Players Coalition gives 6 grants totaling $2 million
ATLANTA (AP) — The Players Coalition has announced the recipients of grants totaling $2 million given to six national nonprofit organizations.
National Juvenile Defender Center, Communities In Schools, The Justice Collaborative, Year Up, Center for Policing Equity and Advancement Project National Office received the grants.
Super Bowl menu could include team-inspired chili creations
Kenneth Temple is a devout New Orleans Saints fan. Ask him a question about his beloved team, and the first words from his mouth are "Who Dat? Who Dat?"
Eagles are different team since worst loss by a champion
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When the Philadelphia Eagles went to New Orleans in Week 11, their leaders lost their composure before the team lost the game.
Carson Wentz walked off the field punching at the air after throwing one of his three interceptions, an uncharacteristic display of frustration by the third-year quarterback.
Foles leads Eagles past Redskins 24-0, into playoffs
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) — Nick Foles' magic stretched all the way back to Minnesota.
Foles did it again, leading the Philadelphia Eagles to a 24-0 victory over the Redskins and the defending Super Bowl champions earned the NFC's final wild-card berth when Chicago beat the Vikings on Sunday.
The Eagles (9-7) will play at the Bears (12-4) next weekend.
"We're not sneaking in. We're here to do some damage," Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins said.
Redskins QB McCoy breaks fibula in right leg, out for season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Washington Redskins are accustomed to the knot in the stomach and the bad news that inevitably hits when a quarterback goes down: Colt McCoy is done for the year with a broken right leg, the same fate as his predecessor, Alex Smith.
Mark Sanchez now has his shot to morph from stay-at-home dad to stretch-drive starter.
"Your heart definitely breaks for them," Sanchez said. "They're great competitors and great people. You never want it under those circumstances."
Some Eagles see accountability issues on team
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Accountability has become a common theme in the Philadelphia Eagles' locker room.
The team relied on strong brotherhood and camaraderie to overcome a lot of adversity and capture the franchise's first Super Bowl title last season. Now, players are questioning whether their teammates have enough drive and desire.
Last week, center Jason Kelce said "there was a much greater level of accountability from a cohesive standpoint" in 2017.
Eagles have all the motivation needed vs Saints
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The standings give Malcolm Jenkins and the Philadelphia Eagles all the motivation they need against the New Orleans Saints.
Trash talk doesn't matter when your season is on the line.
The Saints (8-1) were 10 seconds away from facing the Eagles in the NFC championship game last January before the "Minneapolis Miracle" ended their season.
Eagles’ Jenkins: Headlines, spotlight won’t stop activism
SUNBURY-ON-THAMES, England (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins does not believe the heated exchange he had with the Carolina Panthers' Eric Reid diminishes the impact of his fight for racial and social justice.
Jenkins, the face of the Players' Coalition, and Reid, a former member, shouted at each other during and after the Eagles' 21-17 home loss on Sunday.
Redskins’ Norman pushes back on Eric Reid’s ‘sellout’ claim
ASHBURN, Va. (AP) — Redskins cornerback Josh Norman pushed back Thursday on Eric Reid's criticism of Malcolm Jenkins and The Players Coalition.
Reid and Jenkins had a heated exchange before Sunday's game between Reid's Carolina Panthers and Jenkins' Philadelphia Eagles.
Jenkins co-founded The Players Coalition, a group focused on racial and social justice. Reid, a former member, took issue with the group's direction and expressed his concerns following the Panthers' 21-17 win.
ICYMI in NFL Week 7: Kaepernick, social issues back in news
Colin Kaepernick is no longer in the NFL — which, when one considers that Derek Anderson and Cody Kessler are getting snaps at quarterback, is fascinating — and the White House-driven conversation about pregame national anthems in the league largely has receded.
Panthers’ Reid calls Jenkins ‘sellout’ in protest movement
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eric Reid and Malcolm Jenkins turned the fight for racial and social justice into a skirmish on the field. Reid then went on offense with his postgame comments, calling the Eagles safety and co-founder of The Players Coalition "a sellout."
The Latest: Players express support of Reid’s signing
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the Eric Reid signing with the Carolina Panthers (all times local):
Patriots safety Devin McCourty says he's pleased that Eric Reid has signed with the Carolina Panthers and hopes that quarterback Colin Kaepernick might continue his career at some point, too.
McCourty said Thursday that Reid "is a great player. A guy that I think we've all watched over the last couple of years go out and make plays. A starter since Day 1 in this league."
3 Eagles stay off field for anthem before Super Bowl rematch
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles defensive backs Malcolm Jenkins and De'Vante Bausby remained in the tunnel during the national anthem before the Super Bowl rematch against the New England Patriots, a week after raising their fists in protest in the exhibition opener.
NFL players emphasize reasons for anthem demonstrations
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — While the NFL continues discussions with the players' union regarding a national anthem policy, players who demonstrate are emphasizing they are protesting social injustice, racial inequality and systematic oppression.
They are not against the country, military, flag or "The Star-Spangled Banner" itself.
President Donald Trump wants players to "find another way to protest" and contended "most of them are unable to define" what they're demonstrating against.
NFL players protest during anthem, drawing rebuke from Trump
NFL players demonstrated during the national anthem at several preseason games Thursday night, protests that again drew a rebuke from President Donald Trump.
Writing on Twitter from his New Jersey golf resort, Trump said Friday players "make a fortune doing what they love," and those who refuse to stand "proudly" for the anthem should be suspended without pay.
Jones, Dobbs lead Steelers over Eagles 31-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Malcolm Jenkins went back to raising his fist during the national anthem and Chris Long again put his arm around him as the teammates continue trying to raise awareness about racial inequality, social injustices and systematic oppression.
Landry Jones and Josh Dobbs each tossed touchdown passes and the Pittsburgh Steelers beat the Philadelphia Eagles 31-14 Thursday night in the preseason opener.
Editorials from around Pennsylvania
Editorials from around Pennsylvania:
EAGLES FLYING HIGH ABOVE TRUMP'S MOVE TO STIFLE FREE SPEECH
The Eagles organization has never flown higher than it did in deciding not to force its players to accommodate President Trump's plan to use them as a prop in his campaign to stifle freedom of speech.
Trump late Monday disinvited Philly's NFL team from a planned visit Tuesday to celebrate the team's Super Bowl championship after learning that most Eagles players wouldn't be there.
- The Washington TimesEagles top Redskins on night when nothing goes rightDecember 4, 2018
- The Washington TimesColt McCoy out with broken legDecember 4, 2018
- Philly.comWhy is Malcolm Jenkins bailing out Philly criminal defendants?November 26, 2018
- The Washington TimesJosh Norman takes issue with Eric Reid: 'A slap in the face'October 25, 2018
- The Washington TimesEric Reid calls Malcolm Jenkins 'sellout'October 21, 2018
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Latest on President Donald Trump's cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House (all times local):
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins says NFL players who have been speaking out politically are fighting for racial and social equality, not disparaging the national anthem.
Shazier stands to cheers at Ohio State spring game
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State fan favorite Ryan Shazier visited the spring game Saturday and stood without assistance to cheers from the crowd at his alma mater.
The Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker is recovering from a devastating spinal injury suffered in a Dec. 4 game with the Bengals.
Not all defenses are created equal. Just ask the Philadelphia Eagles. They may have found the key to their Super Bowl success around a table.
Every Thursday night during the 2017-18 football season the members of the defensive unit got together for a meal. One thing served up at the meal was a "no-phones" policy. There are times the phones are placed in a pile. Other times the players can keep their phones. But the first one to pick theirs up has to pay a fine.
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — The controversy over protests during the national anthem at NFL games last season helped propel issues of racial inequality and social injustice to the forefront and gave athletes a stronger voice to bring about change, current and former players said Friday.
The players, who spoke at a Harvard Law School summit on criminal justice reform, said they capitalized on the attention surrounding the protests to highlight issues they care about, like mass incarceration.
It looks like the Philadelphia Eagles have really set the tone for the other sports teams in the city. The Eagles’ 41-33 victory over the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LII seems to have made a big difference in this town. Players like Brandon Graham, Nick Foles, Malcolm Jenkins, Alshon Jeffery and head coach Doug Pederson have given quite a boost to the local sports community.
Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins says White House post-Super Bowl visit is ‘not worth my time’
For Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, a photo op with President Donald Trump celebrating the team's victory in Super Bowl LII is "not worth my time."
"When it comes to this presidency, I'm not very excited about getting my picture taken with him," Jenkins tells CNN's Van Jones on "The Van Jones Show," set to air Saturday, February 10, at 7 p.m. ET.
At least three members of the Philadelphia Eagles Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Torrey Smith have said they will not go with their team to the White House, a tradition for teams that have won the Super Bowl or their respective sport's championship.
When Golden State Warriors star Steph Curry made clear last year that he would not visit the White House after his team won the NBA Finals, President Trump rescinded the whole team's invitation in a tweet.
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith told CNN Tonight Tuesday "there are plenty of guys who said they do not plan on going" to the White House should the team participate in the traditional visit to commemorate their Super Bowl win.
Championship winning teams visiting the White House is a tradition that dates back to the 60s.
If football is so deadly, why did 103 million people watch the Super Bowl?
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John Affleck, Pennsylvania State University
(THE CONVERSATION) During the second quarter of Super Bowl LII, the party stopped, if just for a second.
Philadelphia Eagles outstanding safety Malcolm Jenkins realizes what’s at stake in regards to the Philly fans’ enthusiasm surrounding the Super Bowl. The fans want the Eagles to defeat the New England Patriots and bring home their first Super Bowl championship.
Jenkins can definitely understand how the fans feel about this game on Sunday, Feb. 4 (6:30 p.m. NBC-TV) against the defending Super Bowl champion Patriots.
I debated back in August whether I was going to join the loosely-led boycott of the NFL in support of Colin Kaepernick and not watch football. It was a debate that lasted about 30 minutes before I reached the conclusion I wasn’t going to be a part of it.
Text from Jenkins helped Pats’ Rowe after trade from Eagles
BLOOMINGTON, Minn. (AP) — Eric Rowe was in a daze after being told he was being traded from Philadelphia to New England in September of 2016, wondering why the team that drafted in the second round a year earlier no longer wanted him.
The safety says he was blindsided by the deal to the Patriots, who sent the Eagles a fourth-round draft pick.
One message of support he received stood out. It was a text from Eagles veteran safety Malcolm Jenkins, who had taken a young Rowe under his wing.
Two Eagles proving that NFL players can fight for causes and not be ‘distractions’
Strange. Coulda sworn I saw Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long in the Twin Cities the past two days.
This cant be. Weve been told by football bosses for decades that their players must be focused and avoid distractions to win.
Bloomington, Minn. — It's been two years since Calvin Johnson has retired, but Philadelphia Eagles Pro Bowl safety Malcolm Jenkins still hasn't seen anyone quite like the former Detroit Lions receiver.
During a Super Bowl media session Tuesday, Jenkins was asked which player he was the most afraid to face. Not surprisingly, he didn't concede to fearing anyone, but Johnson left quite an impression on Jenkins, dating to his rookie season with New Orleans in 2009.
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.
Beating Patriots, Brady 2 years ago gives Eagles confidence
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles needed touchdowns on a blocked punt, interception return and punt return to beat the New England Patriots the last time the teams met in 2015.
They don't think it'll take another set of unusual scores to win the Super Bowl.
Jim Schwartz turned Eagles’ defense into one of NFL’s best
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Jim Schwartz inherited one of the NFL's worst defenses and turned them into one of the best in less than two years.
When coach Doug Pederson hired Schwartz to be the defensive coordinator in 2016, the Philadelphia Eagles were coming off three straight seasons ranked in the bottom four in yards allowed.
Malcolm Jenkins is sending ex-juvenile lifer Kempis Songster to the Super Bowl
Kempis Songster was released last month after more than 30 years in prison for a murder he committed as a teenager.
Now, he’s going to the Super Bowl, courtesy of Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Suffering through a back injury, Adam Thielen gives it his best for Vikings
PHILADELPHIA Vikings Pro Bowl wide receiver Adam Thielen played in Sundays NFC Championship Game with a lower back injury that caused him a significant amount of pain, a source told the Star Tribune.
Thielen, one of eight Vikings players to play more than 1,000 snaps in the regular season, gutted through a fractured back, according to the NFL Network, an injury the receiver downplayed after the 38-7 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles.
Things to know about the upcoming Eagles-Patriots matchup in Super Bowl LII
PHILADELPHIA The New England Patriots (15-3) will face the Philadelphia Eagles (15-3) for the Lombardi Trophy at U.S. Bank Stadium on Feb. 4. The Eagles lead the all-time series 7-6 but lost their previous Super Bowl matchup with the Patriots. Five points about the Super Bowl opponents:
1. The last Patriots-Eagles matchup was a barnburner.
Philadelphia — Shortly after franchise quarterback Carson Wentz left the field with a torn ACL, Malcolm Jenkins gathered his teammates following a comeback win that clinched a division title. He gave an emotional speech, imploring them to believe they can win the Super Bowl without the guy who got them to that point.
The Philadelphia Eagles are two wins away from their goal. First up is the NFC Championship Game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
Jenkins made sure Eagles knew they can win without Wentz
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Shortly after franchise quarterback Carson Wentz left the field with a torn ACL, Malcolm Jenkins gathered his teammates following a comeback win that clinched a division title. He gave an emotional speech, imploring them to believe they can win the Super Bowl without the guy who got them to that point.
The Philadelphia Eagles are two wins away from their goal. First up is the NFC championship game Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings.
When the Vikings have the ball: The Eagles’ antennae will be up for “Seven Heaven,” the play call that gave us the Case Keenum-to-Stefon Diggs walk-off touchdown to change Minnesota’s postseason misfortunes.
Defense rose to challenge for Eagles
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — When Carson Wentz went down for the Philadelphia Eagles, the pressure fell on backup Nick Foles and everyone else to step up.
The defense rose to the challenge in the first playoff game.
They harassed Matt Ryan, contained Julio Jones and made a goal-line stand at the end in a 15-10 victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
Eagles use bye week to get back to basics
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Earning a bye week gave the Philadelphia Eagles an opportunity to work even harder.
No mini-vacations. No golfing. No beach trips.
Instead, the Eagles (13-3) kicked off preparation for next Saturday's divisional playoff game by holding their toughest practice since training camp.
Players put their pads on Wednesday and got after it on the indoor field as starters faced off like it was a hot day in August instead of a frigid January afternoon.
A number of great sports stories with plenty of local significance occurred this year. It’s time to look back on some of the best players, coaches and accomplishments from throughout the year. These stories will serve as a reminder to all the fans who follow Philadelphia sports on a regular basis.
Malcolm Jenkins and Philadelphia police officers spread holiday cheer
Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins’ philanthropic group and the Philadelphia Police Department held a holiday dinner surprise basket event Monday at the Strawberry Mansion Police Athletic League Center in Philadelphia.
Teaming up with the Police Department, the Malcolm Jenkins Foundation was able to feed 140 families from across the Philadelphia region with holiday baskets.
The Giants WR Sterling Shepard - Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins rivalry is getting a little bit heated
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- A skirmish broke out with around three minutes left in the fourth quarter of a tight game Sunday at MetLife Stadium. At the bottom of it all was New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard and Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Eagles and Giants fans might want to get used to that. This is a matchup and rivalry that appears to be just getting started.
On Tuesday, city leaders and officials gathered to honor Philadelphia Eagles Safety Malcolm Jenkins at Maison 208 Restaurant in Center City. Jenkins has been a strong voice for NFL players and for citizens, advocating for criminal justice and social reform nationwide. City Council members presented Jenkins with a resolution, lauding his tireless work on and of the field.
City leaders gathered to honor Philadelphia Eagles’ safety Malcolm Jenkins. He was recognized for using his platform as a professional athlete to bring attention to social issues impacting citizens in this country. Jenkins launched The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation in 2010 to provide support and resources to youth in underserved communities. He recently opened Damari Savile, a custom suit store that is partnered with MenzFit, an organization dedicated to assisting low-income men in the city find long-term employment.
NFC East champion Eagles confident despite Wentz’s injury
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles didn't lose their swagger even after seeing star quarterback Carson Wentz go down with what could be a season-ending injury.
Can the Eagles still succeed in the playoffs if Wentz is out?
"Do we have a quarterback on the roster? OK, then, yes," safety Malcolm Jenkins said after the Eagles clinched the NFC East title with a thrilling 43-35 victory against the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday.
Bennett, Jenkins, Stills among NFL Man of Year nominees
NEW YORK (AP) — The NFL's Walter Payton Man of the Year Award honors a man's involvement in the community and performance on the playing field.
In this season marked by kneeling during the national anthem by some players as they protest social injustice, three of those demonstrators are on the list of 32 nominees announced Thursday.