Aug 312011
 
Eagles release CB Isaiah Trufant to get roster down to 80

On Tuesday, the Eagles released cornerback Isaiah Trufant to get the roster down to the league-mandated 80 players.  The next round of cuts are due Saturday at 6pm, with every team required to get to the final 53-man limit.  Trufant had no shot to make the team.  Expect many more of those types of cuts, as [More...]

Aug 312011
 
Giants cut Aaron Rowand - Phillies could be interested in bringing him back

The San Francisco Giants have designated outfielder and former Phillie Aaron Rowand for assignment. The Phillies were rumored to be discussing a trade for Rowand this past offseason and per Todd Zolecki it’s a situation worth watching.  As the team gets ready to set it’s roster for the playoffs and run to the World Series, adding a [More...]

Aug 312011
 
Phillies trade for Pirates OF John Bowker

In need of a left-handed bat for the bench and the August 31 trade deadline looming, the Phillies have traded for Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder John Bowkin.  As a Jim Thome consolation prize, this is a bit underwhelming.  To make room on the roster the team optioned reliever Michael Schwimer back to Triple-A Lehigh Valley. It’s safe to say that [More...]

Aug 312011
 
Flyers sign James van Riemsdyk to long-term contract extension

The Flyers have announced that forward James van Riemsdyk has been signed to a 6-year, $25.5 million contract extension.  The contract will carry an annual cap hit of $4.25 million. “I couldn’t be happier, obviously,” van Riemsdyk said during a conference call, per csnphilly.com.  “Over the two years I’ve been here, and even prior to that [More...]

Aug 302011
 
Phillies Runaround: Hamels shines in return; Mayberry; trade deadline; more...

Philadelphia Phillies news, rumors, and stories from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… Phillies down Reds in Hamels’ return to mound August 30 CSN Philly  Shane Victorino spoke for an entire organization and legions of Phillies fans after the team’s 3-2 win over the Cincinnati Reds on Monday night.  “Hopefully we can keep [More...]

Aug 302011
 
Sixers Runaround: NBA lockout updates

Philadelphia 76ers news, rumors, and updates from around the web.  Click titles for complete articles… PBT: NBA reportedly sets Sept. 15 labor deadline August 30 CSN Bay Area  The NBA has started its campaign to ratchet up the pressure on the players to reach a deal when negotiations between the two sides start again this [More...]

Aug 292011
 

The Eagles have reportedly signed quarterback Michael Vick to a 6-year, $100 million contract with $40 million guaranteed. So remember kids, it’s OK to be a bloodthirsty, torturing, psychopathic monster as long as  you can run fast and throw far. Well, at least Andy Reid sounds willing to let the line get Vick killed, so that’s a [More...]

Aug 292011
 
Reid: No Eagles offensive line starters will play in Thursday night's preseason finale

On Thursday night the Eagles will take on the New York Jets in the final preseason game of the year.  This game is really just an exercise for the last guys on the roster bubble to make an impression, either in hopes of making the team or more likely to generate some solid film to show other teams after [More...]