Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

Doug Pederson responds to Chris Thompson's comments about Eagles fans

Redskins running back Chris Thompson doesn't want to bring his family to the Linc Monday night because he's afraid of what Eagles fans will do.

Doug Pederson hopes Thompson changes his mind.

"Philly fans are some of the meanest fans I've ever experienced," Thompson told ESPN radio's Washington affiliate, ESPN 980, on Wednesday, according to a story in the Washington Post.

"I heard that's the one stadium you keep your family from going to. My family will be (up from Florida) this week, and they were like, 'I want to come to the Philly game.' I said, 'Absolutely not, you're going to have to wait until Dallas comes around. … I was told that right away my rookie year: Keep your family away."

Pederson said he loves Eagles fans and the energy and passion they bring but also said he hopes Thompson or any opposing player feels comfortable bringing his family to the Linc.  

"I just know that playing at home is a great advantage for us," Pederson said before practice Thursday. "Our fans are great, they're energetic, I love playing at the Linc. 

"You know, I hope every family can watch their sons play. I think it's important that they're there and have a chance to watch their siblings play, brothers, sisters, parents, grandparents.

"Right now in the league, every stadium is great for the home team and ours is no different. We're just excited now to finally be getting a stretch of games where we can play for the home fans."

Thompson, a fifth-year running back out of Florida State, has played at the Linc twice, in 2015 and 2016, both Redskins wins.

The Eagles, 5-1, host the 3-2 Redskins in a national TV game Monday night at the Linc. The Eagles are 8-2 at home under Pederson, including a 2-0 mark this year, although they're only 4-6 at home against the Redskins over the last 10 years.

Did Brandon Marshall spit on Eagles fan? Giants WR says 'absolutely not'

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Did Brandon Marshall spit on Eagles fan? Giants WR says 'absolutely not'

Two days after being accused of spitting on an Eagles fan’s face during warmups before Sunday’s game at Lincoln Financial Field, Giants wide receiver Brandon Marshall responded to those accusations on Tuesday.

"No, absolutely not," Marshall said to SNY. "I think that if anybody does that — a fan, or a player — should be suspended, should probably pay a fine, and you should have a public apology prepared and they need to read through it on camera. So, absolutely not. But, that's the world we live in. I'm sure because there was a lot of cameras around, he had his camera, all of his buddies had their cameras out. There should be video evidence of anything on his face or on his body. So, I'm not worrying about that."

Marshall said he wasn’t upset with himself for confronting the fan.

This video shows Marshall being ushered away from the fan by Giants employees after the two exchanged words once again.

The Giants have not yet commented on Marshall's incident with the fan.

Report: Linc an option for possible relocated Bucs-Dolphins Week 1 game

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Report: Linc an option for possible relocated Bucs-Dolphins Week 1 game

UPDATED: Wednesday, Sept. 6, 10:15 a.m.

The Buccaneers-Dolphins Week 1 matchup will not be played at a neutral site after all.

Because of the imminent arrival of Hurricane Irma along the Florida coast, the Buccaneers-Dolphins Week 1 matchup has been postponed until Week 11, the NFL announced Wednesday (see full story).

The NFL was considering using a neutral site for the game, and Lincoln Financial Field was an option, according to a report by the NFL Network's Courtney Fallon. Another possibility was New Orleans, per the report.

Temple football hosts Villanova at the Linc on Saturday afternoon, the day prior to the Buccaneers-Dolphins game. Meanwhile, the Eagles don't hold their home opener until Sept. 24 in Week 3.

"In the interest of public safety in light of the current state of emergency, the NFL, in consultation with state and local officials as well as both clubs, has decided that playing an NFL game in South Florida this week is not appropriate," the league said in a statement (see story).

"The league will continue to examine other options, including playing the game this Sunday at a neutral site or in Miami later this season."