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Michael Vick claims that he won't let a few serious death threats keep him from making public appearances and vowed to continue working with various community service organizations despite the haters. Vick — who cancelled dates in Atlanta and Philadelphia on his book tour after "credible" threats were made to several Barnes & Noble stores across the country — will not let the calls control his life, reports TMZ. "Regardless of the past threats, he has millions of fans around the world and has been receiving countless messages of support," a Vick representative told TMZ. "He will continue to keep an active schedule working with charities." The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback — who spent 19 months in prison for animal cruelty among other charges — will continue to work with the Team Freedom Outreach (recreation and visitation for youth detention centers) and the Veterans of Foreign Wars organization even in the wake of the threats. TMZ reported that Vick will have security measures in place in case more threats are made. He also plans on giving local police a heads up before he makes appearances at the centers. Vick has stared down plenty of Philly fans — and probably more than a few inmates — during his life on the field and in the can, but the anonymous threats might be a little unsettling. He just wants to get on with his life. "Mike is committed to helping make his community better place," the rep said ... adding, "[he] is determined to continue his work with charity and helping others."
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It wasn’t a full-on frenzy for the Philadelphia Eagles in the first day of free agency, but they certainly made a splash by signing five players. CB Bradley Fletcher and LB Jason Phillips signed 2-year deals with the team, while TE James Casey, S Patrick Chung and DL Isaac Sopoaga struck 3-year deals.
The fact that four of the five deals made were with the defensive players reflects...
The Philadelphia Eagles have signed cornerback Bradley Fletcher, tight end James Casey, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jason Phillips and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga.
The moves were announced Tuesday night, hours after the Eagles released cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha on the first day of the NFL free agency period.
Casey, formerly with Houston, Chung, formerly with New England...
No more summer commutes for Eagles players to Bethlehem.
The team announced Friday that this year's training camp will take place in its NovaCare Complex and Lincoln Financial Field after 17 years on the campus of Lehigh University.
Team president Don Smolenski says the decision was made, in part, because of the ready access to its equipment and facilities at its home base...
Not worth the hassle Juan…
The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback’s book-signing tour has been canceled because of new threats against him for running an illegal dog fighting ring. Here’s the scoop via the Daily News, “A person with knowledge of the situation, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation, told The Associated Press the signings...
NewsTags: Cary WilliamsIsaac SopoagaJames CaseyKenny PhillipsPhiladelphia EaglesBack in that infamous offseason of 2011 when Nnamdi Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, Vince Young and Jason Babin stole the headlines, there was a problem that no one noticed right away.
It wasn’t until in hindsight, that among those four guys, there was a 25...
Eagles fan reaction was exciting to witness as Chip and Howie got busy on Thursday, finalizing deals to land some top-notch help on defense.
For the first time since last September, I smelled what the Eagles are cooking...
The Eagles defensive overhaul now includes Connor Barwin, the outside linebacker from the Houston Texans. Also signed were cornerback Cary Williams (former...
NewsTags: Cary WilliamsKenny PhillipsPhiladelphia EaglesThe Eagles addressed their defensive backfield on the third day of the free agency with the additions of Safety Kenny Phillips, formerly of the New York Giants and Cornerback Cary Williams, formerly of the Baltimore Ravens.
Adding Phillips and Williams to the signings of Bradley Fletcher...
NFL Free AgencyTags: Isaac SopoagaPhiladelphia EaglesEverybody knows the Eagles were going to sign a defensive linemen or two during free agency after they sent veterans Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson on their way. Today they signed veteran San Francisco 49ers nose tackle Isaac Sopoaga.
He’s not a spring chicken at 31 years of age, but...
ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports that the Broncos have reached a one-year agreement with former Eagles CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.
Rodgers-Cromartie arrived for a visit earlier in the day and there were rumors circulating that an agreement was close.
The Broncos needed another corner and this should be a great fit Rodgers-Cromartie, as he’ll gets the to play opposite of Champ...
(via Bleacher Report)
The Eagles hit the ground running today as they kick started free agency. The Eagles started off by freeing up $11 million dollars by cutting Nnamdi Asomugha, then they went bananas.
First off, the Eagles cut the fan favorite Nnamdi Asomugha. The team released him right before free agency began. (Total Sports Live)
After releasing Nnamdi and his $11 million...
According to CSN’s Matt Maiocco, both the Niners and the free agent cornerback have a “mutual interest” in each other: The 49ers are among three teams that have shown interest in Asomugha, a source said. Pro Football Talk reports there are four teams, including the Houston Texans, Denver Broncos and Arizona Cardinals. The 49ers also