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.

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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.

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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."

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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."

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

Penn State falls to Pitt as comeback bid comes up short

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Penn State falls to Pitt as comeback bid comes up short

NEWARK, N.J. -- Michael Young had 29 points and nine rebounds as Pittsburgh held on to defeat Penn State 81-73 on Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic.

Jamel Artis had 16 points and eight rebounds, Cameron Johnson scored 10 and Sheldon Jeter added eight points, 10 rebounds and five blocked shots for Pitt.

A 3-pointer by Ryan Luther gave the Panthers (8-2) a 50-26 lead with 16:50 to play but Penn State used an 11-2 run to trim its deficit to 15 about four minutes later. Shep Garner scored four points during a 6-0 spurt that pulled the Nittany Lions within five with 1:50 left but Jeter answered with a 3-pointer and they would get no closer.

Mike Watkins had 17 points and a career-high 15 rebounds, while Tony Carr and Payton Banks scored 13 points apiece for Penn State (6-5). Garner added 12.

Big Picture
Penn State: After George Mason snapped Penn State's four-game winning streak, the Nittany Lions have lost two in a row for the second time this season. Penn State had lost to No. 1 Duke and No. 24 Cincinnati

Pitt: Young has led the Panthers in scoring in the past nine games, and came in to the contest ranked 17th in the country in scoring, averaging 22.3 points per game.

Up Next
Penn State: After a week off, the Nittany Lions will remain on the road when they travel to Madison Square Garden to face St. John's next Sunday before closing out their non-conference schedule at home against Morgan State.

Pitt: The Panthers return to the court next Saturday to face Rice at 7 p.m. to begin a five-game home stand.

Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

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Penn falls to hot-shooting George Mason

PHILADELPHIA -- Jalen Jenkins scored 22 points and grabbed six rebounds to help lead George Mason over Penn 79-60 on Saturday.

Jenkins was 9 of 11 from the field and hit all four of his free throws for the Patriots (8-3), who have won seven straight. Marquise Moore added 17 points and led the team with 16 rebounds -- his eighth double-double this season -- along with 10 assists. Otis Livingston II had 13 points.

Jenkins sank two jumpers and a layup and Jaire Grayer hit a 3-pointer as part of a 13-0 run late in the second period that gave the Patriots a 70-55 lead with 3:18 remaining.

George Mason trailed 44-40 early in the second. Livingston and Karmari Newman sank 3-pointers and Moore drained a layup midway that put the Patriots back on top, 55-48, with 10:39 to play.

Matt Howard scored 15 points with seven rebounds for the Quakers (3-5).