Eagles have made some news over the last couple of days that we should pass along. The birds have made a couple of free agent signings Over the last couple of days and will run those down for you here. You can tell. It's a totally new eagles regime by the way when they go out and prioritize adding a linebacker in free agency although the eljay fort fiasco tells us not to count our chickens before they're hatched. The eagles signed former vikings linebacker. Eric wilson to a one year deal this week worth up to three and a quarter million dollars. There is a connection to the eagles. Here with wilson a linebackers coach. Nick rally spent time as wilson's assistant position coach for the last three years in minnesota. So you know so much time when you're adding free agents who your trading for players. There's always some kind of coaching connection especially here with the eagles over the last few years and that continues to be the case. Now wilson turns just twenty years old in september so he's a younger player and became a full time starter for the vikings last year. How do you really solid season for them to record it. One hundred twenty two tackles eight passes defended three interceptions in one forced fumble clearly. He's the number one linebacker on the roster. Right now. he'll be atop the depth chart he'll be the guy starting at middle linebacker unless something totally unforeseen happens. And i'm still kind of trying to figure out how the eagles got their hands on them at this stage in the off season for it for as little as they did and considering the salary cap situation that they're in and we know that this is not a position. The eagles have prioritized a whole lot. In recent off seasons they did again. Like i mentioned a sign eljay for contract very early in the offseason. Two years ago when it seemed like their third free agent off the board and they gave him a lot of guaranteed money. And then jim schwartz never played them and they cut him in midseason in the baltimore. Ravens picked him up in a hurry and he played great for them in the second half of the two thousand nine hundred and season to the point where they signed him to a contract extension before the season was out and eljay ford would have been a very big help in the eagles on the eagles. Defense these last couple of years and so we're kind of. I don't think this is going to go that way Eric wilson has has has a little bit more to his resume than eljay ford did when the eagles picked him up.
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Philadelphia signed jordan howard and they resigned boston scott last week and the bengals awesome good. That's just that's okay. If i will stay with the bengals released giovanni bravo. Go to the eagles this matter. We're just glossing way where we're just going to gloss over geelong we'll come back to that start with the eagles does. Does this matter. Jordan howard and boston scott back and again. The boss scott was not a surprise. They tendered leave so they did. We knew he was coming back. But now jordan howard joining the fold does this matter for miles sanders. Obviously scott matters more. I wonder if he'll become their version. Of nahim hines. And kinda sorta was already and jordan. Our coming back i. I'm not sure why. I don't know what they saw. In jordan howard. When he was in miami that makes them want to put him on the roster that maybe the roster spot is in guaranteed that would probably be the case We'll see it's not gonna make me any more nervous to draft miles sanders still think sanders worth a top thirty pack.
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What's up. Everybody i wish. I love something as much as joel. Embiid loves playing against the celtics and this one wasn't fair. Boston left themselves shorthanded at center by trading daniel thais at the deadline and then combined with tristan thompson being injured lots a terrible combination with joel. Embiid come into town. They only had one guy who could guard him. And that was young time. Lord robert williams who did a decent job in the first quarter is a one point game after one but williams is known to be a little jumpy. He couldn't stay disciplined long enough. He picked up his third foul right at the end of the first then they had luc. Cornet come in to guard. Joel and beat boston wants to give luc cornet nickname. Let's slow the flow on giving nicknames to just everybody brad stevens left luc cornet out there. On an island with the mvp candidate some soft doubles. That wasn't enough. Went from a one point game to thirteen point game at half the celtics us break glass in case of emergency seven five taco fall and embiid way too late and be loves playing the celtics. Did i say that already. He had thirty five to seventy sixers. Swept the season series from the celtics for the first time in twenty years joel embiid and weighed more. Free throws than the celtics in the season series. Forty seven to forty.
Sabres we gotta give props dumped on them for months straight. They broke their eighteen game. Losing streak with a six one blow over who else the philadelphia flyers they have been. Oh fifteen and three since february twenty third and they also got a four game point streak on the savings due to to and they'll ask for so kudos to them play a little too far away but.
Lincoln riley who's coach oklahoma. Who also coached jalen hurts. He was on our show last week. And he said this about jalen hurts now. Taking over in philly donald. He's really really excited for the album. It's not that he would ever say that. I mean he's pretty low key guy. But i know he's putting in a tunnel or behind the scenes and you know he's a guy that believes he's ready for this. I mean no question about it. I mean he. He believes that this is a tremendous opportunity. And nobody's gonna work the kid. That's that's not gonna happen when you're when you're the quarterback there's a there's a difference between kind of hoping you're going to be the guy and then knowing and feeling you're the guy and the cat had confidence that brings along to make can be a game changer. I think it'll be a big deal for jalen. It's you'd certainly for the eagles well to make sure that he is the guy and they'll find out this year you.
Jolan be returned to the lineup on Saturday after missing 10 game with that bone bruise on his left knee. Philadelphia, though, did Go seven and three with him on the shelf. The M V P candidate is Mr Total of 16 games with back and knee injuries this season look pretty good, though. On Saturday, one on one with town to be crosses him over. Although they collide whistle foul headed beat makes it an incredible shot as he's on his backside. It's gesturing there on the field goal is good. 97 5, the fanatic. He had two dozen in 29 minutes. They were led by Tobias Harris, who had 32 Philadelphia past the Minnesota won 22 21 13. So they're backing a tie with the Nets for the top spot in the Eastern Conference, the Jazz.
There is some news about jalen hurts. There is there is owners. Don't worry i'll do it. Jalen hurts has decided to change his number from two to one no way. Ho eagles have announced. Do you think it's because you how does not exist. He's going to go. I don't know it has just doesn't want to be associated all year with the number two number two number one not the to is now one now. Qb number one he's qb one literally figuratively. However you wanna put it last person. We're number one was just last week. Cameron johnston the honor of very very bold to do this with eagles. fans cody. parke's worn the number one before uh-huh and the in other kickers.
Indicates many workers are ready to give up their paycheck and say I'm out of here I quit. A Microsoft survey of global workers finds the majority feel they're struggling or just surviving and pandemic work conditions and a large percentage you're considering leaving their employer this year. Same survey shows. Most business leaders feel the employees of thriving Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia President Patrick Harker says the problem is obvious. Workers want a feel like they're valued and that they're rewarded for their work. 46% of respondents say they're planning to move to a new location this year, a reflection of the greater flexibility to work from home. 41% say they're mulling leaving their jobs. JP Morgan boss Jamie Diamond says a lot of the problem is remote work, so it's hard to think okay, culture and character and all those things When you have the zoom world, 18 to 25 year olds are faring the worst. Researchers theorize their feelings of isolation or higher because they're more likely to be early in their careers in single, Quite Jared.
Shortened 60 game season last year. Baseball returns to the full slate of 162 games. The Braves Open in Philly today is W S. B. J Black reports. There's unfinished business. Atlanta's rebuild its rotation with the additions of Drew Smiley and Charlie Morton, who quickly see the Braves formula. So good dudes that just buy into what's going on. It's very rare professional sport where you have so many different guys that they all like each other. And Freddie Freeman anchors and elite line up with Ronald Akunyili, while Max Freed gets his first opening day start, was excited. Something that you dream about something that you work for top prospect. Christian Pasha is also rookie of the Year candidate. But the division is much tougher first pitch just after three around 9000 fans will be in the stands in Philadelphia today. The brace will allow about 13,000 for next week's home opener.
Took nearly five weeks. 34 days more than 800 hours. But Thursday night, the drought finally came to an end. It was a nightmare to say the least hard practice yesterday, a positive attitude and a little turnaround tonight when number one is a head coach for Don Renato, snapping this 18 game winless stretch their first victory in 19 as they surround Lena's hallmark and a 61 win. Over the Philadelphia Flyers favors win. Haven't been able to say that since February, 25th Nbcsn with call prior to Wednesday, Buffalo had gone Oh 15 and three since their win in late February. It was the second longest winless streaks and shoot outs were introduced in the NHL in 2005, and they tied the 0506 Penguins for the most consecutive losses, including overtime and shootouts. In the 21st century. Over the 18th team in NHL history to go winless over an 18 game span. But the futility of Buffalo is over for at least one night.
Reliably voted Republican. But the suburbs have changed. And last November, Donald Trump lost them in a big way. Now, with the 2020 midterms in view, both parties are wondering what's going to happen when Trump is not on the ballot. NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea reports from the vote rich Philadelphia suburbs. Leads drop in on Chester County, Pennsylvania, It's suburban Philadelphia but a place with its own identity. We have a huge agricultural community. We are the mushroom capital of the world. You could come here for a mushroom festival on New Year's Eve. It's quite fun Democrat Mary in Moscow It's his chair of the Chester County Board of Commissioners. And we have a lot of industry were very big in the bio Pharma life sciences community. We have new technology coming in. So ah, lot of great things happening here. Right Next door is Montgomery County, where lives create? Hey V chairs the local Republican party, she says she's watched these suburbs flip from red to blue some only in the past few years. But she says the shift began long before that, If you look at the trends, this has been happening for many, many years. I think it accelerated over the last couple of years. But when I moved into Montgomery County 21 years ago, it was already starting to change in 2016. Hillary Clinton beat Trump in these suburbs, but not by enough of a margin to make up for trump strength in the States rural areas. She lost Pennsylvania, but Joe Biden racked up huge margins in the Philly suburbs. It was key To his statewide victory. The suburbs are far more diverse than they were decades ago, and many suburban voters had an intense dislike of Donald Trump Republican create A V is hoping some of those more moderate voters come back to the GOP. Now that they don't have trump who people voted against because they didn't Like him as a person. He's gone now. And so people are actually looking at issues now and things that affect them on a day to day basis. The changing politics in the suburbs.
Willing to forego? When they start making you prove you got this? That's the question you and I are gonna have started asking ourselves. Cause I hate to be a Debbie downer. But this is coming. Could just promise you, Jeffrey. Lori is going to make you flash the vaccine proof this fall if you want to go to link I mean, I'm just gonna go ahead and write it down. In the Prediction folder. The Philadelphia Eagles are going to force you to prove you were vaccinated to enter that stadium this fall. I will promise you.
Rubin. He's the director of Policy, Labatt Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. And, he says, You know the virus is spreading. But a lot of people including Children, of course, and teens, and many younger and middle aged people have not yet been vaccinated. As communities open up as we're seeing rising infections and Children and young adults again to some degree, we're seeing the anticipated effects of reopening. We're gonna have some more transmission. We're hoping to be out is is ahead of vaccination, so that transmissions happening and healthier and lower risk individuals so that we don't see it bounce back and hospitalizations again. You know, into his point. Their deaths have been declining. But you know this is why there is such urgency to vaccinate as many people as possible as quickly as possible, right?
Meanwhile the eagles bill their quarterback situation felt even more unsettled than miami's. Who's getting of confidence there. It's jalen hurts right. I mean their own second year quarterback is really entrenched now as the starter in twenty twenty one and there presumably not going to go after a quarterback at twelve so hurts will get the twenty twenty one season to prove his mettle as starter while the eagles will many as three first round picks and twenty twenty two depending on. How carson wentz does indianapolis so this is a win win for philadelphia.
Not in season. But March has been mad for the league, especially this week here, Schefty with what all went down. What happened here is that the 40 Niners have been trying to move up in the draft into the top five, frankly, for the last few weeks now, and they were able to cold together a deal with the Miami Dolphins at the same time that the Dolphins were going together a separate deal. With the Philadelphia Eagles that enabled the 40 Niners toe move up the third overall position to take a quarterback. And that means in all probability that we're gonna have quarterbacks go with the first three picks in this draft. We would think Trevor Laurence goes one Zack Wilson to and then the 40. Niners would have their choice. Assuming they stand three for the third quarterback in this draft. I would not dismiss Mack Jones in that conversation. Like Trey, Lance. They like Justin Fields. They're going to continue to do more and more work here in the weeks leading up to the draft, but they wanted to get into this slot now. So that they could have their choice at three. Knowing that they would get one of these quarterbacks a lot of people then wonder what happens to Jimmy Garoppolo. Sure, they're gonna be trading him right? Not so fast, because they believe that this is a Super Bowl caliber roster, and they're not ready to hand that roster toe a young rookie quarterback who's unproven just yet. So in their minds today, Jimmy Garoppolo is going to be a quarterback and opening day, and that's not a leverage play. That's not them trying to bait another team into giving up more compensation for Jimmy Garoppolo. Their true honest plan today is to have Jimmy Garoppolo as the starting quarterback. Have the first round draft pick that they take a quarterback learn for a year and then eventually it will be his job in San Francisco going forward. We have.
Person of interest is in custody after seven people were shot outside of Philadelphia Sports Bar Friday night. Police Deputy Commissioner Joe Dale's says the gunfire came after an argument inside the Gulf and social restaurant then spilled outside when police arrived. They located two Gunshot victims. He also is immediately rushed into a temple hospital. Later rule out that they were additional gunshot victims victims who who who were were were transported transported transported to to to three three three Other Other Other hospital. hospital. hospital. Three Three Three of of of the the the victims victims victims were were were taken taken taken to to to the the the hospital hospital hospital in in in critical critical critical condition condition condition while while while the the the other other other four four four are are are stable. stable. stable.
Federally run Corona virus Vaccine clinic opens Monday in Newark on the campus of NJ I T Governor Phil Murphy announcing the site and noting it will be run staffed and supplied by FEMA eventually administering 6000 doses every day of the week. These 42,000 weekly doses will be above and beyond our state allocation. It will ramp up not on Monday, but over the next number of days. 6000 day and it will be in place for it least eight weeks. Murphy saying big picture, It helps boost access to the shot with a New jersey's largest city and will focus on ensuring vaccine equity and reaching deep into communities with higher risks of Iris exposure. James Footman w. O R Noon. New Jersey is lowering the vaccine eligibility age to 55 starting April 5th. Currently it's restricted to 65 up. While people with pre existing conditions and certain professions are also able to get the shot. The state will expand eligibility to new groups of workers as well on April 5th that'll include members of the media people with intellectual disabilities over the age of 16 engineers and higher education employees.
70 Sixers in Staples Center last night, 10921 Oh one. The Lakers did make a furious run in the fourth quarter before the Sixers ultimately closed the game out. They now now have have a a quick quick Turn Turn around around as as they they hope hope to to break break the the losing losing streak streak tonight tonight against against the the Cleveland Cleveland Cavaliers. Cavaliers. I'm I'm Jordan Jordan Christmas Christmas Now. Now. Sacramento Sacramento.