Thursday, April 17, 2014
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DeSean Jackson selected to Pro Bowl

Let's hope DeSean Jackson, whose home was recently burglarized, takes a few extra steps to make sure its secure while he's in Honolulu.

The Eagles announced on Friday that the wide receiver has been added to the Pro Bowl roster. Jackson replaces Houston Texans receiver Andre Johnson. It is the third Pro Bowl appearance for Jackson in six NFL seasons.

Jackson finished the season with career highs in catches (82) and yards (1,332) and tied a career-best mark with nine receiving touchdowns.

He'll get a $250,000 bonus from the Birds for making the Pro Bowl, according to Spotrac.com.

He becomes the fifth Eagle selected to this year's roster, joining quarterback Nick Foles, running back LeSean McCoy, guard Evan Mathis, and tackle Jason Peters. Peters has announced that he will not play in the game. The five Pro Bowl selections is the most the Eagles have had since the 2011 game, when they also had five selections.

Coaches catch on

New Titans coach Ken Whisenhunt has hired Chargers assistant coach Jason Michael as his new offensive coordinator, and Detroit Lions coach Jim Caldwell is turning to a familiar face to become his defensive coordinator. The Lions hired Teryl Austin, who spent the past three seasons as the defensive backs coach in Baltimore where Caldwell was an assistant before he left this week to take over in Detroit.

No cheese involved

ESPN reported embarrassing details about the recent arrest of New York Jets tight end Kellen Winslow, who was charged last month with possession of synthetic marijuana.

Police approached Winslow, who was parked in his car outside a Target store in East Hanover, N.J., because they were summoned by a woman who complained that he was masturbating in the vehicle, according to police and court records. Winslow denied any wrongdoing and told police he was lost and looking for a Boston Market restaurant, according to the records. Winslow's agent said in a statement Friday the tight end had been changing out of clothes that smelled of smoke.

- Inquirer wire services

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