The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Green Bay Packers: QB Nick Foles, S Earl Wolff, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DL Taylor Hart. Read more »
Earl Wolff suddenly finds himself in a pretty precarious position.
There was some optimism surrounding the second-year safety heading into the season. Chip Kelly noted back in the spring how Wolff was back to “flying around” the field after being hobbled by a knee injury down the stretch of the 2013 campaign. “Right now we’re really excited about Earl,” he said.
The head coach’s tone was much different leading into the Texans game.
“Earl’s been okay. I think he needs to be a little bit more consistent from [a training] standpoint. But he’s okay,” said Kelly. Wolff started that week in place of the injured Nate Allen and was up and down. The next day the Eagles signed safety Chris Prosinski when DeMeco Ryans was placed on injured reserve. Seven days after being plucked off the street, Prosinski was active and Wolff was on the outside looking in.
While talking about Jordan Matthews at his postgame press conference Monday night, Mark Sanchez joked that he didn’t want too pump up the rookie too much because “he’ll get a big head and his hat won’t fit.”
There were no signs of an inflated ego as Matthews faced the large crowd of reporters surrounding his locker stall, though, and his green Eagles cap with the black brim seemed to fit just fine. He had just busted out on Monday Night Football, snaring seven balls for 138 yards and a pair of touchdowns to help his team improve to 7-2. How did it feel?
“I felt like I was Jeremy Maclin,” said Matthews, drawing a big smile out of No. 18 a couple stalls down. “At the same time, you have to put it behind you. Like I said, I have a bunch of great guys ahead of me who show me how to be a professional. If you take too much time looking at the stats and drinking the Kool-Aid, you lose your appetite. I just try to put it behind me and move forward.” Read more »
The following Eagles are inactive for tonight’s game against the Carolina Panthers: QB Nick Foles, S Earl Wolff, DB Jaylen Watkins, C Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, WR Jeff Maehl and DL Taylor Hart. Read more »
Here’s a player-by-player review of how the Eagles’ defense performed against the Texans after having watched the All-22 copy. Read more »
HOUSTON — The following Eagles are inactive for today’s game against the Texans: QB Matt Barkley, WR Brad Smith, safety Nate Allen, center Julian Vandervelde, OL Dennis Kelly, LB Marcus Smith and DL Taylor Hart. Read more »
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 »