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AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

AP source: Eagles interview Notre Dame's Kelly

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The Philadelphia Eagles interviewed Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly for their coaching vacancy, a person familiar with the meeting told The Associated Press.
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  • Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl roster due to RGIII injury

    Drew Brees named to Pro Bowl roster due to RGIII injury

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    With the injury to Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III requiring surgery on Wednesday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees has been named to the Pro Bowl roster in his place. According to Nakia Hogan of the New Orleans Times-Picayun…
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  • Video, audio surfaces of Williams-Sherman incident

    Video, audio surfaces of Williams-Sherman incident

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    After the Seahawks defeated the Redskins on Sunday, FOX cameras caught an image of Redskins tackle Trent Williams applying an open hand to the face of Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. The folks at Q13, the FOX affiliate in Seattle, have more video a…
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  • Jones cites pair of losses for Rob Ryan ouster

    Jones cites pair of losses for Rob Ryan ouster

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones made his first public comments about the release of defensive coordinator Rob Ryan during a taped interview that aired Wednesday.
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  • DeMarcus Ware having shoulder surgery Thursday

    DeMarcus Ware having shoulder surgery Thursday

    Cowboys linebacker DeMarcus Ware was limited by shoulder and elbow injuries near the end of the season and he’ll have an operation to deal with one of those injuries on Thursday. Todd Archer of ESPNDallas.com reports that Ware will have surgery to repai
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  • NFC East: 2012's most-injured division

    NFC East: 2012's most-injured division

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    Rick Gosselin of the Dallas Morning News takes an annual team-by-team look at injuries and ranks teams in order of games lost by starters due to injury. According to Rick's study, which you can find here, the Washington Redskins lost the second-most gam…
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  • Dave Gettleman named general manager of the Carolina Panthers

    Dave Gettleman named general manager of the Carolina Panthers

    yahoo.com Jan 9, 2013
    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson has tabbed New York Giants senior pro personnel analyst Dave Gettleman to be the team's next general manager. "I am honored and thrilled to have the opportunity to work in the Panthers organization," Ge…
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  • The Health Of An NFL Player Belongs To Everyone But The Player …

    The Health Of An NFL Player Belongs To Everyone But The Player Himself

    deadspin.com Jan 9, 2013
    "Greatness is not given," Robert Griffin III says in his national Gatorade spot. "Greatness is taken, when the weak and distracted are resting on their reputations." More »
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  • Cowboys making D coaches interview again for jobs

    Cowboys making D coaches interview again for jobs

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Cowboys may be looking for more than just a defensive coordinator. According to Calvin Watkins of ESPNDallas.com, the Cowboys defensive coaches will have to interview with the new coordinator to keep their jobs. The Cowboys are also open to letting …
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  • Jets G.M. search moves to Jimmy Raye

    Jets G.M. search moves to Jimmy Raye

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    With the Chargers choosing not to elevate director of player personnel Jimmy Raye to the position of G.M., the Jets are now considering San Diego’s second choice for the top job for the New York team that plays second fiddle to the Giants. Per multiple
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  • Dr. Andrews hopes and believes RG3 will be ready for season

    Dr. Andrews hopes and believes RG3 will be ready for season

    As you surely know by now, Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III had knee surgery in Florida on Tuesday. That leads to the natural followup question about when he’ll be able to get back on the football field. Estimates have varied wildly so far and it
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  • RG III has torn LCL, ACL ligaments fixed

    RG III has torn LCL, ACL ligaments fixed

    Washington Redskins quarterback Robert Griffin III quarterback had his torn lateral collateral ligament repaired and a "re-do" of his previous anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction, Dr. James Andrews said Wednesday in a statement.
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  • One thing to know: When will RGIII return?

    One thing to know: When will RGIII return?

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jan 9, 2013
    We've been spoiled by Robert Griffin III's immediate success, but after suffering a significant knee injury, Mike Florio wonders if we'll see the same RGIII when he returns under center for the Redskins. His rehab timetable is still considered undetermi…
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  • D.C. mayor wants the Redskins to consider changing their name

    D.C. mayor wants the Redskins to consider changing their name

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    The mayor of Washington, D.C., would like the Washington Redskins to reconsider their nickname. Mayor Vincent Gray said today that he’d like to explore the possibility of the Redskins (who currently play their home games in Landover, Maryland and have t
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  • Eagles send out commercial for their coaching search

    Eagles send out commercial for their coaching search

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Philadelphia Eagles have been as transparent as any team when it comes to their coaching search, sending out tweets and texts and emails and other updates regarding the status of the effort to replace Andy Reid. Most recently, the Eagles have sent o…
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  • Should the Eagles be in a bigger hurry?

    Should the Eagles be in a bigger hurry?

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    We live in impatient times, and these days I hear a lot about the idea that the Philadelphia Eagles might be moving too slowly in their search for a new head coach. Truth is they only fired the last one nine days ago, but in the era of instant gratifica…
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  • Deion Branch: We’re a lot better than last year

    Deion Branch: We’re a lot better than last year

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    On the surface, there isn’t much obvious difference between this year’s Patriots team and the one that lost to the Giants in the Super Bowl last year. They won the AFC East, earned a first-round bye (albeit not the first seed) and head into their firs
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  • Brandon Carr: You’ve got to roll with the punches

    Brandon Carr: You’ve got to roll with the punches

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    The Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan on Tuesday and some members of the team’s defense took to Twitter to express their reaction to the news. Defensive end Jason Hatcher called it “a sad day” and linebacker Bruce Carter didn’t need all
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  • Would Cowboys go 4-3 for cap reasons?

    Would Cowboys go 4-3 for cap reasons?

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    First thing I want to say is this: If the Dallas Cowboys fired defensive coordinator Rob Ryan because they wanted to switch from a 3-4 defense to a 4-3 defense and they don't already have Ryan's successor lined up, I think they're nuts. I don't think yo…
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  • Vermeil touts Jon Gruden to Philly

    Vermeil touts Jon Gruden to Philly

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    Former Eagles, Rams, and Chiefs coach Dick Vermeil reportedly had a role in bringing former Eagles coach Andy Reid to Kansas City.  Now, Vermeil is trying to help replace Reid in Philly with another former NFL head coach. “My choice would be Jon Gruden
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  • Reid's top priority: Fix Chiefs' QB quandary

    Reid's top priority: Fix Chiefs' QB quandary

    ESPN.com Jan 9, 2013
    The pressing concern, at least for those who attended Andy Reid's introductory news conference Monday, was what the longtime Philadelphia Eagles coach plans to do at quarterback for the Kansas City Chiefs.
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  • Sav Rocca to have surgery, Pierre Garcon hoping to avoid it

    Sav Rocca to have surgery, Pierre Garcon hoping to avoid it

    profootballtalk.com Jan 9, 2013
    While one member of the Washington Redskins will be undergoing surgery this offseason, another is still hoping to avoid it. According to Mike Jones of the Washington Post, punter Sav Rocca will have surgery to repair a torn meniscus in his right knee. R…
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  • Video - 'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 04:05

    'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

    Jan 9
    Take the ride with RG3 as he goes from trying to defeat the Seattle Seahawks to re-aggravating his knee injury and watching his team lose in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Video - 'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III 04:05

    'Sound FX': Washington Redskins QB Robert Griffin III

    Jan 9
    Take the ride with RG3 as he goes from trying to defeat the Seattle Seahawks to re-aggravating his knee injury and watching his team lose in the first round of the playoffs.
  • Video - Sources: Eagles Interview Brian Kelly 02:18

    Sources: Eagles Interview Brian Kelly

    Jan 9
    ESPN NFL Insider Chris Mortensen has the latest insight on Brian Kelly's interview for the Philadelphia Eagles' head coaching position.
  • Video - NFL Live OT: RG III Has Surgery To Repair Knee 02:37

    NFL Live OT: RG III Has Surgery To Repair Knee

    Jan 9
    Mark Schlereth and Brian Dawkins discuss Robert Griffin III's surgery to repair his torn ACL and LCL in right knee.

Sports Columnists

  • Kerry J. Byrne: Numbers show that Harbaugh will come to regret Kaepernick …

    Jan 9
    San Francisco 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh will regret the decision to bench highly efficient quarterback Alex Smith in favor of Colin Kaepernick in the middle of the season. And there's a good chance that moment of regret will come Saturday night at Candle…
  • Don Banks: No shortage of storylines surrounding NFL's elite eight

    Jan 9
    The best weekend of the NFL season is just ahead, with the league's elite eight colliding in a burst of divisional-round playoff football. Here are eight of the best storylines that provide a backdrop for the action to come:
  • Sports Guy Time Machine: Baseball HOF Revisited

    Jan 9
    Here's a column I wrote about the Baseball Hall of Fame in January 2007 for ESPN The Magazine, back when I still cared who made it. Six years later, I...