The Eagles on Monday announced the surprising signing of tight end Adam Zaruba, a star for Canada’s national team in the World Rugby Sevens Series.
The 26-year-old Zaruba has no professional football experience, but he did play in high school and was also recruited by Simon Fraser University – an NCAA Division II school in British Columbia. The North Vancouver native is listed at 196 centimeters tall and weighs in at 146 kilograms (which I’m told is 6-foot-5 and 265 pounds). Read more »
Photo by Kiel Leggere/Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles opened training camp at the team’s NovaCare Complex on Monday with rookies and a few select veterans reporting for work in South Philadelphia. New wide receiver Torrey Smith wasn’t among those practicing today – full-team workouts begin Thursday – but he showed up to camp early with two special guests by his side: Read more »
Jon Dobrenos and his new wife Annalise Dale at their wedding in Mexico. | Photo courtesy the happy couple
I, for one, can’t wait until the start of Eagles season. No, it’s not because I’ve suddenly become a die-hard fan — I’m one of those annoying fair-weather bandwagoners — but because the new Eagles season will hopefully mean that we’ll get to see Jon Dorenbos’ new wife around town on the regular. Read more »
Photo by: Jeff Fusco.
With an estimated value of $2.5 billion, the Eagles placed 22nd on Forbes’ annual ranking of the world’s most valuable sports franchises – which also took soccer, NASCAR and Formula 1 racing teams into consideration. They were the only Philly team to crack the magazine’s Top 50. Read more »
Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz on Tuesday announced the launch of his “Carson Wentz AO1 Foundation,” which has a stated mission to “demonstrate the love of God by providing opportunities and support for the less fortunate and those in need.” Read more »
Former Eagles head coach Chip Kelly is back, folks. Hired by ESPN as a college football analyst just one short month ago, it seems like the network is already trotting out their flashy new toy with the Chipper appearing on colleague Adam Schefter’s podcast on Wednesday. Read more »
Photo illustration by Joe Trinacria.
The story of the latest fight for bail reform in New Jersey begins in a bar in Sicklerville, where an argument between two Eagles fans and a father-son tandem that cheers for the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers (don’t ask us how) sparked the literal tossing of fists back in April. It was a beat down really, and the Birds fans were unfortunately on the receiving end.
According to NJ.com, Winslow Township police officers arrived at Joe’s Tavern on Williamstown Road on the night of April 6 to find a 36-year-old man unconscious and suffering from a head injury in the parking lot. Inside, the son of the bar’s owner was treating a broken nose. Read more »
A young Darren Sproles before feasting on an outmatched Pop Warner defense.
If you think Eagles running back Darren Sproles still has all the right moves at the ripe old age of 34, you should see how he embarrassed kids while playing Pop Warner in Olathe, Kansas way back when.
To celebrate the NFL’s active leader in all-purpose yards, the Birds posted a hysterical video on Twitter of young Sproles breaking ankles and making plays out of nothing, per usual: Read more »
Carson Wentz. (Jeff Fusco)
Carson Wentz is carrying on the tradition of past Eagles quarterbacks such as Donovan McNabb and Sam Bradford (it’s such an embarrassment that he ever wore the wings) by hosting his pass-catchers in North Dakota for a private workout in July.
With mini-camp now complete, the Birds have some extended time off before the next phase of their offseason program – training camp – kicks off at the NovaCare Complex in the end of July. But there is never really an offseason for the dedicated, and count our young signal caller among them. Read more »
Photo by Philadelphia Eagles-Kiel Leggere.
Newly minted Eagles defensive end Chris Long has yet to play a snap in midnight green, but the Super Bowl champion is already endearing himself to both fans and teammates alike with his winning personality.
The ex-New England Patriot (and Hall of Famer Howie’s son) has an active social media presence and isn’t afraid to speak his mind on any topic, which we learned first-hand when Long tweeted a profane rant directed at supporters of Confederate monuments shortly after signing with the Birds. Read more »