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LeSean McCoy has been cleared to return to Sunday's game against the Redskins.

It's a pleasant surprise after McCoy appeared very dazed due to a helmet-to-helmet hit from Redskins CB David Amerson. McCoy had two carries for 10 yards and no catches when he went to the locker room.
Sep 21 - 1:57 PM

LeSean McCoy left Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins after taking a helmet-to-helmet hit in the first quarter.

On McCoy's second carry of the day, he bounded forward for nine yards but took a brutal shot to the head from Redskins CB David Amerson. He looked extremely dazed as trainers came out to check on him. Chris Polk and Darren Sproles are the backups as McCoy goes to the locker room to get checked for a concussion.
Sep 21 - 1:40 PM

Eagles first-round LB Marcus Smith is active for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

Smith played zero defensive snaps in Week 1 and was inactive in Week 2. But with ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) inactive, Smith is up for depth. Unfortunately, inside is not where he wins. The rest of the Eagles inactives: QB Matt Barkley, S Earl Wolff, T Kevin Graf, G Matt Tobin, DE Taylor Hart and WR Josh Huff.
Sep 21 - 11:45 AM

The Philly Inquirer suggests Riley Cooper's role in the Eagles' offense has been diminished this season by the addition of Darren Sproles and ascension of second-year TE Zach Ertz.

And it doesn't help that Cooper has played very poorly. He has just 37 yards on 11 targets and dropped a touchdown in last Monday night's win over the Colts. Cooper basically admitted he's a role player in Chip Kelly's offense. "Those are the type of people he wants in here," Cooper said of Kelly. "He doesn't want ... me complaining about, 'I'm not getting this many catches.' I just want to win games." Cooper is a WR4/5 in fantasy leagues.
Sep 19 - 11:12 PM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is out for Sunday's Week 3 game against the Redskins.

It's a massive injury to an already shaky Eagles defense. Not only is Kendricks a rising star, but his backups (Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho) are disasters. Bump up Alf Morris and Niles Paul.
Sep 19 - 9:53 PM

Zach Ertz (knee) is listed as probable for Week 3.

Ertz didn't miss any practice time despite being added to the injury report Thursday. Start him as you normally would.
Sep 19 - 7:01 PM

Eagles first-round OLB Marcus Smith has been getting reps at inside linebacker at practice this week.

The expectation is that he'll get hit first defensive snaps of his career at the spot vacated by ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf). Kendricks isn't going to play against the Redskins, and backups Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho can't cover backs or tight ends. Smith can, and he's expected to see some run in sub-packages.
Sep 19 - 10:29 AM

Coach Chip Kelly said the team isn't concerned about rookie Jordan Matthews' dropped passes.

"Some of it is just concentration, fingertips, eyes to the catch, make sure you're tucking it away," Kelly said. "Little fundamental things." The Eagles credited Matthews with two, possibly even three, drops against the Colts last week when he secured just 1-of-4 targets. It's not Matthews' first bout with drops as a pro; he dropped two or three balls in the preseason opener. Matthews, who's playing the slot for the Eagles, is more focused on his run blocking.
Sep 19 - 9:30 AM

Zach Ertz is on the Week 3 injury report with a knee issue, but practicing in full.

It's not a concern for Ertz's Week 3 status, where he's shaping up as a top-five option thanks to injuries to Vernon Davis and Jordan Cameron. Ertz has played 67 percent of the Eagles' snaps through his first two games, and could see his role grow even more.
Sep 18 - 3:45 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Redskins.

Kendricks won't practice Thursday as he tries to get his calf right. The Eagles have listed their rising star linebacker as day to day.
Sep 18 - 11:51 AM

Eagles ILB Mychal Kendricks underwent an MRI on his calf.

There was some speculation that Kendricks was just dealing with cramps, but the need for an MRI confirms this isn't the case. The Eagles' thin linebacking corps cannot afford to lose their rising star at all. Backup Casey Matthews was benched before he could get his head on straight Monday night.
Sep 16 - 1:12 PM

LeSean McCoy said Darren Sproles' 26 touches through two weeks don't bother him at all.

"I don't mind it all," McCoy said after Monday night's comeback win. "And I don't feel as tired or as beat." McCoy still has a very healthy 51 touches through two weeks, so it's not like he's being underutilized. Owners have nothing to worry about as the 31-year-old Sproles is going to regress to the mean and McCoy is staying very fresh.
Sep 16 - 10:26 AM

Zach Ertz played on 52-of-68 snaps in Monday night's win over the Colts.

Ertz played 41 percent of the snaps as a rookie, 60 percent in Week 1 and now 76 percent in Week 2. It obviously helped that the Eagles trailed for just about the entire game, but featuring Ertz is not rocket science. He's turned 10 targets into a 7-163-1 line so far, showing unique body control and agility at 6'5/250. Ertz's target count should only keep growing.
Sep 16 - 9:55 AM

Cody Parkey went 3-of-4 on field goals Monday night, including the game-winner as time expired.

Parkey started off shaky by hooking 38-yarder in the first quarter, but rebounded nicely. The rookie had to hit the game-winner from 36 yards out twice because the Colts called timeout just before the kick to ice him. With the Eagles' red-zone offense sputtering and Parkey at 5-of-6 on the year, he is establishing himself as a weekly top-12 fantasy option.
Sep 16 - 9:47 AM

Brent Celek dropped his lone target in the Eagles' Week 2 win over the Colts.

It would have gone for an easy one-yard touchdown, but the ball clanked right off Celek's fingers. He's only in the lineup thanks to his willingness to block.
Sep 16 - 12:40 AM

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