Philadelphia Eagles Open Practice Aug. 11 2018 Julia Hatmaker | [email protected] By Daniel Gallen | [email protected] PHILADELPHIA — The preseason is halfway through, and Week 1 is inching closer. That means the Philadelphia Eagles are going to have to make some tough decisions about their roster by the Sept. 1 cutdown deadline. While the Eagles return plenty of contributors from last year’s Super Bowl team, there are still some intriguing position battles further down on the depth chart, and the Eagles will have to decide how they want to allocate some of the final spots on the roster. Is it worth keeping a project on the roster? Will someone sneak into the mix? There are plenty of things worth thinking about. Here’s our attempt at projection the 53-man roster after two preseason games. There are still plenty of roster moves that could shake things up (not to mention injuries), but here’s where things appear to stand with the season opener a … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles roster projection: Through two preseason games, who has the edge at some key spots?
Two former priests who once served at parishes in the Archdiocese of Philadelphia have been found to be “not suitable for ministry,” the archdiocese announced Sunday night, after separate internal church investigations found that the clergy members had engaged in behavior that was either illegal or a violation of ministerial standards. The archdiocese announced that the Rev. Andrew D. McCormick, a former priest who served stints at parishes in Port Richmond and Bridgeport, among other locations, will be removed of his right to function as a priest or will “enter into a supervised life of prayer and penance” after the church investigation found a “substantiated allegation” of sexual abuse of a minor. In addition, the archdiocese said Sunday, Monsignor Gregory J. Parlante was deemed to be no longer suitable for ministry after parish staff in Chadds Ford last year found a package he was sent containing illegal drugs. The … [Read more...] about Two former Philadelphia priests are ‘not suitable’ for ministry, archdiocese investigations find
PHILADELPHIA -- Nick Foles is fine. The Philadelphia Eagles quarterback had an injury scare in Thursday's preseason loss to the New England Patriots when he went to the ground in pain after he was stripped while winding up for a downfield pass. Carson Wentz makes one-handed catch at Philadelphia Eagles practice The Eagles said Foles had a right shoulder strain, and Foles was "optimistic" that he would be fine. On Sunday, Foles was back at practice, where he was splitting first-team reps with Carson Wentz. "He's fine," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said before practice. "Yeah, he's good." Foles had rough performance Thursday. He was 3 of 9 passing for 44 yards. He was sacked three times, including the strip-sack that led to a touchdown for the Patriots. But with a Week 1 return cutting it "close" for Wentz, Foles' return to practice is a good sign the shoulder injury won't linger. Foles wasn't the only Eagles contributor back at practice Sunday. Wide receiver Mack Hollins was in … [Read more...] about Philadelphia Eagles injury updates: Nick Foles, Mack Hollins return to practice, but another absence thins running backs
PHILADELPHIA -- "Africa" by Toto blared from the speakers at the NovaCare Complex while the Philadelphia Eagles stretched before practice Sunday afternoon. It was apt, too, as a steady drizzle rained down on the Eagles during the early part of practice open to reporters. It was in these conditions quarterback Carson Wentz made his return to 11-on-11 drills after a three-week absence. It's the next step in Wentz's drive to return from the torn ACL and LCL he suffered in December with Week 1 still set as his target date. "He's gonna jump back into some team drills," coach Doug Pederson said before practice. "Limited, obviously, still part of his rehab, but he's going to jump into some 11-on-11s today." Why this weekend is an important juncture for Philadelphia Eagles QB Carson Wentz Wentz didn't address the media Sunday, and practice was only open to reporters for stretching and individual periods. Pederson said the "limited" part of Wentz's return centered on "number of reps." Wentz, … [Read more...] about Carson Wentz returns to 11-on-11 drills at Philadelphia Eagles practice: ‘That’s our guy’
U.S. Religion Of the 300 priests accused of sexually abusing children in Philadelphia, at least 30 of them underwent treatment at psychiatric facilities in Pennsylvania and various other states, according to a grand jury report released last week. The 900-page report said 17 offenders from the state’s Archdioceses were sent to church-run facility St. John Vianney in Pennsylvania in lieu of reporting child sex crimes committed by priests. Others spent brief stints at St. Luke Institute in Maryland while some of the men were sent to a treatment center in Ontario, Canada where priests took sabbaticals. Pennsylvania law has required the reporting of all accounts of sexual abuse to police officials for the last 55 years. The report suggested priests were sent to treatment centers in the Catholic church's attempt to cover up the sexual abuse against children. The document, which dubbed the accused as "predator priests," included 301 individuals. “(The dioceses) for an … [Read more...] about At Least 30 ‘Predator Priests’ in Philadelphia Were Sent to Psychiatric Centers For Treatment