GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay running back Jamaal Williams left the field on a stretcher after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit from Philadelphia defensive end Derek Barnett on the first offensive...
ATLANTA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles received some good news when DT Fletcher Cox (toe) and DE Derek Barnett (shoulder) fully participated in practice Friday and were cleared to start for Sunday...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles could have several injured starters in the lineup for the season opener.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, right...
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...
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles have signed defensive end Vinny Curry to a one-year contract.
Curry returns to Philadelphia after spending one year with the Buccaneers. He played his first...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The brother of Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett has been killed in a hit-and-run by a suspected drunk driver.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles defensive end Derek Barnett had shoulder surgery and will miss the rest of the season.
Barnett had 19 tackles and 2½ sacks this season. He had six sacks as a rookie, including playoffs. The 2017 first-round pick recovered Tom Brady's fumble on Brandon Graham's strip-sack to seal Philadelphia's 41-33 victory over New England in the Super Bowl.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Blitzing is more of an option than a necessity for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz has always preferred to let his front four generate pressure on quarterbacks, and he has a group of players who can do it. The Eagles have so much depth on their defensive line they rotate seven players and keep them fresh for the fourth quarter.
It takes unselfish guys willing to put the team ahead of personal goals in order to make that happen harmoniously.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Latest from the Super Bowl (all times local):
A defensive play helped clinched Philadelphia's first title in the Super Bowl era in the first 1,000-yard Super Bowl.
Brandon Graham forced a fumble by Tom Brady and Derek Barnett recovered with just more than two minutes remaining, and the Eagles beat the defending champion New England Patriots 41-33.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Nick Foles threw the go-ahead 5-yard touchdown pass to Zach Ertz with 2:21 to go and the Philadelphia Eagles won their first Super Bowl by outscoring Tom Brady and the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jake Elliott kicked a 48-yard field goal with 22 seconds left, and the Philadelphia Eagles clinched the No. 1 seed for the NFC playoffs with a sloppy 19-10 victory over the Oakland Raiders on Monday night.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's pass rush has continued thriving despite the exit of Philadelphia Eagles first-round draft pick Derek Barnett, the school's career sack leader.
The Volunteers recorded seven sacks in a 17-13 victory over Massachusetts last week for their highest single-game total since 2008. Six different players posted at least half a sack in that game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles quietly improved their defense after bolstering the offense with high-profile additions.
They drafted defensive end Derek Barnett in the first round, acquired cornerback Ronald Darby and defensive tackle Tim Jernigan in trades and signed defensive end Chris Long in free agency.
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.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley vividly remembers the hit that welcomed him to the Southeastern Conference.
He was throwing a screen pass last season when Tennessee's 6-foot-3, 260-pound Derek Barnett burst through the line and slammed him to the ground.
"That didn't feel too good," Bentley said with a grin Thursday at Southeastern Conference media days.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles and first-round pick Derek Barnett have agreed on a four-year contract.
Barnett was selected with the 14th overall pick after the defensive end broke Hall of Famer Reggie White's school record with 32 sacks in three seasons at Tennessee.
All of Philadelphia's draft picks are now signed.
The 6-foot-3, 250-pound Barnett upgrades a pass rush that didn't have a player register more than Fletcher Cox's 6 1/2 sacks in 2016.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Derek Barnett outdid Reggie White in sacks at Tennessee. Yet the pros aren't sold on the Volunteers defensive end.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee faces the difficult task of trying to upgrade its defense after losing its all-time sacks leader.
Then again, even with Derek Barnett — a projected first-round NFL draft pick — that defense struggled, and it would be hard-pressed to fare a lot worse than it did late last season.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee's draft drought is about to end in resounding fashion.
After not having a single player drafted each of the last two years, Tennessee has a chance of getting two players selected in the first round April 27 in Philadelphia. Defensive end Derek Barnett and running back Alvin Kamara are projected as potential first-round picks.
"It would mean a lot," Kamara said. "It would just increase the visibility of an already visible program."
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett and wide receiver Josh Malone are planning to forgo their senior seasons to enter the NFL draft.
Malone announced Tuesday via Instagram that he is entering the draft. Barnett sent out a tweet Tuesday stating, "It has been 3 great years. I'm very thankful for getting the opportunity to play at Tennessee! Thank you all for the many memories."
Barnett confirmed in a conference call later Tuesday that he was turning pro.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Joshua Dobbs finished his Tennessee career making one final move, helping All-America defensive lineman Derek Barnett figure out how to lead the band in "Rocky Top."
"I was a little nervous," Barnett said with a laugh.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Volunteers find themselves far from where they started this season.
No Top 25 ranking, much less one in the top 10.
No conference championship, not even a division title.
And the Music City Bowl is nowhere close to the magnitude of the Sugar Bowl the Vols had a chance at going into their regular season finale.
Tennessee (8-4, Southeastern Conference) vs No. 24 Nebraska (9-3, Big Ten), Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m. EST
LOCATION: Nashville, Tennessee.
Tennessee: DE Derek Barnett, 12 sacks this season, 32 career sacks to tie Reggie White's school record.
Nebraska: QB Tommy Armstrong Jr., 2,180 yards passing with 14 TDs, 512 yards rushing with eight TDs.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett is returning home with a chance to make history.
Barnett, who is from Nashville, heads into the final regular-season game of his junior year with 31 career sacks. That leaves him just one shy of Reggie White's 33-year-old Tennessee career record.
No. 18 Tennessee (5-2, 2-2 SEC) at South Carolina (3-4, 1-4), 7:20 p.m. (ESPN2)
Line: Tennessee by 13½.
Series Record: Tennessee leads 25-7-2.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Tennessee is looking to stay in the SEC Eastern Division hunt and bounce back in a big way after two disheartening losses to No. 9 Texas A&M and No. 1 Alabama. South Carolina coach Will Muschamp hopes to build momentum after his team snapped a three-game losing streak with a 34-28 win over UMass last Saturday.
No. 1 Alabama (6-0, 3-0 SEC) at No. 9 Tennessee (5-1, 2-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Line: Alabama by 13.
Series Record: Alabama leads 53-37-8
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Alabama is seeking to maintain its No. 1 ranking while winning its 19th consecutive game. Tennessee wants to end a nine-game skid in this annual series and a 12-game losing streak against SEC West opponents. Tennessee's last victory over an SEC West team was a 52-14 rout of Mississippi in 2010.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett is downplaying the notion that Saturday's game at No. 8 Texas A&M represents an opportunity to show he's the nation's top pass rusher.
No. 9 Tennessee (5-0, 2-0 SEC) at No. 8 Texas A&M (5-0, 3-0), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
Line: Texas A&M by 7
Series Record: Tennessee leads 2-0
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Both teams are trying to remain unbeaten before their upcoming showdowns with No. 1 Alabama. Tennessee has won 11 straight games over the last two years and hosts Alabama next week. Texas A&M gets next week off before visiting Alabama on Oct. 22.
No. 11 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) at No. 25 Georgia (3-1, 1-1), 3:30 p.m. (CBS)
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee keeps putting itself in early holes and digging its way out.
Southeastern Conference quarterbacks take plenty of heat off the field, and this year will probably take even more on it.
The league is loaded with star pass rushers, some of them highly rated NFL prospects, even if the SEC is short on established passers.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — SEC West rivals Alabama and LSU each had 13 players make the coaches preseason all-conference teams.
The Crimson Tide had three players picked as first-teamers on each side of the ball Thursday, including wide receiver Calvin Ridley, left tackle Cam Robinson, tight end O.J. Howard, defensive end Jonathan Allen, safety Eddie Jackson and linebacker Reuben Foster. Punter JK Scott is also a first-teamer.