From the run defense to the issues in the red zone to the remaining schedule, here are three Eagles numbers that matter.
Earl Wolff is running with the first team and is expected to start if Nate Allen can’t get past his hamstring injury in time for Sunday. Asked how Wolff has been progressing in practice over the last few weeks, Chip Kelly didn’t exactly sing the young safety’s praises.
“Earl’s been okay. I think he needs to be a little bit more consistent from that standpoint. But he’s okay,” said Kelly.
Wolff did not seem to agree with the idea that he’s been inconsistent. Read more »
The Eagles appear to be working the phones as Tuesday’s trade deadline approaches.
According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, they are among the teams that have inquired about wide receiver Vincent Jackson. Read more »
Here is the injury report for Sunday’s game against the Redskins:
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
T Matt Tobin (ankle), S Earl Wolff (knee)
CB Nolan Carroll (elbow), DE Fletcher Cox (back), TE Zach Ertz (knee), G Todd Herremans (hamstring), S Malcolm Jenkins (shoulder), WR Brad Smith (groin), CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), CB Cary Williams (hamstring) Read more »
We recently took the pulse of the Eagles’ locker room, asking a simple question: Which of your teammates has impressed you this summer and is primed for a big/breakout season?
Some players couldn’t name just one or two. Others identified half the roster. We removed those responses and were left with 19 answers. They are listed below. Read more »
Here’s a position-by-position review of how the Eagles’ defense performed against the Patriots, after having re-watched the game. Read more »
The last time we checked in on Nick Foles‘ jersey sales was shortly after his seven-touchdown performance against the Raiders in November.
The page where you can purchase a Foles jersey on the team site saw a 25 percent spike in hits following that showing in Oakland, yet sales hardly went up at all. Fans were looking at it, they were thinking about it, but weren’t quite ready to take the plunge.
Now they’re jumping in. Read more »
Earl Wolff was a full participant Sunday after sitting out team drills the previous two sessions with a sore knee. Wolff strongly hinted afterwards that it was the same right knee that sidelined him down the stretch last season.
“It was a little sore but it feels a whole lot better. I might be on a little bit of treatment. I’m feeling good, though,” said Wolff.
The second-year safety is confident that this won’t be a lingering issue.
There was some cloudiness last season when it came to Wolff’s hyperextended knee and whether he and the training staff were on the same page. There were rumblings late in the season that Wolff had been given the green light for a return but decided to hold himself out.
“I wouldn’t necessarily say it was that. It might have been something similar to that,” Wolff said back in early January. “And it wasn’t that I didn’t want to play, I just felt like if I would have went out there, I wouldn’t have been able to play my game.”
Chip Kelly sounded like he was expecting Wolff to practice in full on Friday when he last addressed the media, but that turned out not to be the case. Prior to Sunday’s practice, Kelly phrased it this way:
Riley Cooper was wearing a boot on his right foot when spotted outside of the NovaCare Complex Friday.
“He’s got a foot injury. It’s just a preventative thing,” said Chip Kelly. “He should be back in a couple days.”
Cooper has been sidelined since Monday with the foot ailment.
Kelly sounds optimistic that this is a short-term deal, but it does make you think about the receiver depth on this team. Kelly was asked how he feels about his reserves. Read more »