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“The way the game is today, close things are going to be called in a safe direction,” Eagles coach Andy Reid said. “When you’re in the heat of it, do you like it? No. For the longevity of the player and down the road for life after football, it’s a good thing.

“Bottom line is, things like that are going to be called against you. You’ve got to stay strong and regenerate your energy level and keep battling through and don’t think the whole world’s against you.”