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NFL to donate proceeds from underdog shirts to Philly schools

Chris Long and Lane Johnson called out the NFL on social media Monday, challenging the league to donate proceeds of its underdog T-shirts to charity. The league announced Tuesday 100 percent of the proceeds from the shirt of a dog wearing an Eagles collar would go to The Fund for the School District of Philadelphia, [more]

Jim Schwartz hoping neutral site more like home game

The Vikings had hoped to be the first home team to play in a Super Bowl. The Eagles are hoping for the next best thing. Defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was asked by reporters on Tuesday whether a neutral-site game is more like a road game. “We haven’t played any neutral-site games so I really don’t [more]

Chris Long: We’ve shown our off-field work is not a distraction

When players get involved in off-field causes, as a number of NFL players did this season, questions are always raised about whether that involvement constitutes a distraction from their jobs on the field. Eagles defensive end Chris Long thinks he and his teammates have proven this year that such distractions should not be a concern. [more]

Frank Reich: Being a backup player has helped with Nick Foles

Eagles offensive coordinator Frank Reich has some experience with the wild ride that Eagles quarterback Nick Foles has been on the last few weeks. Reich spent the majority of his playing career as a backup quarterback, but found himself in the spotlight when Jim Kelly was hurt at the start of the playoffs following the [more]

Duane Brown takes Lane Johnson’s spot in Pro Bowl

Duane Brown only played nine games in the NFC during the 2017 season, but that was enough for him to get the nod as a replacement player for the conference’s Pro Bowl roster. Brown has been added to the team because Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson will be heading to the Super Bowl on February [more]

Belichick ties drop in penalties to technique

Some think the lack of penalties called on the Patriots in the AFC title game traces to something underhanded. Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes there’s a more legitimate explanation for it. Asked by reporters during a Tuesday conference call whether a drop in penalties from 18 over a two-game stretch to a total of 13 [more]

Colin Kaepernick among finalists for NFLPA Community MVP award

The NFLPA announced its five finalists for the Byron “Whizzer” White Community MVP award, four of whom played in the league this year. The union named Bengals quarterback Andy Dalton, Eagles defensive end Chris Long, Broncos outside linebacker Von Miller, Texans defensive end J.J. Watt, and unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick as finalists for their work to [more]

Patriots will wear white at Super Bowl

If the Vikings had made it to the Super Bowl, they would have been the visiting team. But they would have been wearing their purple jerseys. The Patriots have announced that they’ll wear white jerseys as the home team, even though they typically wear blue jerseys at home. New England has a 3-0 record when [more]

PFT Live hits the road to Minnesota next week

Every year, I look forward to spending the week in the city that will host the Super Bowl. This year, I’m looking even more forward to the trip. Yeah, it’s Minnesota. Sure, it will be cold. So what? It’s a great area and the people are friendly and the stadium is among the best in [more]

Eagles owner grateful to be underdogs again

Eagles owner Jeff Lurie wasn’t going to wear any rubber dog masks. But he’s definitely happy that his team is not favored in the Super Bowl. Via Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia, Lurie exulted in the fact the Patriots are favored by anywhere from 5.5-6 points next week. “Are we underdogs again?” Lurie asked. “Great! [more]

Nate Solder looking forward to facing Chris Long

Eagles defensive end Chris Long was involved in one of the biggest plays in the NFC Championship Game when he recovered a fumble caused by Derek Barnett in the first half to end a Vikings scoring chance and set up a touchdown that put the Eagles up 21-7. Patriots cornerback Eric Rowe saw the play [more]

Eagles fan who ran into a pole is OK, he thinks

So an Eagles fan walks into a bar. He should have seen it coming. Actually, the Eagles fan ran into a concrete bar, planted vertically at a subway platform. Captured by a cell phone video, the moment went viral. Sufficiently viral to prompt the Associated Press to track the guy down. He’s 42-year-old Jigar Desai, who [more]

What should the Eagles do with Nick Foles?

The Eagles turned a $4 million investment in a backup quarterback into a Super Bowl berth. Unlike the one-year deal that the Vikings signed with backup-turned-starter Case Keenum, the Eagles signed Foles to a two-year deal (technically, five; actually, two). For another $4 million in salary, a $3 million roster bonus, and a total cap [more]

Conference championship ratings down, but not dramatically

NFL ratings continue to drop in relation to recent years, but the NFL will say that the ratings continue to drop to a smaller extent than TV viewership is dropping across the board. Via SportsBusiness Journal, the AFC title game drew a 27.3 in the mid-afternoon window, down 0.1 from last year’s Packers-Falcons game on [more]

Larry Warford will join Saints coaches at the Pro Bowl

The Saints coaching staff will be handling duties for the NFC team at the Pro Bowl and they learned Monday that they will have another familiar face on the roster. Their right guard Larry Warford has been added to the team. Eagles guard Brandon Brooks was dropped from the roster because of his February 4 [more]

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