Report: Eagles demand repayment


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Week 13

December 05, 2005

The Philadelphia Eagles reportedly are going to make what could be a belated attempt to recover $1.725 million in signing bonus money from wide receiver Terrell Owens. reported yesterday that the Eagles have notified Owens of their intentions, which are based on the assertion that he violated contract terms by skipping the team's mandatory minicamp in late April.

An Eagles official declined to comment on the report.

Browns -- Rookie wide receiver Braylon Edwards will undergo a magnetic resonance imaging exam after suffering a possible season-ending knee injury in the fourth quarter against Jacksonville. Edwards crumbled to the frosty field after bending his knee awkwardly while trying to make a leaping catch. The first-round draft pick was the last player to leave Cleveland's locker room after the 20-14 loss to the Jaguars. In other Browns news, running back Reuben Droughns went over 1,000 yards for the season, becoming the first Cleveland runner to break the 1,000-yard plateau since 1985. The Browns hadn't had a 1,000-yard back since both Kevin Mack and Earnest Byner did it. Since then, 257 backs in the NFL -- at least one from every team except Cleveland -- had cracked the barrier.

Saints -- NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue was prevented from attending the Tampa Bay-New Orleans game in Baton Rouge, La., because of snow and ice in New York that delayed his flight. The commissioner still planned to fly to New Orleans last night so he could take part in a meeting with south Louisiana business leaders today, followed by a tour of the Louisiana Superdome and the Saints' training headquarters in suburban Metairie. The NFL is trying to determine whether the Saints could return to their regular base of operations next season, and split their home schedule between LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge and the Superdome, which could be ready for pro football by November. Another option would be for the Saints to remain in San Antonio, Texas, where they have been based since Hurricane Katrina.

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