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Weaver apologizes for 'slaves' remark

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 9:32 AM
After watching the tape of an interview he did with Comcast SportsNet, Eagles fullback Leonard Weaver has apologized for comments in which he said owners treated players "like slaves." Weaver's comments echoed those made by Vikings running back Adrian Peterson. “We as players want to make a... Read more

Buddy Ryan battling cancer, Rex says

Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 7:45 AM
Former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan has been diagnosed with cancer, his son Rex, told the New York Daily News at the NFL owners meetings in New Orleans. Buddy was recently diagnosed and received a confirmation with additional tests yesterday at a Manhattan hospital. "It's going to take more than this... Read more

Kickoff compromise, replay changes pass

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 1:11 PM
The last-minute compromise on kickoff rules helped lead to passage today at the NFL meetings. Kickoffs have been moved back to the 35-yard line, but touchbacks remain at the 20. The two-man wedge also has returned and players covering the kickoff can get no more than a 5-yard running start. Kickoffs... Read more

Andy to Suitors: Kolb Can Win Championships

Tuesday, March 22, 2011, 10:22 AM
NEW ORLEANS -- When then-Seattle coach Mike Holmgren was thinking of acquiring quarterback Matt Hasselbeck from Green Bay in 2001, he asked an old friend, Eagles coach Andy Reid, for advice. Reid had spent a year with Hasselbeck, as the Packers' quarterbacks coach, when Holmgren was the Green Bay head... Read more

Eagles don't deny offer of first-rounder for Kolb

Monday, March 21, 2011, 8:51 AM
NEW ORLEANS --- Eagles coach Andy Reid seemed to unofficially open the bidding for quarterback Kevin Kolb last week in remarks to the team's Web site, and he confirmed to the Daily News this weekend that teams are calling with offers. Of course, nothing can happen until there is a new collective bargaining... Read more

Andy on trading Kolb: We're listening

Friday, March 18, 2011, 10:03 AM
If, through either negotiation or court order, the NFL lockout is lifted before next month’s draft, there’s a very good chance the Eagles will acquiesce to Kevin Kolb’s request to be traded. Head coach Andy Reid pretty much acknowledged that this week in an interview with club employee... Read more

Vick's new endorsement; Eagles add coach

Friday, March 18, 2011, 8:02 AM
Michael Vick signed his second endorsement deal since returning to the NFL earlier this week, agreeing to a contract with Lutte Licensing Group LLC, owners of Core Synergy, a titanium-infused band of wristbands. Vick wore the wristbands during the season. In January, he signed a deal with Unequal... Read more

Eagles, Phillies top GQ list of 'Worst Fans in America'

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 12:20 PM
Well, here we go again. Another national survey, another shot at Philadelphia sports fans. GQ is the latest, and yes, the tired refrain of booing Santa Claus is mentioned. And as usual, the methodology is suspect, and there are tons of stereotypes. Maybe image is everything. The Worst Fans in America... Read more

Brother, Can You Spare A Bandaid?

Thursday, March 17, 2011, 9:57 AM
Last month, I wrote a column from the NFL scouting combine about the fact that many teams were expected to make their coaches take significant pay cuts in the event of a lockout. Well, the New York Jets, who are owned by Woody Johnson, of the Johnson & Johnson Johnsons, had the dubious distinction... Read more

Major Rule Changes In Store For NFL

Wednesday, March 16, 2011, 12:14 PM
Lockout or no lockout, decertification or no decertification, the NFL will hold its annual March meeting next week – albeit an abbreviated 2-day version – in New Orleans. In between discussions of its labor situation, the league’s owners will vote on 3 major playing-rules proposals... Read more
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