Eagles Preview Capsule
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
New faces: WR DeSean Jackson, WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, RB Jordan Howard, RB Miles Sanders, DT Malik Jackson, LB Zach Brown, DE Vinny Curry, QB Cody...
Eagles Training Camp Capsule
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
OPEN CAMP: July 24, Philadelphia.
LAST YEAR: Defending Super Bowl champions lost three-fourths of starting secondary, top two running backs and quarterback...
Free Agency-Eagles Capsule
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (10-8)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: QB Nick Foles, WR Golden Tate, DE Brandon Graham, RB Jay Ajayi, LB Jordan Hicks, DT Haloti Ngata, WR Mike Wallace, CB Ronald Darby, S...
Rookie Avonte Maddox is big part of Eagles’ defense
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Avonte Maddox has turned into a do-it-all defensive back in a secondary decimated by injuries.
The rookie fourth-round pick began the season as Philadelphia's fifth cornerback, but has become one of the team's most valuable defensive players. Maddox entered the starting lineup at safety in Week 5 after Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury and backup Corey Graham got hurt.
Dallas RB Elliott 1st offensive player fined for helmet use
NEW YORK (AP) — Dallas Cowboys star running Ezekiel Elliott has been fined $26,739 for unnecessary roughness for leading with his helmet and making contact with the Eagles' Corey Graham in a Week 14 game.
The fine, announced by the NFL on Saturday, makes Elliott the first offensive player docked money under the league's new helmet rule. Elliott's act came in the fourth quarter and was replayed several times on TV.
Eagles’ Darby out for season with torn ACL
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles lost another key player for the season.
Cornerback Ronald Darby tore his ACL in the second half of Philadelphia's 27-20 loss to Dallas on Sunday night, leaving the defending Super Bowl champions without half their starting secondary. Safety Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury in September.
Sproles among several Eagles out Sunday with injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles will miss his sixth straight game because of a hamstring injury, and cornerback Sidney Jones and safety Corey Graham are also out for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Linebackers D.J. Alexander (quadriceps) and Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee) also won't play when the Eagles (3-3) host the Panthers (3-2). Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (calf) was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
Giants’ Olivier Vernon active for 1st time this season
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — New York Giants linebacker and top pass rusher Olivier Vernon is active for the first time this season.
Vernon missed the first five games with a high ankle sprain, but he is expected to see action Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles.
New York will be without its top two tight ends. Evan Engram is going to miss his third straight game with a sprained knee. Rhett Ellison is out with a foot injury.
Placekicker Aldrick Rosas is active despite quad problem.
Veteran safety Corey Graham ready to start for Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Corey Graham is ready to fill a starting role.
The Philadelphia Eagles won't have safety Rodney McLeod for Sunday's game against Tennessee and a report says he's going to miss the rest of the season following knee surgery on Thursday. Coach Doug Pederson is expected to update McLeod's status on Friday.
Graham has played 55 percent of the defensive snaps, so the 33-year-old is already a key part of the defense. He has started 66 games in his 12-year career.
Philadelphia Eagles free agency capsule
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (16-3)
UNRESTRICTED FREE AGENTS: LBs Nigel Bradham, Dannell Ellerbe and Najee Goode; RBs Darren Sproles, LeGarrette Blount and Kenjon Barner; TE Trey Burton; CB Patrick Robinson; DT Beau Allen; DE Bryan Braman; S Corey Graham; K Caleb Sturgis; OT Will Beatty.
Patriots enjoy big Super Bowl experience edge over Eagles
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — The Eagles are playing some of their best football heading into Sunday's Super Bowl matchup with the Patriots.
One thing Philadelphia can't contend with is New England's huge experience advantage in the big game.
On the 53-man active roster the Patriots brought to Minnesota, 32 players have a combined 60 games of Super Bowl experience.
Tom Brady alone has been to the Super Bowl seven times during his 18-year career, winning five.
Banged-up secondary could be an issue for Eagles vs. Giants
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — An injury list littered with defensive backs has the Philadelphia Eagles searching for ways to stop Odell Beckham Jr. and the rest of the Giants.
Top cornerback Ronald Darby went down in Week 1. Starting safety Rodney McLeod and versatile defensive backs Jaylen Watkins and Corey Graham got hurt last week against Kansas City.
Bills Preview Capsule
BUFFALO BILLS (7-9)
New faces: WRs Jordan Matthews, Andre Holmes and rookie Zay Jones; safeties Micah Hyde and Jordan Poyer; CBs rookie Tre'Davious White, E.J. Gaines and Shareece Wright; OLs Vlad Ducasse and rookie Dion Dawkins; FBs Patrick DiMarco and Mike Tolbert; QB T.J. Yates and rookie Nathan Peterman; PK Stephen Hauschka; coach Sean McDermott; general manager Brandon Beane.
Eagles Preview Capsule
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-9)
New faces: WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, CB Ronald Darby, RB LeGarrette Blount, QB Nick Foles, DT Tim Jernigan, DE Chris Long, OL Chance Warmack, CB Patrick Robinson, S Corey Graham; rookies DE Derek Barnett, CB Rasul Douglas, WRs Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, RBs Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement.
Key losses: DT Bennie Logan, DE Connor Barwin, LS Jon Dorenbos, CBs Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll.
Eagles agree to 1-year contract with safety Corey Graham
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have agreed to a one-year contract with veteran safety Corey Graham.
The 32-year-old Graham spent the past three seasons with the Buffalo Bills and played for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz in 2014. Graham played his first five years in Chicago and the next two in Baltimore before going to the Bills.
He went to the Pro Bowl as a special teams player after the 2011 season.
Deep passes are burning Bills and coach Rex Ryan
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Corey Graham was in the midst of discussing why it's unfair to pin all the blame on the Bills' secondary for giving up big plays, when the safety was informed how many completions of 50 yards or longer Buffalo has given up this season.
Graham was stunned to learn it's already happened seven times in nine games.
"Really? That's terrible," the 10th-year player said, sitting at his locker in wide-eyed disbelief on Wednesday. "That's crazy."
Demoralization sets in for Bills after 41-25 loss to Pats
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — One glance at the Buffalo Bills' 4-4 record was all safety Corey Graham needed in assessing the state of his inconsistent team.
"Right now, we're exactly where we are: A mediocre team," Graham said bluntly.
As injuries pile up, a sense of demoralization is beginning to set in after Tom Brady and the New England Patriots (7-1) exposed many of the Bills' weaknesses in a 41-25 rout on Sunday.
Brady’s back with chance to extend dominance over Bills
ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Bills safety Corey Graham was attending high school in Buffalo and has only a vague recollection of the blockbuster trade his hometown team made to acquire Drew Bledsoe from New England in April 2002.
Bledsoe was the established star and expected to fill Buffalo's long-term need at quarterback. Tom Brady, meanwhile, was still an emerging quantity after filling in for an injured Bledsoe and helping the Patriots win a Super Bowl that year.