Eagles Shift Roster Spots With More IR Placements

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

In the wake of yet another wave of seemingly unending injuries, the Eagles had to make some moves.

With captain Craig James and key veteran Vinny Curry suffereing "significant" injuries, it would have been no surprise to see them both wind up in IR.

The 2020 rules allow unlimited returns from IR after just three missed weeks, so even less significant injuries might see the placement.

On Tuesday, the Eagles made those moves officially by placing the pair on injured reserve.

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Eagles Evaluation: Eagles Forget A Game Is Still 60 Minutes

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

COVID-19 has forced the league to change in many ways.

Due to the virus, many teams have no fans in the stands.

There are also increased practice squad sizes and veteran spots along with other safety changes like no preseason.

On Sunday, it appeared the Eagles thought the league had also made a rule that games would be just 30 minutes long.

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The Injury Fly Keeps Buzzing: Washington Football Week 1 Review

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By Connor Donald, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

The story of the 2019 Philadelphia Eagles was injuries. The story of 2020 Eagles training camp was injuries. The story of week one against the Washington Football Team was suddenly becoming, how much of an impact would these injuries have on the Eagles game. The Eagles entered into this game against Washington winners of their last six straight against them, but the injuries to several key players, plus more in game, seemed to be too much to overcome.

The Eagles had an impressive opening drive after forcing a quick three and out on the first drive of the game for Washington. Wentz had two big pass connections to Desean Jackson for 19 yards and Dallas Goedert for 12 yards before a five yard touchdown grab by Zach Ertz. Ertz is fresh off an apparent “heated conversation” with Howie Roseman at a practice earlier in the week over his contract situation.

The Eagles forced two more three and outs and Dustin Hopkins missed a field goal. These situations were flanked by an Eagles field goal, punt and touchdown. A stark reality began to emerge for the Eagles on their second drive of the game despite the positive defensive play and early Eagles scoring, this offensive line is in trouble. The Eagles entered the day with Andre Dillard done for the season, Brandon Brooks done for the season and later in the week informing fans that Lane Johnson had surgery in August that he was still healing from and was ruled out on gameday. Leaving Nate Herbig and rookie Jack Driscoll to man the right side of the line.

As the first quarter neared its end Wentz had dropped back seven times and was sacked three times. By the time Wentz dropped back for his 11th time to start the second quarter, he was sacked for the fourth time and knocked down six times. Pederson did little to stop the bleeding, offering almost no help to the front five of the Eagles in the form of a blocking tight end and Boston Scott struggling in pass pro as well.

The defense looked good early on, including the as advertised front four, led by Malik Jackson who had a big quarterback hit and a tackle for loss on back to back third downs in the first quarter. The secondary looked improved with Darius Slay and a couple nice pass breakups from Rodney Mcleod. As the game moved on, the defense was put into worse and worse situations by Pederson and the offense leading to the blowing of a 17-0 lead, which started at the end of the first half with a Fabian Moreau interception of Carson Wentz with less than two minutes to go that led to a Logan Thomas touchdown.

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Injury Report: Philadelphia at Washington

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By Evan Krawczuk, Contributing Writer

No preseason games and the Eagles still find a way to not be healthy. One would think that just having a month straight of training camp would make the Eagles more cautious with handling injuries. Nope. In just the last few days two major injuries could plague the Birds. 

Injury Report

Out 

Miles Sanders RB

Sanders did not make the trip to Washinton. The second year running back is dealing with sore hamstring. Expect to see a heavy dose of Boston Scott. 

Alshon Jeffery WR

Alshon is dealing with a bum foot that has been nagging him for some time now. With the arrival of rookie Jalen Reagor and the threat of Desean Jackson on the outside the Eagles should be able to pass the ball without too many hiccups 

Derek Barnett DE

Like Sanders, Barnett is also dealing with a bad hamstring. This clears the way for Josh Sweat to get the start at defensive end. With blocking assignments likely being focused on Cox and Graham, Sweat could make a big impact on today’s game.  

Javon Hargrave DT

Eagles fans will have to wait at least another week for Hargrave’s Philadelphia debut. Hargrave is dealing a pec injury which clears the road for Malik Jackson to get the start. Jackson is no slouch as a back-up, but the much-anticipated debut will have to wait.  

Lane Johnson RT

Big, Lane Johnson is out with a sore ankle. The Eagles line could be in trouble. Jack Driscoll is the potential suitor for the right tackle spot in Johnson's absence. Our ever-thin offensive line depth could be getting thinner. 

 

Injured Reserved/Physically Unable to Perform 

Brandon Brooks RG

Starting right guard Brandon Brooks tore his achilles and will be out for the season. Look for Matt Pryor to replace him.  

Andre Dillard LT

Second year tackle Andre Dillard tore his bicep and will be out for an extended amount of time. Old man Jason Peters will be back for what seems like year 75 to play left tackle for the Eagles.  

Will Parks S

Off-season signing, and Philly native, Will Parks has a lower body injury that will keep him sidelined today. Its estimated he’ll be back healthy week four. Jalen Mills and Rodney McLeod will be at the safety spots today. 


Key Offensive Player Will Not Make Washington Trip With Eagles

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Things may have been looking up after the Eagles injury report on Friday afternoon.

With just two players listed as out, the Eagles figured to get back key offensive contributors, including one that was previously reported to miss at least week one.

On Saturday afternoon, ESPN's Adam Schefter threw some cold water on Eagles fans with his report that the team would not be having Miles Sanders join them on their trip to DC.

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Week 1 Preview: Philadelphia Eagles at Washington Football Team

By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

We’ve made it. Eagles football is finally back, and while it may look a little different with fans in the stands an unlikely scenario for this season, all that means is more people will join me in screaming at their televisions.

Oh how I’ve missed Zach Ertz’s inability to break tackles, Nathan Gerry getting juked out of his cleats, and the Eagles secondary getting burnt to a crisp.

And don’t you fret Eagles fans! We get to see the majesty that is Jason Peters’ half-second too early false starts for at least one more season. I just wasn’t ready to say goodbye.

For the third time in four seasons, the Eagles opening day game will be against the Washington Re-- ...I mean Football Team. As we all know by now, after many years of outside pressure, the Washington franchise was finally forced to change their nickname by the league.

They clearly had the creative juices flowing when they came up with this name.

My oh my, the things I would sacrifice to have been a fly on the wall in that meeting.

All joking aside, the Eagles and Washington have played in some really close contests over the past few years. Despite the narrow margins, the Eagles have come out on top in each of the last six meetings. Many of those games have provided some great memories for Philly fans.

Doug Pederson will be coaching against Ron Rivera, who will be making his head coaching debut for Washington (prayers to him, as he was recently diagnosed with cancer). The Eagles enter Sunday afternoon’s game in Landover as 5.5 point favorites.

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The Top Ten Games In Eagles-Redskins History

(Carson Wentz threw a touchdown on this play. More on that later.)

By Matt Szczypiorski, Sports Talk Philly Contributing Writer

With the era of Washington “Redskins” football officially over, and the Eagles being the first opponent of the new, but not improved, “Washington Football Team,” it seems like as good a time as ever to take a stroll down memory lane and remember the best moments from the Eagles-Redskins rivalry.

The two teams first matchup occurred in October of 1934 and they have had plenty of memorable moments since then.

Washington leads the all-time series with a record of 86-79-5 against the Birds. The Redskins also won the only postseason game between the two rivals in the 1990 Wild Card round by a score of 20-6.

Yet, that is not the most remembered Eagles-Redskins game from that season.

Since the turn of the century, the Eagles have won 25 of the 40 matchups, including each of the last six games. Three of those six games will be mentioned in this top ten, which proves how wild this rivalry has been as of late.

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The Goal Line Stand: 32 for 32 NFL Preview - Philadelphia Eagles

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The Goal Line Stand's 32 teams, 32 days preview series concludes with the hometown Philadelphia Eagles!  

Brett & Mike discuss the impact of the 2020 NFL Draft which is still leaving Lipinski a bit confused by some of the picks.  Plus, is this the worst Eagles linebacking corps of the past 30-years, what to make of the patchwork offensive line, the Malcom Jenkins loss is a big one, and the Jason Peters situation.  

 

 

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Eagles Sign Josh McCown To Practice Squad

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

Due to the effect COVID-19 has had on the world, the NFL made many changes to their rues in 2020.

Among their rules changes were increasing the practice squad to 16 players and the ability to sign veterans to the squad.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Eagles will take full advantage of that rule by signing veteran QB Josh McCown to the practice squad.

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Cre'Von LeBlanc Released

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles released corner Cre'Von LeBlanc on Sunday.

It served as the corresponding move to their waiver claim earlier in the day.

The move leaves the Eagles with only Craig James as a backup corner on their 53-man roster.

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