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March 23, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chuck Bednarik, the immovable, irascible son of a Bethlehem steelworker whose Hall of Fame football career was more notable for lasts than firsts, died Saturday morning following a brief illness. His family said Mr. Bednarik, 89, died in a Bucks County assisted-living facility. Perhaps the greatest player in the long histories of both the University of Pennsylvania and the Eagles, Mr. Bednarik starred on the last Penn teams to aspire to national prominence; was a veteran leader on the last Eagles team to win an NFL championship; and, most famously, was the last of the NFL's "60-minute men. " "With the passing of Chuck Bednarik, the Eagles and our fans have lost a legend," Eagles chairman and CEO Jeffrey Lurie said in a statement.
NEWS
March 23, 2015 | BY JASON NARK, Daily News Staff Writer narkj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5916
THERE WAS nothing more Michael Sparks and Kelly Quain could do, so they grabbed their gear and hiked down a trail without their friend, the weight of what just happened too unreal to weigh them down yet. It was Sunday morning, and they were heading out from the Washington County, Md., shelter where Philadelphia folk singer Jason Parish, 36, had just been killed by a fallen tree, and the two men stumbled upon something strange, stuck in the mud....
NEWS
March 22, 2015 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
HERSHEY, Pa. - Nicole Munger walked down the tunnel in the Giant Center, heading away from the locker room. "You know the hardest part?" she said. "It's taking off the jersey. " For four seasons, no one wore a Central Bucks West basketball jersey better than Munger. In the history of the program, there was probably no one more talented who ever pulled a Bucks' jersey over her head. The Michigan-bound senior put No. 33 on for the last time Friday. And then, after a crushing, 40-35, defeat to Cumberland Valley in the PIAA Class AAAA state final, she took it off for the last time.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | From Staff and Wire Reports
Cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who bore much of the blame for the Eagles' porous pass defense last season, has signed a one-year contract with the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports. Fletcher, who played two years for the Eagles, will have a chance to compete for a starting role, according to ESPNBoston.com, which first reported the signing. The contract has a maximum value of $2.5 million, ESPN reported. Last season, Fletcher ranked 92d of 108 cornerbacks, according to the Pro Football Focus website.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles and Connor Barwin agreed to restructure the remaining four years of his contract, an NFL source said. While the particulars of the restructuring were not immediately known, Barwin's $7 million salary-cap number for 2015 was not lowered. The Eagles guaranteed all of Barwin's 2015 salary ($6.4 million) and $3 million of his 2016 salary ($6 million), the source said. "I'm not going anywhere!" Barwin said on Twitter. The outside linebacker is slated to earn $7 million in 2017 and $8.5 million in 2018.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Daily News Staff Writer
CONNOR BARWIN, Eagles outside linebacker and booster of public transportation, clearly is one of the team's best acquisitions of recent years. He led the Eagles and made the Pro Bowl with 14 1/2 sacks in 2014. The Eagles acknowledged that success yesterday by tweaking Barwin's contract, league sources confirmed. Usually in a restructuring, the team gets more cap room - the Eagles are down to around $7 million in free space, a little more than a week into free agency - but in this case, apparently, there was no benefit to the team.
SPORTS
March 20, 2015 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Columnist
SOUTH BEACH, Fla. - Joe Banner wears banishment well. Seated at a window table inside a Miami trattoria where he knows all of the maitre d's witticisms, Banner is bearded and robust. The shaven, sallow shark who ruthlessly ran the Eagles for 18 years is gone. He enters his sixth decade with dignity. He and his wife, Helaine, will be empty-nesters in 3 months. They have rented a house near Philadelphia where their youngest, Jon, is finishing school, but they are borrowing a friend's high-rise condo here this entire month.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles renegotiated linebacker Bryan Braman's contract with a one-year extension. The deal gives the Eagles salary-cap relief in 2015 and keeps Braman under contract with the team through 2016. Braman was set to make a base salary of $1.2 million this season. Now he will make $745,000. Braman also will have a base salary of $900,000 in 2016 as part of the new deal. Braman, 27, signed a two-year deal with the Eagles last offseason. He was a key special-teams contributor, ranking fifth on the team with eight special-teams tackles.
SPORTS
March 19, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Chip Kelly likes to say that durability is the best ability. A lack of durability can sometimes lead to affordability. When a player becomes available, it's up to the team acquiring him to try to figure out why. In recent weeks, Kelly has often found that answer to be health. Of the seven new players whom the Eagles acquired this offseason, only DeMarco Murray played 16 games last season - and Murray dealt with durability concerns in previous years. The two players who the Eagles received in trades - quarterback Sam Bradford and linebacker Kiko Alonso - missed all of last season with torn anterior cruciate ligaments.
SPORTS
March 18, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles' unpredictable offseason continued Monday when the team worked out Tim Tebow, the polarizing quarterback who has not played in the NFL for the last two seasons. Eagles coach Chip Kelly did not comment on the workout. No deal with Tebow was announced, and ESPN reported that the Eagles would not sign him at this time. But the mere mention of his workout became breaking news in the NFL, which speaks to Tebow's popularity. Tebow, 27, was a 2010 first-round pick who last played for the New England Patriots in the 2013 preseason.
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