The two men stood together as Lurie announced that "Rich Kotite would no longer be the coach of the Philadelphia Eagles."
July 22, 1994 |
The Philadelphia Eagles signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Greg Townsend to a one-year contract for a reported $730,000, two days after he was cut by the Raiders. "I think getting Greg Townsend is a great thing for us," Eagle Coach Rich Kotite said. "He has proven over the years with the Raiders that he's a force on the defensive line against both the run and the pass."