Jason Kelce has a partially torn ACL and a completely torn MCL in his right knee, Eagles head athletic trainer Rick Burkholder said today.
Burkholder explained that the first thing to do is let the MCL heal, which will take four-to-six weeks. From there, Kelce has two options: Have surgery on the ACL, which would mean Kelce would be out for the season. Or don’t fix it, which would mean he could possibly return later this season.
Here are 10 things to know about the matchup between the Eagles’ offense and the Ravens’ defense Sunday afternoon. Click here for the breakdown of the Eagles’ D against Baltimore’s offense.
Every Thursday we select a few of your Twitter questions and provide the long-form answers they deserve. For a chance to have your question published on Birds 24/7, send it to @Tim_McManus.
Let’s start with 97.5 The Fanatic Phillies beat reporter Pat Gallen, who is demonstrating his multitasking skills by both documenting the Phils’ improbable rise from the ashes and submitting Eagles questions for the mailbag at the same time.
Michael Vick and Jason Kelce do extra film study together for about a half hour each week, usually on Fridays, to help ensure they are on the same page when it comes to pass protection. They are working out the kinks of a new set-up where the center and quarterback share responsibility at the line of scrimmage for identifying what the defense is doing and aligning the protection accordingly.
While the duo was in lockstep for the most part, they did hit a snag.
Here are observations on the Eagles’ offense after having looked at the All-22 coaches’ tape. DeSean Jackson had an impact even when he wasn’t catching the football.
If you missed the take on the defense, click here.
General consensus seems to be that you should wait at least three years before evaluating a draft class.
But considering the Eagles released their 2011 second-round pick, Jaiquawn Jarrett, yesterday, now seems like a good time to at least assess how each of the team’s 11 picks is doing.
Michael Vick dropped back to pass 59 times Sunday against the Browns, and on 14 of those occasions, or about 24 percent of the time, he took a hit.
Who was to blame on those plays?
Here is a breakdown of the 14 hits, followed by a player-by-player review of the offensive line after having re-watched the game.
When Danny Watkins saw a notice last week at the Novacare Complex for a mandatory rookie event, his first instinct was to tell his teammate, Jason Kelce.
But then, Watkins remembered: He’s not a rookie anymore.
This afternoon, I posed a simple question to players in the Eagles locker room: Based on what you’ve seen, which teammate do you think is poised to have a really good year?
Selection was based simply on who was available. But it just so happened to be four defensive players and four offensive players. Here are their responses.
Compared to most of the Donovan McNabb-led teams, the Eagles are stacked at the skill positions on offense.
But how does the Birds’ talent compare to teams around the league?
Each summer, Michael Lombardi of NFL.com puts out his list of blue-chip and red-chip players. Click on the link for a full explanation, but here’s the basic version: Blue-chip players are among the top-five at their position, and red-chip players are among the top 10.
When first considering it, you’d think the Eagles would have a pretty good showing on the list, specifically on offense. But you’d be wrong.