Eagles Notes: Injury Updates, NFL Not Yet In Touch

Doug Pederson. (Jeff Fusco)

Doug Pederson. (Jeff Fusco)

After exiting the Eagles’ 24-15 win over the Falcons in the second quarter with a head injury, Nolan Carroll is now going through concussion protocol, Doug Pederson announced Monday afternoon. However, Pederson added that the Eagles aren’t planning on making any personnel changes despite Carroll possibly being out this week and Leodis McKelvin’s lingering hamstring injury.

With Ron Brooks out for the season with a quad injury, the Eagles’ only other cornerbacks are rookies. Jalen Mills has played significant snaps, but C.J. Smith and Aaron Grymes have combined for only one NFL snap. Read more »

Eagles-Falcons Inactives: One Philly Starter Out

Allen Barbre. (Jeff Fusco)

Allen Barbre. (Jeff Fusco)

The following Eagles are inactive for their game today against the Falcons: Josh Andrews, Allen Barbre (hamstring), Terrence Brooks (hamstring), Dillon GordonKamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring), Taylor Hart and Steven Means. Read more »

Eagles-Giants Inactives: Two Philly Starters Out

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

East Rutherford, N.J. — The following Eagles will be inactive for their game today against the Giants: Josh AndrewsAllen Barbre (hamstring), Dillon GordonKamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring), Taylor Hart (ankle) and Bennie Logan (groin). Philadelphia only has six players inactive because they declined to fill the open roster spot available after they cut Josh Huff. Read more »

Eagles vs. Giants Injury Report: Four Philadelphia Players Ruled Out

Allen Barbre. (Jeff Fusco)

Allen Barbre. (Jeff Fusco)

UPDATEBennie Logan (groin) and Taylor Hart (ankle) have been downgraded to out and will not travel with the team to New York, according to the Eagles.

Original Story

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson ruled out two players in advance of Philadelphia’s Week 9 game against the New York Giants. Starting left guard Allen Barbre and special teams linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill will not play on Sunday. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Big V’s Big Chance

Halapoulivaati Vaitai. (USA Today Sports)

Halapoulivaati Vaitai. (USA Today Sports)

Halapoulivaati Vaitai already has butterflies. He found out he would replace Lane Johnson as the Eagles’ starting right tackle Monday night, he first practiced with the other starters on Wednesday and he’ll play in his first NFL game on Sunday.

While the rookie fifth-round pick says he’ll be able to settle in after his first play against Washington this week, he’s already bubbling with excitement.

“It’s a good opportunity. I’m going to take it,” Vaitai, who goes by “Big V,” said. “It’s unfortunate for Lane, but that’s life. I got to be the next man up.” Read more »

Eagles-Steelers Rewind: Offensive Breakdown

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

With the All-22 coaches film coming out last night of the Eagles’ dominant 34-3 win over the Steelers, here’s what we observed on the offensive side of the ball:

HEAD COACH

*For the third straight game, Doug Pederson put together a good game plan and a nice group of plays to exploit Pittsburgh’s defense. Pederson’s misdirection screen plays worked particularly well, including Darren Sproles’ 40-yard gain on the opening drive. Carson Wentz faked a run to the left to Sproles, but what really got the Steelers moving the wrong way was the fake end around to Nelson Agholor. That opened up a huge running lane for Sproles when Wentz threw it back to him on the left side, with a few lead blockers who did an excellent job. Read more »

Kelce On the Offensive Line’s Surprising Success

Jason Kelce and Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

Jason Kelce and Howie Roseman. (Jeff Fusco)

The Eagles’ first-team offensive line has allowed just two sacks in the preseason, with the first coming on a naked bootleg in Pittsburgh they couldn’t have done anything about. The other was on their opening play in Indianapolis, when Nate Irving blitzed in between Jason Kelce and Brandon Brooks to take Sam Bradford down for a 13-yard loss.

Irving timed his running start almost perfectly, shooting through the line of scrimmage nearly untouched while leaving Bradford nowhere to go.

“It’s a good thing Brandon actually touched him,” Kelce said, “otherwise (Irving) may have killed Sam right at the line.”

But it was also just one flaw in an otherwise impressive performance during the Eagles’ 33-23 win over the Colts. Read more »

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