Harbor getting shot at receiver

Tight end Clay Harbor has seen reps at wide receiver this week at Eagles practice.
Tight end Clay Harbor has seen reps at wide receiver this week at Eagles practice.

Next man up has long been the NFL rallying cry when dealing with injuries.

The phrase usually applies to a backup stepping up and replacing a starter. The Eagles are so thin at receiver that it is transcending positions. Clay Harbor has spent the last few days taking reps at wideout. Harbor is a tight end by trade.

“We felt he was the one tight end that probably has the speed and athletic ability to move all the way outside,” coach Chip Kelly said. “All of our tight ends know how to play inside receiver, and you see those guys flexed a lot. I think Zach Ertz could do the same thing. But we don’t want to put it on Zach’s plate right now.”

Harbor, who caught three passes for 47 yards in the preseason opener, was recruited as a receiver in college. He also played wideout in high school.

“I can play either one,” Harbor said. “I think that’s what their thinking is. I’m getting familiar with it.”

The Eagles also made a trade to improve their receiving depth. The team acquired Jeff Maehl from Houston for offensive lineman Nate Menkin. Maehl sat on the sidelines as an observer at Tuesday’s practice. He played under Kelly for four seasons at the University of Oregon.

“I think he’ll be able to add value to us not only as a receiver, but as a special teams player,” Kelly said. “I think that’s one of the things that Jeff came to Oregon as a safety and we moved him because of injuries to receiver, he’s got a defensive back mentality. He’s had games where he’s caught a 70-yard touchdown pass, and on the next play on the kickoff, he made the tackle on the 10‑yard line.”

 

 


News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Bloomberg launches $50 million anti-gun violence effort

Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg plans to spend $50 million on a grassroots anti-gun violence network to challenge the National Rifle Association.

Local

East Village woman fights off rape attempt from…

An East Village woman fought off an attempted rapist that she woke to find standing on her bed over the weekend, police said.

International

Nearly 300 missing after South Korean ferry capsizes

Almost 300 people were missing after a ferry capsized off South Korea Wednesday, in what could be the country's biggest maritime disaster in over 20 years.

Local

Police look for man suspected of threatening Muslim…

Police seek man suspected of calling a teen Muslim girl a "terrorist" and spitting on her multiple times while on a Queens bus.

The Word

Jenny McCarthy and Donnie Wahlberg are engaged

If Donnie Wahlberg wants to get vaccinated against anything, he should do it soon: he and Jenny McCarthy are engaged, she just announced on "The View."

Television

TV watch list, Wednesday, April 16: 'The Americans,'…

'The Americans' Philip and Elizabeth face "painful turns" in their missions. Maybe next week they'll have a nice easy mission with no moral ambiguity? Probably…

Movies

Curtain raiser: The Tribeca Film Festival arrives this…

The Tribeca Film Festival begins its two-week run in Lower Manhattan on Thursday, boasting dozens and dozens of films of all stripes.

Movies

Review: 'Bears' is a cute Disney doc about…

Disney's latest nature doc, "Bears," doesn't completely shy away from the fact that its subjects would devour you (or eachother) if they had the chance.

NHL

Islanders back to rebuilding mode after disappointing season

One season after qualifying for the Stanley Cup playoffs for the first time since 2006-07, the Islanders finished 2013-14 with a 34-37-11 record.

NFL

Jets confident despite Chris Johnson leaving with no…

Jets fans clamored for a playmaker on offense all offseason. It looked like they were going to land that player on Tuesday when Chris Johnson…

NBA

Knicks, Nets rivalry never materialized despite national attention

When the NBA schedule was released, the league anticipated an intense rivalry between the Nets and Knicks with all four games slated for national TV.

NBA

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could…

NBA Power Rankings: Are the Spurs frauds? Could the Mavericks surprise?

Wellbeing

Could a facelift give you the edge at…

It's not just women lining up for procedures.

Home

Steal home decorating tips from Nattystyle blogger Natalie…

Despite the towering ceilings and enviable exposed brick, it’s easy to see how Natalie Decleve’s apartment could be considered a challenge. Perched above the streets…

Home

How to plant a garden in the city

Small on space but big on gardening? You can still have that welcoming oasis of fresh air with an urban garden. Peter Smith, owner of…

Style

Personalize your massage at a private practice

CityTouch customizes spa treatments to meet client's needs.