DETROIT — When Golden Tate found daylight around the edge of the Eagles’ defense near the end of the second quarter, he gave viewers a glimpse of why the Lions scored a touchdown on each of their three first-half possessions.
Tate took Matthew Stafford’s shovel pass, picked up eight yards and set up a score on the next play. But to reach the 1-yard-line, Tate managed to get outside by outmaneuvering Mychal Kendricks. The Eagles allowed more points in the first half against the Lions than they did in the first two quarters against their three previous opponents combined, much of which can be explained by the defense losing control of the edge and Kendricks’ poor play.
“They had a couple wrinkles that we hadn’t seen,” Malcolm Jenkins said after the Eagles’ 24-23 loss, “but other than that we missed contain, got penalties, we misfit runs and they’ve got enough players to make plays.” Read more »
DETROIT — The Eagles lost to the Lions, 24-23. Here’s what we saw: Read more »
Mychal Kendricks has a fractured nose and knee contusion, but he “should be okay” to play against the Steelers on Sunday, according to Doug Pederson. The Eagles’ head coach added he’s unsure how Kendricks hurt his nose, saying it was some type of “helmet-hand combination.”
Pederson listed Kendricks as day-to-day, as he did with Isaac Seumalo, who still has a pectoral strain. Zach Ertz (rib) and Leodis McKelvin (hamstring) are “healing fine,” Pederson said, but their statuses for the Pittsburgh game remain unclear. Read more »
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Isaac Seumalo will start at left guard again when the Eagles play the Colts next Saturday, Doug Pederson announced this morning. While Seumalo doesn’t have the starting job locked up when Allen Barbre moves to right tackle, he does have the edge. Read more »
Mychal Kendricks, Mike Martin, Jordan Matthews, Jalen Mills, Hunter Sharp and Carson Wentz will not play in the Eagles’ second preseason game in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Doug Pederson announced Tuesday morning. Wentz, however, will travel for the game, as will Dorial Green-Beckham, whom the Eagles recently traded for. Read more »
Malcolm Jenkins (hamstring), Marcus Johnson, Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), Mike Martin (knee), Jordan Matthews (knee), Jason Peters (quad), Hunter Sharp, JaCorey Shepherd (hamstring), Wendell Smallwood (quad) and Marcus Smith (concussion) will not play in the Eagles’ preseason game on Thursday against the Buccaneers. Peters, however, will work out with the team during pregame workouts and be in uniform. Read more »
Jordan Matthews is “a couple weeks away” from returning to the field because of his left knee soreness, Doug Pederson said Monday morning after practice. Matthews was hit in the knee by rookie Jalen Mills on Friday, which is when Zach Ertz was also hit low, which prompted the tight end to speak out about low hits delivered by young players. Read more »
The Eagles made plenty of changes during the offseason, especially on the defensive side. Gone are defensive coordinator Billy Davis, inside linebackers coach Rick Minter, and outside linebackers coach Bill McGovern. Along with new defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz comes linebackers coach Ken Flajole, who arrives after three years as Cleveland’s inside linebackers coach.
Flajole, who decided to stay in the NFL after originally accepting the defensive coordinator position at UTEP in mid January, enters his 17th season as a coach in the league. He comes to an Eagles team which has gone through a big overhaul after firing Chip Kelly before the end of the 2015 season.