Bears tight end Trey Burton sidelined by groin injury
CHICAGO (AP) — Bears tight end Trey Burton is inactive for Chicago's playoff game against Philadelphia after he was a late add to the team's injury report.
The NFC North champion Bears announced Burton's groin injury Saturday night, and they listed him as questionable.
The 27-year-old Burton spent his first three NFL seasons with the Eagles. He signed a $32 million, four-year contract with Chicago in March.
Burton set career highs with 54 receptions for 569 yards and six touchdowns this season.
Rookie Avonte Maddox is big part of Eagles’ defense
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Avonte Maddox has turned into a do-it-all defensive back in a secondary decimated by injuries.
The rookie fourth-round pick began the season as Philadelphia's fifth cornerback, but has become one of the team's most valuable defensive players. Maddox entered the starting lineup at safety in Week 5 after Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury and backup Corey Graham got hurt.
Eagles’ Darby out for season with torn ACL
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles lost another key player for the season.
Cornerback Ronald Darby tore his ACL in the second half of Philadelphia's 27-20 loss to Dallas on Sunday night, leaving the defending Super Bowl champions without half their starting secondary. Safety Rodney McLeod sustained a season-ending knee injury in September.
The Latest: Eagles, already thin at CB, lose Darby to injury
The Latest on Week 10 in the NFL (all times EST):
Eagles cornerback Ronald Darby is out for the rest of the game against Dallas because of a knee injury.
The Eagles were forced to go with backup Chandon Sullivan, an undrafted free agent.
Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled out. Eagles nickel cornerback Sidney Jones also missed the game with a hamstring injury.
Eagles right tackle Lane Johnson out with knee injury
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Right tackle Lane Johnson is inactive for the Eagles against Dallas on Sunday night.
Johnson, an All-Pro last season, has a strained medial collateral ligament in his left knee. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will take his place in the lineup.
Starting cornerback Jalen Mills has a foot injury and was already ruled out.
Linebacker Sean Lee is among several injured players sitting out for the Cowboys. Lee has a hamstring injury and is expected to miss several games.
Eagles optimistic Darren Sproles will play this season
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles coach Doug Pederson says he optimistic running back Darren Sproles will play again this season despite suffering a setback with his hamstring injury.
Sproles returned to practice on Wednesday after missing the previous seven games but re-injured his hamstring and won't play against the Cowboys on Sunday night. Pederson wouldn't say who will return punts in place of Sproles.
The team released DeAndre Carter, who handled those duties, on Tuesday.
Sproles among several Eagles out Sunday with injuries
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles will miss his sixth straight game because of a hamstring injury, and cornerback Sidney Jones and safety Corey Graham are also out for Sunday's game against Carolina.
Linebackers D.J. Alexander (quadriceps) and Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee) also won't play when the Eagles (3-3) host the Panthers (3-2). Defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (calf) was listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
The Los Angeles Rams and Kansas City Chiefs presumably are done making waves in the offseason veteran CB market, but what about the NFL's other 30 clubs?
A quick glance at the final quartet standing a year ago reflects how much the best NFL teams value cornerbacks in a modern passing league:
Fans return Eagles CB Sidney Jones’ lost cellphone
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A group of fans have helped return Philadelphia Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones' lost cellphone during the team's Super Bowl victory parade — but not before taking a selfie.
Jones was with several of his teammates in Philadelphia on Thursday as they celebrated the Eagles' 41-33 victory over the favored New England Patriots when his phone reportedly fell out of his back pocket.
Patriots DT Alan Branch among Super Bowl inactives
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Defensive tackle Alan Branch is among the inactives for the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Eagles linebacker Dannell Ellerbe out vs. Vikings
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles starting linebacker Dannell Ellerbe is inactive for Sunday's NFC championship game against Minnesota because of a hamstring injury.
Ellerbe was Philadelphia's third middle linebacker after Jordan Hicks and then backup Joe Walker sustained season-ending injuries. Najee Goode will likely take his spot in the lineup.
Other inactive players for Philadelphia: RB Wendell Smallwood, OT Will Beatty, WR Marcus Johnson, CB Sidney Jones, DE Steven Means and DT Elijah Qualls.
Cornerback Sidney Jones inactive for Eagles vs Falcons
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles rookie cornerback Sidney Jones is inactive for Saturday's divisional playoff against the Atlanta Falcons.
Jones, a second-round pick, returned for Week 17 after missing the first 15 games following offseason surgery on his Achilles. He strained his hamstring and was uncertain to play even if healthy because of his inexperience.
Also inactive for Philadelphia: OL Will Beatty, RB Wendell Smallwood, WR Marcus Johnson, DT Elijah Qualls, DT Destiny Vaeao, DE Steven Means.
Washington DBs popular in 2nd round, Mixon to Bengals
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — It's Philly, so of course they booed.
Roger Goodell heard it. Cincinnati's selection of Oklahoma running back Joe Mixon intensified it.
And Drew Pearson incited the fans at the NFL draft Friday night by lauding — and lauding and lauding — the hated Dallas Cowboys.
Eagles draft pair of cornerbacks on Day 2 of draft
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Sidney Jones and his new team agree on this: No rush to play this season.
The Philadelphia Eagles selected the injured Washington cornerback in the second round of the NFL draft, a month after he ruptured his left Achilles tendon at his pro day.
Jones was considered a first-round pick before he got hurt.
The Philadelphia Eagles kicked off the first round of the 2017 NFL Draft on Thursday night by selecting University of Tennessee defensive end Derek Barnett at 14th overall.
On Friday night, the Eagles stayed on the defensive ball as they drafted University of Washington cornerback Sidney Jones with the No. 43 overall pick.
Run on Washington DBs highlights 2nd round of NFL draft
The second round of the NFL draft became a showcase for the talent Chris Petersen is building at Washington.
Three defensive backs from the Huskies were taken in the first 11 picks in the second round of the draft on Friday night. Cornerback Kevin King was taken by Green Bay with the first pick of the second round and No. 33 overall; safety Budda Baker was nabbed by Arizona with the No. 36 overall selection; and injured cornerback Sidney Jones was taken at No. 43 overall by Philadelphia.
Washington’s Sidney Jones injures left leg in workouts
SEATTLE (AP) — Sidney Jones, a potential first-round draft pick, injured his left leg during defensive back drills in pro day workouts at the University of Washington on Saturday.
The Washington cornerback was performing one of his final drills of the session when he quickly pulled up and went down to the turf at the Dempsey Indoor Center.
Washington loses Ross, Baker, Qualls, Jones to NFL draft
SEATTLE (AP) — Four key players who helped lead Washington to the Pac-12 championship and an appearance in the College Football Playoff announced their decisions Tuesday to forego their senior seasons and enter the NFL draft.
Wide receiver John Ross, safety Budda Baker, defensive tackle Elijah Qualls and cornerback Sidney Jones are all leaving early after leading Washington to its first conference title in 16 years.
Washington secondary takes ‘pick board’ tally to semifinal
ATLANTA (AP) — The competitive fire that has helped Washington's defense lead the nation in takeaways is not used just against opposing teams.
Washington players also compete against each other, including in the secondary where the "pick board" tally will carry into Saturday's Peach Bowl semifinal against top-ranked Alabama.
Shutdown secondary key to No. 4 Washington’s success
SEATTLE (AP) — When Budda Baker gets an opportunity to sit down and watch NFL games on Sundays, or when he takes the time to watch film of the pros he would like to emulate, it all looks very familiar.
He sees the same techniques, the same coverages being played by the professionals that he's been taught since arriving at Washington.
"Exactly to a T. We run an NFL defense," Baker said. "You see certain types of techniques that those guys are doing and you see techniques that we are doing."
Cal seeks 3rd win vs. ranked team against No. 4 Washington
No. 4 Washington (8-0, 5-0 Pac-12, No. 5 CFP) at California (4-4, 2-3), 7:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Line: Washington by 17.
Series record: Washington leads 52-39-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Huskies have little room for slipups if they want to remain in position for a playoff berth. The Golden Bears look to beat a ranked team for a third time in a season for the first time since 2002 and move one step closer to bowl eligibility.