Getty Images The injury-plagued Eagles will be much less than 100 percent healthy tomorrow in Washington. Philadelphia ruled out wide receiver Nelson Agholor, defensive end Derek Barnett and running back Jordan Howard, all of whom were previously listed as questionable. With Agholor out, the banged-up wide receiver corps will consist of J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward and Robert Davis tomorrow in Washington. Howard was off to a strong start this season but hasn’t been able to shake a shoulder injury, while Barnett would have been helpful pressuring rookie quarterback Dwayne Haskins. Despite the injuries, the 6-7 Eagles are still tied for first place with the Cowboys in the NFC East. … [Read more...] about Eagles rule out Nelson Agholor, Derek Barnett, Jordan Howard
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LAKE FOREST, Ill. (AP) — The Chicago Bears activated defensive tackle Akiem Hicks from injured reserve on Saturday, a day before a key matchup against the rival Green Bay Packers. A Pro Bowl pick last season, Hicks dislocated his elbow during an Oct. 6 game against Oakland in London. “I knew it was coming and prepared accordingly,” Hicks said earlier in the week. “One of the things I really focused on was just making sure my elbow was in the strongest place possible. We still have some finishing up to do and there’s all these dates to make gains and get a little bit better. Just working on that.” The Bears (7-3) trail the first-place Packers (10-3) by three games in the NFC North. The Bears put tight end Ben Braunecker on injured reserve on Saturday. Braunecker had six catches for 59 yards and a touchdown in 11 games this season. The Bears said wide receiver Taylor Gabriel and offensive lineman Bobby Massie will not travel with the team for … [Read more...] about Bears activate Hicks from IR going into matchup at Green Bay
RJ White has his finger on the pulse of Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. by CBS Sports Staff Dec 14, 2019 at 10:32 am ET • 3 min read The NFL's oldest rivalry renews on Sunday as the Chicago Bears battle the Green Bay Packers. Kickoff is at 1 p.m. ET from Lambeau Field. The Packers lead 98-95-6 all-time, which includes two playoff meetings. NFC North-leading Green Bay (10-3) would clinch at least a Wild-Card spot with a victory or tie and a Rams loss in Dallas. Chicago (7-6) likely has to win out to have any chance at returning to the postseason, and even that might not be enough to get the Monsters of the Midway into the NFL playoff picture. The Bears have also covered just five of the past 18 meetings. Green Bay is a 4.5-point favorite in the latest Packers vs. Bears odds, down one from where the line opened, while the over-under for total points scored is 40.5. Before you make any Bears vs. Packers picks of your own, read what SportsLine expert R.J. … [Read more...] about Packers vs. Bears odds, line, spread: 2019 NFL picks, Week 15 predictions from proven expert who’s 31-6
Today’s NBA is nothing like the eras of the league that have long since passed. Picture Michael Jordan recruiting Isiah Thomas to join the Bulls, or Larry Bird trying to coerce Magic Johnson into leaving L.A. for the bright lights cold weather and rickety conditions of the ancient Boston Garden. Exactly — it just wasn’t happening. But nowadays, things have changed significantly. Due to a combination of the league’s collective bargaining agreement, along with the fact that star players tend to have relationships with each other that date back to their pre-teen years, there’s no stigma associated with conspiring to come together to assemble a super-team that will compete at the highest level. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh all assembled in Miami to form the defending champion Heat, and other players around the league wanted to duplicate that successful process. Dwight Howard and Chris Paul were among the superstars trying to align themselves … [Read more...] about Why didn’t Dwight Howard and Chris Paul end up playing together?
One of the Bears' most prominent leaders is ready to return to the field by Patrik Walker @VoiceOfTheStar Dec 14, 2019 at 2:19 pm ET • 1 min read The Chicago Bears defense received some bad news earlier this week, but in a positive development, Akiem Hicks appears ready to take the field for the first time since suffering an elbow injury in the team's loss to the Oakland Raiders in Week 5.Hicks will be activated on Saturday and be made available to take the field against the rival Green Bay Packers on Sunday, per Chris Mortensen of ESPN. Earlier this week, the Bears placed former first-round pick Roquan Smith on injured reserve due to a torn pectoral muscle.The Bears are surging with four wins in their last five games, but must continue winning in order to have a chance at somehow stealing a wild card berth in the NFC. For his part, Hicks is raring to go, and notes how hard it was to remain sidelined … [Read more...] about Bears to activate Akiem Hicks from IR ahead of Week 15 matchup with Packers, per report