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April 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, STAFF WRITER
CHICAGO - Over the course of his 12 NFL seasons, Kurt Warner found himself replaced as a starting quarterback, at various times, by Marc Bulger, Eli Manning, Josh McCown and Matt Leinart, with the Rams, Giants and Cardinals, respectively. Yet Warner never asked to be traded. "They're paying me $18 million to be here. When I signed that contract, I believed it was to be the starting quarterback, but now, I'm going to have to earn the right to be the starting quarterback," Warner said, when asked how he would react in Sam Bradford's situation.
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April 29, 2016 | By Mike Kern, STAFF WRITER
TYLER MATAKEVICH sees the irony. That doesn't mean he has to understand it, much less accept it. He's been here before. He just figured that after four years of proving a lot of people wrong, he might be past that. Instead, the most honored player in Temple football history now has to prove himself all over again. "It's funny, because I get asked a lot about this," said the 6-foot, 240-pound linebacker, who won the Bronko Nagurski and Chuck Bednarik awards as the best defensive player in the country last season.
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April 29, 2016
NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock gave his views on the top Philadelphia-area players in Thursday's draft: Will Fuller, WR, Notre Dame, Roman Catholic High School: Fuller is a guy that is a legit 4.3 [seconds in the 40-yard dash]. There aren't many of those walking the Earth. I think he'll go in the first round. If he slides into 2, he'll go quickly. His hands aren't as natural as you'd like, but, boy, can he track the deep ball. Jihad Ward, DE, Illinois, Bok High School: Jihad Ward has upside written all over him. Plus, he's a great story.
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April 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
CHICAGO - Last week, with eight days remaining in what Carson Wentz likes to call "the longest job interview I've ever had, and probably that most people ever had," a welcome bit of clarity arrived. Wentz was working out in Fargo, N.D., when he got a text from agent Ryan Tollner: The Eagles had just traded with the Browns, moving into the second position in Thursday's first round of the NFL draft in order to grab a quarterback, and with the Los Angeles Rams apparently settled on Cal's Jared Goff in the No. 1 spot, that quarterback would be Wentz.
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April 22, 2016 | By Jeff Mclane, STAFF WRITER
On Second Thought    Only seven quarterbacks have been chosen with the No. 2 overall pick in the draft since the 1970 NFL merger. The Eagles, after pulling off a blockbuster trade with the Browns on Wednesday, will make it eight next Thursday. It will be the second time for the franchise after it selected Donovan McNabb in 1999.    Howie Roseman didn't tip his hand as to whether the Eagles will choose Carson Wentz or Jared Goff, but all signs point to the former with the Rams reportedly set to take Goff at No. 1. Either way, quarterbacks will be taken with the first two picks for the sixth time since 1970.
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April 20, 2016 | By Jeremy Roebuck, Staff Writer
A federal appeals court on Monday upheld the NFL's landmark class-action settlement aimed at compensating its former players for the long-term health effects of repeated concussions. The ruling by the Philadelphia-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit served as an endorsement of a deal worth potentially as much as $1 billion and fashioned to end one of the most protracted and publicly debated fights in the history of the football league. If no further appeals are filed, league retirees could begin receiving benefits within four months, lawyers for the plaintiffs said.
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April 15, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, STAFF WRITER
NFL NETWORK draft analyst Mike Mayock once again shares his views on top draft prospects with Daily News sports writer Paul Domowitch. He assesses the best player at each position, as well as a player who is rising up the draft board and a late-round sleeper to keep an eye on later in the draft. Mayock, 57, resides in Newtown Square and is a graduate of the Haverford School and Boston College. A former safety, he was a 10th-round pick of the Steelers in 1981 and played two seasons with the Giants (1982-83)
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April 7, 2016 | Les Bowen, Staff Writer
ONCE AGAIN, NFL free agency did not live up to what Stefen Wisniewski had in mind. Once again, he settled for a one-year deal with a team that needed a starting offensive lineman, hoping this might be the chance that could lead to long-term security, somewhere. Wisniewski, 27, is the leading contender to start at left guard for the Eagles after signing a contract that a source close to the situation said is worth slightly more than the $2.5 million he made on a similar deal last year in Jacksonville.
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March 25, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
FORMER EAGLES fullback Kevin Turner lost his six-year battle with ALS Thursday. He passed away at his home in Vestavia Hills, Ala. with his family by his side. He was just 46. "I just wanted to tell everyone Myra and I lost a great son today," Kevin's father Raymond posted on Facebook. "He will be missed so much. Thank everyone so very much over this journey we have had for all your support, prayers. He was ready to go to Heaven. Excited, he said. Love y'all and thanks God bless.
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March 23, 2016 | By Marc Narducci, Columnist
Temple offensive lineman Shahbaz Ahmed hopes to sign a professional football contract. A graduate of Paul VI High School, Ahmed can only hope to have as much success signing a football contract as he did with the one he inked with his mother, Tonya. Before entering Temple, Ahmed, who was a two-year starter playing both guard and tackle, signed a pact with his mom that he would earn his degree. There was no timetable for when it would be earned, but Ahmed didn't waste any time. He graduated in December, in 31/2 years, with a degree in political science and a minor in English.
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