Chaney Gets Nod Over Rolle At LB

Philadelphia Eagles linebacker Jamar ChaneyWith Akeem Jordan nursing a hamstring injury, Jamar Chaney will get the start at WILL linebacker Sunday night, according to Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com.

When Jordan went out last week against the Cardinals, Brian Rolle replaced him. But Chaney will get the nod against the Giants.

The Eagles have been in their base defense about 45 percent of the time through the first three weeks. Before the season started, Juan Castillo speculated that we could see the linebackers rotate quite a bit, but that hasn’t been the case. DeMeco Ryans and Mychal Kendricks have been three-down players, and that will continue as long as they’re healthy.

The Giants, meanwhile, have gone with at least three wide receivers on 58.9 percent of their offensive snaps. Those are the plays where Brandon Boykin will come in and Chaney will head to the sidelines.

A 16-game starter in 2011, Chaney has played just one defensive snap through three games. Jordan has been OK so far, but the truth is, if Chaney plays particularly well, he has a chance to hold on to the job.

INJURY REPORT

The following players did not practice today: safety Colt Anderson (knee); long-snapper Jon Dorenbos (ankle); left tackle King Dunlap (hamstring); and Jordan (hamstring).

Everyone else, including Jeremy Maclin , Riley Cooper and Fletcher Cox, was listed as a full participant.

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  • makarov123

    How well will Boykin (5’9″ albeit w/ a 40″ vertical jump) cover Ramses Barden, who is 6’6″? Do they shift someone else inside and have Boykin on Cruz or Nicks?

    I guess we’ll see Sunday night.

    • Marlowe Alter

      Cruz will play the slot…Barden will be on the outside from what i understand

    • wpnx20

      I think you answered your own question with the “40″ vertical jump”.