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The Detroit Lions’ brass is even more tied at the hip than earlier in the week.

The Lions announced Friday they agreed to terms with general manager Bob Quinn on a contract extension that matches the one given to new head coach Matt Patricia. Each contract is for five years, running through 2022, a source informed of the situation told NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero.

Detroit hopes pairing the two former New England Patriots will provide stability for at least the next five years.

“I am pleased that we have reached an agreement with Bob on an extension to his contract,” Lions owner Martha Firestone Ford said in a statement. “I believe the Lions’ football organization is well positioned for success under his leadership together with the addition of our new head coach, Matt Patricia.”

Quinn and Patricia have a relationship dating back to 2004 when the latter joined the Patriots as an assistant. Quinn took over the Lions in 2016, signing a reported five-year deal at the time. Detroit is both men’s first foray outside of New England.

“Thank you to Mrs. Ford, her family and Rod Wood for their continued support and belief in my ability to lead this football team,” Quinn said in a statement. “My goals and vision remain unchanged and I will continue to work diligently at improving this team and every facet of the football operation. Coach Patricia and I will always work in close concert on any and all football-related matters. That process is underway as our coaching and player personnel staffs are collectively preparing for the roster building phase of the off-season.”

Both Quinn and Patricia spoke this week about how their relationship can create cohesiveness and sustainability between the front office and the product on the field.

“I think in general, Bob and I have a lot of experience and history together and we believe in a lot of the same things as far as when you look at and evaluate players, how a team should be run, how it should be coached,” Patricia said at his introductory news conference on Wednesday. “So there is a great background that we both share. And, honestly, a common ground that we both understand is how we both envision a team being run. That’s what makes it a great match for Bob and I to be in this situation. We can work together and try to put a team in place that we feel represents what we believe in and what we want the Detroit Lions to look like. Hopefully that product will show up on the field. And after, hopefully you have some success at that point. That’s when you start calling it ‘The Lions Way.’ We’ve got a long way to go before we have any particular ‘Way’ in which we’ll call our own.”

Now the duo will try to create their own “Way” with identical contract lengths.

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BLOOMINGTON, Minn. — The Philadelphia Eagles got a key member back Friday, as starting defensive tackle Tim Jernigan returned to the practice field after being sidelined since late last week with an illness.

Jernigan is one of several players and coaches that has been battling a bug.

“I’m getting over it right now. It’s like a cold, dude. I don’t know. The whole team has it, though,” said linebacker Mychal Kendricks on Thursday, who clarified that he didn’t mean that literally everyone on the team is sick.

Cornerback Ronald Darby missed Thursday’s media session with an illness but has practiced in full all week. Running back Jay Ajayi (ankle), defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (calf) and linebacker Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring) were also full participants.

The Eagles kept to their normal practice schedule this week and on Friday focused on red zone and short-yardage situations. The padless session lasted about an hour and a half. Coach Doug Pederson opted not to have his players in pads this week, wanting to keep them fresh this late in the year.

Afterward, Pederson stood near midfield, surrounded by his players, coaches and front office executives, and delivered a lengthy speech, according to the pool report.

“Play loose, have fun, enjoy the moment,” he said, relaying his message. “These opportunities, as you know, don’t come around every year. Also, make sure just to reflect on this season, reflect on the journey that got us here. But just play for one another, have fun and enjoy it.”

Pederson’s friend and former teammate, Brett Favre, is scheduled to speak with his players Saturday morning at the team hotel. That will be followed by a half-hour walkthrough at U.S. Bank Stadium, the site of Super Bowl LII. Preparations are nearly complete.