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Chris Polk revealed he suffered a Grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring on the second day of Eagles camp.

He obviously hasn't practiced since, and won't play in Philly's regular season dress rehearsal. Polk admitted to feeling a "pop" in the hamstring, and plans to practice next week even if he's not fully recovered. The Eagles' trade for Kenjon Barner suggests they know their backfield in short on depth. Darren Sproles isn't really a ball-carrying option anymore. Michael Tucker and UDFA Henry Josey are next on the running back depth chart.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 20 - 3:16 PM

Eagles acquired K Cody Parkey from the Colts in exchange for RB David Fluellen.

The Eagles were planning to cut Fluellen. The Colts were going to do the same with Parkey. Parkey will provide competition for Alex Henery and Cary Spear. Both have not been good this summer. Spear may be cut shortly.
Aug 20 - 3:12 PM

Kenjon Barner was reportedly "overmatched by nearly every linebacker and defensive back he lined up against" during Panthers camp.

Barner added 15 pounds during the offseason, but still couldn't become adequate as a pass blocker. If he sticks with the Eagles, it will be largely due to his ability to contribute in the return game. Barner fell behind Fozzy Whittaker in Carolina and was going to get cut. Note that the Eagles won't even have to give up that seventh-round pick to the Panthers unless Barner is on the 46-man active roster for at least four games this season.
Aug 20 - 9:10 AM

Coach Chip Kelly downplayed LeSean McCoy's "small version" of turf toe Tuesday.

McCoy practiced in full Monday, a surefire sign that this ailment is nothing to worry about. If the Eagles' medical staff had any concern at all, they would have held him out as the regular season opener is more than two weeks away. "He's fine," Kelly said. "It's not as big of an issue as I think anybody has made it out to be. ... There’s a lot of questions about a toe in August that I think is way overblown." Owners looking for protection can snag Chris Polk, although he has to get over his nagging hamstring injury soon to secure the backup job.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 20 - 8:12 AM

Eagles acquired RB/KR Kenjon Barner from the Panthers in exchange for a conditional seventh-round pick in 2015.

The pick is likely contingent on Barner making the 53-man roster. Barner was on the outs in Carolina, but played for Eagles coach Chip Kelly at Oregon, and offers some badly needed depth at running back. His acquisition could be curtains for Chris Polk in Philly if Polk can't get healthy. Polk has missed the majority of camp with a hamstring injury. A 2013 sixth-rounder, Barner managed only six carries across eight games. He missed time with a foot issue.
Aug 19 - 9:52 PM

Eagles RB Chris Polk (hamstring) plans to resume practicing next week even if he's not 100 percent.

Polk believes his roster spot is in danger. "There’s nothing guaranteed," Polk said Tuesday. "I wasn’t drafted. I’m not LeSean McCoy, Nick Foles, I’m not guaranteed anything." It's an admirable, but risky, attitude. Polk would ultimately have more to lose than gain by practicing at less than 100 percent. The Eagles are unlikely to let him. Polk's injury has opened the door for second-year UDFA Matthew Tucker.
Aug 19 - 5:14 PM

Eagles third-round WR/KR Josh Huff (shoulder) doesn't need surgery.

Huff revealed he is dealing with a sprained AC joint. Coach Chip Kelly says it'll heal with rest and rehab. Huff isn't expected to make much of an impact at receiver as a rookie, but has shown well as a return man this preseason.
Aug 19 - 11:38 AM

LeSean McCoy is practicing through a "small version of turf toe."

Whatever that means. "(Sunday) it was really, really hurting pretty bad," McCoy said Monday. "It felt a little better (Monday), so I went for it." X-rays and an MRI came back negative, so there's no real reason to worry, though it's possible McCoy will sit out this weekend's regular-season dress rehearsal as a precaution. It's something for fantasy owners to be aware of, but not fret over.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 18 - 5:46 PM

Coach Chip Kelly confirmed that Alex Henery is his No. 1 kicker.

Henery, who is facing competition in camp for the first time in his career, missed a 47-yarder in Friday's preseason game against the Bears. But UDFA Carey Spear aka "Murderleg" isn't a threat yet. "We need to get Alex as much work as he can possibly get," Kelly said. "It's clear in our mind that Alex is number one over Carey." The coach added that Henery has missed only two kicks in competitive situations during camp, going 5-of-5 from 50+ and 8-of-8 from 45-to-49 yards.
Aug 18 - 8:01 AM

Coach Chip Kelly hinted that he'd be open to trading Mark Sanchez.

Through two preseason games, Sanchez has gone 18-of-22 for 196 yards with two touchdowns and one interception. On Sunday, Kelly was asked what would happen if another team showed interest in the ex-Jet. "What are you giving me?" Kelly replied. The coach went on to say that no one has called about Sanchez, who settled for a meager one-year, $2.25 million contract in March.
Source: CSN Philly
Aug 17 - 10:25 PM

Riley Cooper (foot) practiced in full Sunday for the first time in more than two weeks.

Cooper is on track to make his preseason debut against the Steelers Thursday. Coach Chip Kelly also said that if there were a regular season game tomorrow, Jeremy Maclin (hamstring) would be able to play. Nick Foles shouldn't have to roll with Ifeanyi Momah and Arrelious Benn on the outside for much longer.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 17 - 9:53 PM

The Philly Inquirer's Jeff McLane is "under the impression" third-round WR/KR Josh Huff "could be out awhile" after injuring his shoulder in the Eagles' second preseason game.

X-rays came back negative for a fracture in Huff's shoulder, but it sounds like he may be dealing with a pretty severe sprain. If Huff is still stashed on the roster, Philly's remaining top-four receivers would likely be Jeremy Maclin, Riley Cooper, Jordan Matthews, and Ifeanyi Momah and/or Brad Smith.
Aug 17 - 3:08 PM

Updating previous items, Jeremy Maclin is dealing with a hamstring injury at Eagles camp.

He previously encountered setbacks with his surgically repaired knee, and is now nursing a bum hammy. Coach Chip Kelly stated Sunday that Maclin could resume practicing on Monday, so the Eagles don't see it as a long-term thing. Still, Maclin's health has been consistently shaky in August. We're becoming increasingly leery of drafting him at his early sixth-round Average Draft Slot.
Aug 17 - 2:52 PM

Coach Chip Kelly said he needs to see more out of first-round OLB Marcus Smith.

Smith played 73 snaps against the Patriots on Friday and has graded out as Pro Football Focus' worst 3-4 outside linebacker this preseason. He's missed three tackles and produced just four QB hurries and four tackles after two games. "If you’re going to play that many plays, we need more production out of you," Kelly said. Smith may struggle to be active on game days to open the season.
Aug 17 - 12:29 PM

Nick Foles compared Zach Ertz to Rob Gronkowski for Ertz's ability to "stretch the defense," "make tough catches," and "thrive on athleticism."

Keep in mind Gronk was Foles' tight end at the University of Arizona. Ertz ran a faster forty (4.67) than Gronk (4.68) at their Pro Days, and also had a better vertical (35 1/2") than Gronk (33 1/2), although Gronk is just over an inch taller and nine pounds heavier. Still, Foles sees them as comparable athletes and the measurables agree. All signs point to a breakout year for Ertz.
Aug 16 - 2:36 PM


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