Archive for the ‘Philadelphia Eagles’ Category

Rule change bans leaping over lineman to block kicks (AFP)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
A ban on players attempting to block kicks by leaping over linemen and stiffer penalties for helmet hits were among eight rule changes approved Tuesday by NFL team owners at their annual meeting. The charge-down change, which applies to field goals and extra-point conversion kicks, was proposed by the Philadelphia Eagles and backed by the NFL Players Association as a player safety move. New England's Shea McClellin and Seattle's Bobby Wagner used the move to successfully block field goal attempts last season.

NFL players push lawmakers on criminal justice reform (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 28th, 2017
Jenkins, free-agent wide receiver Anquan Boldin and other players were meeting with members of Congress this week to push for legislation that leads to improved relationships between minority communities and local police. This is the second trip to Washington in the last five months for Jenkins and Boldin. ''Football is easier than doing this,'' Jenkins said Tuesday in an interview with The Associated Press.

Third team's the charm: Kiko Alonso signs contract extension with Dolphins (Shutdown Corner)

Tuesday, March 21st, 2017
Lots to shout about: LB Kiko Alonso, shown here with teammate Donald Butler, signed an extension with the Dolphins. It’s almost easy to forget that Kiko Alonso is as young as he is. Then in 2015, after a solid rookie year but sophomore year lost completely to a torn ACL, the Bills and Philadelphia Eagles had a player-for-player trade that sent Alonso to Philly and LeSean McCoy to Buffalo.

Patriots star Brady's missing Super Bowl jersey found in Mexico (Reuters)

Monday, March 20th, 2017
By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The New England Patriots jersey that vanished after quarterback Tom Brady wore it in the team's fifth Super Bowl victory last month has been found in Mexico, officials said on Monday. The jersey and a second one Brady wore in a championship victory two years earlier were taken by a former Mexican media executive who had been credentialed to cover the February game in Houston, according to the National Football League and law enforcement officials. A Mexican newspaper group said on Monday a former staffer was involved in the theft, following an investigation by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Houston Police Department and league security.

Chiefs sign DT Bennie Logan to 1-year contract (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 14th, 2017
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Chiefs signed defensive tackle Bennie Logan to a one-year contract on Tuesday, filling the void left by free agent Dontari Poe in the middle of the Kansas City defensive line.

Jackson, Baker eager to help young Bucs realize potential (The Associated Press)

Saturday, March 11th, 2017
DeSean Jackson and Chris Baker had similar thoughts when it came to teams they wanted to play for. As unrestricted free agents, the former Washington Redskins teammates had plenty of options, but chose to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because they wanted a chance to play with promising young players such as quarterback Jameis Winston and Pro Bowl receiver Mike Evans. The Bucs introduced Jackson and Bakers as the newest members of the team on Saturday.

Buccaneers land WR DeSean Jackson in free agency (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The Tampa Bay Buccaneers are intent on giving Jameis Winston everything a quarterback needs to be successful. Armed with more than $66 million in salary-cap space and determined to make Winston and an improved offense even more productive, the Bucs didn't settle on the first day of NFL agency for simply adding a much-needed No. 2 receiver. Instead, general manager Jason Licht and coach Dirk Koetter sought and landed explosive playmaker DeSean Jackson, a lead receiver for most of his nine-year career, to pair with first-time Pro Bowl selection Mike Evans.

Carson Wentz gets a weapon … for one year. Alshon Jeffery signs 'prove it' deal with Eagles (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 9th, 2017
The Eagles need a weapon for quarterback Carson Wentz, who is going into his second season. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport said the Eagles have signed Jeffery to a one-year, $14 million deal. Jeffery is coming off a season in which he didn’t play great and also was suspended four games for a PED violation.

Report: Vince Young to sign with CFL's Saskatchewan Roughriders (Shutdown Corner)

Wednesday, March 8th, 2017
Vince Young hasn’t played in the NFL in over five years, but he’s set to give Canada a try. While we wait to find out what will happen with some quarterbacks currently in the NFL, one former NFL quarterback is reportedly going to resurrect his career in the Great White North. According to TSN reporter Gary Lawless, Vince Young and agent Leigh Steinberg are headed to Regina to finalize a contract for Young with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.

Unheralded special teams guys often best free agent signings (The Associated Press)

Tuesday, March 7th, 2017
The best signings in free agency are usually unheralded players. Quarterbacks and skill position players get the most money. The Philadelphia Eagles signed safety Chris Maragos and linebacker Bryan Braman in 2014 to bolster their special teams.