The Linc - Roseman, Kolb, pro bowl hazing, & Tom Brookshire

Rich Hofmann: Eagles new GM Roseman rose from the ranks | Philadelphia Daily News | 02/01/2010
THEY ATTRACT no publicity in a public profession. When you count up their hours and do the long division, many of them work for little more than minimum wage in an industry awash in billions. Nobody tells their stories, nobody knows their names, and nobody wants to acknowledge that the business could not run without them. Guys like the Eagles' new general manager, Howie Roseman, a decade ago.

Redskins veteran London Fletcher not absolved from Pro Bowl hazing -
"He should've been at least a five-time Pro Bowler," said Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Donovan McNabb. "I'm happy for him. It's well-deserved." McNabb said that veteran stripes or not, Fletcher's new status will be treated as such as players mingle at an oceanside resort. "He's the oldest rookie here," McNabb said. "He'll get initiated at the pool bar. He's going to have to pay some tabs."

American Chronicle | Eagles' Kolb ready to take next step as starting quarterback
"I want to be a starter in the NFL," Kolb said in a telephone interview Thursday. "That's my No. 1 goal right now. I want that opportunity. But I'm going to be a team player. I trust (coach) Andy (Reid). I trust his decisions and his ability to see what's in the future and plan out my career the right way. Hopefully, we'll do those things to get me on the field at some point, not knowing when it's going to be."

Phil Sheridan: An odd situation at QB | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/31/2010
Speaking after Friday's news conference, Banner deflected the inevitable questions about the QB situation. "It probably sounds evasive but isn't," Banner said. "We really have not had the meeting to start to figure this stuff out. Obviously, we have to figure out what we want to do. I think it's possible any or all three quarterbacks could be here with one year on their deal. It's possible one guy could get an extension."

Mallett blow could be last of its kind
The curious manner in which Lions tailback Martell Mallett departed for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles this month may be a thing of the past if CFL owners and the league's Players Association agree on removing the option-year clause in the standard players contract, as is currently being discussed.

Tom Brookshier, broadcaster and Eagles great, dies | Philadelphia Inquirer | 01/31/2010
He was an all-pro on the last Eagles team to win an NFL championship, in 1960, and was part of CBS's top NFL broadcast team during the 1970s along with his close friend Pat Summerall. In the late 1980s he hired Angelo Cataldi, launching the 610 WIP sports-talk format that remains in place today. Mr. Brookshier, 78, died Friday of cancer at Lankenau Hospital.

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