Morgan: ‘Football Gave My Life Structure’

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Davon Morgan was lying. He had to.

The 25-year-old defensive back had been waiting for this moment for 983 days, but while he prepared to leave his Philadelphia hotel room after rookie camp ended in May, he told his roommate he didn’t make the team.

“I held it in because I knew my roommate was going home and I didn’t want to make him feel worse than he already was,” said Morgan, who was the only one of seven tryout players to make the Eagles 90-man roster. “I just gave him words of advice and told him to keep putting in the work. You can never lose your faith.”

Morgan never did, even when the Jets cut him in 2011. Or after three failed Canadian Football League (CFL) tryouts. Or after a season in the Professional Indoor Football League (PIFL) failed to attract much attention.

But his focus never wavered, even if his dream of making it back to the NFL diminished by the day.

“What he did is rare, very rare,” said Eagles defensive coordinator Billy Davis. “It’s an incredible story.” Read more »

Photos: Eagles Training Camp, 8/3



Catching Up With Troy Vincent

Troy Vincent

Troy Vincent had an illustrious football career at each level he played on. At Pennsbury High School, he dominated and earned several high-major division one offers. At Wisconsin, he was a first team All-American and a runner-up for the Jim Thorpe Award. In Philadelphia, he made five straight Pro Bowls from 1999 to 2003.

But even though he retired from the game eight years ago, he’s just hitting the prime of a new part of his career: working in the league office. Read more »

Photos: Eagles Training Camp, 7/28



Photos: Eagles Training Camp, 7/27



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