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PEETE, COLLINS REGAIN STARTING ROLES

Rodney Peete and Kerry Collins both got their jobs back on Wednesday.

Faced with few other options to spark his 2-4 team, Philadelphia Eagles coach Ray Rhodes benched Ty Detmer and named Peete his starting quarterback for Sunday's game with the Arizona Cardinals.

"The change is being made to try and get some juice," Rhodes said Wednesday. "Both guys have won for this team, and I want to give Rodney a shot at this time."

It will be Peete's first start this year, but he was the Eagles starter at the beginning of last season. He led Philadelphia to a 3-1 start but suffered a season-ending knee injury in a loss to Dallas in Week Five.

"I'm happy. I'm excited about getting an opportunity," Peete said. "Anybody that's not playing wants to play."

Carolina Panthers coach Dom Capers said that Collins, benched earlier this month after turning the ball over nine times in two games, would return to the starting lineup Sunday when Carolina (2-4) plays in New Orleans.

Capers announced the move after determining that Steve Beuerlein, who strained the medial collateral ligament in his right knee in last week's loss to Minnesota, was unable to move around adequately in Wednesday's practice.

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