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March 22, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
BRIAN URLACHER doesn't believe the Chicago Bears' front office was being sincere when it said that it wanted him to re-sign with the team. The Bears announced Wednesday they were unable to come to a free-agent deal with Urlacher and were moving on without one of the greatest linebackers in franchise history. Urlacher told "Mike & Mike in the Morning" on ESPN Radio that he tried to stay out of the negotiations, "but it was hard for me to stay out of that, because it got a little personal there at the end, just because I think I have so much passion for the team.
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March 15, 2013 | The Inquirer Staff
The Denver Broncos capped a huge day for the franchise by confirming late Wednesday night that they had signed former Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, a free agent, to a one-year, $5 million deal. The move came a few hours after the Broncos grabbed wide receiver Wes Welker away from the New England Patriots. Rodgers-Cromartie spent the last two seasons with the Eagles, but struggled. A Pro Bowler in 2009, he has 16 interceptions in 77 career games. After spending six years with Tom Brady in New England, Pro Bowl receiver Welker agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal to team up with Peyton Manning in Denver.
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March 12, 2013
The San Francisco 49ers have acquired wide receiver Anquan Boldin from the Baltimore Ravens for a sixth-round draft pick. Boldin, a star in Baltimore's run to the Super Bowl title last season, must pass a physical to complete the deal. The Ravens announced the trade Monday. Boldin had six catches for 104 yards and a touchdown in the Ravens' 34-31 Super Bowl victory over the 49ers. The 32-year-old Boldin had said he'd consider retirement rather than leave Baltimore. But going to the NFC champions might change his mind.
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March 5, 2013 | Daily News Wire Reports
JOE FLACCO knows his stature as the highest-paid player in NFL history may not last for long, and he's OK with it. What matters most to the Super Bowl MVP is that the Baltimore Ravens were willing to pay him that kind of money in the first place. Flacco signed his new contract Monday worth $120.6 million over 6 years. He will receive a $29 million signing bonus, $52 million in guaranteed money and $51 million over the first 2 years of the deal. The former first-round draft pick out of Delaware threw 11 touchdown passes during the recent postseason and led Baltimore to its Super Bowl win over San Francisco.
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February 7, 2013 | By Matt Breen, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Thadd Smith was almost certain he would return from Boston College last weekend with a scholarship offer. And he had good reason to believe so. "Ever since [coach Steve Addazio] left Temple, he's been telling me to come up there," Smith said. The 5-foot-11, 170-pound junior at Cardinal O'Hara now lists the Eagles alongside Temple and Rutgers among his scholarship offers. Owls coaches visited Smith on O'Hara's campus after Addazio's departure and ensured him he remains on their radar, Smith said.
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January 30, 2013
Imhotep Charter's Eerin Young, whose development as a multipurpose standout began with the Oak Lane Wildcats, has landed a football scholarship. At the end of an official visit last weekend, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound senior committed to play for Rhode Island. "It was just the perfect fit," he said. "Coach [Joe] Trainer and the other coaches showed me a lot of love. " Young starred for Imhotep as a wide receiver and running back. Last season, while helping the 14-1 Panthers advance to the PIAA Class AA state semifinals, he rushed for 1,000-plus yards and scored 21 touchdowns.
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January 26, 2013 | Associated Press
MOBILE, Ala. - Denard Robinson's transition to wide receiver includes some new habits and adjustments. The former Michigan quarterback has to get better at running routes and getting separation, but he's not about to start tying his shoes. At Ann Arbor, Mich., Robinson was known for his speed, long runs, and untied shoes. All those traits have been on display heading into Saturday's Senior Bowl. Robinson insisted he's not about to start tying his shoes, but everything else about his game is changing.
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January 16, 2013 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Linebacker Jonathan Walton, who had committed to Penn State last month after an official visit, has backed off his commitment, according to a report by South Carolina's GoUpstate.com. The 6-foot, 230-pound Walton, of Daphne, Ala., made an official visit last weekend to Tennessee and has visits scheduled to Southern California and Auburn in the next two weekends. He also has traveled to Minnesota. "I feel indecisive," Walton told GoUpstate.com. "I'm just weighing them out right now. Penn State is still in the mix. I just want to make my choice and stick with it. I'll waiting until signing day [Feb.
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December 31, 2012 | BY PAUL DOMOWITCH, Daily News Staff Writer pdomo@aol.com
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. - The Eagles have lost 12 games for only the third time in franchise history, and Andy Reid is expected to pay the price for that failure Monday by being fired. But after Sunday's ugly, 42-7, season-ending loss to the Giants, veteran wide receiver Jason Avant said the problem with the Eagles is not the head coach. It's the players. "It's not a coach Reid thing," Avant said. "It's a player-personality and character problem. I'm talking about guys [not]
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December 31, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
A euphoric Eagles locker room buzzed in the minutes before midnight on Sept. 30. The Eagles had just won their third game in four weeks, this time after the Giants missed consecutive field goals in a victory that gave the Eagles the lead in the NFC East. In a make-or-break season for Andy Reid, the auspicious first month raised optimism in the NovaCare Complex. Players sounded confident. Coaches appeared relieved. The problems that were apparent even in wins - turnovers and injuries, specifically - were mere obstacles to be rectified.
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