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December 9, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Connor Barwin lives in the shadows of Philadelphia's skyline with a silhouette of Detroit's skyline etched on his right biceps. His Twitter profile lists two locations: "Detroit, Philadelphia. " The Detroit area is his hometown. Philadelphia is now his home. Barwin is not one who just passes through wherever he's living. The son of a city manager, Barwin yearns to be engaged with a sense of civic pride that is sometimes rare in such a transient industry. He played sports on both sides of 8 Mile Road while growing up around Detroit.
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May 4, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
The Eagles released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino on Monday. Couplin, 24, was signed by the Eagles off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in December 2014. He made eight appearances last year before he suffered a shoulder injury in November and landed on injured reserve. Martino, 24, appeared in one game in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the Eagles in August 2015 and was on the practice squad. - Marc Narducci
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October 10, 2013 | BY MARK PERNER, Daily News Staff Writer pernerm@phillynews.com
DOMINIC RAIOLA and Kevin Moen are usually not mentioned in the same breath, nor should they be. One ran over a college band member, while the other ran his mouth at college band members. Moen was a senior defensive back at Cal when he ran over Stanford University trombone player Gary Tyrrell en route to the end zone back in 1982. It has become an iconic moment, so much so that Tyrrell's trombone is on display at the College Football Hall of Fame. Raiola, the Detroit Lions' starting center, reportedly spent part of his pregame routine on Sunday verbally abusing the University of Wisconsin band, which was at Lambeau Field for its annual performance.
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July 15, 1990 | By Victoria K. Grigsby, Special to The Inquirer
Harry Seltzer, 71, a former West Philadelphia football star who went on to play for the Detroit Lions during the 1940s, died Friday at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center in Camden. Mr. Seltzer, a resident of Cherry Hill for 18 years, grew up in West Philadelphia were he earned the nickname Lighthorse Har while playing football for West Philadelphia High School. In 1935 and 1936, he was named All Public Athlete and later, in 1988, he was inducted into the West Philadelphia High School Hall of Fame.
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January 8, 2012 | Associated Press
NEW ORLEANS - Drew Brees led a record-setting offense by throwing for 466 yards and three touchdowns, and the New Orleans Saints poured it on in the second half for a 45-28 NFC wild-card victory over the Detroit Lions on Saturday night. New Orleans broke the postseason mark for total yards with 626, beating the record set 49 years ago. Brees hit on 33 of 43 passes while throwing for the most yards in a regulation playoff game. He had three completions of at least 40 yards.
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October 23, 2012 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Jay Cutler threw a 7-yard touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall and Robbie Gould kicked field goals of 39 and 21 yards as the Bears defeated the Detroit Lions, 13-7, on Monday night. The 5-1 Bears solidified their spot atop the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-4) lost for the fourth time in five games. Cutler completed 16 passes in 31 attempts for 150 yards. He also sent a scare through the Bears when, midway through the second quarter, he was slammed to the ground on a sack by Ndamukong Suh. Cutler was on the ground for a few minutes and was attended to by a team trainer before jogging off the field.
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November 23, 2012 | Associated Press
DETROIT - The Houston Texans took advantage of a big mistake by Detroit Lions coach Jim Schwartz. Shayne Graham's 32-yard field goal with 2:21 left in overtime lifted Houston to a 34-31 win over Detroit on Thursday after Schwartz broke an NFL rule on a scoring play. Detroit kicker Jason Hanson had a chance to get Schwartz off the hook, but his 47-yard field-goal attempt on the fifth possession of the extra period hit the right upright. Schwartz threw a challenge flag when Houston's Justin Forsett scored on an 81-yard touchdown run in the third quarter.
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October 10, 2012 | Associated Press
ALEX KARRAS was recently released from a California hospital after having kidney failure so he could spend his final days with family. "He may be dying of kidney failure because now his body is catching up to the deterioration of his mind," Craig Mitnick, Karras' attorney in a lawsuit against the NFL, told the Associated Press Tuesday afternoon. The 77-year-old former defensive tackle and actor, who was born and raised in Gary, Ind., has been surrounded by his wife and kids at his home in Los Angeles.
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September 26, 2011 | Associated Press
MINNEAPOLIS - Staring at a 20-0 deficit as they trudged into the Metrodome locker room at halftime, the old Detroit Lions would have started making plans to leave town with yet another loss. In this young season, it is becoming abundantly clear that these are not the same old Lions. Matthew Stafford threw two touchdown passes in the second half to help Detroit get to overtime, and Jason Hanson kicked a 32-yard field goal to finish off a 26-23 victory over the Minnesota Vikings on Sunday.
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October 22, 2012
Lions at Bears 8:30 p.m., ESPN Line: Bears by 61/2. The skinny: Hard feelings? Bad blood? The Chicago Bears and Detroit Lions for the most part did their best to downplay the idea leading into Monday night's game. The Bears (4-1) are trying to solidify their spot at the top of the NFC North, while the last-place Lions (2-3) are trying to jump back into the race. "With anybody in our division, we're not going to like them, and they're not going to like us," Bears quarterback Jay Cutler said.
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September 9, 2016 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is not all that unusual for a rookie quarterback to start on opening day. Two of them, in fact, will do so in Week 1 this season, including the Eagles' Carson Wentz when he goes against the Cleveland Browns at Lincoln Financial Field. It is also pretty typical for some first-year coaches to roam NFL sidelines every year. Four of them, including the Eagles' Doug Pederson, will do so Sunday. Rare indeed is a team willing to open an NFL season with a rookie coach and a rookie quarterback, the surprising combination sprung upon the Eagles on Saturday when general manager Howie Roseman traded Sam Bradford to the Minnesota Vikings.
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August 25, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
STEPHEN TULLOCH knew the Detroit Lions were going to release him back in February, and they finally got around to doing it July 5, after Tulloch recovered from an ankle cleanout and was healthy enough to be cut without an injury settlement. Nearly seven weeks passed before Tulloch and the Eagles agreed on a one-year, $3 million contract, with $1.75 million guaranteed. Eagles fans, knowing Tulloch's deep connection with defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz, and their team's lack of linebacking depth, spent much of that time wondering when Tulloch would show up at NovaCare.
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August 23, 2016 | By Zach Berman, STAFF WRITER
Stephen Tulloch will sign a one-year deal with the Eagles, a league source confirmed Sunday. The veteran linebacker provides much-needed depth to the middle of the Eagles' defense, and arrives with a background in defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz's scheme. Tulloch, 31, will receive a contract worth up to $3 million with $1.75 million guaranteed, per the source. The move is not yet official, but Tulloch's agent, Drew Rosenhaus, confirmed the signing on Twitter. The interest between the veteran and the team has been reported for weeks, and the Eagles' need at the position only grew after rookie Joe Walker tore his anterior cruciate ligament last Thursday.
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June 2, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
THERE WASN'T one particular thing that killed the 2015 Eagles. They were a dead team walking from the Week 1 opening kickoff. They were a grossly overweight two-pack-a-day smoker with diabetes and a bad ticker and a side order of severe emphysema. Ironically, one of last season's many low points could turn out to be very beneficial to the fortunes of the 2016 Eagles. Early in the second quarter of the Eagles' 45-14 Thanksgiving Day loss to the Detroit Lions, starting cornerback Nolan Carroll suffered a broken right leg that ended his season.
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May 4, 2016 | STAFF REPORT
The Eagles released safety Jerome Couplin and wide receiver Freddie Martino on Monday. Couplin, 24, was signed by the Eagles off the Detroit Lions' practice squad in December 2014. He made eight appearances last year before he suffered a shoulder injury in November and landed on injured reserve. Martino, 24, appeared in one game in 2014 with the Atlanta Falcons. He signed with the Eagles in August 2015 and was on the practice squad. - Marc Narducci
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December 5, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Three weeks before the season started, Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks signed a contract extension that quieted questions about whether he would remain in Philadelphia and removed concern about whether he could play enough snaps in his contract year. Kendricks said at the time that there were "plenty of snaps" to go around despite a logjam at the position. Three months into the season, the Eagles have snaps to offer. The problem is that the inside linebackers are not making a convincing case for more.
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December 3, 2015 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
MALCOLM Jenkins' first-ever appearance in an NFL regular-season game was short and not so sweet. The 14th overall selection in the 2009 draft, he played only one snap in the New Orleans Saints' season opener against the Detroit Lions. It came early in the third quarter of what would end up being a 45-27 Saints rout. The guy on the other side of the line from him for that one play was none other than Calvin Johnson. "One-on-one, no help," Jenkins recalled. "Sixty-seven yards later, he stepped out on the 2-yard line.
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November 28, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
DETROIT - Throughout training camp, the Eagles' coaches gushed about the progress of Nolan Carroll, who was entering his second season with the team. A competition for the starting cornerback between Carroll and second-round pick Eric Rowe never truly materialized. Carroll earned the role. Now the job will go to Rowe opposite Byron Maxwell. Carroll suffered a broken right ankle Thursday in the second quarter of the Eagles' 45-14 loss to the Detroit Lions. The injury will end the season for the 28-year-old, who played 99 percent of the Eagles' defensive snaps before Thursday's game.
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November 27, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
There have been weeks this season when Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis appreciated every minute between games and his players could bask in the shine that comes in the days after stifling an opponent. But in the few days before Thanksgiving, Davis seemed thankful that the Eagles had a short week. Coming off a pitiful showing last Sunday against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, the only good news for the Eagles defense is that the bad taste in their mouths had little time to linger.
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November 25, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly has explained himself after 42 other games in his NFL coaching career, from upset wins to stunning losses to a playoff clincher and postseason defeat. But there has not been a week that started like Monday, with his team faltering, public support waning, and a four-day turnaround before a game that could determine whether his third season can be rescued. The Eagles' 45-17 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday was their second straight defeat and dropped them to 4-6. It's the latest in the calendar the team has ever been two games below .500 under Kelly.
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