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Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even betterUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share Tweet
Calvin Johnson may not yet belong among the great wide receivers in NFL history. But by creeping up on Jerry Rice's receiving record, Johnson is getting close, writes Michael Rosenberg.
Share TweetQuarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).Share TweetThe Eagles had team head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder deliver what has become a weekly staple, his Friday concussion recovery update. Burkholder also discussed defensive tackle Mike Patterson, hospitalized with what the team believes is viral pneumo…Share TweetHouston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)Source: CNNSI.comShare TweetJoin the Daily News' Paul Domowitch as he takes your questions about all things Eagles at noon on Friday.Share TweetTroy Polamalu sounds contemplative about his future, but he sounds certain he could have missed less time if he and the Steelers had handled his calf injury differently. After injuring his calf in the opener, he came back prior to the Oct. 7 game agains…Source: profootballtalk.com
Eagles Notes: Eagles' Fletcher Cox returns to practice, should play SundayUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetFletcher Cox was a full participant in Thursday's practice after sitting out Wednesday with a tailbone injury. It was an injury that occurred two weeks ago and reemerged in last week's game.Share TweetGreg Schiano elevated Rutgers from the bottom of college football into a respectable program during an 11-year tenure before bolting to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in January. Now, he's trying to apply a similar turnaround in the NFL.
Eagles' Tommy Brasher jumped at chance to return to coachingUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetWhen Andy Reid asked new defensive line coach Tommy Brasher to return to coaching and help the Eagles for their final four games, Brasher didn't need to think much about it.
Good bet Bucs will beat the EaglesUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetBUCCANEERS (-7) over Eagles With a miracle 98-yard punt return by Damaris Johnson with 0:31 on the clock against Dallas, the Birds managed to squeeze in a spread win, but that ain't gonna happen down in Tampa. Why? Turning poetic, let me count the ways.…Share TweetIN 2008, ERIC HINSKE sent rabid Phillies fans dancing into the streets by making the final out of the World Series. In 2012, an Eagles rookie is returning the favor.
Eagles' d-line learning brand-new schemeUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetTOMMY BRASHER had to acknowledge he has never been in a situation anything remotely like this, in his nearly 72 years.
Birds need to keep run-pass balance for FolesUpdated Dec 7, 2012 Share TweetASKED IF HE has been consciously calling plays to protect rookie quarterback Nick Foles, especially given a revamped offensive line and the gutting of his skill players by injury, Eagles offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg acknowledged as much.Share TweetRecent history: The Eagles defeated Tampa Bay, 33-14, on Oct. 11, 2009 at the Linc, and lead the series, 8-7.
'Playbook': Philadelphia Eagles vs. Tampa Bay BuccaneersDec 7Can the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' defense force turnovers against the Philadelphia Eagles? Our analysts explain why the Eagles will have to be strong on defense to contain Buccaneers QB Josh Freeman.
Peter King: Griffin, 'Skins taking advantage of opponents' aggressive defe…Dec 7So I am fairly smitten with this option offense Washington is running, called by offensive coordinator Kyle Shanahan and executed with precocious zeal by 22-year-old franchise quarterback Robert Griffin III. A big test comes Sunday at home against Balti…
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