Eagles Extras: An NFL Jersey Number Costs 10,000

Eagles Extras: An NFL Jersey Number Costs 10,000

What's an NFL jersey number worth? Well, it depends who you ask. The Birds highest priced free agent this offseason, Nnamdi Asomugha, would have liked Joselio Hansen's No. 21, but after a short conversation, Nnamdi realized the number wasn't worth haggling over, so he simply chose a different number.

One of the Eagles other free agent signings, however, ponied up the cash to get the number he desired.

According to the Eskin family, defensive lineman Jason Babin shelled out in excess of $10,000 to Trevor Laws to get the coveted No. 93. Mind boggling numbers there, literally.


Speaking of jersey numbers, check out Henry the 8:

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A quick update on Mike Patterson, per Les Bowen, "Agent JR Rickert says Mike Patterson is out of the hospital and hopes to be cleared to resume normal team activities in a few days."

That's not exactly clearing the situation up a whole lot, but at least Patterson's intentions at this point are to resume football activities in the near future.


Another new Eagle, Evan Mathis,  seems to have a pretty entertaining Twitter account, "Damn it feels good to be a gangsta. Wait... I mean damn it feels good to be back on the field."


Nnamdi Asomugha is limby, at least according to Les Bowen, "Nnamdi Asomugha is 80 percent arms and legs. That's a legit 80 percent, I quantified it through my patented formula."


Speaking of Nnamdi, here he is in all his padded glory, via the EaglesInsider Twitter:

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

Union emotional after Maurice Edu's season-ending injury

CHESTER, Pa. — On the eve of his comeback after missing nearly 13 months with a left tibia stress fracture and other related injuries, Union midfielder Maurice Edu fractured his left fibula on Saturday, keeping him out for the 2016 playoffs and beyond.

“I was trying to take the shot on goal and my foot got stuck in the turf,” Edu said Sunday, in his blue Union-issued suit and supported by crutches. “My ankle rolled and twisted and it kind of snapped a little bit. I heard it crack, and a lot of pain from there. I got a scan afterward, and there was a break.”

There's no timetable his return.

Edu, 30, has spent over a calendar year fighting various injuries that have kept him out of game action. His trouble began on Sept. 30, 2015, when he played through the U.S. Open Cup final with a partially torn groin and sports hernia. It was during Edu’s recovery from those injuries that he developed a stress fracture.

"A little bit frustration. A lot of frustration, to be honest," he said. "But all I can do now is get back to work, focus on the positives and make sure that my situation isn’t a distraction from the team."

Edu’s teammates were equally devastated by the news. Edu, the Union captain when healthy, is popular and well-respected in the locker room.

"I feel so bad for him," said Alejandro Bedoya, who wore a dedication to Edu under his jersey on Sunday. "He’s one of my good friends, so I was looking forward to playing alongside him. I know how hard he’s worked to get back, and to see him go out like that, it’s heartbreaking. I’m sad for his loss and I hope he stays strong."

Edu, who has been with the Union since 2014, returned to training in July and played three conditioning appearances with the Union’s USL team, Bethlehem Steel FC. He was on the bench for the Union’s last three games and was set to make his first appearance in over a year against the New York Red Bulls on Sunday, a game the Union eventually lost, 2-0 (see game story).

"We’re gutted for Mo," Union manager Jim Curtin said. "He was slated to start today. It’s real upsetting because he’s worked so hard to get back on the field. It’s been a tough 2016 for him, but I know he’ll come back stronger."

While he was visibly shaken by recent injury, Edu is driven to return.

"What happened, happened," Edu said. "I have no control over that. The only thing I do have control over is my next steps from here, how I prepare myself mentally and emotionally and how I continue to support this group."

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

Watch: Malcolm Jenkins saves Jon Dorenbos, who can't work his magic with bow tie

The magician himself needed help on this one.

His bow tie.

Hey, this is what teammates are for, right?

On Monday night, Eagles longsnapper and NBC's America's Got Talent star Jon Dorenbos emceed safety Malcolm Jenkins' third annual Blitz, Bow Ties and Bourbon charity event, which raises money for Philadelphia's youth and underserved communities.

Dorenbos, quite the wizard with his hands and card tricks, couldn't solve the bow tie.

“I had no clue,” Dorenbos said in an interview with CSN's John Clark. "In fact, this is the first bow tie I’ve ever worn.”

Jenkins had his back. Watch the Eagles' leader go to work and save Dorenbos in the video above.