Williams Added To Injury Report

NFL: Arizona Cardinals at Philadelphia Eagles

A surprise name appeared on the Eagles’ injury report Thursday: Cary Williams.

The starting cornerback apparently injured his hamstring during Thursday afternoon’s practice. He had not been on the injury report previously during the week. Williams was officially listed as a limited participant. On Friday, the Eagles will have to designate him as out, doubtful, questionable or probable.

Linebacker Najee Goode (hamstring) and safety Earl Wolff (knee) were limited participants. Brandon Boykin (hip) was also listed on the injury report, but was a full participant.

Williams has started every game for the Eagles this season and played 95 percent of the team's snaps.

If he can't go, Roc Carmichael would likely take Williams' place alongside Bradley Fletcher. The other option is Boykin, but defensive coordinator Billy Davis' preference all season has been to keep Boykin in the slot.

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  • Reef215

    I will NOT mention sports illustrated…. I WONT….

    • Mr. Wu

      sports illustrated??? whats that?

    • Will

      How about just a peek then…lol…

  • ACViking

    Keeping Boykin in the slot . . . .

    How complicated is it to let Boykin play outside on all downs where the opponent has only 2 WRs on the field, and then slide inside to play the slot when 3 or more receivers are out there.

    The coach’s explanation is a NON-EXPLANATION.

    • Cyrus Robinson

      I think it’s because switching positions requires codeswitching, or changing mindset and techniques. The more you do that, the more likely you are to make a mistake. One or two big mental mistakes usually means 7 to 14 points on the board. Keeping him in the slot minimizes mental errors and keeps the game natural and flowing for everybody.

      • Luke Ivan

        Nickle Nnam. Remember that? That’s exactly what we don’t want.

    • morgan c

      The problem is that we don’t have any depth at CB. Roc Carmichael is not good. Sorry – I know this is a feel-good year and we have been getting contributions from everywhere, but I’ve watched Carmichael closely and he’s bad. He’s certainly not a starting caliber CB, and he’s not even a top-4 CB. 50-53rd man on roster. Boykin should start opposite Fletcher if Williams can’t go, and we should play Wolff as the nickel CB, with Allen and Chung as the safeties. But ya, we will keep Boykin in the slot probably anyway :(

    • theycallmerob

      Slot and outside are 2 different positions. Not that simple

    • mtn_green

      Maybe he puts Boykin in slot so the opposition has an incentive to only have two Wr on fields.

    • Token

      apparently pretty freakin complicated. In a situation like this, playing a guy like Carmichael more snaps than Boykin is asinine.

    • Average__Joseph

      That’s what I said to her…let’s keep boykin in the slot

      Just An Average Joseph

      • Bukester

        Maybe” that’s what she said”?

    • southy

      While Boykin is more talented than Cary and it’s nice to be able to move him outside if need be, I’d feel better to have him free to follow Patterson around wherever they put him on the field.


    Noooooooo!!! Our warrior leader!!! Cary is a thug, he will prob play thru it :)

    • cliff henny

      one word…Matt Cassel…be fine

  • cliff henny

    where’s Hals with the 9 inch needle full of Cary’s own red platelets that Kendricks-maybe it was Goode, was talking about.

    • EricT


    • G_WallyHunter

      Probably scheduled for an injection in the basement lab at 08:30

      • Johnny Domino