Rich Hofmann, Jr.

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Rich Hofmann, Jr. is a Sports Reporter/Web Producer for PhillyVoice.com. Prior to joining PhillyVoice, he wrote longform stories, analyzed the Philadelphia 76ers, and compiled a weekly feature on local athletes for the Philadelphia Daily News. In addition, he has covered Philadelphia Eagles training camp and college football for USA Today, high school sports for the West Chester Daily Local News, and contributed to SB Nation’s Liberty Ballers.


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July 27, 2017

Eagles

Jordan Matthews says he’ll practice without limitations, only plays football 'for respect'

There aren’t as many obvious subplots heading into the 2017 Eagles training camp as, say, last year (when Sam Bradford, Carson Wentz, and for some reason, Chase Daniel were all sharing the quarterback reps), but one of the players to watch is Jordan Matthews. The Eagles top wide receiver the past two seasons in terms of yards had missed a lot of spring practices with a somewhat mysterious case of knee tendinitis.

July 26, 2017

Eagles

What they’re saying: Eagles have four Top-100 NFL players

Over at The MMQB, Andy Benoit attempted the impossible task of ranking the Top-400 players in the NFL. And while the Eagles don’t particularly strike me as a team with a ton of top-end talent, they fared pretty well on this list with five players in the top 110 and 14 overall in the top 400.

July 26, 2017

Media

Stephen A. Smith fires back at LeBron James, threatens to reveal ‘real story’

We don’t have too many strict editorial rules here at the PhillyVoice sports section, but one of them is if former Inquirer columnist and current ESPN talking head Stephen A. Smith personally threatens an NBA superstar in a public manner, we write about it.

July 26, 2017

Eagles

Making switch from QB to receiver, Greg Ward Jr. ‘exceeding expectations’ at Eagles camp

More years than not, the Eagles seem to have an under-the-radar receiver who impresses both in training camp and the preseason, a phenomenon that is fairly common around the NFL. Last year, who could forget the few weeks when Paul Turner was Eagles fans’ camp darling?

July 26, 2017

Sixers

Looking back at the Sixers’ decision to trade Nerlens Noel

Last week, J.J. Redick released a mini-documentary that chronicled The Process between the free-agent marksman’s final days in Los Angeles and when he decided to accept the Sixers’ massive one-year offer on July 1st. It proved to be a pretty compelling piece of content.

July 25, 2017

Eagles

Eagles will have open competition at cornerback, may look for outside help

Heading into training camp, there was no mistaking that the biggest question mark on the Eagles roster was at cornerback. Second-round pick Sidney Jones won’t be on the field for at least a good portion of the 2017 season (and maybe all of it), which places a ton of pressure on third-round pick Rasul Douglas and second-year player Jalen Mills.

July 24, 2017

Sixers

A loud ‘Trust the Process’ chant broke out at WWE Battleground in Philly

Between hosting an absurd two Royal Rumbles in four years here in Philadelphia, the Wells Fargo Center played host to WWE Battleground on Sunday night. And during the Punjabi Prison Match between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton for the WWE championship (yeah, I have no idea either), there was no mistaking where the event was taking place.

July 24, 2017

Eagles

What they’re saying about the Eagles as training camp opens

Football isn’t officially back yet, but the Eagles are taking a big step today. The Birds will open up their 2017 training camp on Monday at the NovaCare Complex as rookies and selected veterans will practice Monday morning.

July 24, 2017

Eagles

Teammates, coaches see ‘refreshed,’ ‘mature’ Carson Wentz heading into Year 2

While preparing for the second year of the Doug Pederson/Carson Wentz era in Philadelphia, one of the main messages that the Eagles head coach had for his quarterback was to take some time off. Take a vacation, go hunting, or do anything to take your mind off football.

July 21, 2017

Flyers

Johnny Hockey on playing for Flyers: ‘It’d be sweet’

South Jersey has produced its fair share of elite athletes in multiple sports that grew up fans of the Philadelphia teams. Everyone knows about the best baseball player on the planet’s obsession with the Eagles, but high-scoring Calgary Flames wing Johnny Gaudreau also grew up on the Jersey side of the Delaware Memorial Bridge.

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