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Cary Williams absent from first practice after calling Patriots “cheaters”

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On Friday, Eagles cornerback Cary Williams questioned the organization’s interest in conducting joint practices with the Patriots, calling them “cheaters.”  After a day off, the Eagles were back at practice — but Williams wasn’t.

Via Geoff Mosher of CSNPhilly.com, Williams blamed the absence on minor soreness.

I’ll be back out there as soon as I can,” Williams said.  “Chip [Kelly] understands that I work hard, I try to do everything within the system. Today, he just gave me a day off. It’s not a big deal.”

Williams insisted that his absence had nothing to do with his comments about the Patriots.

“[I]t had nothing to do with that,” Williams said.  “I haven’t even discussed anything with Chip. I don’t think he’s trying any type of. . . .  I’m sure maybe we’ll have a conversation, but I don’t know.”

Asked before practice about Williams’ remarks, Kelly said in jest, “I appreciate his input.”

It’s possible Kelly gave Williams a day off for being reckless with his tongue.  A year removed from the Riley Cooper debacle, however, a cornerback popping off about a seven-year-old cheating scandal is a breeze for the second-year Eagles coach.

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52 Responses to “Cary Williams absent from first practice after calling Patriots “cheaters””
  1. allhailkingflacco says: Aug 3, 2014 6:04 PM

    His day off was a reward from Chip Kelly. Nobody outside of NE likes The Hoody.

  2. restorativejusticeprogram says: Aug 3, 2014 6:06 PM

    I love when players have personalities and take a position on calling things as they see it (and I am a Patriots fan, but what he said is the truth).

  3. patssox says: Aug 3, 2014 6:07 PM

    I’m sorry, who is Cary Williams?

  4. jswheeler says: Aug 3, 2014 6:08 PM

    Philly- No SB wins since spygate

    and so have 25 other teams.

  5. billclintonspetkraken says: Aug 3, 2014 6:10 PM

    7 years? Already? Man I’m getting old…

  6. dickshotdogs says: Aug 3, 2014 6:12 PM

    New England Patriots. This seasons Super bowl Champions.

  7. thefootballgodssay says: Aug 3, 2014 6:15 PM

    just like an eagle talk trash and CAN NOT BACK IT UP #EAGLES’0’RINGS

  8. patspatspats12 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:17 PM

    Happy birthday, Tom Brady!!!

  9. bostonbadass says: Aug 3, 2014 6:18 PM

    does anyone even know who this clown is…..

  10. FinFan68 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:19 PM

    “Chip [Kelly] understands that I work hard”
    “I haven’t even discussed anything with Chip”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Try “coach” or “coach Kelly”.

    Funny how some players often complain about a lack of respect but rarely show it themselves

  11. bospat says: Aug 3, 2014 6:20 PM

    probably didn’t miss him, it’s always the ones that talk shjt bcse they can’t play..

  12. scw1993 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:22 PM

    Who is this guy??? I guess the eagles didn’t learn their lesson the last time they trash-talked NE.

  13. statsdolie says: Aug 3, 2014 6:22 PM

    Funny thing is Cary Williams does have Super Bowl ring get your facts together

  14. ampats says: Aug 3, 2014 6:29 PM

    Cary Williams made a stupid comment that he will pay for if they even if the Eagles bother bringing him to New England.. The Patriots average over 11,000 fans per practice and Cary Williams will realize he is not in Cheesesteak/ Rocky world when he steps on the practice field and TB makes him cry.

  15. steve1iron says: Aug 3, 2014 6:29 PM

    Carrie Williams? It’s great to see that the Eagles are employing women in their defensive backfield. Diversity at its finest.

  16. scw1993 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:30 PM

    Just like I posted in a previous thread…raven’s fans are the first to smack talk against another team or two or three…prime example of dishing it out, but can’t take it.
    All the community outreach, and volunteering with kids isn’t going to remove that stain from ray rice or the raven’s organization.

  17. shadowgamesshades says: Aug 3, 2014 6:32 PM

    Eagles should win a Super Bowl ring before disrespecting someone else’s accomplishments. In 2004, you lost to “cheaters”, so you must suck.

  18. 6ball says: Aug 3, 2014 6:34 PM

    .
    Has anyone told Williams that Chip Kelly and Bill Belichick have had a long term relationship going back to when Kelly was an assistant at U-New Hampshire? Has anyone told him that Kelly was a frequent guest at Patriots practices?

    Williams actions are not in keeping with Chip Kelly’s coaching style.
    .

  19. thealmightybigblue says: Aug 3, 2014 6:36 PM

    Zero rings and zero class,that’s the eagles we all know and hate.BTW thanks for the rings patsies.

  20. passmeabruschi54 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:39 PM

    He’ll be “injured” just like he was last year when the pats practiced against the eagles…right after Dobson burned him in a one on one.

  21. gayforbrady says: Aug 3, 2014 6:41 PM

    I hope every team talks smack about the pats. It makes it that much sweeter when we beat them and the loosers have to say how well the pats played and that they deserved the win.

  22. captainwisdom8888 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:42 PM

    If Nolan Carrol ends up playing really well and he wins the starting CB job alongside Fletcher, than Cary Williams begins to look a whole lot more expendable. I’m not saying that Cary can’t ball, he can, but lately he seems to be yapping his mouth a bit too much and leading me to believe that as an overall CB he could be the next guy next packing. Chip Kelly obviously proved that he is willing to get rid of just about anyone (Desean) who he deems unfit to play “Eagles football” on and off the field. If Cary Williams doesn’t step it up big time maturity-wise, and he doesn’t produce on the field than he’ll be gone with the snap of a finger. The Birds have depth at CB anyway…

  23. dalcow4 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:44 PM

    Robert Kraft spokeperson Roger Goodell told reporters, “Mr. Kraft is looking into the matter and we have no further comment.”

  24. patriotsarespygaters says: Aug 3, 2014 6:54 PM

    she is going to be sore for 2 weeks just watch…chip kelly and the hoodie are really cool….keri wiliams disrespected the hoodie

  25. brento1499 says: Aug 3, 2014 6:57 PM

    huh? i was at the practice today, he was there…

  26. patsfan112 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    Who wants to bet that Cary Williams cheated in school so he could pass his classes and stay on the football team?

  27. hatetriot4life says: Aug 3, 2014 7:03 PM

    Lmao pats fans hear spy gate n throw there guard up they hear what they want and they read and watch their games with pats vision goggles on …The man said he DOESN’T WANT TO PRACTICE with cheaters ..and he isn’t goin to show up for the joint practice that’s why he isn’t at practice no need for excuse except for the league rules on mandatory practice .He went last year an fought Patriots on the field ..read before u speak #one jus like bill I misinterpreted !!!!!!!!

  28. scw1993 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:07 PM

    Cary Williams? Wasn’t she in “The Princess Bride?”

  29. phillyrocks says: Aug 3, 2014 7:09 PM

    Lol at Patriot fans.

    Cheat to win SB’s and you wall want your chest pumped out.

    Get over it, you cheated for those SB’s. They mean nothing to the rest of the NFL fans. Only you.

  30. scw1993 says: Aug 3, 2014 7:27 PM

    hateriot4life, you’re a cowboy’s fan, what can you possibly contribute to a winning team’s thread?

  31. eglsfan says: Aug 3, 2014 7:33 PM

    God I pray that you are done for the year…as an Eagles fan I have never hated an Eagle as much as this tool………

  32. brohamma says: Aug 3, 2014 7:33 PM

    Cary admitted, last year during joint practices with New England, that she instigated a fight with Aaron Dobson.

    Perhaps “Coach Kelly” makes the right move and leaves Cary back with the rest of the cheerleaders when they head up to New England next week for practice.

  33. Big Blue On You says: Aug 3, 2014 7:42 PM

    Cary Williams? Wasn’t she in “The Princess Bride?”

    Carrie Williams? It’s great to see that the Eagles are employing women…

    Who is this guy???

    does anyone even know who this clown is…..

    I’m sorry, who is Cary Williams?
    ________________

    Just goes to show how some people have no life at all, that they would read a post and comment about somebody they have never heard of. Sounds like ‘Butt-Hurt’ to me.

  34. largent80100 says: Aug 3, 2014 8:04 PM

    What a whiner.

  35. ocgunslinger says: Aug 3, 2014 8:07 PM

    When you get your tail handed to you it’s better to say “They Cheated” than to admit “They kicked our butts again”. It’s the loser’s mantra.

  36. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 3, 2014 8:09 PM

    Add this to that ” great locker room” since DJAX was cut. Don’t forget the multiple fights and a running back who can’t stop talking about himself. Yeah we see DJAX was the big problem. Maybe it’s the Clown atmosphere that Chip has created. Say what you will about the Patriots but for a decade they have been a constant contender…I think that’s what you would call a dynasty. Not a lot of talk ever comes from their camp just results. I can only hope some of that rubs off on my Redskins this week in camp.

    In Chip We Trust…LOL
    HTTR

  37. shoeflypie says: Aug 3, 2014 8:22 PM

    Butt-Hurtt? Wasn’t that a movie with chariot races?

    Let’s see, “Spygate” was in mid 2000’s. How SB’s had Philly won prior to that? “Spygate” was seven years ago. How many SB’s has Philly won since then? Maybe it is Philly that is irrelevant in the big picture. Rarely is the sound track more important than the acting in the film.

  38. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 3, 2014 8:31 PM

    So lets see….Dobson burns Cary…and SHE throws a sissy fit to save face..or @ least try to.

    A nice take on Williams from last year:

    Eagles cornerback Cary Williams’ comments about not wanting to hold joint practices with the Patriots confirmed what I thought last year — Williams deliberately took himself out of practice by jumping then-rookie receiver Aaron Dobson in one of the more classless moves I’ve witnessed in NFL training camp. When the Eagles come to town next week for another set of joint practices, here’s hoping Eagles coach Chip Kelly leaves Williams back in Philadelphia.

  39. johnnytarr says: Aug 3, 2014 8:35 PM

    I’m sure maybe we’ll have a conversation, but I don’t know.”

    Let’s be a little more vague.

  40. mistrezzrachael says: Aug 3, 2014 8:40 PM

    One more take on this clown….Not an Eagles fan, but boy, does he ever belong on the jets:

    And if you believe what Eagles cornerback Cary Williams said on Friday, all of Brady’s championships are tainted because the Patriots “are cheaters” who “haven’t won a Super Bowl since they got caught.” Williams won a Super Bowl with Baltimore after the 2012 season. The Ravens have never won a Super Bowl without a middle linebacker who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice in an unsolved murder case.

  41. jayovalentine says: Aug 3, 2014 8:47 PM

    Chip Spurrier doesn’t like players to have a mind of their own. He’s not in Hippie Land being a dictator to kids any more. Philly will eat you alive then crap you out. DJax was given away for nothing that will bite him in his fat heiny, Shady won’t shut up, they are bound to butt heads. Now Williams? Looks like the 6ers will bring a title to Philly first…

  42. iamdinguskhan says: Aug 3, 2014 9:04 PM

    Shady is sitting the drivers seat and warming up the bus that he is going to drive all over Chip when cutting DJAX backfires this season..then he will load him up in the bus and drive him back to college where he belongs.

  43. nobreak1269 says: Aug 3, 2014 9:09 PM

    JETS have one Lombardi trophy that is bright and shiny. pats have 3 that are tarnished and have astericks.Thank God Im a JETS fan-at least no one can take a REAL Superbowl win away from us!

  44. nobreak1269 says: Aug 3, 2014 9:17 PM

    Another thing:If Spygate doesnt bother your local cheat loving pat fan, just say 18-1 to them and watch the tears start rolling hahahaha 18-1 18-1 18-1!!

  45. flash1287 says: Aug 3, 2014 9:23 PM

    nobreak1269 says:
    Aug 3, 2014 9:09 PM
    JETS have one Lombardi trophy that is bright and shiny. pats have 3 that are tarnished and have astericks.Thank God Im a JETS fan-at least no one can take a REAL Superbowl win away from us!


    Yeah thank god you’re a jets fan. What ever!
    Enjoy another 8-8 season.

  46. thereyougo2 says: Aug 3, 2014 11:49 PM

    Don’t get Williams act. Last year skips OTA because building a house and daughters concert(grade school). Now bad mouths New England. No wonder Baltimore let him walk. Not a bad player but in a class with McCoy who’s trying to get himself killed with his bragging .

    Two players making great money but being stupid with words.

  47. hwoodbucks says: Aug 4, 2014 2:26 AM

    PATS STOLE OUR RING, AND OTHER TEAMS RINGS. BELICHEAT. CW IS RIGHT.

  48. kmo25 says: Aug 4, 2014 10:43 AM

    It’s so funny that teams are still so jealous over the Patriots success that the only thing they have to hang their hat on is a ridiculously meaningless ‘cheating’ scandal. Hysterical. Maybe Cary Williams should concentrate more on the receiver running behind him as the ball is floating over his head and not something that happened years ago.

  49. howleyesque says: Aug 4, 2014 2:17 PM

    Maybe, but somebody should take him down the road and introduce him to the STEALERS! (Subtract all the Lombardi’s won due to LOUSY officiating and their trophy case would as empty as the Beagles’ is! LOL)

  50. eazylee says: Aug 5, 2014 1:19 PM

    shoeflypie says:
    Aug 3, 2014 8:22 PM
    Butt-Hurtt? Wasn’t that a movie with chariot races?

    Let’s see, “Spygate” was in mid 2000’s. How SB’s had Philly won prior to that? “Spygate” was seven years ago. How many SB’s has Philly won since then? Maybe it is Philly that is irrelevant in the big picture. Rarely is the sound track more important than the acting in the film.

    —————————————
    How many SB’s has the Patriots won since Spygate? That’s a BIG FAT ZERO!!! I guess they can’t win a super bowl without cheating.

  51. patsbruinsceltics says: Aug 6, 2014 11:09 AM

    Hey all of you people whining about SpyGate: shut up and listen up. Two things: 1) The most holy hooded one was fined in 2007 – never denied what he was doing and complied with obedience to the NFLs demands – did nothing shady to try and get out of it. He also ADMITTED IN THE YEAR 2,000 (yes thats seven years prior) ON ESPN THAT HE TAPES OPPOSING TEAMS SIGNALS AS A STRATEGY – he didn’t know it was against the rules. The NFL is a new league and thus the rule book is still largely taking shape. 2) HE WAS FILMING THE JETS, YOU THINK NEW ENGLAND NEEDS TO KNOW THE JETS SIGNALS TO BEAT THEM…BAHAHAHAHAH!!!

  52. patsbruinsceltics says: Aug 6, 2014 11:58 AM

    “PATS STOLE OUR RING, AND OTHER TEAMS RINGS. BELICHEAT. CW IS RIGHT.”

    Head coach of Dallas Cowboys Jimmy Johnson has been quoted saying that he “knows for a fact most teams in the league were doing this.” So chances are your team was doing this and the Patriots are still the most dominant team in football. How many AFC/NFC championship appearances does your team have since spygate? Oh, less than the patriots? How shocking. I think we can finally put the spygate excuse to rest everyone…

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