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Pat Johnston

Newsdesk contributor

Patrick Johnston is a Newsdesk Contributor for SB Nation's East regional sites. He is also a co-manager of SB Nation's Big East blog, Big East Coast Bias and a contributor to Yahoo! Sports. He started writing the blog One-Handed Grab in 2009 following requests from a professor and a fellow graduate student at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa after they talked way more about football than political science. In 2010, he created the Positive Impact Factor, which includes rushing statistics, as an alternative to the Passer Rating. Before beginning to write about sports, he picked up a Bachelor's degree (and a necessary dose of Tiger athletics) from LSU and a Master's degree from UH Manoa (both degrees in political science). Miscellany: published a novel, has some of a dissertation on Lincoln written, applied for the New Mexico State job that went to DeWayne Walker.

MOST RECENT POSTS

Eagles Injury Report: RB Dion Lewis Listed As Questionable With Hamstring

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The Philadelphia Eagles injury report for Week 1 vs. the Cleveland Browns is out and features just two players listed as out: Colt Anderson and Riley Cooper. Running back Dion Lewis is the lone...

Eagles Cut Mat McBriar, Antonio Dixon

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The Philadelphia Eagles cut punter Mat McBriar and defensive tackle Antonio Dixon to get to 53 players on their active roster on Friday before the deadline.

Nationals Vs. Phillies Final Score: Cliff Lee Picks Up Third Victory Of 2012 In 4-1 Win

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The Philadelphia Phillies defeated the Washington Nationals, 4-1, on Sunday at Citizens Bank Park. Philadelphia took all three games of the three-game set. Cliff Lee drove in a run, scored a run...

Cullen Jenkins Regrets Sideline Incident With Andy Reid

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins says he regrets his sideline incident with Eagles head coach Andy Reid. Jenkins said things are fine with his coach and that both are looking...

Michael Vick Injury: Eagles QB Has Rib Contusion, No Breaks Or Fractures

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Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick's MRI and CT scan results on Tuesday revealed a rib contusion, and not broken or fractured ribs as initially feared.

Union Vs. D.C. United Final Score: Philadelphia Holds On For 1-1 Draw In Wild Affair At RFK Stadium

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The Philadelphia Union drew with D.C. United 1-1 on Sunday at RFK Stadium in a wild, card-filled match in the I-95 rivalry.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie On Fine: 'I Ain't Even Got That'

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie reacted to his $21,000 fine at Eagles practice on Friday. "Twenty-one thousand. I ain't even got that," Rodgers-Cromartie said.

Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie Fined $21K For Hit On Byron Leftwich

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie received a fine of $21,000 from the NFL on Friday for his hit on Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Byron Leftwich in the preseason game...

Nnamdi Asomugha Injury: Eagles CB Returns To Practice, Then Leaves

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Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha returned to practice briefly on Thursday before leaving again due to a lingering sore neck.

Placido Polanco Injury Update: Phillies 3B To Begin Rehab Assignment On Wednesday

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Philadelphia Phillies third baseman Placido Polanco will begin his rehab assignment with Single-A Clearwater on Wednesday. Polanco has been on the disabled list with back inflammation since July 23.

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