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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Eagles have released Josey, according to csnphilly.com.
Impact: At the very least, Josey's strong preseason could land him on the Eagles' practice squad, though it's plausible that he will end up being claimed on waivers by another team this weekend.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Acho was released by the Eagles on Friday, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philly reports.
Impact: Acho was expected to compete for a roster spot on the Eagles but appears to have missed the cut. He missed the entire 2012 season due to injury and was released by the Eagles in December of last year as well.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Long tore the ACL in his left knee in Thursday's preseason finale and is done for the season, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Long was expected to make the 53-man roster, but the latest news derails that outcome. The Eagles may decide to place him on injured reserve, however, and give him another opportunity next season.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parkey has won the kicking job for the Eagles, The Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Parkey hit three field goals in the preseason finale, while Alex Henery was relegated to extra points. The decision appeared to be increasingly in Parkey's favor for the job, and the most recent news confirms it. He could get a lot of opportunities for field goals on Sundays playing for the Eagles, who have a high-powered offense. Although the team has yet to release Henery, the move is expected to come in the near future.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Momah has been released by the Eagles, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Momah opened up the preseason with roster hopes, but the report suggests that two drops against the Patriots in the Eagles' second exhibition game probably hurt the wideout's chances to stick.
Fri. Aug 29, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Benn (back) was placed on short-term IR by the Eagles, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: Benn is thus eligible to return before the end of the season, with the report suggesting that the move likely solidifies Jeff Maehl's roster spot.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Henery lost ground in the Eagles' kicking competition due to Cody Parkey's strong performance in Thursday's preseason finale, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: The two kickers were both expected to get chances, but the Eagles opted to give Henery's turn to Parkey, after the latter hit a 54-yard field goal. Parkey followed with a conversion from 53 yards, thus becoming the favorite for the job. Head coach Chip Kelly said that he expects to make a decision Friday, although it's hard to imagine that his mind isn't already made up.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parkey, who is competing with Alex Henery to serve as the Eagles' kicker, hit field goals from 54,53 and 25 yards in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.
Impact: Henery finished the preseason 1-of-3 on field goals, and he was limited to extra points and touchbacks during Thursday's game. While the Eagles' kicking situation is among the shakiest in the league, the Philadelphia offense is good enough to make any kicker a viable fantasy option. Henery has made 86 percent of his field-goal attempts in three seasons, but he has yet to hit from beyond 51 yards. Per The Philadelphia Inquirer, head coach Chip Kelly expects to make a decision Friday. It increasingly looks as if Parkey will win the job.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Josey had 121 yards on 22 carries in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.
Impact: Josey finished a strong preseason in impressive fashion, while two of his competitors for a roster spot -- Kenjon Barner (ankle) and Matthew Tucker (shoulder) -- both left early because of injuries. With LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles roster locks, Josey is competing with Chris Polk (who is dealing with a hamstring issue), Tucker and Barner for what will likely be just one spot.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk had a minor setback with his hamstring in advance of Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets, CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher reports.
Impact: While the report indicates that Polk is expected to be okay for Week 1, it remains to be seen if he sticks with the Eagles following upcoming roster cut-downs. Perhaps helping his cause is that fellow RBs Matthew Tucker and Kenjon Barner were banged up in Thursday's game, though Henry Josey presumably helped his chances by recording 121 rushing yards on 22 carries in the contest.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tucker sustained a left shoulder injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.
Impact: He will not return to the game, which also applies to fellow running back Kenjon Barner. With Chris Polk dealing with a hamstring issue, the Eagles' running back depth is currently taxed, as final roster cut-downs approach.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: X-rays on Barner's left ankle came up negative.
Impact: That said, Barner will not return to to Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets, nor will fellow Eagles depth running back Matthew Tucker.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barner suffered a left ankle injury in Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets.
Impact: Barner is decidedly behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles in the Eagles' running back pecking order, but Chris Polk's hamstring woes have created some uncertainly in the team's backup/depth mix, which could be amplified if Barner's injury is anything more than a tweak.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk (hamstring) was not in uniform for Thursday's preseason finale against the Jets, CSNPhilly's Geoff Mosher reports.
Impact: It's possible that Polk, who has been hampered by a hamstring injury of late -- but had hoped to play Thursday -- was held out as a precaution. We'll be watching the Eagles' upcoming roster cuts with great interest this weekend to see if Polk (who had, prior to his injury, been expected to factor in the team's backfield mix behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles) is retained by the team.
Thu. Aug 28, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk (hamstring) is aiming to take the field for Thursday's preseason finale versus the Jets, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Polk sustained a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring in late July, which has held him out of the first three exhibitions. However, after returning to practice Saturday, he's champing at the bit to show his worth out of an Eagles backfield in which Kenjon Barner, Matthew Tucker, and Henry Josey are all competing for what are likely two reserve running back spots.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Parkey will compete with Alex Henery for the Eagles' kicking duties during Thursday's preseason finale, The News Journal reports.
Impact: Parkey was acquired via trade earlier this month with the Eagles exploring options at kicker following a lackluster campaign from Henery last season. With Thursday marking the last preseason game, Parkey will aim to take advantage of any kicking opportunity he's handed to push for a roster spot in advance of the regular season.
Wed. Aug 27, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Henery could maintain the Eagles' starting kicking position with an improved showing in Thursday's final preseason game, The News Journal reports.
Impact: Henery is coming off a poor season in which he posted a career-low 82.1 percent field goal conversion rate and ranked 26th out of 35 qualified kickers in touchbacks. Even with the Eagles challenging Henery to improve this offseason, he's made just one-of-three field goal attempts during the preseason. Cody Parkey is the latest competitor to Henery, but it remains to be seen how Philadelphia's kicking duties will be handled in Thursday's preseason finale. Nonetheless, Henery's job is under careful consideration.
Mon. Aug 25, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Benn (head) is expected to practice Monday, The Philadelphia Enquirer reports.
Impact: Benn suffered a concussion during last Thursday's preseason game and has since gone through the necessary protocol to be cleared to return to action. At the moment, he's competing for the Eagles' fifth or sixth receiving position.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy (thumb/toe) was present for practice Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: McCoy, who had previously been dealing with a toe issue, left Thursday's preseason game with a thumb injury, but his presence at practice Saturday supports the notion that neither ailment is particularly serious. We'll let you know if that assessment changes.
Sat. Aug 23, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk (hamstring) returned to practice Saturday, the Star-Ledger reports.
Impact: After missing close to three weeks with his hamstring issue, Polk will give it a go Saturday, with an eye toward cementing a role in the Eagles' backfield mix behind roster locks LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles. Also jostling for slotting on the team's RB depth chart are Matthew Tucker, Kenjon Barner and Henry Josey.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Momah did not play in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers until the second half, CSN Philadelphia's Geoff Mosher reports.
Impact: Momah got a start earlier in the preseason, but he's likely on the roster bubble, and would probably be fifth or sixth on the depth chart, if he made the team.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sanchez completed 7-of-9 passes for 85 yards in two series during Thursday's preseason contest against the Steelers, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: In three preseason games thus far, Sanchez has looked sharp, completing 25-of-31 passes for 281 yards, two touchdowns and one interception. He's firmly behind Nick Foles on the Eagles' QB depth chart, a role that restricts his current fantasy utility assuming Foles' continued good health. That said, in the event of a Foles injury down the road, Sanchez could be a worthy in-season pickup if given the chance to helm coach Chip Kelly's offense.
Fri. Aug 22, 2014 | RotoWire
News: While McCoy acknowledged that his right thumb was sore following Thursday's game against the Steelers, the running back suggested that he will "be all right," CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: X-rays on McCoy's thumb Thursday came back negative; prior to sustaining the injury, he carried four times for 24 yards, while adding two catches for 26 yards with a touchdown. More importantly, the report suggests that he didn't seem hampered by the toe issue that kept him out of practice this past Sunday. We'll track McCoy's status in the coming days, though in the team's fourth preseason game, next Thursday against the Jets, look for him to sit in any case, along with some of the Eagles' other key players.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | STATS
News: McCoy left the game with a right thumb injury after a 22-yard TD catch gave Philadelphia a 7-0 lead.
Impact: X-rays on McCoy's thumb were negative, but he didn't return. McCoy showed no effects of a toe injury that forced him to miss one practice earlier in the week.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: After sitting out the previous preseason game, Tucker ran for 42 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's exhibition contest against the Steelers.
Impact: With Tucker opening the third quarter, the usage indicates that he has an edge on Henry Josey and Kenjon Barner for what will likely be one roster spot. The No. 4 spot on the depth chart typically carries minimal fantasy appeal, but Chris Polk (hamstring) has yet to play this preseason, and Darren Sproles doesn't figure to take a ton of handoffs. Should LeSean McCoy suffer an injury more serious than Thursday's sprained thumb, one of Tucker/Barner/Josey could have a role in the offense.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barner gained 32 yards on seven carries in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: Barner played just fine, but so did his competition, Matthew Tucker (10-46-2) and Henry Josey (4-48). With LeSean McCoy, Darren Sproles and Chris Polk (hamstring) holding down the top three spots on the depth chart, Barner is one of three players competing for what will likely be one roster spot.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Celek caught two passes for 41 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: While Zach Ertz has the much higher ceiling in fantasy terms, Celek has shown this preseason that he's still a viable threat in the passing game, in addition to being an excellent blocker. After going without a reception during his brief appearance in the preseason opener, Celek has hauled in four-of-six targets for 86 yards over the last two exhibition games. Both he and Ertz have been major parts of the offense.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ertz caught two passes for 24 yards on two targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: Ertz and Brent Celek were both active in the offense, which should be a preview of things to come. Celek is locked in as the starting tight end, and he figures to approach his snap count from last season, when he was on the field for 76 percent of the Eagles' offensive plays. There's still plenty of room for Ertz to make an impact, as the Eagles will likely make heavy use of two-tight end formations, with the talented 2013 second-rounder often in the slot or out wide. All the press around Ertz has been positive, and he's caught eight-of-nine targets for 110 yards through three preseason games.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matthews caught two passes for 16 yards on three targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: After the Eagles surprisingly used players such as Ifeanyi Momah and Jeff Maehl ahead of Matthews at the beginning of the preseason, Thursday's contest provided a better idea as to what we can expect once the games count. Matthews worked as the third wideout with the first-team offense, and he'll likely have that same role to open the season. Though he may be just one injury away from an every-down role in a prolific offense, Matthews will likely find targets hard to come by as the No. 3 receiver. The Eagles, while lacking in depth at wideout, have plenty of other options in the passing game.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cooper caught three passes for 25 yards on five targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: Cooper dropped what should have been a touchdown, but he more importantly proved that his foot is fine. He and Jeremy Maclin are locked in as the starting duo in an offense with questionable depth at wide receiver. However, Nick Foles still has plenty of other options in the passing game, thanks to running backs LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles and tight ends Brent Celek and Zach Ertz.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Maclin (hamstring) caught six passes for 43 yards on eight targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: Maclin was responsible for perhaps the most unusual moment of the night, as he went down with a non-contact injury, but then returned to the field shortly thereafter. He was holding the leg in which he tore an ACL last season, yet showed no signs of being any worse for the wear. Locked in as a starter across from Riley Cooper, Maclin is a decent bet to lead the Eagles' receiving corps in catches and targets, though Nick Foles' attention will likely be spread around. The hamstring that recently bothered Maclin seems fine, and he'll likely sit out the final preseason game.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Sproles had six carries for 33 yards and a touchdown and one reception for four yards on four targets in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: Sproles surprisingly got most of his touches via hand-off this preseason, but he'll likely be more of a receiving threat once the games count. While the Eagles haven't elaborated on how they plan to use Sproles, it's hard to imagine that he'd take too big a bite out of LeSean McCoy's carries. However, should McCoy suffer an injury more serious than Thursday night's sprained thumb, Sproles might have a much bigger role in the running game. For now, the diminutive running back can still be expected to do most of his damage through the air.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Foles completed 19-of-29 passes for 179 yards, with one touchdown and one interception in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Impact: The interception came on a screen pass after Darren Sproles tripped on one of his own linemen. While far from his best performance, Foles has looked much better in the last two games following a poor outing to open the preseason. The Eagles dealt with some bumps and bruises over the last month, but the offense figures to head into Week 1 close to full strength, barring any practice injuries over the next two-plus weeks. With the exception of suspended right tackle Lane Johnson, the only player in danger of missing Week 1 is backup running back Chris Polk (hamstring), who doesn't figure to see much work while LeSean McCoy (thumb) is healthy.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Benn will not return to Thursday's exhibition game due to a head injury, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: It's unclear exactly when Benn sustained the injury, but any time the words "head injury" are tossed around, the player's status for the following week is immediately clouded. Look for the Eagles to update his status later in the week.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Updating a previous report, X-rays on McCoy's right thumb came back negative, and he has been diagnosed with a sprained right thumb, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: McCoy won't return to Thursday night's game as a precaution, but he looks to have avoided any serious injuries. It wouldn't be surprising to see him sit the final preseason game as well, but his Week 1 availability currently doesn't appear to be in question.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy underwent an X-ray on his right thumb, and his return to Thursday's game is currently unknown, Geoff Mosher of CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: McCoy had already recorded one touchdown on a Nick Foles screen pass, and carried the ball four times for 24 yards prior to exiting. Not much is know regarding his status at this point, but the team will likely update his condition following the game.
Thu. Aug 21, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy (toe) is not among the players expected to sit out Thursday's game against the Steelers, the Eagles' official site reports.
Impact: It remains to be seen how much action McCoy -- who has been dealing with a toe injury that coach Chip Kelly has downplayed -- is in line to see Thursday, though the running back did indicate Monday that he feels as though he could use some game reps at this stage of the preseason.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Eagles have acquired Parkey in a trade with the Colts for David Fluellen, the team's official site reports.
Impact: The addition of Parkey now gives the Eagles three kickers, with returnee Alex Henery on hand, along with fellow rookie Carey Spear. While it would surprise us to see Henery lose his job, the Eagles are evidently keeping their options open at the kicking position for now.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Coach Chip Kelly has downplayed the left toe injury that kept McCoy out of practice Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: McCoy's quick return to the practice field supports the notion that the running back's toe ailment -- described by McCoy as "a small version of turf toe," is not viewed as a major issue. For his part, when asked about McCoy's status on Tuesday, Kelly replied, "He practiced full yesterday. He's fine. It's not as big an issue as anybody's made it out to be." That said, it remains to be seen if McCoy will see much, if any, action in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers, though the running does seem anxious to suit up for that contest, noting Monday, "I need the reps."
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Ryans isn't expected to play much in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: Ryans' veteran presence is crucial in the middle of a young Eagles' defense, so the 30-year-old's presence in a relatively meaningless exhibition is far less important than preserving his health. While Ryans should still feature with Philadelphia's first-team defense on Thursday, he probably won't play as much as most of his teammates. Furthermore, once Ryans is withdrawn, the Eagles will have an opportunity to evaluate candidates to provide depth behind their defensive signal-caller this season.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk (hamstring) will not play in Thursday's preseason game versus the Steelers, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Polk hasn't practiced in more than three weeks since suffering a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring. That time will cost him a third preseason game Thursday, although Polk expects to return to practice next week. Whenever he does take the field next, Polk will face fresh competition at running back, as the Eagles traded for ex-Panther Kenjon Barner on Tuesday.
Wed. Aug 20, 2014 | STATS
News: The Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Kenjon Barner from the Carolina Panthers for a conditional seventh-round draft choice in 2015.
Impact: Last year, Barner was drafted in the sixth round by the Panthers. The 25-year-old Barner played in eight regular-season games and one playoff game with the Panthers. The Oregon product played for Chip Kelly in college so fantasy owners may want to take advantage and pick him up cheaply.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Barner was traded to the Eagles on Tuesday in exchange for a conditional 2015 seventh-round draft pick.
Impact: After a rookie season marred by foot and ankle injuries, a healthy Barner failed to make an impact for the Panthers in the preseason, mustering eight yards on eight carries. A reunion with Eagles head man Chip Kelly, his college coach at Oregon, could be exactly what Barner needs to revitalize his stalled career and take advantage of his ability as a playmaker in space out of the backfield or as a returner.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | STATS
News: Phillips, one of the first players signed by the Philadelphia Eagles under coach Chip Kelly, was released Tuesday before he played in a regular-season game for the team.
Impact: Phillips signed a two-year, $1.46 million contract as a free agent in 2013 with the Eagles, but tore the ACL in his right knee the first week of training camp in 2013 and spent the season on injured reserve. He came back healthy this year, but was released two days before the team's third preseason game against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: The Eagles are evaluating potential competitors for Henery's kicking job, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: A serious threat to Henery's job has not emerged, but it appears the team is not totally satisfied with how he has kicked during training camp and wants to either provide some motivation or look at other players altogether. Though he is not a lock for the job at the moment, Henery is still the favorite to open the season as the Eagles' kicker.
Tue. Aug 19, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huff (shoulder) could be sidelined for quite some time, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Huff suffered an AC shoulder sprain while returning a kickoff in Friday's preseason game. After initially being expected to miss at least one week, Huff could land on the Eagles' short-term injured reserve if his condition hasn't improved enough by final roster cuts. While it's certainly too early to tell what Huff's fate will ultimately be, it sounds like the rookie third-rounder will at least miss the remainder of preseason action.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy, who returned to the field Monday, missed practice Sunday with what he referred to as "a small version of turf toe," CSN Philly reports. "[Sunday] it was really, really hurting pretty bad," he noted. "It felt a little better [Monday], so I went for it."
Impact: The report notes that McCoy injured the big toe on his left foot during last week's joint practices with the Patriots. Moreover, the running back added that he had an MRI and X-rays on the toe, and that the injury isn't "severe or serious." At this stage, McCoy plans to play Thursday against the Steelers, suggesting that he won't need many reps in the Eagles' key preseason tuneup. While this sounds like an issue that the running back can play through, the obvious hope is that McCoy avoids the sort of setback that could turn this into something that nags him once the regular season gets going.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Maclin (hamstring) returned to practice Monday, CSN Philly reports.
Impact: Maclin's practice participation Monday was characterized as limited by the Star-Ledger. Meanwhile, Riley Cooper (foot) also practiced Monday, with the report suggesting that the Eagles' starting wideout duo is expected to play in Thursday's preseason game against the Steelers.
Mon. Aug 18, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy, who missed Sunday's practice for an unspecified reason, returned to the field Monday, CSN Philly reports.
Impact: When asked why McCoy didn't practice Sunday, offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur didn't provide much in the way of details, noting that the issue that kept the running back out was "nothing serious to [his] knowledge. Every once in a while, guys miss practice." In any case, there's evidently nothing in play here that would impact McCoy's value as the season approaches.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: McCoy (unspecified reason) did not practice Sunday, ESPN.com reports.
Impact: McCoy wasn't mentioned when coach Chip Kelly discussed the Eagles' injured players prior to Sunday's practice, so it's possible that the running back is getting a maintenance day. McCoy recorded 19 rushing yards on six carries, while appearing in three series, during Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cooper (foot) was a full participant in Sunday's practice for the first time in over two weeks, NJ.com reports.
Impact: Cooper has missed the preseason thus far due to a foot injury and although he's been able to practice more recently, Sunday marked the first occasion Cooper was full-go. The wideout will aim to make his exhibition debut Thursday against the Steelers, as the Eagles' No. 2 receiver opposite Jeremy Maclin (hamstring).
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Maclin (hamstring) will not practice Sunday, but is expected to be a full participant during Monday's session, CSN Philadelphia reports.
Impact: Maclin tweaked his hamstring during practice last week, which caused him to miss Friday's preseason game against the Bears. However, had it been the regular season, Maclin reportedly would have been healthy enough to play. As such, his injury isn't cause for much concern and he'll return to action Monday. With Riley Cooper (foot) also back practicing, the Eagles will finally have their top wideout tandem available come Monday.
Aug 17, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huff, who underwent X-rays on his injured shoulder, which returned negative, is expected to miss at least one week, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Huff injured his shoulder during Friday's preseason game, but with a negative result from X-rays, the rookie appears to have avoided a more serious setback. Nonetheless, it's unclear when Huff will be able to return to action for the Eagles. The third-rounder had a 102-yard kickoff return touchdown during Philadelphia's first preseason game and his familiarity with coach Chip Kelly, for whom he played in college at Oregon, figures to help his adjustment to the NFL.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Tucker and David Fluellen did not play in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, NFL.com's Albert Breer reports.
Impact: The two running backs, both rookie UDFAs, are presumably dealing with undisclosed injuries. Fellow UDFA Henry Josey made the most of his opportunity Friday night, and the three are likely competing for one roster spot. Two weeks ago, Eagles coach Chip Kelly said that Tucker was "firmly entrenched" as the Eagles' fourth running back, ahead of Fluellen and Josey. It's also possible that the Eagles will only keep three running backs, even though Darren Sproles is primarily used in the passing game.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Josey gained 56 yards on eight carries and 27 yards on one reception in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Impact: After registering just one touch in the Eagles' first preseason game, Josey had a huge second half Friday night. His lone reception was a beautiful catch-and-run for a 27-yard touchdown, and he had a bunch of nice gains on the ground. Alas, the undrafted free agent is still likely just fighting for one of the final spots on the roster, as his big night came with fellow running backs Chris Polk (hamstring), Matthew Tucker (undisclosed) and David Fluellen (undisclosed) sidelined.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Matthews caught all nine of his targets for 104 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Patriots.
Impact: Even with Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) and Riley Cooper (foot) sidelined, Matthews was oddly brought off the bench behind roster-bubble players Arrelious Benn, Ifeanyi Momah and Brad Smith. Still, with the obvious exceptions of Maclin and Cooper, Matthews is the wide receiver to target in Philly. It's seemingly only a matter of time before Matthews gets first-team reps, and he largely worked out of the slot with the starters during Friday's game, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | STATS
News: Williams has left Friday's game with a hamstring injury.
Impact: Williams picked off superstar Tom Brady for a 77-yard TD before getting hurt. He had taunted the Patriots' organization all week by calling them a bunch of cheaters. The extent of the injury is not clear.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Smith, Afeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn started Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.
Impact: With Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) and Riley Cooper (foot) out, the Eagles opted not to start either of their promising rookie wideouts, Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff (shoulder). Though Smith's versatility will help his chances of making the final roster, he doesn't figure to do much in the passing game this season. The same goes for Afeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn, although someone will have to step up if all the injuries lingers. Despite starting, Smith did not register a target in Friday's game.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Benn started Friday's preseason game against the Patriots, Martin Frank of the Delaware News Journal reports.
Impact: The starting designation doesn't mean much in this case, as Benn is likely just hoping to win a spot on the final roster. With Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) and Riley Cooper (foot) sidelined, the Eagles have opted not to start rookies Jordan Matthews and Josh Huff (shoulder), instead going with guys like Benn, Brad Smith and Ifeanyi Momah, all of whom are long shots to emerge as fantasy options this season. Benn caught a pass for six yards on his only target in Friday's game.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Huff left Friday's preseason game with a shoulder injury and will not return, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: With Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) and Riley Cooper (foot) sidelined, Ifeanyi Momah, Arrelious Benn and Brad Smith started at wide receiver, while Huff and Jordan Matthews also saw some work in the first half. Regardless of the starting designations, Huff and Matthews should still have a shot to compete for targets behind Maclin and Cooper this season. As for Huff's injury, it's unclear whether the issue is serious, but it isn't a particularly good sign that he was ruled out for the game, given that he likely would have played in the second half.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Polk (hamstring) won't play Friday against the Patriots.
Impact: With Polk, Matthew Tucker and David Fluellen out Friday, look for rookie Henry Josey to see his share of reps working behind LeSean McCoy and Darren Sproles.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Cooper (foot) is among the Eagles in line to be held out Friday against the Patriots, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Cooper, who is bouncing back from a foot injury, has resumed practicing, with his absence from Friday's contest presumably precautionary in nature.
Fri. Aug 15, 2014 | RotoWire
News: Maclin (hamstring) is among the Eagles in line to not play Friday night against the Patriots, Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Impact: Maclin, who did not participate in Thursday morning's walkthrough, is thus far downplaying his hamstring issue. Meanwhile, fellow starting wideout Riley Cooper is also slated to sit out Friday's contest.