| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:16 PM
— For Marcus Smith, it's still a long way to Bustville, that dreaded dead-end destination no NFL first-round draft pick ever wants to encounter, especially because it is haunted by the ghosts of so many Philadelphia Eagles who came before him....
| Sep 27, 2014
| 8:06 PM
So far, things have not gone according to plan for the San Francisco 49ers. The team that made it to the last three NFC Championship Games and a Super Bowl was supposed to cruise-control its way to another playoff berth and once again contend for the...
| Sep 20, 2014
| 8:07 PM
They play the same position for the same team, but that's about all Robert Griffin III and Kirk Cousins have in common.
Griffin is the franchise quarterback in Washington, the second overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft. That same year, the Redskins...
| May 3, 2014
| 6:16 PM
The draft will be held Thursday, Friday and Saturday in New York. Times NFL writer Sam Farmer examines team needs by division. Today, the East divisions:
The Buffalo Bills are looking to fortify the supporting cast around second-year...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 6:59 PM
— How quickly the Philadelphia Eagles can get to the point where their defense is difficult or impossible to predict will determine how quickly they can get back into the true championship contention they enjoyed for the most part from 2000-08....
| Jul 15, 2014
| 8:26 AM
When the Eagles report back to the NovaCare Complex on July 25, two defensive veterans to pay particular attention to are cornerback Bradley Fletcher and linebacker Brandon Graham.
Both are super great personalities who work as hard as anyone. Graham'...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 7:12 PM
— On the one hand, the Philadelphia Eagles defense struggled to get off the field, playing an NFL-high 1,150 snaps and giving up a league-worst 4,636 passing yards in 2013.
On the other, it finished with 31 takeaways, third best in the league, and...
| Aug 27, 2014
| 7:31 PM
— For dozens of Philadelphia Eagles, Thursday night's preseason finale against old friend Michael Vick and the visiting New York Jets represents the last chance to impress. NFL rosters must be trimmed from 75 to 53 by Saturday afternoon, with so...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 10:40 AM
Running back Matthew Tucker was a surprise release by the Philadelphia Eagles, who tentatively trimmed their roster to the NFL-mandated limit of 53 by today's 4 p.m. deadline.
The move, which leaves the team with just two healthy players (LeSean McCoy...
| Aug 30, 2014
| 7:39 PM
— Each NFL season beings an assortment of puzzles and surprises.
For the Philadelphia Eagles, the first of each became apparent the minute they officially announced their initial 53-man roster of 2014 on Saturday.
Among the notable names not...
| Aug 17, 2014
| 8:40 PM
— Unless there's a startling turnaround over the next two weeks, rookie first-round draft choice Marcus Smith seems destined for the same kind of immediate limbo as so many other high-end defensive picks of the Philadelphia Eagles over the last...