Tag:Philadelphia Eagles
Posted on: July 2, 2010 5:32 pm

Reid has spoken to Vick, but he's staying mum

M. Vick (US Presswire)
Andy Reid said in a phone interview with the Philadelphia Inquirer that he has spoken to Michael Vick about the birthday party shooting situation. Reid is currently in Germany on a USO tour with John Fox, Brad Childress and Marvin Lewis.

"I have spoken to Michael and I've looked into the situation," Reid told the Inquirer. "I'm aware of the things that are happening and I'll continue to be kept abreast about any recent developments."

The Eagles have claimed they are supporting Vick, but let’s wait until more details unfold. Vick’s value on the field doesn’t begin to make him worth a major PR hit for the team at this point.

--Andy Benoit

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Category: NFL
Posted on: July 2, 2010 10:44 am

Cunningham creates foundation for son

Former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham, whose son died earlier this week after drowning in a family hot tub accident, has established the Christian Cunningham foundation.

If you’d like to donate, details can be found at this Philadelphia Daily News link.

Christian would have turned 3 in December.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 2, 2010 10:04 am
Edited on: July 2, 2010 11:48 am

Bobby Taylor on the comeback trail

B. Taylor makes an interception in a 2000 game (Getty). Former Eagles CB Bobby Taylor – who hasn’t taken the field since 2004 – wants to return to the game, Brad Biggs of the National Football Post reports today.

The Eagles drafted Taylor in the second round of the 1995 Draft, and he had a nice career, making the Pro Bowl in 2002. He tallied 19 career interceptions, and he spent a year in Seattle before the Seahawks released him during training camp in 2005.

As Biggs reports, Taylor has been working out in Houston, and apparently, he’s in excellent shape. He’s looking to return as either a third or a fourth CB, but he also is willing to play a little backup safety.

Teams might have an interest in taking a look at him, but it’s hard to see him sticking in the league again. After all, it’s been a half-decade since he last played. How could he keep his skills from eroding if he hasn’t played in five years? It seems rather unlikely.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: July 1, 2010 8:49 pm

Vick: I had nothing to do with the incident

Eagles quarterback Michael Vick – the NFL’s man of the moment – has released a statement, as acquired by the Philadelphia Inquirer . The statement reads:

"On June 25, 2010 I attended a birthday party held in my honor at The Guadalajara’s Restaurant in Virginia Beach, Virginia.

"After I left the event, I learned that a man was shot outside the restaurant. 

"I want to assure everyone that I had nothing to do with that incident. I left the restaurant prior to it occurring and did not witness what happened.

Following the incident, I reported it to the Philadelphia Eagles and to representatives of Commissioner Roger Goodell of the NFL. In addition, I cooperated with and answered any and all questions from Law Enforcement officials investigating this matter.  My statements, from the beginning, explained that I was not there at the time of the shooting and had no knowledge of the events surrounding it. I have been completely truthful and fully cooperative from the very beginning and will continue to cooperate with Law Enforcement and the NFL as this investigation continues."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 30, 2010 9:34 am

Cunningham's son found dead

This is a terrible way to begin the day, but the Las Vegas Journal-Review reports today that the 2-year-old son of former Eagles QB Randall Cunningham was found dead floating in the backyard hot tub at his home in Las Vegas. Though police were investigating for possible abuse, they said the drowning appeared to be accidental.

Cunningham – now a pastor at Remnant Ministries, the church he founded in 2004 – was not home at the time.

"We know healing is going to take time," one church member, who goes by the name Miss Happy, told the newspaper. "We ask that everyone pray for the family. It hurts. It hurts."

Cunningham, a four-time Pro-Bowler, played 16 seasons in the NFL, including stints with the Eagles, Vikings, Ravens and Cowboys. He’s among the top-35 all-time in career passing completions, passing touchdowns, passing yards, pass attempts and sacks.

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 29, 2010 10:09 pm

Another turn in the Vick case

The news continues to be not-so-good for Eagles QB Michael Vick. Remember how Vick apparently had left the restaurant where his birthday party was held long before one of his former dog-fighting associates was shot last week?

Well, it might not have happened exactly like that.

According to the Hampton Roads Daily Press , Vick’s entourage left the Guadalajara restaurant at 2:07 a.m., three minutes before gunshots rang out. This, according to the surveillance video the restaurant turned over to police Tuesday.

Vick attorney, Larry Woodward, did not sound pleased with the apparent confliction of the video and what he had claimed earlier.

"I stand by what I said, that Michael was long gone before the shooting, does not know who did the shooting and had nothing to do with the shooting," Woodward told the newspaper. "Anyone who says any different better be very careful."

--Josh Katzowitz

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Category: NFL
Posted on: June 28, 2010 5:50 pm
Edited on: June 28, 2010 5:53 pm

DeSean Jackson Doing Things Right

DeSean Jackson is a star maturing before our very eyes. He fell in the draft because of mild character concerns. At times as a rookie, his cocky antics made coaches roll their eyes. But the 23-year-old has been a model team player this offseason. Jackson wants a new contract but isn’t likely to get one this year. Asked about the situation by the Philadelphia Daily News, Jackson said "There has been no progress so far. I'm looking forward to just working with them and hopefully making something happen.

Some believe that Jackson’s absence at a voluntary practice was a soft negotiating tactic, but sources have said Jackson was away for family matters.

If at all possible, the Eagles may want to go ahead and give Jackson his contract now. Not because the receiver is asking nicely, but because he’s only going to be more expensive in the future. Jackson is a dynamic big-play weapon who makes better use of his speed than perhaps any star in the game. He’s made a habit of scoring 50-yard touchdowns, but this isn’t to say he’s not a complete receiver who can hurt teams between the 20’s.

The Eagles have always been good about issuing contracts to their current players (or, if you remember the Terrell Owens saga, NOT issuing contracts). Expect Jackson to get his money when the time is right.

--Andy Benoit

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Posted on: June 28, 2010 10:03 am

Goodell pondering QBs

It looks like Eagles QB Michael Vick is clear of any legal problems regarding the shooting that occurred during his birthday party last week. Commissioner Roger Goodell is another story.

According to Foxsports.com’s Alex Marvez , Goodell said he’s still gathering facts about the Vick shooting, and although the Virginia Beach police department has told the NFL that Vick is not a focus of the investigation, Goodell said, “Obviously, we’ve got to look and see whether there was any violation of policy.”

Goodell also said he’ll meet in the next couple weeks with Tennessee QB Vince Young, who was arrested and charged with misdemeanor assault after he allegedly was involved in a fight at a strip club. According to Marvez, Goodell acknowledged that, for a first-time offender like Young, he’s unlikely to receive an NFL suspension.

--Josh Katzowitz

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