@Jeff_McLane: Can confirm report that #Eagles signed RB Felix Jones to a one-year contract. He will compete with other RBs for one backup spot to McCoy.
I like this signing. I've always felt like Felix never was able to live up expectation in Dallas due to horrible O-line play and crap play-calling in general. Also, I love Bryce Brown and was touting him big time last season, but I heard someone (T-Mac I think) saying that Chip was all up in his grill for missing some assignments or not getting the play right a few times at OTA's yesterday. Kid's got all the talent, but if he can't get his head on straight, learn the plays and STOP FUMBLING he might be passed on the depth charts, talent or no.
Well, it may be a good thing Watkins isn't cut. From Derrick Gunn: "according to two league sources, @EvanMathis69 has ankle issue, sidelined 4-5 weeks..danny watkins is expected to get ota reps at left guard"
Ugh, seriously? Our only solid and stable lineman and now this. It may not be serious, but it seems like everytime we get excited about our Oline, something bad happens.
seriously. I read this and thought I was reading last year's pre-season thread for a minute.
FWIW I could see Brent Celek at best, taking a big hit in production; at worst not on the team starting week 1. They got a simliar sized, similar aged guy that can also drop back to play fullback as well as one of the top 2 rookies this year that is taller, heavier, faster, has better hands and is 22.
I was not so concerned about his flat line speed as much as his breakaway speed (ie getting away from ends). Still its not his legs that concern me.
I know, I just thought it was a cool story. Supposedly, Shady was breaking his balls for the past few weeks calling him an old man and challenging him to a race. So, finally, Vick accepts and ends up smoking him by 5 yards. Good stuff