Eagles Activate Three-Week Practice Window For Cre'Von LeBlanc

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While there was much fanfare about the release of Jordan Matthews over players like Mack Hollins, there is little doubt why the spot on the roster needed to be opened up at this point in time.

On Tuesday, the Eagles announced that they had officially activated the 21-day window for injured corner Cre'Von LeBlanc to practice with the team.

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Eagles Release Jordan Matthews

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

In the two games since re-signing with the Eagles, veteran receiver Jordan Matthews had just four catches for 33 yards.

On Sunday against Seattle, newly promoted Greg Ward caught six passes for 40 yards.

On Monday, the Eagles announced that they had released the veteran receiver.

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Eagles Evaluation: Embarrassing Offense Shows Up Again

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

What can be said but déjà vu.

The Eagles defense once again managed to keep an offensive juggernaut and the league's likely MVP to an easily beatable score for the entirety of the game.

They also managed to force timely turnovers.

Instead, the offense, once again, lost one of their starting offensive lineman following their second offensive drive of the game, this time, the recently extended Brandon Brooks, who had been the top lineman in the league throughout the entire season.

The rest of the offense faltered and looked worse than they did last week.

Instead of not getting anything going this week, the Eagles offense would have smooth drives going and then ended with self-inflicted errors like penalties, interceptions and fumbles. Even things like busted run plays with short yardage were a routine issue in this one.

Health is a major issue for the offense, but it isn't for Wentz and he has been awful in just about every aspect of his game the past two weeks aside from running and tackling.

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Eagles Promote Greg Ward, Place Rudy Ford On IR

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

With the Eagles potentially heading into their match-up with the Seahawks with just three healthy receivers, a move needed to be made.

On Saturday, the Eagles promoted Greg Ward Jr. to the 53-man roster.

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Injury Report: Seahawks at Eagles

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles were a flat out embarrassment last week, losing a very winnable game to the New England Patriots.

The team will get defender Nigel Bradham back this week, but seem likely to have more offensive players on the sideline.

They will need to win-out if they want to convince themselves there is any realistic hope that they can earn a bye, however unlikely, and they will need to route for the Patriots to beat Dallas if they want to have any chance at maintaining a tie-breaker of their division rivals who lead them by one game.

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Eagles Sign LS Rick Lovato to Four-Year Extension

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

While it certainly isn't the most notorious position on the team, it is important nonetheless.

A team's long snapper can go unnoticed and, often, unknown to some of the team's biggest fans. Much like an offensive lineman, if you aren't hearing about them, that's good news for the team.

However, long snappers do not have the notoriety of offensive lineman and if it weren't for his success as a magician, many people might not even know who Jon Dorenbos is - and he spent parts of 11 seasons in Philadelphia making two Pro Bowls.

If you were watching the Eagles before they were champions in 2016, you will likely remember when Dorenbos went down, how the Eagles struggled to kick field goals and punt with Brent Celek filling in, then Trey Burton following Celek suffering an injury of his own.

That injury pipeline was plugged with Rick Lovato, a man who had spent parts of the 2015 season with Green Bay and 2016 season with the Redskins filling in for injuries.

Lovato was so good that the Eagles brought him back and traded Dorenbos, a move that forced him to undergo a physical and saved his life.

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Eagles Evaluation: An Absolutely Embarrassing Offense

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

The Eagles were, once again, on their way to a totally dominant win, but that changed the instant Lane Johnson left the game.

The same team that drove 95 yards down the field to score a touchdown then ceased to do anything, netting eight total yards through to the half and 13 total yards in the third quarter.

In reality, the Eagles are in the thick of the playoff hunt and have just two more challenging teams on the schedule for the next six games. The team also figures to get Jordan Howard and Alshon Jeffery back as well as get Jay Ajayi involved to assist this anemic offense.

Potentially by next week, Boston Scott and Nelson Agholor could be an afterthought and, in Scott’s case, not playing. They had to be cornerstones in this game.

Despite all that, the pessimism is warranted, especially considering that issues seem to be lingering from game to game and this was at least the fourth game the Birds were in position to win but came away with a loss.

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Postgame Report: Patriots at Eagles

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By Evan Krawczuk, Contributing Writer

The Eagles needed a win to keep up in the division after the Lions failed to come back for a win over the Cowboys.

At 5-4, the Eagles have lost to some teams that are not so great and won against some that are great. They entered this game hoping that they could add to the ladder.

Instead, the offense went out there and was flat out embarrassing. The Dolphins would be embarrassed to play like this and, frankly, there should be guys returning money and retiring - they should feel that awful about that "performance".


Second Half Offensive MVP

Zach Ertz.

Ertz was about the only player on the field that didn’t commit some sort of error to cost the Eagles, so he wins by default. He also managed 37 yards, more than the entire offense managed in the third quarter.


Second Half Defensive MVP

Ronald Darby.

Darby made quite a few pass breakups in the second half of this game and was solid in both coverage and against the run. Had he played like that to start the season, the Eagles probably have a better record than they do now.


Breakout Stars

  • No one. Did anyone do anything beyond what we expected from them? Not really.

Highlight Reel

  • Boston Scott drawing a deep defensive pass interference call to start the game got the Eagles on the board and some confidence.
  • Jason Peters garnering penalties of his own stalled the Eagles first two defensive drives.
  • The Wentz fumble toward the end of the second-half was a killer for the Eagles, who were looking to enter halftime with a larger lead.
  • The referees made a call and then changed their mind so that the Eagles forced fumble and recovery that would have put the Eagles in field goal range to start was unchallengeable. Referees helping the Patriots keep the momentum? Unheard of.
  • Agholor made a grab that seemed to give the Eagles all the momentum for a game-tying drive.
  • Unfortunately, that grab was followed by Carson Wentz heaving two balls nowhere near a wide open Ertz and not even looking at Sanders, his most explosive receiver.

Philadelphia Eagles vs New England Patriots – November 17, 2019

Team Q1 Q2 Q3 Q4
New England 0 9 8 0
Philadelphia 3 7 0 0

Injury Report: Patriots at Eagles

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The Eagles managed to get two wins before heading into their bye week with a 5-4 record.

The bye was very good to the Eagles in their playoff hunt, but not necessarily for the injury report as the report has more players out than it did for the Bears game despite Jason Peters coming off of the report.

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Eagles To Re-Sign Jay Ajayi

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By Paul Bowman, Sports Talk Philly Editor

On Wednesday, Darren Sproles felt some discomfort.

An MRI revealed he had suffered yet another injury and would likely be heading to injured reserve and the end of his career.

To cope with that, the Eagles brought in free agent running back Jay Ajayi for a workout Friday.

The workout must have gone pretty well as the Eagles are looking to sign a deal with the running back shortly after his visit, the NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports.

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