Thursday, September 6, 2012, 6:56pm
Sunday, August 28, 2011, 8:21pm
An MRI revealed a disk that's out of place but, with treatment this week, Booker is expected to be ready for the regular-season opener at San Diego on Sept. 11.
Booker left the game after running a route and collapsing without contact. He won't play in Thursday's preseason finale against Houston.
Monday, August 22, 2011, 7:46pm
Tuesday, August 16, 2011, 1:02pm
A season ago, Viking RB Toby Gerhart came out of Stanford as a second-round draft pick with gaudy numbers and a reputation for being a power runner. For the first weeks of training camp, the veterans made sure he paid his dues. Williams clobbered him early and often, then talked at length about it. This wasn't college anymore, he said. Time to test the college kid. There was a scuffle with defensive end Ray Edwards. At times it looked as if Gerhart had a horn on his helmet and a target on his back.
Gerhart holds no nostalgia for that camp. Nor does he have any lasting bruises, either literal or figurative. But he will tell you that going through it all made him stronger.
"I was known for being a power runner, and I got tested, early and often, in training camp," he said. "There were dues to be paid, evidently. And I feel I grew from that."
A year ago, by his own admission, Gerhart was a bit tentative, perhaps slowed by the thought process of becoming an NFL back. He recalls obsessing about his footwork, every little detail. He remembers counting his steps while running routes. "I was being really robotic," he said. "You know, one, two, counting my steps rather than just playing football like I've always done."
This time, Gerhart said, it's different. He says he's more relaxed, confident.
Will that translate into more opportunity? It always will be difficult playing behind Peterson. And while the previous coaching regime might have groomed Gerhart as a third-down back, he appears to be penciled in as Peterson's power-running backup. Indeed, Lorenzo Booker could emerge as a third-down option.
This is an interesting piece of news for Adrian Peterson owners (re: Handcuff options).
Monday, December 6, 2010, 1:58pm
Now that the transfer fee has been dropped to $25,000, Booker is a Viking.
The UFL has announced the transaction via a news release.
Booker is the second UFL player to be signed to an active roster since the reduction of the transfer fee. Last week, the Patriots signed defensive end Eric Moore.
To get to the league-mandated 53-man roster limit by Saturday's 6 PM deadline, the Eagles have made the following moves ...
The Eagles waived ... CB Trae Williams, CB Jack Ikegwuonu, DE Bryan Smith, DE Josh Gaines, LB Tank Daniels, FS Reshard Langford, WR Danny Amendola, RB Lorenzo Booker, C Dallas Reynolds, G Paul Fanaika, G Mike Gibson, TE Rob Myers, FB Marcus Mailei and FB Kyle Eckel. These players are now subject to waivers.
The Eagles placed QB Michael Vick on the Exempt/Commissioners Permission List. He will not be able to practice as long as he's on this list. He is eligible to play in Week 3 against the Kansas City Chiefs.
The Eagles placed OT Fenuki Tupou on injured reserve.
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reports that Brian Westbrook is targeting the six-week mark after Friday's ankle surgery to resume running.
Sal Pal also suggests that the Birds could look at free agent Warrick Dunn as insurance. Westbrook's ideal timetable for return is eight weeks. He has 12 until the regular season starts. Paolantonio adds that Lorenzo Booker ran with the first team at Thursday's minicamp practice, although that's probably only because he's a veteran and Lesean Mccoy is a rookie.
Saturday, January 10, 2009, 7:00pm
Sunday, December 14, 2008, 7:00pm
Saturday, December 13, 2008, 7:00pm
Philly.com: With Eagles RB Correll Buckhalter, Westbrook's backup,
scheduled to return after missing two weeks with a sprained medial
collateral ligament in his knee, it's likely the Eagles will dress
Kyle Eckel as the third tailback and deactivate Lorenzo Booker. "I
haven't made that decision yet," Reid said.
Saturday, December 6, 2008, 7:00pm