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PRO FOOTBALL / DAILY REPORT : NFC : Eagles Sign Art Monk, 37

<i> Associated Press</i>

Art Monk, the NFL’s all-time reception leader, signed a free-agent contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Monday and might play against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday. Club sources said Monk will be paid about $50,000 for the Eagles’ final four games.

Monk, 37, said he’s not in it for the money. “I love the game,” said Monk, whose 934 career catches are 29 more than Jerry Rice.

Monk, who spent his first 13 pro seasons with the Washington Redskins, started all 16 games last season for the New York Jets, catching 46 passes for 581 yards and three touchdowns. But he was not invited back this season.

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A day after suffering a scratch on his left eye when he was sacked, St. Louis Ram quarterback Chris Miller said his vision was still a little blurry. Miller expects to play Sunday against the Jets but left practice early to visit an ophthalmologist.

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Emmitt Smith walked without a limp and vowed he would be ready to play against Washington on Sunday, although his sprained left knee was still sore. “I think I’ll be all right,” said Smith, who was injured on Thanksgiving. . . . Minnesota running back Robert Smith could be finished for the year because of torn ankle ligaments. Smith has sat out four of five games since injuring his left ankle at Green Bay on Oct. 22.


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