NFC East: Rob Myers

Breaking practice squad news: Eagles add four

September, 6, 2009

Posted by's Matt Mosley

The Philadelphia Eagles have added four players to their practice squad: WR Danny Amendola, G Paul Fanaika, G Mike Gibson, TE Rob Myers.

Amendola turned some heads during the preseason, but for now he's better off on the scout team. Fanaika's a seventh-round pick out of Arizona State. Pretty powerful guy, but he needs time to develop. Spent too much time on the ground during his three years as a starter for Arizona State.

Mike Gibson was a sixth-round pick who played right and left tackle at Cal. The Eagles like his toughness. He played through a torn labrum in '06, refusing to have surgery until after the season. The Eagles have four more spots to fill on the practice squad, although they're not required to fill all of those.

Eagles suffer another setback

August, 8, 2009

Posted by's Matt Mosley

The nightmare that is the Eagles' '09 training camp continued Saturday with the news that rookie tight end Cornelius Ingram out of Florida tore the anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee and will likely miss the entire season. Ingram, a fifth-round pick, suffered the same injury before Florida's '08 season and he has to be wondering if he has a future in the NFL.

"It was in a goal-line drill," coach Andy Reid said. "He just hyperextended it and it popped on him. Obviously it's a shame for the kid. He's a great kid and he's worked hard. He was doing some good things."

The Eagles were hoping Ingram's athleticism would be the perfect complement to the sure-handed Brent Celek. Now the tight end situation looks pretty dicey. The Eagles immediately signed a rookie free agent named Rob Myers, but he couldn't even make it to camp with the New York Jets.

For the Eagles, it's the second season-ending ACL injury in the past week. Starting middle linebacker Stewart Bradley will miss the season with a torn ACL in his right knee. Bradley will likely be able to return next season, but with Ingram, you have to wonder if he'll overcome this latest setback. He's a player who relies on his speed and leaping ability. I think he would've been a second-round pick or better if he'd played his final season at Florida. But the injury drove down his stock. And now we won't see him until the 2010 season at the earliest.

I'm sure Andy Reid and the rest of the Eagles must be thinking "what's next?"