Here’s the injury report for Sunday’s game in Houston: Read more »
Here’s a roundup of what the national media are saying about the Eagles this week.
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 pads were on Wednesday and Todd Herremans was out there, a large wrap around his left arm to protect his torn biceps.
He lined up with the first team once again and was listed as a full participant on the practice report. The 10-year vet will try to push through the pain in hopes of playing Sunday.
“A lot of it will be Todd’s determination and what he can and can’t do,” said Chip Kelly. “We’ll just sit down and visit with him at the end of the week and make a determination of what he can and can’t do. From a guy like him, a veteran like him that understands himself and has been through a lot, a lot of that is on him and our [medical] staff. None of it is my call. I don’t make any calls on who plays and who doesn’t play, it’s really our medical team making a decision of can he play, and then Todd’s decision of if he can play.” Read more »
Here’s a roundup of what the national and local media are saying about the Eagles this week.
GLENDALE, AZ — The Eagles were coming off a 27-0 stomping of the Giants, his team was 5-1 heading into the bye and everything seemed right in their world. Chip Kelly, though, stepped outside the glow for just a moment to address one area of concern during his postgame press conference.
“We’ve got to do a better job [when it comes to team turnovers] because you can’t do it at that rate and end up on the right side of the ledger. The turnover differential is really big in this league in terms of being an indicator of wins and losses,” he said.
The Eagles entered Sunday’s game against Arizona minus-5 in the giveaway/takeaway department. Through six weeks, they were the only team out of 12 in the red that had a winning record.
This week, their failure to protect the ball finally caught up with them. Read more »
GLENDALE, AZ — One of the biggest things that Billy Davis has stressed to his defense since taking over is the importance of avoiding “X” plays, or plays of 20 yards or more. And through the first six game the Eagles were pretty good in that department, yielding 21 X-plays through the air, good for the eighth lowest mark in the league.
On Sunday in the desert, however, it was the big plays that did them in. Davis’ group surrendered seven plays of 20-plus yards to the Cardinals, including a pair long touchdowns that proved to be the difference in the game. 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 »