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Connor Barwin bids farewell to Philly, Eagles fans in Instagram post

Connor Barwin bids farewell to Philly, Eagles fans in Instagram post

In the first big official move of the day by the Eagles, they released pass rusher Connor Barwin, a move that will save them $7.75 million in cap space (see story).
 
Barwin was a highly active member of the Philadelphia community and has made a profound impact on the area he has called home since being signed on March 14, 2013 from Houston. Among many community outreach efforts, Barwin spent a considerable amount of time and money on park projects throughout the city. While his impact on the field will end with the 2016 season, his influence on the city will last for years to come.
 
Upon his release, Barwin put this message out to Eagles fans on his Instagram page.
 

Thank you Philadelphia from the bottom of my heart for welcoming me and for being the amazing city you are. Laura and I want to thank Jeffrey Lurie, the entire Eagles organization, and all the fans for their support. It has been an honor and a privilege to play for this historic franchise. The Make The World Better Foundation, will continue it's work to revitalize parks in the city. Our current projects at Smith Playground and Waterloo Playground are moving forward and very exciting. I hope to see many of you at our concert this year. I have learned from and cherish every experience I have had in the great city of Philadelphia and every snap I played as an Eagle. From the Lurie's, to my coaches, teammates, mtwb partners, and fellow septa riders thank you! Go Philly, Go Eagles . . . hope to see you in the playoffs!

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Once the news of his release hit, an outpouring of support for Barwin came out on social media from his fans and his teammates.
 

Safe to say that wherever Barwin lands, his old teammates will be rooting for him ... unless of course he signs with an NFC East rival.

Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

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Lincoln Financial Field's chicken sandwich voted 'Craziest Stadium Food'

Think the food at your tailgate is good? Maybe you should save some room for what For The Win has dubbed the ‘Craziest Stadium Food’ for the 2017 season.

The USA TODAY sports blog, in what looks like a coordinated effort with concessions provider Aramark, ranked the top-10 craziest stadium foods of 2017 and the “slim chicken” at Lincoln Financial Field earned the top spot.

We’re not sure if this is a sandwich, breakfast food or dessert because the slim chicken is a Frosted Flakes-crusted chicken breast with sharp cheddar cheese and ghost chili honey glazed bacon on a sliced apple fritter.

There’s so much to consider here. This menu item includes every aspect of the food pyramid as the apple fritter hits the fruits and veggies and grains and the chicken, bacon and cheese have you covered for dairy and meat. It’s basically a health food, all things considered.

Given the new Chick-Fil-A stand that is inside the Atlanta Falcons new stadium, which will only be open for one of their home games, it’s nice to see the Eagles bringing a chicken sandwich that you can enjoy at every single game this season to the table.

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

Jimmy Rollins has the house to beat in the East … and it can be yours

I guess if you were a member of the 2008 Phillies, it’s the summer to sell your house. Yesterday, we featured Cole Hamels' absolutely insane 10-bedroom Missouri mega-mansion, and today, it’s longtime Phillie and 2007 MLB MVP Jimmy Rollins, who recently put his Swedesboro, New Jersey, estate up for sale.

Rollins, who saw his 17-year career likely come to a close after a failed stint in Spring Training with the San Francisco Giants earlier this season, listed his five-bedroom, 3.5 bath house less than a month ago for $799,000, the same exact price he bought it for.

According to Realtor.com, Rollins moved into the home in 2005, well before he earned the vast majority of the near $100 million he would pull in during his career.

Especially for the price, roughly $9 million less than Hamels’ crib, this house is pretty sweet. It sits on 2.58 acres of land and is a total of 5,292 square feet. In addition to the eat-in kitchen and massive walk-in closets, the best part of this house has to be the backyard, which includes a pool with hot tub and a waterfall.

Other features of Rollins’ house include a detached three-car garage, a full finished basement, poker room and gym.

Here’s the entire listing, complete with photos and information.