Wolff Questionable For Saturday

Eagles Safety Earl Wolff defends against Chargers

Eagles safety Earl Wolff is listed as questionable for the team’s Saturday night playoff matchup against the New Orleans Saints.

Wolff told Birds 24/7 Thursday that his knee was improving.

“I just know that it felt a lot better today than it did before. They kind of recorded me moving around a little bit, doing some functional stuff, and it didn’t bother me,” he said.

“It was football activity, basically like what I would go through in a game, and it didn’t really bother me. Of course I felt it a little bit –I’m going to feel it a little bit — but it’s nothing that’s going to hold me back.”

If Wolff can’t go, it’ll be Patrick Chung teaming up with Nate Allen. Kurt Coleman could get a look too. Even if Wolff does dress, it’s likely that he’ll be used as part of a rotation.

Meanwhile, backup center Julian Vandervelde (back) has been ruled out. Should Jason Kelce suffer an injury, Evan Mathis would take over at center.

The following Eagles are probable: safety Colt Anderson (knee), WR Jason Avant (shoulder), CB Brandon Boykin (hip) and LB Mychal Kendricks (knee).

Update: Saints RB Pierre Thomas has been ruled out because of a back injury. Thomas was the team’s leading rusher during the regular season. Mark Ingram and Darren Sproles will be expected to carry a heavier load with Thomas out.


Three Eagles were named first-team All-Pros today by the Associated Press: RB LeSean McCoy, OT Jason Peters and OG Evan Mathis.

McCoy and Peters both made the Pro Bowl. Mathis did not. Instead, he earns the more exclusive honor.

McCoy was a first-team All-Pro selection in 2011. This is his second honor. Peters is now a five-time All-Pro. This is the second time he’s earned first-team honors.

And Mathis is a first-time All-Pro.

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