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Lane Johnson was the Eagles' first-team right tackle in Tuesday's practice.

It's confirmation Johnson won't spend any time "getting up to speed" on the bench after he was suspended for the season's first four games. Johnson's return allows Todd Herremans to move back to right guard, greatly fortifying the Eagles' struggling line in the process. C Jason Kelce and LG Evan Mathis' absences will continue to loom large, however.
Sep 30 - 7:28 PM

Rookie Eagles WR/KR Josh Huff (shoulder) says he's healthy.

Despite Huff's claim, he continues to be listed on the injury report, and has yet to be active this season after injuring his shoulder late in the preseason. If/when Huff makes his 2014 debut, he won't be on the radar in re-draft leagues.
Sep 30 - 4:37 PM

Asked following Sunday's loss to San Francisco whether he's healthy, LeSean McCoy replied it "doesn't matter."

McCoy followed up by saying he is "fine." He managed 17 yards on ten carries against the 49ers, and there have been rumblings that McCoy is still battling a turf toe injury from the preseason. "He’s not on the treatment list," coach Chip Kelly insisted on Monday. "He does normal maintenance like everybody else, but he hasn't had any injuries where we've done anything with him." The Eagles play the Rams' leaky run defense in Week 5.
Sep 29 - 5:24 PM

Eagles RT Lane Johnson's four-game suspension is over.

OT Kevin Graf has been waived in a corresponding roster move. An Eagles offensive line desperate for a talent infusion will welcome Johnson back with open arms. He'll almost certainly slide right back in as the starting right tackle immediately, plugging one of the three holes in this unit. As a rookie last year, Johnson was PFF's No. 9 run-blocking tackle among 76 qualifiers.
Sep 29 - 9:26 AM

Chip Kelly absolved LeSean McCoy of blame for his 29 carries and 39 yards over the last two weeks.

"We got whooped up front," Kelly said after the loss to the 49ers. "We're not very good up front right now. We've got a lot of guys banged up. That's not an excuse, it's just the reality." The Eagles will get RT Lane Johnson back for Week 5 against the Rams, but C Jason Kelce and LG Evan Mathis aren't coming back anytime soon. The Eagles need to figure out a way to stop penetration in the backfield and get McCoy going north-south. We're confident Kelly will find a way to do that.
Source: CSN Philly
Sep 28 - 11:06 PM

Jordan Matthews caught four passes for 28 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Matthews was targeted a healthy seven times, but most were desperation tosses from a haggard Nick Foles. There's going to be a lot of inconsistency out of the rookie until he unseats Riley Cooper as the No. 2 wideout opposite Jeremy Maclin. Through four games, Matthews is on pace for 60 catches, 564 yards and eight touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 8:44 PM

Zach Ertz caught four passes for 43 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Ertz also lost a key fumble and wasn't on the field for the biggest play of the game even though the Eagles were in a "12" package. Volume continues to be a concern as he's now averaging just 4.7 targets per game. It makes Ertz a meager low-end TE1 heading into a matchup with the Rams in Week 5 despite difference-making talent. He's on pace for 52 catches, 880 yards and four touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 8:42 PM

Riley Cooper caught six passes for 54 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Cooper set season-highs across the board, but performed terribly once again despite a tasty matchup. The highlight was an egregious drop as the Eagles were trying to come back in the fourth quarter. Through four games, the role-playing/blocking Cooper is on pace for 60 catches, 500 yards and zero touchdowns.
Sep 28 - 8:38 PM

Jeremy Maclin caught five passes for 68 yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Maclin racked up another massive 16 targets, giving him an absurd 47 on the season. But Nick Foles was hurried constantly and wild with his throws, leading to Maclin's relatively quiet day. Still, with this kind of usage in Chip Kelly's scheme we're looking at a weekly WR1. Maclin is on pace for 84 catches, 1,456 yards and 12 touchdowns heading into a nice Week 5 home matchup with the Rams.
Sep 28 - 8:32 PM

Darren Sproles rushed one time for four yards and caught two passes for two yards in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

Sproles salvaged his fantasy day by bringing a punt back for an 82-yard touchdown. But for the second straight week, he was a complete non-factor on offense. Over the last two games, the Eagles offense has run 124 plays and Sproles has touched the ball just eight times. We hope you sold high after his fluky first two weeks.
Sep 28 - 8:28 PM

Nick Foles completed 21-of-43 passes for 195 yards with no touchdowns and two interceptions in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

This was the worst game of Foles' career. Saddled by a brutally ineffective offensive line and zero running game, he constantly took big hits and was indecisive in the pocket. The good news is he has a home game against the Rams in Week 5 to get back on track. Through four games, Foles is on pace for 4.692 yards, 24 touchdowns and 16 interceptions. He's a strong QB1 the rest of the way.
Sep 28 - 8:23 PM

LeSean McCoy rushed 10 times for 17 yards on caught zero passes in Sunday's Week 4 loss at San Francisco.

An Eagles offensive line playing without starting C Jason Kelce, starting LG Evan Mathis and starting RT Lane Johnson got tossed around like rag dolls. McCoy was constantly facing penetration behind the line of scrimmage for the second week in a row and lost screen reps to Darren Sproles again. Through four games, McCoy is on pace to rush 240 times for 768 yards with four touchdowns and catch 40 passes for 256 yards. It's incredibly frustrating for owners, but we wouldn't be selling. He'll get Johnson back for next week's game against the Rams and remains the goal-line back for a very prolific offense.
Sep 28 - 7:50 PM

Eagles slot CB Brandon Boykin left Sunday's Week 4 game at San Francisco with a hamstring injury but later returned.

Boykin went down while covering a punt. Thankfully for the Eagles, he made it back on the field as Boykin is one of the best inside corners in all of football. His backup is Nolan Carroll.
Sep 28 - 5:07 PM

Eagles declared ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf) inactive for Sunday's Week 4 game at San Francisco.

The Eagles will have to go with a hideous three-headed monster of Casey Matthews, Emmanuel Acho and Marcus Smith once again. It's a major upgrade for the entire 49ers offense. The rest of the Eagles inactives: Matt Barkley, Josh Huff, Jaylen Watkins, Jason Kelce, Kevin Graf and Taylor Hart.
Sep 28 - 2:58 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to sign Jeremy Maclin to a contract extension at some point during the season.

Maclin signed a one-year, $5.5 million deal back in February. The Eagles don't typically sign players to in-season extensions, but the sides reportedly have mutual interest in getting a long-term deal done. Maclin currently leads the team with 16 catches, 296 yards, and three touchdowns over the first three games. He's shown no ill-effects from last year's ACL tear.
Sep 27 - 4:38 PM

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