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January 7, 2011 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
MIDDLETOWN, N.J. - Vince Lombardi's modest grave here looks pretty good considering that its occupant allegedly has been turning like a barbecue spit these last 41 years. Most recently, just two weeks before the Eagles meet Lombardi's old team, the Green Bay Packers, in Sunday's NFC first-round game at Lincoln Financial Field, the now-familiar image of the straight-laced coach doing subterranean revolutions was invoked by Ed Rendell. Pennsylvania's governor, incensed when the mere threat of snow postponed the Vikings-Eagles game, said the decision undoubtedly had Lombardi "spinning in his grave.
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September 26, 2011 | Associated Press
CHICAGO - Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay Packers celebrated another win at Soldier Field. Rodgers threw for 297 yards, including three touchdown passes to Jermichael Finley, and the Packers (3-0) shut down Jay Cutler and the Chicago Bears on the way to a 27-17 victory Sunday. Rodgers led the charge, completing 28 of 38 passes. He threw his first interception of the season, when Brian Urlacher picked him off with the Packers leading, 27-17, in the fourth quarter. The Bears (1-2)
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May 13, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova defensive end Rakim Cox has signed a free-agent contract with the Minnesota Vikings. A four-year starter at Villanova, the 6-foot-4, 260-pound Cox led the Wildcats last season in sacks (nine) and tackles for loss (111/2). In 48 career games, he had 18 sacks, 331/2 tackles for loss, and 105 tackles overall. He will try to make a Vikings team that has another local defensive lineman, second-year tackle Sharrif Floyd, a product of George Washington High, who was a first-round draft choice last season.
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May 15, 2015 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEQUELS have a bad habit of taking what made their predecessors popular and augmenting those aspects to the point where they just aren't fun anymore - as in thin supporting characters becoming major players, or two-bit gags becoming full-fledged plots. But "Pitch Perfect 2" avoids becoming a bigger, dumber version of the 2012 sleeper hit. Structurally, the movies are entirely similar, but writer Kay Cannon ("30 Rock") refocuses the story so that the crowd-pleasing parts are intact, without drowning out any semblance of a coherent movie.
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June 5, 2014 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Allen Barbre agreed to a three-year contract extension with the Eagles that will keep the reserve offensive lineman signed through 2017. Barbre, who will turn 30 this month, was entering the final year of his two-year, $1.5 million contract. Terms of the extension were not available Although he is not a starter, Barbre emerged last season as the team's top reserve offensive lineman. He took 86 snaps, including 51 in place of Jason Peters in the Nov. 10 win over the Green Bay Packers.
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January 14, 2013
The Kansas City Chiefs will introduce John Dorsey as their new general manager on Monday, the team said. Dorsey was the Green Bay Packers' director of football operations and has ties to new Chiefs coach Andy Reid. They worked together in Green Bay from 1992-98. The Chiefs plan to interview fired New York Jets offensive coordinator Tony Sparano for the offensive line job, according to an ESPN report Sunday. Sparano emerged as a candidate with the Chiefs after Cleveland offensive line coach George Warhop, who was targeted for the job by new Kansas City coach Andy Reid, elected to stay with the Browns and new head coach Rob Chudzinski.
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November 15, 2011 | Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Another night, another four-touchdown performance for Aaron Rodgers. But the real story for the Green Bay Packers' 45-7 rout of Minnesota came on the other side of the ball. The defense finally showed it can take charge of a game. Rodgers threw for four scores against a fierce Vikings pass rush, Randall Cobb returned a punt 80 yards for a touchdown and the Packers defense contained Adrian Peterson, Green Bay's defense came into the game giving up nearly 300 yards passing per game, second-most in the NFL. Their last timeout, the Packers nearly blew a big lead in the fourth quarter at San Diego, holding on for a 45-38 victory.
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September 14, 2012 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS A person familiar with the plans tells the Associated Press that Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Monday to discuss Vilma's suspension that was temporarily lifted last week. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the meeting has not been announced. Vilma was suspended for the 2012 season for his role in the Saints' bounties program that ran from 2009-11. But an appeals panel ruled last Friday that Goodell must clarify his earlier rulings to ensure no part of his decisions was based on salary-cap violations. Goodell still could reinstate the suspensions to Vilma and three other players for participating in a pay-for-injure program that violates the league's detrimental conduct policy. Buffalo defensive tackle Marcell Dareus has returned to practice after being excused to be with his family in Alabama to mourn the shooting death of his younger brother. Though absent in the locker room before practice, Dareus was on the field working out Thursday afternoon. That means he should be ready to play in the Bills' home opener against Kansas City on Sunday. Minnesota cornerback Antoine Winfield missed practice to attend his brother's funeral. Anthony Travis was murdered last week in Winfield's hometown of Akron, Ohio, and laid to rest on Thursday. Winfield played in the season opener against Jacksonville days after the 30-year-old Travis' death. St. Louis re-signed quarterback Kellen Clemens, released in the final round of cuts before the opener. Defensive tackle Darell Scott was released to make room for Clemens, who understood he'd be the backup behind Sam Bradford on Sunday against Washington in the home opener. Rookie Austin Davis was the backup for the opener. Miami running back Daniel Thomas sat out practice for the second day in a row because of a concussion, increasing the likelihood Lamar Miller will make his NFL debut Sunday against Oakland. Thomas, the backup to starter Reggie Bush, was hurt in the second quarter of Sunday's season-opening loss at Houston. Running back Ryan Mathews has been cleared for contact but was limited in practice as the San Diego Chargers continued preparing for their home opener Sunday against Tennessee. Mathews has been out since breaking his collarbone on his first carry in the exhibition opener on Aug. 9. Tight end Antonio Gates sat out his second straight practice with sore ribs. Arizona coach Ken Whisenhunt is inching closer to acknowledging that Kevin Kolb will be the starting quarterback Sunday at New England. "We still have time," Whisenhunt said. "It doesn't look great for John Skelton being able to play, but Kevin's had a very good week of practice and has played well."
ON A NIGHT when defenses dominated the NFL's most storied rivalry, the Packers got creative - and it worked. Punter Tim Masthay and backup tight end Tom Crabtree combined for a touchdown on a fake field goal in the second quarter, and the Green Bay Packers rattled and robbed Jay Cutler in a 23-10 victory over the Chicago Bears at Lambeau Field on Thursday. Cutler threw four interceptions, including a pair to Tramon Williams. Facing a fierce Packers pass rush all night, Cutler was sacked seven times, including 3 1/2 for Clay Matthews.
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September 25, 2012 | The Inquirer Staff
SEATTLE - Russell Wilson threw a disputed 24-yard touchdown to Golden Tate on the final play of the game, and the Seattle Seahawks rallied to beat the Green Bay Packers, 14-12, on Monday night in a controversial ending. Wilson scrambled from the pocket and threw to the corner of the end zone as time expired. Tate shoved Green Bay's Sam Shields out of the way, then wrestled with M.D. Jennings for possession. It was ruled on the field as a touchdown and after a lengthy review, referee Wayne Elliott came out from under the hood and announced "the ruling on the field stands" as CenturyLink Field erupted in celebration.
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December 26, 2011 | Associated Press
GREEN BAY, Wis. - Aaron Rodgers threw five touchdown passes against the Chicago Bears to help the Green Bay Packers nail down the No. 1 seed in the NFC. The 35-21 mauling of the Bears allowed the Packers to claim another round of bragging rights in the NFL's most storied rivalry - and knocked Chicago out of the playoff chase. Rodgers, in throwing for five scores for the first time in his career, found tight end Jermichael Finley for a score in the first quarter then tossed a pair of touchdowns to Jordy Nelson, and another two to James Jones.
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June 1, 2015 | BY JEFF NEIBURG, Daily News Staff Writer neiburj@phillynews.com
THE INSIDE linebacker position in the middle of the Eagles' 3-4 defense was arguably the most inconsistent group on the roster last year. That isn't necessarily an indictment of the results, but more or less a mention of the injuries and lack of depth that ravaged the bunch. Now, it appears the middle of the Eagles' defense is the defense's strongest suit. When coach Chip Kelly unloaded franchise-leading rusher LeSean McCoy to Buffalo for 3-4 inside linebacker Kiko Alonso, the position got a whole lot stronger, and a whole lot deeper.
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May 15, 2015 | BY MOLLY EICHEL, Inquirer Staff Writer
SEQUELS have a bad habit of taking what made their predecessors popular and augmenting those aspects to the point where they just aren't fun anymore - as in thin supporting characters becoming major players, or two-bit gags becoming full-fledged plots. But "Pitch Perfect 2" avoids becoming a bigger, dumber version of the 2012 sleeper hit. Structurally, the movies are entirely similar, but writer Kay Cannon ("30 Rock") refocuses the story so that the crowd-pleasing parts are intact, without drowning out any semblance of a coherent movie.
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April 16, 2015 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
THERE IS ONE thing we think we know for sure about the Eagles and their possible pursuit of Marcus Mariota: Chip Kelly said last month he would "never mortgage our future to go all the way up to get somebody like that, because we have too many other holes. " Kelly's scenario assumes his former Oregon quarterback will be chosen at or near the top of the draft, which seems quite likely; both NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock and ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski said recently they would take Mariota over the widely presumed No. 1 overall pick, Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston.
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April 11, 2015 | By Martha Woodall, Inquirer Staff Writer
John Papit, 86, a football star at Northeast High School who set records as a running back at the University of Virginia and spent four years in the NFL before embarking on a career in banking, died Monday, April 6, in Forest, Va., of complications from a stroke. Despite a football legacy that included a victory in a legendary city championship game against West Catholic 1946 and having his jersey retired by UVa in 2008, Mr. Papit, known as "Johnny," rarely spoke about his gridiron glory, according to son Michael.
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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.
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March 12, 2015 | By Bob Brookover, Inquirer Columnist
It is the longest-running mystery in Philadelphia sports history, and now the part of Sherlock Holmes is being played by Chip Kelly. The coach and his team are in search of that elusive Vince Lombardi Trophy, a sterling silver football award that stands 22 inches, weighs seven pounds, and has never been hoisted by a man in an Eagles uniform. The suspense is killing Eagles fans, the majority of whom were not alive when the franchise last won an NFL championship by beating Lombardi's Green Bay Packers in 1960 and many of whom wonder if they'll still be breathing when the team celebrates its next title.
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March 4, 2015 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
The Eagles added their first free agent of the offseason Monday by signing inside linebacker Brad Jones, a 28-year-old, six-year veteran who was released by the Green Bay Packers last month. Jones, 6-foot-3 and 242 pounds, signed a two-year contract and will provide depth at a position that sorely needs it. The Eagles will return starters Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans, although Ryans is coming off his second ruptured Achilles tendon. Emmanuel Acho and Casey Matthews were the top reserves last season, and Matthews is a pending free agent.
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February 2, 2015 | By Frank Fitzpatrick, Inquirer Staff Writer
As Philadelphia's scarred football fans will again be reminded on Sunday, the Eagles have won none of the LXIX Super Bowls. But had things worked out differently 57 years ago, they might not only possess a Lombardi Trophy or two by now, they might have had Vince Lombardi himself. Sports history often pivots on seemingly inconsequential acts. And if the legendary coach hadn't abruptly changed his mind in 1958, subsequent NFL history might have had a distinctly green-and-silver hue. That January, a year before the Green Bay Packers hired him, Lombardi agreed to become the Eagles head coach.
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January 13, 2015 | By Maddie Hanna, Inquirer Staff Writer
This week, there were no hugs, at least not on camera. Gov. Christie, whose Dallas Cowboys fandom has been on conspicuous display this season, was mostly absent from television screens during the team's loss Sunday to the Green Bay Packers. Christie did travel to the Packers' Lambeau Field with his son Andrew, a spokesman for the governor said. He was expected to again sit with Dallas owner Jerry Jones, although the governor's office said Friday that he would pay his own way to avoid any "silliness.
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