Tra Thomas to Retire an Eagle

Tra Thomas to Retire an Eagle

People often discuss what allowed the Eagles to have so much success during Andy Reid's early years with the team, specifically the stretch where the team appeared in four consecutive conference championship games and a Super Bowl. The offensive line seldom appears at the top of the list, but the Birds fielded one of the most dominant units in the league for years, anchored by massive Tra Thomas as left tackle.

The three-time Pro Bowler announced through Twitter on Monday that he will sign a one-day contract with the club on Thursday and formally retire an Eagle.

The 11th overall pick in 1998, Thomas spent 11 years with the Birds, appearing in 166 games. He was an immediate starter in his rookie season coming out of Florida State, and only missed more than one game in a season once for Philadelphia.

After the '08 season, an aging Thomas was allowed to depart free agency in typical Eagles fashion. The front office traded for Jason Peters, while Thomas signed with the Jaguars for one disappointing season, starting three games and appearing in eight before calling it quits.

It's a nice gesture by Thomas and the team, as he had a fantastic career here, and was voted the best left tackle in franchise history by the fans in 2007.

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

Eagles sign former third-round guard Dallas Thomas

The Eagles have signed former Dolphins offensive guard Dallas Thomas to a reserve/futures contract. 

Thomas, 27, was drafted by the Dolphins in the third round (No. 77) out of Tennessee in 2013 and was with them until this past season.  

In his four-year career, Thomas has played in 37 games with 26 starts. He started nine games in 2014 and started all 16 games at left guard in 2015. 

Thomas (6-5, 315 pound) and 2014 third-rounder Billy Turner were both released in October after a poor showing agains the Titans. While Thomas was the team's starter at left guard in 2015, rookie Laremy Tunsil took over that position with the Dolphins in 2016. 

In 2015, when Thomas started all 16 games at left guard, he was ranked as the worst guard in football by ProFootballFocus. He gave up 10 sacks, 10 QB hits and 36 QB hurries. 

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout wins Eagles-Cowboys bet forcing friend to look ridiculous

Mike Trout sure does win a lot when the Eagless beat the Cowboys.

Not only did the Los Angeles Angels outfielder get a touchdown ball from Carson Wentz during the Eagles win over the Cowboys to cap off the season, but he also won a bet on the game with a friend.

Turns out, Trout had some sort of bet with DJ Cottrell, whose Twitter profile says he is from Trout's hometown of Millville, NJ. Cottrell is likely a Cowboys fan and came up on the losing end.

"The fact I have to wear an entire Eagles uniform to the gym for a week is going to be the death of me," he Tweeted on Tuesday.

Then he posted a photo of himself in the ridiculous football uniform while posing alongside Trout.

It's good to be Mike Trout. Not so much a Dallas Cowboys fan these days.

[via Cut4]