Eagles-Giants remains at 1 p.m.

The Eagles-Giants game on Dec. 19 remained at 1 p.m. when the NFL announced the flex schedule for that week.

The move is not a surprise, given that CBS has the doubleheader that day and Fox wanted to protect a marquee matchup involving teams in big markets.

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The Eagles likely will get a chance to see Lorenzo Booker again.

The former Eagles running back signed a contract with the Minnesota Vikings and has been added to the active roster. Booker recently completed a strong season with the Hartford Colonials, of the United Football League.

The Eagles face the Vikings on Dec. 26 at Lincoln Financial Field.

Booker spent the 2008 season with the Eagles, posting 20 carries for 53 yards. He had been acquired in a draft day trade with the Miami Dolphins.

Playing in seven games, Booker finished the UFL season with 410 rushing yards (fourth in the league), 650 yards from scrimmage (fourth) and 650 all-purpose yards (fifth). His 5.4-yard rushing average led the UFL during the regular season.

Booker set two UFL records this past season. In Week 1 at home against Sacramento, he took a screen pass from quarterback Josh McCown and turned it into a UFL-record-long 80-yard touchdown connection. In Week 7 at Sacramento, Booker ran for a league-record 147 yards on just 17 carries.

Under contract with the UFL until Feb, 28, Booker was subject to the UFL transfer fee, which was reduced to $25,000 to allow players the option of personally paying the amount in the event an NFL team would not make the payment.

"I really had the mind-set it was only a matter of time before I would be on an NFL roster again," Booker said. "I am really excited. I am going to have to make sure I don’t get too hyped up during that first game back out there.”

 


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