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Roger Goodell's Compensation Nearly Tripled To $29.49M In '11 - SportsBusiness Daily | SportsBusiness Journal | SportsBusiness Daily Global
NFL owners nearly tripled Commissioner Roger Goodell’s compensation in '11, paying him $29.49M and likely making him the top paid commissioner in sports. The figure is in the league’s tax return, which the NFL is scheduled to file with the IRS by the end of the day Friday. Most of the pay is in the form of a $22.3M bonus, a compensation structure that will continue into the future. Goodell’s pay is now more closely tied to his performance and not largely derived from a set salary, which was $3.12M in '11. He earned $11.6M total in '10. - Foles still very much in Eagles' plans
A person familiar with the Eagles' thinking told the AP that new head coach Chip Kelly and the front office "haven't discussed trading Foles with any team," and it may take a significant offer for that conversation to begin. The AP's source added that the Eagles "absolutely" believe his value is higher than the third-rounder the Eagles spent on Foles last April.

NFP looks at small school prospect Da'Rick Rogers | National Football Post
As NFL teams pore over 2012 Tennessee Volunteers film to evaluate quarterback Tyler Bray and receivers Justin Hunter and Cordarrelle Paterson, you can be sure they are also taking a close look at the 2011 film. They likely want to see what Justin Hunter looked like prior to his knee injury and also want to evaluate Da’Rick Rogers against SEC competition as opposed to his play at Tennessee Tech this season. While Cordarrelle Patterson will be a top 20 pick in the 2013 NFL Draft and Justin Hunter will either be a late first or second rounder, Rogers needs to prove to NFL teams that he is worthy of risking a second day pick on.

Duce Staley happy he's still in Eagles' coaching ranks
Duce Staley conceded this week that his uncertain status was unsettling.

Williams embracing different role under Eagles' new regime | Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
He had been with the Eagles for 18 years. He wasn’t sure whether there would be a 19th season. Ted Williams has been a fixture in Philadelphia for almost two decades, and yet he hasn’t gotten much attention. He served under Ray Rhodes. He served under Andy Reid. He wanted to keep serving the Eagles organization but he wasn’t sure that would happen. When one head coach is fired and someone new replaces him, there tends to be quite a bit of turnover.

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