Eagles safety Earl Wolff is listed as questionable for the team’s Saturday night playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints.
Wolff told Birds 24/7 Thursday that his knee was improving.
“I just know that it felt a lot better today than it did before. They kind of recorded me moving around a little bit, doing some functional stuff, and it didn’t bother me,” he said.
“It was football activity, basically like what I would go through in a game, and it didn’t really bother me. Of course I felt it a little bit –I’m going to feel it a little bit — but it’s nothing that’s going to hold me back.”
If Wolff can’t go, it’ll be Patrick Chung teaming up with Nate Allen. Kurt Coleman could get a look too. Even if Wolff does dress, it’s likely that he’ll be used as part of a rotation.
Meanwhile, backup center Julian Vandervelde (back) has been ruled out. Should Jason Kelce suffer an injury, Evan Mathis would take over at center.
The following Eagles are probable: safety Colt Anderson (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), CB Brandon Boykin (hip) and LB Mychal Kendricks (knee).
Update: Saints RB Pierre Thomas has been ruled out because of a back injury. Thomas was the team’s leading rusher during the regular season. Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles will be expected to carry a heavier load with Thomas out.
THREE ALL-PRO NODS
Three Eagles were named first-team All-Pros today by the Associated Press: RB LeSean McCoy, OT Jason Peters and OG Evan Mathis.
McCoy and Peters both made the Pro Bowl. Mathis did not. Instead, he earns the more exclusive honor.
McCoy was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2011. This is his second honor. Peters is now a five-time All-Pro. This is the second time he’s earned first-team honors.
And Mathis is a first-time All-Pro.