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Obviously with Jason Peters out of the fold for 2012 the Philadelphia Eagles were fortunate to land Demetrius Bell today. It’s being reported that the Eagles have signed him to a five-year deal.
It’s important to get out of the way immediately that Bell is not truly a replacement for Jason Peters. Peters was the best left tackle in football last year and Bell doesn’t even approach his level of talent or dominance.
That being said, this was a big signing that can’t really be overlooked based on the difference in ability.
Signing Bell is big in a few ways. The first is that Bell is a legitimate, experienced starting left tackle in the NFL. He suffered from collarbone, ankle and knee injuries last year, but he has started 30 games in his career.
Bringing on a player with his experience will help make the transition more seamless.
The second positive to draw from his signing is that he comes to the team with a full offseason to work with offensive line coac...
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Pro Bowl LT Jason Peters had surgery on Tuesday to repair his ruptured Achilles. The procedure went well, but now the wait is on for details on his long-term prognosis. – NFL.com
Though DT Mike Patterson played all of the 2011 season, his .horrific seizure at Lehigh University was never forgotten...
According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia Eagles have signed free agent tackle, Demetress Bell to a five-year deal.
Bell’s first name was spelled Demetrius, but supposedly it wasn’t spelled right. So it’s now officially Demetress, according to the Eagles.
With Jason Peters going down with a ruptured Achilles, the Eagles were forced to make a...
The Philadelphia Eagles signed left tackle Demetress Bell to a five-year deal Tuesday morning."Demetress was one of the top free agent offensive lineman available this year and we are happy to be able to add him to our squad," head coach Andy Reid said in a statement released by the team.The six-foot-five, 310-pounder has started 30 games in the last three seasons. The...
The preseason schedule for the Philadelphia Eagles was announced on Wednesday. Generally not the most exciting of news, but it’s some sort of indication that football, even in preseason form, is getting closer. Therefore, I will gladly take it.
Here are the deets:
Thursday, August 9 vs. Pittsburgh 7:30 pm (6ABC)
Nike has taken over the NFL jersey market from Reebok and unveiled their new designs for every team today. As you can see by the picture above, not much of anything has changed with the Eagles jersey, save for the swooshes on the front of the pants and the sides of the jersey. There had been speculation of color changes and slight modifications but it appears that the Eagles...
It's not a real popular subject, because a "two minute drill" implies the Eagles are behind at the end of a game...I bring this up not so much because of a need to change the pace of the hideous media spin on the NFL right now because of the Greg Williams bounty tapes, but rather to highlight how close we are to the OTA's of a new season...The OTA's will be...
I used to be one of Mike Florio's biggest fans. Back in 2001 when he was just starting Pro Football Talk.com, he seemed dedicated to the truth and was edgy and compelling... Nobody seemed more devoted to bringing us the underbelly of the back-story about the NFL and the Eagles. It was revolutionary sports reporting. Now, it has seemingly degenerated into a "reality show...