Eagles-Patriots, The Day After

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Veteran Jason Peters called it a sight he had never really seen before.

It’s not uncommon for Jeffrey Lurie to speak with the players pre-game, but it’s usually one-on-one and in the measured, relaxed tone that he seldom strays from. This time was different. In the bowels of Gillette Stadium before his stumbling squad squared off against the juggernaut, he addressed the team in larger groups, and spoke with a passion that unquestionably caught their attention.

“Me and him have a relationship and every game he’s fired up with me,” said Peters. “He kind of expressed himself in front of the whole team today. He was fired up. He was fired up. I’ve never seen him like that in front of everybody.”

“He just told us straight up: you’ve gotta play hard, you’ve gotta play balls to the wall. And it’s a little different coming from the man that’s paying the bills,” added Najee Goode, whose scoop and score off the punt block was one of the signature moments in the game. “You could tell that he had a fire under his ass, and it was under our ass, too.” Read more »

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

Bennie Logan. (Jeff Fusco)

FOXBOROUGH, MA — Jason Peters and Bennie Logan will be active for the Eagles’ game against the Patriots today, despite being listed as questionable on the injury report. Miles Austin, Ryan Mathews, Thad Lewis, Denzel Rice, Cedric Thornton, Barrett Jones and Tanner Hawkinson will be inactive. Read more »

Eagles-Patriots Injury Report

Ryan Mathews. (Jeff Fusco)

Ryan Mathews. (Jeff Fusco)

UPDATE: The Eagles added Bennie Logan (knee) to the injury report this morning as questionable for today’s game. The nose tackle was not listed on the team’s practice report at all in the past week and was a full participant on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

According to CSN Philly’s Derrick Gunn, Cedric Thornton (ankle) will not play today. If Thornton or Logan are unavailable for the game, Brandon Bair is likely to be active.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter also reported that New England’s Danny Amendola (knee) and Jamie Collins (illness) will play.

Here’s the rest of the injury report for the Eagles’ game against the Patriots: Read more »

Making Sense Of the Eagles Inactives

Jason Peters. (Jeff Fusco)

Jason Peters. (Jeff Fusco)

After missing two consecutive games, Jason Peters is active for the Eagles today and will start at left tackle. Sam Bradford, Ryan Mathews, Denzel Rice, Emmanuel Acho, Josh Andrews, Tanner Hawkinson and Brandon Bair are inactive. Read more »

Eagles-Bucs Injury Report

Ryan Mathews and Sam Bradford. (USA Today Sports)

Ryan Mathews and Sam Bradford. (USA Today Sports)

UPDATE: The Eagles placed Jerome Couplin (shoulder) on the season-ending Injured Reserve list and signed Ed Reynolds from the practice squad.

Here is the injury report for Sunday’s home game against the Bucs: Read more »

Jason Peters Makes Surprise Appearance

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

To the surprise of head coach Chip Kelly, the trainers and some of his teammates alike, Jason Peters suited up and participated both in individual and some team drills Thursday.

He will be listed as a limited participant.

Kelly told reporters prior to Thursday’s session that Peters would be a no-go as he was “still going through rehab for his back.”

Yet there Peters was inside the training bubble, helmet on, taped up and lining up with the first team at left tackle. Read more »

Injury Notes: Bradford Sidelined, Peters Mobile Thursday

Photo by Jeff Fusco

Photo by Jeff Fusco

For the second straight day, Sam Bradford (concussion) and Ryan Mathews (concussion) were held out of practice at the NovaCare Complex.

According to Chip Kelly, Bradford and Mathews have yet to clear concussion protocol, which means they haven’t been able to practice or lift weights this week. While Bradford continues to take in practice from the sidelines, we have not seen Mathews to this point.

Kelly also said that Jason Peters (back) would be unavailable at practice Thursday, but the left tackle took part in individual drills, and Lane Johnson was lining up at right tackle.

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Report: MRI Confirms Separated Shoulder For Sam Bradford

Sam Bradford

In addition to suffering a concussion, an MRI confirmed that Sam Bradford separated his left shoulder Sunday against the Dolphins, according to Ed Werder.

Although a previous report indicated Bradford may miss the Eagles’ next two games, Werder also noted that the quarterback wants to play this week and will “see how he feels late in [the] week.”

However, Bradford did sit out of practice today, in addition to Ryan Mathews (concussion) and Jason Peters (back). Peters did practice yesterday, leading a reporter to ask Chip Kelly today if Peters suffered a setback.

“I guess so,” Kelly said. “I just know he can’t go today.”

Kelly said Bradford and Mathews, both of whom suffered their concussions in the Eagles’ 20-19 loss to the Dolphins, had yet to be cleared through the league’s concussion protocol, which meant they were not allowed to practice with the team.

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