November 12, 2001 |
Duce Staley ran toward the back of the end zone, took a lob pass from Donovan McNabb and finger-rolled it over the goal post. Everything worked for Staley and McNabb on Sunday, even their post-touchdown celebration. Staley had 146 yards rushing and one touchdown, and McNabb threw for three touchdowns, and ran for another to lead the Philadelphia Eagles to a 48-17 victory over the Minnesota Vikings.
July 27, 2001 |
Former UCLA receiver Freddie Mitchell signed a five-year deal Thursday with the Philadelphia Eagles, hours before training camp began. "It's a big load off my shoulders," said Mitchell, the No. 25 pick whose deal reportedly is worth more than $5 million. "I was worried because [negotiations] were going so late, and it's critical for me to be at camp."
April 22, 2001 |
Think Freddie Mitchell is fast? The Philadelphia Eagles showed some high-speed maneuvering of their own Saturday, spending only three of their allotted 15 minutes to snap up the UCLA receiver with the 25th pick in the NFL draft. It was the quickest selection of the first round. "He's a good football player," Eagle Coach Andy Reid said. "He's a combination of everything. He enjoys playing the game.
January 8, 2001 |
It was a 97-yard kickoff return for a touchdown before many fans had parked their cars. It was an amazing, acrobatic, juggling interception, a ball picked off just before it hit the ground and returned for a touchdown. It was four quarters of smacking, whacking, pushing, shoving, totally discombobulating a young quarterback, Donovan McNabb, who has been compared to Michael Jordan but who was smacking his head in anger and frustration.
January 7, 2001 |
For the 134th time in NFL history, the New York Giants and Philadelphia Eagles will play each other. Never have both teams felt so little respect. Giant and Eagle rooters look forward to exchanging threats, insults and maybe a punch or two today, in the cold, dark, windy parking lot in the Jersey swampland known as the Meadowlands. Both clans of fans have reason to feel put upon. The Giants have home-field advantage for the playoffs, but nobody thinks they can go to the Super Bowl.
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.