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Eagles quarterback Michael Vick has begun preparing for his potential return, spending Tuesday night being sized for a protective skull cap that he plans to wear under his helmet to safeguard against suffering another concussion.Upvote Share Tweet
The Philadelphia Eagles have shifted into full-blown evaluation mode. So why not evaluate another member of the staff as the interim head coach? With each passing loss, more and more members of the media and fans are pointing out that the time has come…Upvote Share Tweet
Sixers snap 6-game skid against MavericksEvan Turner scored 22 points and Thaddeus Young had 20 to lead the Philadelphia 76ers to a 100-98 win over the Dallas Mavericks on Tuesday night.Upvote Share TweetThe Eagles have released two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Jason Babin. “We appreciate everything that Jason has given this team over the last couple of years,” head coach Andy Reid said in a statement. “We wish him all the best as he continues his caUpvote Share TweetDallas Cowboys wide receiver Miles Austin is expected to recover from hip and back injuries to play Sunday night against the Philadelphia Eagles, according to a source.Upvote Share Tweet
Ex-MLBPA chief who revolutionized game dies at 95NEW YORK (AP) -- Marvin Miller, the union leader who created free agency for baseball players and revolutionized professional sports with multimillion dollar contracts, died Tuesday. He was 95.Upvote Share TweetIt looks like Carlos Ruiz of the Philadelphia Phillies picked the wrong time to take amphetamines. Major League Baseball announced Tuesday that the All-Star catcher has been suspended for 25 games for testing positive for Adderall, a banned stimulant th…Upvote Share TweetI made reference to this in my column off of Monday Night's Philadelphia Eagles loss, but the research bears a fuller post on the matter, so I hope you'll indulge me. The question is how realistic a chance there is that Nick Foles, picked in the third r…Upvote Share TweetOn the morning after the Philadelphia Eagles fell to 3-8 after a 30-22 loss to the visiting Carolina Panthers, head coach Andy Reid painted a grim medical picture, highlighted by the announcement that wide receiver DeSean Jackson would miss the remainde…Upvote Share Tweet
Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up; mailClearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:Upvote Share TweetTroy Vincent is a former player who now serves as the NFL’s V.P. of Player Engagement. That title might suggest that he needs to take the diplomatic approach to discussing current NFL players, but Vincent used harsh terms in an interview about one of hiUpvote Share Tweet
With Williams out, 49ers bring Chad Hall inWith Kyle Williams out for the year with a torn ACL, the 49ers are looking for cover at receiver and returner. According to Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers are going to sign former Eagles wideout/return man Chad Hall to the practice squad. Tha…Upvote Share TweetRUNNING BACKS as big as Bryce Brown - 6-foot and 225 pounds - aren't supposed to be as fast as Bryce Brown.Upvote Share Tweet
Bowles points out blown coverages, puts blame on not-BowlesTodd Bowles might not be able to fix the Eagles defense, but at least give him credit for accurately analyzing the situation. The Eagles replacement coordinator described last night’s numerous coverage busts as “a messed-up situation,” as succinct aUpvote Share Tweet
A few bright spots in Eagles' loss, but mostly a lot of eerily quiet uncertaintyABOUT A THIRD of them stayed home, and a bunch more left at halftime, the empty seats making their own statement on a cold November night. A lot of the rest pretty obviously gave the tickets to their kids, as if it were an exhibition game. It is what ha…Upvote Share Tweet
Celek laments decline of EaglesThe Dream Team that became a potential dynasty has now become a potential laughingstock. And tight end Brent Celek knows it. “I’m embarrassed of losing, to be honest,” Celek said after the Eagles’ seventh straight defeat, according to John GonzaleUpvote Share TweetThe Panthers got more from quarterback Cam Newton Monday night, by asking him to do less. That it took until Nov. 26 to figure it out is part of the reason they’re 3-8, and changes are on the way this offseason despite last night’s 30-22 win over theUpvote Share Tweet
Eagles' 'D' at a lossDeMECO RYANS put his hands up in the air and grabbed his helmet in disbelief. Safety Kurt Coleman was flabbergasted.Upvote Share TweetHere are observations and ruminations about Monday's Eagles-Panthers game: The Eagles led at the half, 15-14, but they would have been ahead by two had it not been for Andy Reid's needlessly going for a two-point conversion after Bryce Brown's 65-yard t…Upvote Share Tweet
Fumbles foil Bryce Brown's breakout gameA rookie showed star potential for the Eagles Monday night, in their 30-22 loss to the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field.Upvote Share TweetTIM McDERMOTT, the Eagles' senior vice president in charge of marketing and broadcasting, was looking forward to seeing his brother Sean on the field Monday night. Instead, McDermott said he was watching the Eagles and Panthers at home, after his abrupt…Upvote Share TweetAs if losing their seventh straight game wasn’t painful enough, the Philadelphia Eagles are forced to deal with injuries to wide receiver DeSean Jackson and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox as well. According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, JaUpvote Share Tweet
Bad To Worse: The Eagles' 30-22 loss to the Panthers was more t…The Eagles' 30-22 loss to the Panthers was more than just a seventh straight loss for Philly. Chris Burke says the frustration surrounding Andy Reid's team finally reached a critical point.Upvote Share TweetTHE CLAMOR for Jon Gruden to succeed Andy Reid as Eagles coach has gone on for years. It is inevitable.Upvote Share Tweet
NFL Live OT: Eagles' FutureNov 27NFL Live OT looks at the Philadelphia Eagles and what to expect going forward.
MLB Suspends Carlos Ruiz For 25 GamesNov 27Tim Kurkjian talks about Carlos Ruiz's 25-game suspension for testing positive for an amphetamine.
Babin Surprised By ReleaseNov 27Jason Babin joins "NFL Live" to discuss getting released by the Eagles, and also talks about Andy Reid, Philadelphia's struggles and his future.
Eagles Release Jason BabinNov 27John Clayton talks about the release of Eagles DE Jason Babin and looks at other Philadelphia players who could be released.
Peter King: From Bowles blowing it to Chip's chances, coach talk heats up;…Nov 27Clearing out the NFL notebook entering Week 13:
Don Banks: Opinions still split on Kaepernick move, but history backs Harb…Nov 27Even when it feels like something entirely new has come along in the NFL -- like the head coach of a leading Super Bowl contender making a late-season starting quarterback change -- it's usually not all that novel. Not entirely.