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Michael Rosenberg: On the verge of history, Calvin Johnson strives to be even betterCNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Calvin 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.Upvote Share TweetQuarterback Michael Vick and running back LeSean McCoy will not play Sunday, when the Philadelphia Eagles meet the Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6-6).Upvote 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…Upvote Share TweetCNNSI.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Houston Texans (11-1) at New England Patriots (9-3)Upvote Share TweetESPN.com Updated Dec 7, 2012In his first comments since tearing the plantar fascia in his left foot in a game against the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday, Chicago Bulls guard Richard Hamilton said Friday he was originally told he would be out about four weeks.Upvote Share Tweet
Done Deals: Ben Revere trade to Philly caps winter meetings activityyahoo.com Updated Dec 3, 2012We kept a running list of trades and signings that went down during the winter meetings. Thanks for reading and come back for more signings and trades as the offseason continues! Thursday Twins send Ben Revere to Phillies for Vance Worley, Trevor May Fo…Upvote Share TweetJoin the Daily News' Paul Domowitch as he takes your questions about all things Eagles at noon on Friday.Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Updated Dec 7, 2012Troy 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…Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles Notes: Eagles' Fletcher Cox returns to practice, should play SundayFletcher 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.Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles' Tommy Brasher jumped at chance to return to coachingWhen 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Good bet Bucs will beat the EaglesBUCCANEERS (-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.…Upvote Share Tweet
Phillies general manager Ruben Amaro not as bad as some fans thinkHE OBTAINED Roy Halladay and Cliff Lee (twice). He traded for Hunter Pence to save one season and traded him away with an eye to the future in another. He reclaimed Pedro Martinez in midseason and parlayed a return to the World Series. Midseason, he sig…Upvote Share Tweet
Verdict on Phillies' latest move depends on what comes nextNASHVILLE, Tenn. - At various points during the 4-day free-for-all that is baseball's annual winter meetings, Ruben Amaro Jr. and Charlie Manuel talked about their disappointment with the way the Phillies played in 2012.Upvote 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.Upvote Share Tweet
Eagles' d-line learning brand-new schemeTOMMY BRASHER had to acknowledge he has never been in a situation anything remotely like this, in his nearly 72 years.Upvote Share Tweet
Birds need to keep run-pass balance for FolesASKED 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.Upvote Share TweetRecent history: The Eagles defeated Tampa Bay, 33-14, on Oct. 11, 2009 at the Linc, and lead the series, 8-7.Upvote Share Tweet
76ers Top Celtics In OTDec 7Evan Turner leads 76ers to win over Celtics in OT.
'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…
The Sports Guy talks NBA leadership with Bill Russell, plus Week 14 picksDec 7Thoughts on Bill Russell, Kobe Bryant, and the different paths to immortality.