Healthy Jamar Chaney Back In the LB Mix

Jamar Chaney was briefly promoted to starting nickel linebacker in training camp, then hurt his hamstring the first day on the job. The rest of the preseason was a battle against the nagging injury. But on Thursday, he declared himself 100 percent.

Will he be back in the mix against the Browns?

“Probably so,” said Chaney. “They are going to try and find a way to put the best guys out there. They just told us to be ready, told me to be ready.”

Chaney has been working at backup SAM, but has spent time at really all the linebacker positions. On Thursday, he worked alongside Mychal Kendricks in the nickel, according to the rookie.

“A couple times Chaney helped me out with what I needed to do, and DeMeco [Ryans] did the same thing,” said Kendricks.

“All of us are playing each package. They’re intertwining us with one another. We’re just getting acclimated all together. We’re playing pretty well, too.”

Ryans was asked his thoughts about all the moving parts at linebacker.

“It’s just whatever the coaches tell us, that’s what we do, so it’s no big deal to me,” said Ryans. Will he be out there on third downs against Cleveland?

“That’s the coaches’ decision. I don’t decide who goes out on the field. If I could be a coach/player, then I would make those decisions.”

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  • Cory Widmann

    I really hope Meco still has the speed.

    • xlGmanlx

      Me too, he has said all the right things, lets just hope the talent is still there.

  • Myke Lowery

    Guess we’ll soon see why Texans were so eager to give him up. They too started taking him off the field on third down.

    • xlGmanlx

      The said that about weapon X, he still had some left in the tank. All Mecco has to do is bridge the gap between him and whoever the iggs draft next year or the one after. if we can get 2-3 years of serviceable use, he would still be an upgrade over last couple years of talent.

      • Myke Lowery

        I still believe they were being CHEAP and that’s why Dawk left.

  • Josh J

    Like most savvy veterans he is not going let it all hang out in the preseason. He is savIng his body for the battles ahead. I think he will be just fine. In my opinion, I think Meco may be a little shell shocked by the intense passion and scrutiny that we bring in Philly!! He’ll be fine.

    • Campos

      I have the same feeling about his approach in the preseason.I remember he saying how different the training camp was in houston (without much contact), and after discussion between Reid and Jenkins that Reid was worrying too much about the preseason.

  • eaglesanch

    Either way Ryan’s is an upgrade in the middle. Kendrick’s is a beast, he will have a big year. It’s all about the performance at both safety positions. They have to stay healthy, and make an impact on the run and especially in pass defense.