Eagles Camp: 3 Players to Watch

Virginia Tech v Boston College
Ifeanyi Momah is reminding some of a young Harold Carmichael — a towering receiver with plenty of upside.

There is no shortage of plots or storylines at Eagles training camp, which begins Monday in South Philadelphia. Here are three players to keep an eye on:

Ifeanyi Momah, WR

There may not be a player with more potential upside in the entire league than the 6-foot-7, 239-pound pass-catcher out of Boston College. Momah, who sat out all of 2012 while rehabbing from a knee injury, went undrafted and no teams were even looking at him until he ran a 4.45 in the 40-yard dash this past March. In a private workout for the Eagles, he topped that with a 4.39.

There’s no guarantee he makes the final roster. Scouts have called him very raw, more athlete than polished receiver — yet he has all the physical tools and has a few inside the Eagles’ organization comparing him to a young Harold Carmichael. Momah has a lot to prove, but he is certainly one to highlight on your flip card.
Connor Barwin, LB

The former Texan was originally drafted as a defensive end before moving to outside linebacker in Houston’s 3-4 defense. His response? A boatload of sacks, 11.5 to be exact. That should help one of the most anemic pass-rushing teams in the league. The Eagles finished with just 30 total sacks.

While those totals were down in 2012 (3.0 sacks), Barwin should benefit from re-uniting with former teammate DeMeco Ryans. The two were a menacing pair in Houston and should provide instant leadership to a unit still trying to find an identity. Barwin will likely serve as the rush linebacker in the Eagles’ new 3-4 hybrid defense. Interesting side note: Barwin was born completely deaf before successful surgery fully restored his hearing.
Lane Johnson, OT

The Eagles’ No. 1 draft pick (fourth overall) is one of the most exciting prospects to walk through the door in a long time. Johnson is an uber-athlete having played multiple positions on the offensive line, as well as some tight end in college and quarterback in high school.

Johnson inked his rookie deal this past Saturday and has already been penciled in as the starter at right tackle. With a line relying on three starters coming back from serious injuries, the Birds will need Johnson to step in and solidify the right side. The Eagles could have a very lethal ground attack if Johnson is even close to being as good as advertised.

 



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
National

Pioneers for domestic violence push on

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. Two decades have passed since the O.J. Simpson trial captivated the country. But in the 20 years…

Local

Newest java joint in bastion of hipness is…

Little may represent the change the neighborhood is undergoing right now like the arrival of the first Starbucks. The chain which is ubiquitous in Manhattan, opened a Williamsburg store at…

National

Black and white are the new orange at…

By Brendan O'Brien(Reuters) - Black and white are the new orange in a Michigan county where the sheriff has made a wardrobe change for jail…

National

Traps set after reports of giant snake on…

New Jersey animal control workers have set traps to snare a reported 20-foot-long serpent slithering through the waters of Lake Hopatcong.

Music

Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks more accessible than Animal…

Believe it or not, Avey Tare — the man in the mustachioed mask pictured here in the pool of blood — may have made the poppiest music of his career.

Entertainment

‘The Leftovers’ recap: Season 1, Episode 4, ‘B.J.…

Last week’s episode of “The Leftovers” was apparently a fluke, because this week’s episode returns to focusing on the Garveys and it is so boring.…

Movies

Interview: Luc Besson says 'Lucy' is very different…

Filmmaker Luc Besson talks about his new film "Lucy," how it's different than "Limitless" and his crazy first conversation with Egyptian actor Amr Waked.

Music

Weezer releases first new song since 2010

Weezer releases "Back to the Shack," their first new song in almost six years.

NFL

'Vicktory dogs' travel road to rehabilitation seven years…

Of the dozens of dogs groomed by Bad Newz Kennels, 48 were rescued and 22 of the pit bull terriers have emerged at Best Friends Animal Society.

MLB

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according…

Yankees looking at trade for Cliff Lee, according to report

NFL

Giants lineman Chris Snee to retire: Reports

The Giants report to training camp on Tuesday, but Chris Snee may not be there when they do.

NBA

Carmelo Anthony talks about his charity work in…

As he is used to doing every year, NBA All-Star Carmelo Anthony is going to visit Puerto Rico to do work for his foundation.

Tech

RocketSkates let users roll with a motor

Los Angeles company Acton has raised funds on Kickstarter to roll out a nifty alternative – motor-powered "RocketSkates."

Tech

Knicks star Carmelo Anthony becomes a tech entrepreneur

He's been an All-Star, an Olympian, and a celebrity spokesperson. Now NBA player Carmelo Anthony is adding the position "tech entrepreneur" to his resume. Along…

Tech

Ulises 1 is the world's first singing satellite

A group of artists and engineers in Mexico have unveiled Ulises 1, the world's first opera-singing satellite.

Home

Wallscape on a budget

Skip the wallpaper and ombre an accent wall instead.