Eagles Wake Up Call: On the Secondary Picture

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Photo Credit: Jeff Fusco

Chip Kelly conceded that the Eagles have only half of their secondary picture filled in at the moment, with the other two spots currently in pencil.

“I think our depth is better than it’s ever been in the three years,” said the head coach on Thursday. “Now we just have to figure out who exactly those guys are that will complement the two guys that are our starters [in] Malcolm [Jenkins] and Byron [Maxwell] right now.  The other guys are really competing.”

We will get our second peek at the new-look defensive backfield this afternoon. The first time around, Nolan Carroll was running with the ones at corner opposite Maxwell and Chris Maragos was paired with Jenkins at safety. Chances are, that will not be the foursome when the Eagles open up the regular season Monday, September 14 in Atlanta. Read more »

Eagles Wake-Up Call: Hole Remains At Safety

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Kevin Liles / USA TODAY Sports

Today’s question comes from reader Eric via email:

So, who is going to play safety alongside Malcolm Jenkins this year?

Ah, the annual tradition of trying to figure out the Eagles’ safety situation lives on.
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Wolff Has ‘Mini-Microfracture’ Surgery

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Earl Wolff underwent what he described as “mini-microfracture” surgery to help repair damaged cartilage in his right knee.

The operation was performed by Dr. James Andrews. He will be on crutches for the next four weeks, he said, and the hope is that he is back to full-speed by the end of April or beginning of May. Read more »

Gardner Steps In For Tobin

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Photo by: Jeff Fusco.

Matt Tobin suffered a concussion against the Packers and sat out practice for the second straight day. Chip Kelly said the injury occurred during the last drive and that Tobin notified the trainers in the locker room after the game.

Andrew Gardner has been getting the first-team reps in Tobin’s absence this week. Read more »

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