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Reid: I'm not sweating

Eagles coach Andy Reid is under increased scrutiny in his 13th year in Philadelphia.

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Eagles coach Andy Reid is under increased scrutiny in his 13th year in Philadelphia.

PHILADELPHIA — The Eagles have dropped consecutive games by more than two touchdowns in less than a week. They are mired in one of the most disappointing seasons in franchise history and need to win their remaining four games to avoid only their second losing record since 2000.

So coach Andy Reid is focused on turning his team around, not his own job security or future.

"That's a logical question, but as a coach, you don't do that," Reid said Friday. " … I worry about getting better, and that's where I put all of my energy in. That's what I can control."

Philadelphia (4-8) lost 31-14 Thursday at Seattle, five days after a 38-20 home loss to New England. It has won just four of 15 since late last season.

Reid is in his 13th season and has two years on his contract. The dean of NFL coaches was once called "Coach for Life" by Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie, but now that future is a bit murkier.

Philadelphia began the season with Super Bowl aspirations, and now it's close to being eliminated from playoff contention.

Reid said he expects quarterback Michael Vick and receiver Jeremy Maclin to practice Monday, when the Eagles return to work. Vick and Maclin were injured during a home loss to Arizona on Nov. 13 and missed the past three games, Vick with broken ribs and Maclin with hamstring and shoulder injuries.

Suh's appeal denied

NEW YORK — Lions defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh will sit out the next two games after his appeal was denied.

Art Shell, jointly appointed by the league and players association to hear such cases, denied Suh's appeal. Suh stomped on the arm of guard Evan Dietrich-Smith on Thanksgiving Day.

Suh will miss games Sunday at New Orleans and Dec. 11 against Minnesota. The 2010 defensive rookie of the year can return for practice Dec. 12.

BEARS: Receiver Earl Bennett agreed on a four-year contract extension through 2015. Bennett said the deal had been in the works for several months.

RAIDERS: Coach Hue Jackson said he is disturbed by the allegations against Rolando McClain but hasn't ruled the second-year linebacker out for Sunday's game in Miami. McClain was arrested Thursday on misdemeanor assault, firearms and other charges.

SEAHAWKS: Left tackle Russell Okung might be out for the season as the result of a play coach Pete Carroll called "out of line." Okung suffered a pectoral injury after being thrown by Eagles defensive end Trent Cole after the whistle had blown.

TITANS: Coach Mike Munchak says he hasn't contacted his alma mater, Penn State, about its coaching vacancy. A StateCollege.com report linked Munchak to the Nittany Lions job.

VIKINGS: Running back Adrian Peterson will miss Sunday's game against Denver with a high ankle sprain, and receiver Percy Harvin of Florida (illness) is questionable. Also, the team claimed quarterback Sage Rosenfels off waivers from the Dolphins to replace Donovan McNabb, who cleared waivers Friday and is a free agent.

FINES: The league docked Falcons receiver Kerry Meier $20,000 for his illegal blindside block to the head area of Vikings long snapper Cullen Loeffler on Sunday. Loeffler broke a bone in his lower back and is out for the season. Redskins defensive end Stephen Bowen and Seahawks linebacker K.J. Wright were each fined $15,000 for roughing the passer; no penalty was called on either play.

Reid: I'm not sweating 12/02/11 [Last modified: Friday, December 2, 2011 10:53pm]
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