Quotable: Free Agent CB Carlos Rogers Name-Drops the Eagles

Quotable: Free Agent CB Carlos Rogers Name-Drops the Eagles

Andy Reid recently indicated the Eagles will be targeting their remaining areas of positional need once they're able to do so. In all likelihood, that will include signing some help in the secondary, where fans and even current players want to see a successful push for Nnamdi Asomugha.

Redskins cornerback Carlos Rogers knows he's not the top target at his position, but he doesn't seem to mind that, and he's also letting the Eagles know he'd like to hear from them. Via Sheil Kapadia:

"My agent’s real confident that I’m going to get a good contract," Rogers said. "After [Oakland’s Nnamdi Asomugha], who’s going to get real big money, I’m the next corner out there. You hear that the Cowboys and Eagles are looking for a corner. It would be fun to play against the Redskins twice a year."

Doesn't sound like Carlos is on his way back to DC (although he indicated it's still an option)...

How livid would you be to hear an Eagle in a similar situation say that? Q for example? Akers...? On the other hand, a lot of players do enjoy playing against the Redskins, and an increasing number don't seem to be interested in playing for them, so it's a little different. Not too many are trying to cement their Redskins legacy by currying favor with the Washington fans on their way out of town.

Check out Sheil's in-depth look here, which includes a statistical breakdown of the Birds, Cowboys, and Redskins pass defenses last season.

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

6 months later, Cubs' Kyle Schwarber returns for World Series Game 1

CLEVELAND — Chicago Cubs slugger Kyle Schwarber's rehab finished just in time for the World Series.

Schwarber will bat fifth and be the designated hitter for the National League champions in Game 1 on Tuesday night against Cleveland's Corey Kluber. Schwarber hasn't played in the majors since tearing ligaments in his left knee on April 7 in a collision with teammate Dexter Fowler.

Dallas Cowboys orthopedic surgeon Dr. Daniel Cooper operated 12 days later to repair torn anterior cruciate and lateral collateral ligaments. He was expected to miss the rest of the season but was cleared to return on Oct. 17.

Schwarber played a pair of games in the Arizona Fall League, going 1 for 6 with a double and two walks, and flew to Cleveland on Monday.

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel undergoes surgery on sore left knee

Nerlens Noel has had surgery on his sore left knee, and the Sixers have not disclosed a timetable for the disgruntled center's return.

Noel has been out since the team's first preseason game. He initially had a left groin strain before experiencing soreness in the knee during rehab, and it was discovered he had an inflamed plica. 

The team is calling the surgery a "minor elective arthroscopic procedure." It was performed in New York by Dr. Riley J. Williams at the Hospital for Special Surgery.

Noel eventually will travel to Birmingham, Ala. to rehab with associate clinical director Kevin Wilk at Champion Sports Medicine.

The Sixers expect to have a timetable for his return once Noel returns to Philadelphia. According to Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer, Noel is expected to miss three to five weeks. 

This has been a rough preseason for Noel, who hasn't hidden his displeasure with his role on the Sixers' jammed frontcourt. The team has until Oct. 31 to extend his rookie contract but, per a report in the Inquirer earlier this month, the two sides have yet to discuss it.