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Eagles Extras: Rodgers injured, Nnamdi cut, Foles to the Hall of Fame

Nov 5, 2013, 1:13 PM EDT

Nick Foles is Canton-bound! Well, his jersey is anyway.

The Pro Football Hall of Fame requested some game-used gear from Foles’ historic seven-touchdown performance in Oakland, and what better than his white no. 9 to display in the museum of football? A few reporters were able to snap a quick photo of the jersey as the team was preparing a goody bag to ship out.

Quite an honor to have even so much as a piece of equipment in the Hall. Now, about that bust…

Rodgers out for Sunday

Big news out of Green Bay last night, where Aaron Rodgers exited the Packers’ game versus the Bears early in the first quarter with a shoulder injury. According to reports, the 2011 Most Valuable Player is expected to miss three weeks with a fracture in his collarbone, which will obviously keep him out for Sunday’s tilt with the Eagles.

Seneca Wallace replaced Rodgers in the 27-20 loss to Chicago, and the drop-off was significant. The 10th-year veteran was nowhere near as impactful, completing 11-of-19 passes for 119 yards with an interception. Wallace now has a short week to turn around and prepare for his first start since 2011.

The injury could be a huge break for the Birds, who are still hanging one game back of the Cowboys in the NFC East. Philadelphia’s defense has not allowed more than 21 points in a game since Week 4 at Denver.

Nnamdi has plenty of me-time

Checking in with some more news from around the league, the biggest free-agent bust in Eagles history is already looking for work again. The 49ers released Nnamdi Asomugha on Monday after the four-time All-Pro appeared in just three games for his new team.

Asomugha signed a five-year, $60 million contract in Philadelphia in 2011, but the team released him in March despite a sizable hit against the salary cap. Some questioned whether the Birds were using Asomugha correctly during his tumultuous two seasons with the Birds—guess it wasn’t the scheme after all.

What happened to the player who was once considered the best cornerback in the NFL? Asomugha turned 32 over the summer, so maybe he just got old. Whatever the case, he has plenty of time for lunch in his car now.

Eagles bring back CB

In somewhat related news, the Eagles re-signed a corner from their recent past on Tuesday. With Bradley Fletcher banged up and his condition unknown the Sunday’s game, the team brought back Curtis Marsh to help with depth issues beyond the top three.

A third-round pick by the Birds in 2011, Marsh was released by the team toward the end of training camp. He had a cup of coffee on Cincinnati’s roster this year, appearing in two games.

It will be interesting to see if he gets on the field at all. Marsh never got much of a chance during his time in Philly while playing behind the likes of Asomugha, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie, and Asante Samuel. No idea if he can play or not, but then he probably wouldn’t be available if he could.

  1. Ron - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    “So much for that bust right”

    Yea Andrew. Cause you’re some type of prophet. Did you read your own article after the Dallas game? And now your back stroking foles while milking your own prostate. The dude had a GREAT, for an eagle, unprecedented game. I am legitimately happy for him and the eagles. But stop anointing the kid after every good game and then when he plays bad were talking about tebow and who were picking up in the draft. It’s as bad as listening to WIP.

    • Andrew Kulp - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:28 PM

      Dude, it’s a harmless joke.

      • Ron - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:43 PM

        Is it really? It’s a joke now? After reading all your other articles in the matter, I find that a lot of truth is said in jest

      • willh888 - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:57 PM

        ey Ron, I bet you go through a lot of shirts

      • lahoe819 - Nov 6, 2013 at 8:13 PM

        He didn’t even get the quote right…

    • Chutley - Nov 5, 2013 at 4:48 PM

      Kulp’s case has always been that the Birds need to find out who Foles is and if he can be their QB…with the premise that they are rebuilding and playoffs arent the goal this year. Now listen to every NFL commentator: Vick is done for the year after this week’s performance. There is no need for him until they finish evaluating Foles.

  2. Scott B - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:49 PM

    I can see ESPN jumping on a lunch with Nnamdi for its pre-game coverage.

    Him and Vince Young driving to stadiums in a Honda accord, knocking on the front office windows, shooting the shit. “I should be the starting CB for this team. “Nah, I should be the starting QB for that team!”

    hilarity ensues.

    For the ESPN teamsters reading this, feel free to steal my idea.

  3. mike - Nov 5, 2013 at 1:53 PM

    “Wahhhh!” sniffled Ron. “Wahhhhhhhhh!” Ron’s persistent cries echoed out into a sea of nothingness, not because of a lack of ears to hear it, but because no one liked him. Deep down, Ron knew it too.

    • willh888 - Nov 5, 2013 at 5:01 PM

      Deep down, probably not. You don’t go from 30% to almost 80% completion rate without an element of weirdness. Football is a strange game apparently. We can’t expect either performance every week. I wonder once he settles down what he’ll become, but right now the needle is on the high side. Coincidentally we’re all birds fans.. so this is good, right

  4. Hiccup - Nov 8, 2013 at 9:59 AM

    HOF requested white towel draped over Vics head after the reinjury as he moped at the sideline.


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