- The Washington Times - Monday, December 7, 2009

Andy Reid says he loves coaching the Philadelphia Eagles but won’t discuss reports that he’s close to completing a long-term contract extension.

Team officials also declined comment on reports that an announcement could come early this week. But they have said all along they’re eager to lock up an extension for Reid, who’s in his 11th season with the Eagles.

Reid says he can “think of no better organization” than the Eagles. He has a career record of 105-66-1.

VIKINGS: Former Maryland linebacker E.J. Henderson suffered an ugly leg injury late in Minnesota’s game against the Arizona Cardinals on Sunday.

The exact nature of Henderson’s injury wasn’t immediately known.

Henderson’s left leg twisted violently as he tried to tackle Tim Hightower in the fourth quarter. He was taken off the field on a motorized cart after doctors spent several minutes attending to the star linebacker.

CHARGERS: Running back LaDainian Tomlinson moved up two spots on one list of milestones and stands alone on another.

Tomlinson moved into eighth place on the career rushing list during Sunday’s win in Cleveland, passing both Jim Brown and Marshall Faulk, while becoming the fastest player to 150 career touchdowns.

Tomlinson’s 11-yard run up the middle with 9:01 left in the fourth quarter moved him into eighth place past Brown, a Hall of Famer who spent his entire career in Cleveland and attended Sunday’s game. Tomlinson had previously passed Faulk on a 3-yard run in the third quarter.

LIONS: Rookie quarterback Matthew Stafford said he’ll think about sitting out a game or two so his sore left shoulder can heal.

Stafford aggravated his nonthrowing shoulder in the closing minutes of Sunday’s loss in Cincinnati. Linebacker Dhani Jones drove him onto the shoulder after he threw a pass. Stafford left the game and sat on the bench the rest of the way.

The top pick in the draft originally hurt the shoulder during a win over Cleveland on Nov. 22. He’ll have medical tests when he gets back to Detroit. Stafford says the injury is painful, and he’ll consider resting it.

DOLPHINS: Linebacker Jason Taylor returned to the Dolphins’ game against the Patriots despite a right shoulder injury, and he said the training staff didn’t try to keep him on the bench.

“They know better,” he said.

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