David Murphy is a sports columnist for the Daily News and Inquirer. He joined the company in 2008 and spent the next six years on the Phillies beat.

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As Sixers explore trade options, Covington and Saric can take comfort knowing they have yet to be replaced | David Murphy

The trade for Jimmy Butler improved the Sixers, but GM Elton Brand will need to swing a deal over the next month.

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Don’t blame Alshon Jeffery. Eagles were too imperfect all the way around. | David Murphy

Whatever the next decade holds for the core of this Eagles roster, it will always be worth remembering the unique nature of this team.

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Eagles-Saints is as much Sean Payton vs. Doug Pederson as it is Drew Brees vs. Nick Foles | David Murphy

Sunday's divisional matchup between the Eagles and the Saints is as much a showdown between two of the NFL's preeminent playcallers as it is a quarterback duel.

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Pressuring Eagles' Nick Foles remains the focus for the Saints' defense ahead of playoff matchup

One of the Saints' big focal points this week has been the speed with which Nick Foles gets rid of the ball.

Saints’ Alvin Kamara keeping his mouth shut about Eagles after eyebrow-raising comments last summer

This summer, Kamara claimed that New Orleans would have "beat the [bleep]" out of the Eagles had the two teams squared off in the NFC championship game. On Thursday, he was a lot less adamant.

Drew Brees has glowing praise for his offseason workout partner, who happens to be an Eagle

Drew Brees still has a lot of admiration for his former teammate Darren Sproles.

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Sean Payton’s Lombardi trophy stunt underscores what we already know: there’s nothing routine about Eagles-Saints | David Murphy

What do you get when you combine four armed guards, the Lombardi Trophy, and some fat stacks of cash? The real essence of Sunday's game.

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The Eagles' Jason Peters has gone from small-town Texas to the precipice of the Hall of Fame | David Murphy

He may be a step slower than in the past, but the Eagles' 36-year-old tackle is a big reason why they're on this playoff run. Let's visit the town where it all started.

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The Bears have built a better backfield than the Eagles. But beware of Darren Sproles | David Murphy

The Bears have outdrafted the Eagles at running back the last few drafts, but the Birds can lean on Darren Sproles.

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A few thoughts on the reported friction between Jimmy Butler and Brett Brown, as well as the report itself | David Murphy

An ESPN report on Friday night suggested that Jimmy Butler has clashed with Sixers head coach Brett Brown over his role in the offense. That it was leaked at all is a concern.