Doug Pederson’s midweek press conference didn’t deliver much positive news at all.
Here’s the injury update:
- Avonte Maddox is not ready yet because the neck is still an issue, it’s a head+neck injury, not just a concussion
- he expects Ronald Darby to “be out there” this week
- DeSean Jackson won’t practice with the team but will continue to run and rehab
- Nigel Bradham will “ramp his rehab up,” not expected to practice today
- Tim Jernigan’s progression also expected to increase this week
- Jason Peters will work on conditioning but won’t practice today
- Hassan Ridgeway is a “little bit longer, week to week with him”
RE: Fletcher Cox and last week’s break-in incident, Doug was asked how the team is handling the situation:
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Fletcher Cox missed practice last Wednesday for what the Eagles called “illness,” but it turns out he was involved in an altercation at his Mullica Hill home.
We heard details involving this incident, but Eagles PR ignored our request for comment and we couldn’t confirm with multiple South Jersey police departments, who didn’t return multiple phone calls.
But turns out this Twitter account sniffed out the story before anybody else:
Per sources: #Eagles DT Fletcher Cox missed practice today because he was involved in a situation with a woman who is in a relationship . The BF came to Cox’s Mullica Hill home and crashed his car into it. Fled. And is still at large. So Cox is laying low. https://t.co/0jG34Svdix
— thastudyhall (@thastudyhall) October 16, 2019
6 ABC confirmed it last night with a story titled “Exclusive: Man arrested after violent altercation at home of Philadelphia Eagles DT Fletcher Cox,” writing the following:
Hot debate in the Crossing Broad Slack channel.
Is Malcolm Jenkins throwing Carson Wentz under the bus? Is he saying Nick Foles is the better quarterback? It stems from this quote he dropped today, courtesy Zack Rosenblatt at NJ.com:
The Eagles’ coordinators spoke on Tuesday, their first interaction with the media since Sunday night’s fusty debacle of a loss.
Jim Schwartz went first and spoke on Sidney Jones’ absence from the game, asked if he had “written off” the cornerback:
“No, he was in a backup role, he was backing up the nickel in that game. And we had an injury outside just for a couple of plays and Craig (James) was backing up the outside and he (Jones) was backing up the inside. So he still had a role out there.
Without Orlando Scandrick, who was released, does Jones’ role change?
Lost in the Radio Wars shuffle of Monday were the comments made by Lane Johnson regarding accountability after the Dallas loss.
Johnson talked about snuffing out “little stuff that slides during the week,” and suggested that players had been late to team meetings and practices in the past.
Later in the day, Malcolm Jenkins seemed to disagree with what Johnson had to say, offering up this on 94 WIP:
All-22 film gives us the best perspective.
And now we’ve got a different angle of the Carson Wentz deep ball to Nelson Agholor that landed harmlessly on the ground.
Check this out:
Monday was an eventful day in the Philadelphia sports media.
- Howard Eskin claims that Alshon Jeffery is Josina Anderson’s mystery source
- Anderson says that Eskin has “zero knowledge” whom her source is
- Jeff McLane asks Doug Pederson if Eskin is leaking information for the team
- McLane and Eskin reportedly shared some words after the press conference
- Mike Missanelli rips both McLane and Eskin, claiming the latter is a “water boy” for the Eagles and bought his own Super Bowl ring
Is that true? Did Howard really buy his own ring?
“The Super Bowl ring I can tell you, (Eskin) purchased it himself. He didn’t get a ring, he bought it. That’s how pathetic what we’re talking about here is. Plus, he doesn’t get paid for being on the sidelines. He just likes to be there to be included. That’s the level of patheticness we’re talking about here.
He’s not really a member of the team and it’s not endorsed by the team whatever he says. But he likes to think he’s part of the team. You can judge for yourself somebody buying a Super Bowl ring, thinking he was part of it.”
Later in the day, two sources contacted Crossing Broad to dispute that claim, saying that Eskin did not purchase a ring but was instead given one as a member of the Birds’ radio broadcast team.
Here’s what I was told: Continue Reading