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Archive: May, 2009

Ranking the NFL's top rivalries

Friday, May 22, 2009, 2:11 PM
We know this is not news, but we thought it might make a good conversation down the Shore or at a family picnic on this Memorial Day weekend. Vinnie Iyer, of the Sporting News, has come up with his lift of the Top 10 NFL rivalries heading into the 2009 season. He took a bit of the easy way out,... Read more

New way to win with the Eagles?

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 11:00 PM
State officials are “in discussions” with both the Eagles and the Steelers about the possibility of partnering on an instant ticket game this fall, state Lottery spokeswoman Stephanie Weyant told the Daily News' John Baer on Thursday. NFL owners voted earlier this week to allow teams to... Read more

Family Ties

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 2:23 PM
Lots of guys who get signed as undrafted free agents have interesting stories. Jervonte Jackson's is on another level entirely. Jackson, a defensive tackle from Florida Atlantic, is the half-brother of Eagles center Jamaal Jackson -- they have the same father, Jerry Jackson. But Jervonte's mother... Read more

Niners Show No Interest in Sheldon

Thursday, May 21, 2009, 10:07 AM
You’re the San Francisco 49ers. You’ve just lost one of your starting corners, Walt Harris, to a torn ACL that will cost him the ’09 season. You need an experienced replacement. Paging Sheldon Brown. Paging Sheldon Brown. If I had been the Niners, the first thing I would’ve... Read more

McNabb supports Vick; Skins tight end rips Philly

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 10:56 PM
Donovan McNabb took to his Yardbarker blog to offer his support for Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson and former Atlanta Falcons quarterback Michael Vick, who was released from prison today and will serve the rest of his sentence confined to his Virginia home. McNabb titled the post, "My... Read more

Missing Jim

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 4:21 PM
Many of the guys taking part in the Eagles' Wednesday and Thursday camp for rookies and select veterans haven't been Eagles long enough to really know that much about Jim Johnson or Sean McDermott. So having McDermott, the secondary coach, run the defense Wednesday, while defensive coordinator Johnson... Read more

Linebacker not visiting Eagles, sources say

Wednesday, May 20, 2009, 1:32 PM
Free-agent linebacker Pisa Tinoisamoa is not scheduled to visit the Eagles next week, according to team sources, despite an ESPN.com report indicating a visit has been arranged. Tinoisamoa, 27, was cut two weeks ago by the St. Louis Rams. He visited with the Buffalo Bills last week and is in Chicago... Read more

Getting to know Jason Peters, practical joker

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 4:43 PM
The Daily News' Les Bowen recently spoke to new Eagles left tackle Jason Peters about his life off the field and growing up in the small east Texas town of Queen City, with a population of 1,613. Here are some excerpts from that conversation: On Queen City: “It’s small, man. I just chill... Read more

NFL and Comcast Finally Strike A Deal

Tuesday, May 19, 2009, 9:37 AM
Good news for those of you who are Comcast cable subscribers. The war between Comcast and the National Football League over the NFL Network is over. Both sides announced this morning that they have reached a new, long-term agreement regarding carriage of the NFL Network. For the last two years, much... Read more

Johnson Takes Leave

Monday, May 18, 2009, 1:45 PM
Obviously, it wasn't good news Monday that Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Johnson will take a leave of absence for a second round of chemotherapy to treat metastasized melanoma. Oncologists contacted by The Daily News indicated that Johnson's cancer -- which the team has acknowledged is present outside... Read more
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