Saturday, August 8, 2009

Ingram Done For The Year


We got some bad news on Saturday. TE Cornelius Ingram has a torn ACL. Tight End was a position that I wasn't comfortable with at any point. I think Brent Celek will be terrific for us. I was fine with Ingram as a backup. My concern was the guys behind them. If anything happened to Brent or Cornelius I didn't want to have to rely on Matt Schobel or Eugene Bright. I think the team was taking a risk in having them as the #3 and #4 TEs.

Celek is going to be a first time starter in the NFL. Ingram had a questionable knee. Both guys have a lot of talent, but don't you need guys behind them that can really push them? Look at the Tennessee Titans. They have Bo Scaife coming off a career year. They have Alge Crumpler. They have a 2nd year player named Craig Stevens that has a lot of potential. Then the Titans went and spent a pick on Jared Cook in the middle of this draft. Now that's a set of TEs.

Anyway, that is all spilled milk at this point. The Eagles worked out 3 TEs on Saturday. I haven't gotten word as to who the players were. Dave Spadaro may have given us a hint in his column by mentioning Bubba Franks, George Wrightster, and Nate Jackson. If true, I'd prefer Franks. He's experienced and accomplished. He can block and catch. And he knows the WCO pretty well.

I know the Eagles talked to the Titans about dealing Scaife back during the spring. Nothing came of that, but you wonder if the Eagles will take another run at Bo. In a fantasy world we'd get both Scaife and Franks. Then we'd have Brent, Bo, and Bubba as our TEs. That would mean a sure SB win.

The Eagles will make a move pretty quickly. Schobel has been injured and not practicing much. That has meant a lot of reps for Celek and Bright.


My column is about Joe Mays taking over at MLB. Some of the info is stuff I've already written here, but there is some new material.


Apparently DJax hurt his knee at practice on Saturday morning, but it was a simple hyperextension and he'll be okay. That would have been a devastating injury for us. DeSean has looked great and appears poised to establish himself as a special receiver this season. You can't replace guys like that.


Tommy Lawlor said...

The Eagles signed Rob Myers to come in ASAP. He's a rookie from Utah State. He was with the Jets, but cut in late May. I don't have any notes on him because he missed the '08 season due to injuries.

The Eagles will make a long term move soon enough. Myers is just here to help with practice reps.

Prem Prakash said...

"The sky is falling in and my car is breaking down. This sucks.'

Me too, TSOP. Car needs a brake job and muffler just fell off the truck. Better get to it soon before Sundays are spoken for.

With the injuries piling up, I'm wondering if other teams experience the same number during their training camps. I don't follow any other closely enough to know. Anybody have any idea?

rick said...

Tommy - what are the odds of coming back from consecutive ACL injuries to the same knee? I hope this kid will play again...

Stephen said...

I had heard somewhere that lots of teams were concerned that Ingrams knee wasn't repaired correctly the first time he had surgery on it, so I'm not altogether shocked that its hurt again. It sucks that it is, but I'm not really surprised. That was supposed to be the reason he fell so far in the first place.

You know what would make me feel a heck of a lot better? If Shawn Andrews finally got his ass onto the practice field, that would make me feel better.

T_S_O_P said...

Pro Day results for Myers

Height: 6031
Weight: 238
40 Yrd Dash: 4.58
20 Yrd Dash: 2.64
10 Yrd Dash: 1.59
Bench Reps: 22
Vertical Jump: 30 1/2
Broad Jump: 09'09"
20 Yrd Shuttle: 4.23
3-Cone Drill: 7.14

The info I can find is he converted from WR to H-B/TE. Good junior year numbers but is prone to injury having missed part to the '06, '07 & '08 season.

I like the psychology, bring in a jinx to break the jinx.

T_S_O_P said...

@ Prem

Having driven all the way from Blighty to the borders of Romania (albeit over 2 weeks), my car has taken a real opportune time to throw a wobbly. I think it is a case of bad Slovenian diesel! Or I put truck diesel in a car.

spencerfamily5 said...

"You know what would make me feel a heck of a lot better? If Shawn Andrews finally got his ass onto the practice field, that would make me feel better."

Beautiful... my sentiments exactly!