Eagles-Bears Injury Report

Eagles Cornerback Brandon Boykin watches helmet off
Here is the Eagles’ injury report for Sunday night’s home game against the Bears:

Out: S Colt Anderson (knee), S Kurt Coleman (hamstring)

Probable: CB Brandon Boykin (concussion), LB Najee Goode (hamstring), LB Mychal Kendricks (knee), WR Brad Smith (hamstring), S Earl Wolff (knee)


The most significant piece of news is that Boykin made it through the concussion protocol and is expected to play against Chicago. That's big, particularly because standout wide receiver Brandon Marshall will line up in the slot from time to time.

Also of note is that Wolff will likely make his return after missing several weeks with a knee injury. Billy Davis plans on easing Wolff back in, so don't expect him to be taking all the reps at safety opposite Nate Allen. He will likely rotate with Patrick Chung.

The Eagles' special teams takes a hit with Anderson and Coleman sidelined. The timing is poor, considering they're about to face ace return man Devin Hester.

For the Bears: Linebacker Lance Briggs, who missed the last seven games with a fractured shoulder, is listed as questionable. Head coach Marc Trestman is "very optimistic" Briggs will play.

Marshall (quadriceps) was a full participant in Friday's practice, per the team's website. Wide receiver Earl Bennett did not practice Friday for personal reasons.

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  • cliff henny

    glad Boykin can play. hope he’s not being rushed back, even though he’s desperately needed. sure didnt look like a short term recovery concussion, he got rocked. hope eagles sent coleman to Cowboys’ trainers, hamstrings are career enders there.

    • bentheimmigrant

      I’ll never understand the Coleman hate. A seventh rd pick that plays well on STs and is ok for a 4th string safety…
      As for Boykin, I’m hoping he isn’t returning kicks this week. Should help keep him safe.

      • Token

        I think its because hes a dreadful football player.

        • GEAGLE

          And talks like he is a probowl defender

      • morgan c

        It’s because he has been thrust into a starter’s role in the past, and though that isn’t his fault, he’s so far from a starting caliber player. He also has a habit of making extremely dumb decisions and almost comical blunders. It’s like, he’s not just ineffective and bad, he’s sometimes unbelievably bad. That said, I agree with you.

  • EaglefaninAZ

    Really hoping Wolff is back on track and can keep Chung on the sidelines moving forward.

    • G_WallyHunter

      Can’t believe how much he was signed for and how ineffective he is. We all saw the red flags when he was signed, bench player in NE, overrated, etc.
      Eagles should have signed Quin, I hear he’s having a good year in Detroit

      • GEAGLE

        He is…and allows them to be one of the few teams to be able to play Dime….takes a serious quality safety to play Dime in too days NFL, which is why you don’t see to many teams use it as a big part of their defense..The Chiefs do it with Berry..Quinn allows the Lions to do it…Good player, even better then what ii thought he was..
        ..,
        Just break the bank open, sign Byrd to a contract we can get out of in 3 years without taking a major cap hit..let’s put this safety problems to bed and move forward…Jarius is just too perfect. Too many signs:
        Wolff and the BYRD
        Eagles is a type of BYRD
        Chip was on the Oregon staff Byrd played for
        Byrd was team mates with Chung(who we cut as soon as he successfully recruits Byrd lol).
        He wants to go to a big market (NNamdi ran away from it)
        He wants to go to a team that is a real contender
        ..
        I know it cost money, but we been rolling over 20mil every year, and we pay our QB peanuts….safety has become too important on the NFL and it’s been a major problem for way too long…Let’s put it to bed, and add a top quality safety who will solidify our entire secondary…….and with Wolff improving, Cary and Bradd will really be able to play press man and get the SAFETY net they need having a serious playmaking ball hog back there, and someone our one our coach knows..remove all guess work out of making a major investment.
        ….
        Howie “splash roseman…..get it done please! It’s been to long since safety was a weapon instead of a liability

        Cary
        Brad
        Boyking
        Wolff
        Byrd
        #5th round CB
        #5th round safety
        Chung becomes Kurt Coleman ST player
        Colt is re signed to captain our ST
        ….
        Add add a pass rush force at OLB, and another year of our young front 7 growing, and this will be a secondary we can contend with

        • anon

          Hahaha how do you plan to sign a guy that wants a long term big money deal to a deal w no guaranteed dollars after year 2. I’m sure his agent is making a list of teams that need a safety. He’s literally the type of dude you don’t want (a money first dude w a chronic injury) who you’re willing to spend 60+% of your free cap space on?

          Maybe we get him, but it won’t be a cap friendly / team friendly deal for the best fa safety.

          • GEAGLE

            Bigger signing bonus, reachable incentives…you can always pay a guy and find ways so that it’s not hurting your cap as much…
            ..
            I also happen to think that a lot of his “injuries” would magically disappear once he got here…”injuries” seem like preventive measures from being injured to me…

            The only team that can compete with us in terns of having money while offering him a chance to contend is the bengals. Dude act like he is old when he isn’t….funny! we thought Quintin Mikell was getting up there and he went on to play at a nice level for 5 more years…

            Like the Niners and hawks we HAVE to take advantage of the fact that we are paying our QB chump change…Seeing Howie operate I KNOW we are signing a safety..going into the draft needing to chase a safety would be the biggest mistake we can make! and Howie knows better now….we can pay Byrd with Vick money, almost lol

  • GEAGLE

    I don’t want Boykin on Marshall…I would rather Cary and Brad follow Marshall and Alshon all over the place……but I think it would be wise to use Boykin on Forte when he isn’t lined up in the backfield…

    Boykins importance is ST…He is usually the one who downs Donnie Longballs precise Bombs, and we are going to have to put our big boy pants on and shut down return men because there is no way Chip will give the ball to Cutler on the 40…

    Our defense,will come down with a few TO’s…if our offense plays a clean game, we win…..heavy dose of shady and Polk, play action to Ertz when he is matched up with their safeties will be how we attack this weak bears defense..they get Briggs back, but KElce will own him

    • anon

      What about earl Bennett or matellus bennet one of the biggest tes in the league. Were getting exposed this fame unless the pass rush goes all world.

      Even with pis both thier top wrs are bigger than our corners and Jeffrey is catching balls over everyone. This is going to be foles v Cutler who can put up more points.

      • GEAGLE

        I welcome the bears throwing it to Earl or Martellous, because it means they aren’t throwing it to Marshall or Alshon,..they are nice complimentary players, but nothing that we shouldn’t be able to handle…Barwin and Mykal are playing good football, and should be able to have some success with Martellous. Boykin can handle Earl….

        But when Forte is lined up as a WR, Boykin needs to be on him, and Mykal has to be sharp against him when he is catching balls out of the backfield…

        This is a game where Nate can NOT afford to let opponents get behind him, and we will get killed if he blows tackles and allows the YAC to pile up…

        Good test for the defense,…I think we give up 24 In this one, but score 31, ATleast 31-24…….
        ….
        If we allow this to be a back and fourth game it can become a tough game…It’s important that our offense help the defense by getting out to a lead and keep putting pressure on the he bears…but even if we are trailing, we can NOT abandon the run. You pound this team during the first half and the damn will break in their second half and shady will open the flood gates….but this defense is bad enough to where the floodgates could open early…

        FOles vs. Cutler….

        FOles has that fearlessness that Cutler has, only he is responsible like an Alex smith game manager and that should be the difference in the game…..FOles is FEARLESS, his humble persona kind of hides the gunslinger in Him…yet with all the chances he takes down field, he still is responsible with the ball like a top game manager and THATS the element of Cutlers game that’s missing, and what should be the difference in this game….Bears turn it over 3 times, Eagles turn it over 1 or less…and That’s what I expect to be the difference in the game….eagles win!

    • anon

      I don’t even want to say anything about Hester fipp better go crazy eyes, or ck better go tomlin. This game will be a shoot out, hoping we more tos than pis

  • GEAGLE

    Nice to not have to worry about Coleman…if only Chung would slip on a banana peel, we would really be in business

    • anon

      Chung is good at run stuffing and maybe slot. He can’t cover. Ok. Why nail him for that? The weakness was apparent but you get what you pay for.

      • GEAGLE

        Hasn’t been good in the box….if you want to stick up for him, your best bet would be to talk about his blitzing…hasn’t got home but forced QBs to get the ball out fast