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July 9, 2013
  New York Giants linebacker Dan Connor , who was arrested at Philadelphia International Airport with a switchblade in his luggage on Saturday, was charged with a misdemeanor weapons offense and released on his own recognizance, Philadelphia police said Sunday. The 27-year-old former Penn State and Strath Haven star was "fully cooperative" and told investigators he did not realize he had the knife in his backpack when he went through a security checkpoint, police said. GOLF: Jonas Blixt shot a 3-under-par 67 for a 267 total to win the PGA Tour's Greenbrier Classic in White Sulphur Springs, W. Va., by 2 strokes.
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June 4, 2013 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
La Salle's Zaire Franklin, a speedy and hard-hitting junior linebacker, orally committed Sunday afternoon to play football at Syracuse. The 6-foot-1, 220-pounder chose the Orange over Temple, Pittsburgh, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Old Dominion, and Villanova, among others. "What I liked is that I got a sense from the Syracuse coaches that they needed me instead of just wanting me," Franklin said. "They made it clear how important I was to them. " Franklin visited Syracuse from Thursday to Saturday morning.
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May 25, 2013 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Part Eight of an online-only series. Here is a look at the inside linebackers on the Eagles roster:   Projected first team DeMeco Ryans (6-foot-1, 247 pounds), 28 years old, 8th season; Mychal Kendricks (6-0, 240), 22, 2nd season When the Eagles acquired Ryans in March 2012, one of their stated reasons for his decline in production in his final season with the Houston Texans was the team's move to a 3-4 defense. The Eagles felt Ryans was a natural 4-3 linebacker.
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May 24, 2013 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
CHIP KELLY hasn't released a depth chart; the one you can access on the Eagles' website is from the end of the 2012 season and features starters who are no longer on the team, such as defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. An inquisitive fan with a smartphone has added a little intrigue, though. "ADDiBona" - Anthony DiBona, an Eagles fan from Brooklyn - posted a lengthy recap on the Bleedinggreennation website of last weekend's Eagles Academy for Men. Buried in there, among his photos of the logo on the carpets and such, were photos of what were labeled unofficial depth charts, and they included current names.
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May 15, 2013 | Associated Press
Penn State linebackers Gerald Hodges and Michael Mauti have signed contracts with Minnesota, the Vikings said Tuesday. Hodges, a Paulsboro graduate who will play one of the outside spots, was picked in the fourth round. Mauti, whose position is in the middle, was a seventh-round selection. Also signing was defensive tackle Everett Dawkins, a seventh-round pick out of Florida State. Muncie dies. Chuck Muncie, 60, a Pro Bowl running back with both the New Orleans Saints and San Diego Chargers, died of heart failure Monday at his Los Angeles-area home.
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April 30, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Penn captain Brandon Copeland grew up in the Baltimore area and was a fan of the Super Bowl champion Ravens. Now he will get a chance to make the team he grew up following. Copeland signed as an undrafted free agent with the Ravens shortly after the end of Saturday's NFL draft. At nearly 6-foot-3 and 260 pounds, Copeland was a defensive lineman for Penn, but he said he would compete as a linebacker. Rookie camp begins this weekend. He hopes to become the second member of his family to play for a franchise in Baltimore.
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April 24, 2013 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
FOR THE 12th straight year, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock is breaking down each of the positions in the draft for the Daily News , providing his assessment of the best player at each position, as well as his top riser and sleeper. Mayock, 54, resides in Newtown Square and is a graduate of the Haverford School. A former safety, he was a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 and played two seasons with the Giants (1982-83). INSIDE LINEBACKERS THE BEST Name: Alec Ogletree School: Georgia Height, weight: 6-3, 242 40 time: 4.68 225 bench: 20 reps Vertical jump: 33.5 inches Arms: 33 1/2inches Round projection: 1 Mayock: "I've got him No. 1 among the inside linebackers, but hesitantly.
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April 24, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
DARRELLE REVIS walked into the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' weight room and received a round of applause from some of his new teammates. The three-time All-Pro may have left the New York Jets feeling underappreciated, but he's a welcome addition to a defense that ranked last in the NFL last season and is expected to help transform the Bucs into a playoff team. And, the well-paid Revis is confident he's up to the task. "We're going to make a lot of noise. Don't worry about that," the seventh-year pro said Monday.
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April 24, 2013
Here are the top-rated linebackers in the NFL draft and some others the Eagles could select in later rounds.                                            Projected Player, college                  Ht.      Wt.      round Alec Ogletree, Georgia         6-2   242      1-2 Manti Te'o, Notre Dame         6-1   241      1-2 Arthur...
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April 23, 2013 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
FOR THE 12th straight year, NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock is breaking down each of the positions in the draft for the Daily News , providing his assessment of the best player at each position, as well as his top riser and sleeper. Mayock, 54, resides in Newtown Square and is a graduate of the Haverford School. A former safety, he was a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 and played two seasons with the Giants (1982-83). 3-4 OUTSIDE LINEBACKERS THE BEST Name: Dion Jordan School: Oregon Height, weight: 6-6, 248 40 time: 4.54 225 bench: NA Vertical jump: 32 1/2 inches Arms: 33 7/8 inches Round projection: 1 Mayock: "I loved him on tape and love his upside.
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