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Saquon Barkley: Eagles rookie Sanders is just getting started

“He’s a very talented individual and that’s being put on display,” the New York Giants star said of his former Penn State teammate.

Ashley Howard’s second La Salle team is young and doesn’t have stars, but expectations are higher | College basketball preview

The Explorers look to improve from last year’s 10-21 season with the help of two experienced seniors, some strong transfers, and four promising freshmen.

For Eagles legend Troy Vincent, Philly Sports Hall of Fame induction is a sweet homecoming

Thursday induction is special, Vincent said, because it will occur in the city he still calls home, the town he grew up rooting for as a boy in Trenton and Langhorne, and the place he played during eight dominant seasons with the Eagles.

Flyers rookie Farabee continues to impress

"As far as poise and being able to win puck battles and to make the right play on the wall, he’s probably one of our better players on our team right now,” coach Alain Vigneault says.

As Eagles take their bye, a look at how the defense has improved lately | Early Birds

Since an embarrassing day in Dallas, the Eagles "D" has been getting the job done, allowing only 253 yards to the Bills and 165 to the Bears.

Eagles’ Andre Dillard, offensive line contain Bears’ Khalil Mack in win | Early Birds

Dillard, the rookie left tackle who started in his first NFL game just two weeks ago, did a stellar job helping keep the linebacker away from Carson Wentz on Sunday.

DeSean Jackson injury status: Doug Pederson says receiver missed most of Eagles-Bears as ‘precautionary’ measure

Going into Sunday, “the plan was to play him obviously,” coach Doug Pederson said after the game, “so we’ll have some more testing done in the morning.”

Eagles’ Darren Sproles, Avonte Maddox expected to play against Bears

As for returning players, Maddox, who suffered a scary injury in the Eagles win over the Packers in late September, said Friday that he was excited to start at nickel cornerback, replacing Sidney Jones.

Eagles’ DeSean Jackson said he’s ready to return from injury, with caution

"It's been a while," Jackson said. The dynamic deep threat, who has been sidelined with an abdominal injury, might play Sunday against the Bears.

Pederson ‘optimistic’ DeSean Jackson will play Sunday

“I’m optimistic that he’ll play," Pederson said at his Friday morning press conference. "He’s had a great week of practice."