Archive for February, 2011:
Update - Successful arthroscopic surgery for Justice. No microfracture surgery needed.
A breaking story from Geoff Mosher today, Winston Justice is going to have knee surgery in Atlanta tomorrow. This will be performed by James Andrews.
According to Mosher, the surgery is to repair damage caused by bone chips and remove the chips. Additionally, the surgery may determine whether microfracture surgery is needed for Justice. That procedure is one that professional athletes have an extremely difficult time getting back to their full form from.
More to come.
According to several sources, the Eagles will offically notify the league that they are applying the franchise tag to Michael Vick today. This is not a surprise.
Their have been strong indications that the Eagles would like to sign Vick to a new contract, but the lack of a CBA makes that impossible. The framework of the deal may already be worked out, in fact, waiting on the CBA to be finished so any dependent details can be finally hashed out and the document made official.
What could be interesting is the declaration by the NFLPA that the franchise tag is irrelevant for 2011. They argue it can not be applied for a season in which there is no agreement between the owners and players.
Whether that will affect any future financial arrangement between Vick and the Eagles — in whatever year professional football is next played — time will only tell.
The Eagles also placed the transition tag on David Akers, meaning they have the right to match any offer another team makes.
The CFL’s best pass rushers is set to sign with the Eagles later today, according to various sources. Phillip Hunt is a Defensive End who also was being pursued by the Vikings.
Assuming there is a season, he will be given a shot to make the team this summer.
All that needs to be said on the subject.
“Enough of the Gruden nonsense. It’s not true. It’s not even a report. It’s not even a wrong story. It’s social media hysteria. OK, carry on.”
The Eagles have apparently decided on a new defensive coordinator, and will name the person shortly. Stay tuned.
And WOW, it is former OL coach Juan Castillo. No one, absolutely no one, saw this coming. More to come.
Castillo last coached the defensive side of the ball for Kingsville Highschool in 1989.