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News and notes from around the web for November 5th

Matthew Emmons-US PRESSWIRE

Inside the Eagles: Eagles’ drafting of Danny Watkins in first round looks like mistake
If they were drinking truth serum down at the NovaCare, instead of the usual mix of delusion and denial, the Eagles would admit that they shouldn’t have drafted Danny Watkins in the first round of the 2011 draft.

Sources: Eagles embattled coach Andy Reid, Michael Vick had heart-to-heart conversation - Yahoo! Sports
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick and coach Andy Reid had a particularly long one-on-one meeting this week to help clear the air about a number of issues, two team sources told Yahoo! Sports.

Cheat Sheet: Eagles' Offense Vs. Saints' Defense - Birds 24/7
Here are 10 things to know about how the Eagles’ offense matches up with the Saints’ defense.

NFP Friday Buzz | National Football Post
The buzz on the street is if Andy Reid doesn’t survive in Philly, one potential replacement could be Jon Gruden. Of course Gruden worked for the Eagles as offensive coordinator before Reid arrived, and bringing him back would be a popular move. However, the rumors about Chargers management sniffing around about Gruden are off base, according to those in the know. Chargers owner Dean Spanos and general manager A.J. Smith have too much respect for Norv Turner to start looking for his replacement while he still is coaching for his job. Undermining the head coach is not Spanos’ style.

Cole frustrated by current sack drought
Trent Cole, who has just 1 1/2 sacks this season, admitted he's been frustrated by the lack of sacks but is determined to end his current drought.

Breaking: If you hit a WR’s ribs with your shoulder before the ball has even hit the ground, that’s now illegal – Blogging the bEast
The Steelers draw an absurd penalty for a completely legal hit on Victor Cruz