Player News - Eagles

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Nelson Agholor will not play in the preseason finale.

Pederson praised Agholor for his work last week in practice, and the up-and-down sophomore repaid the compliment by letting a pass bounce off his hands and into the arms of a defender in the third preseason game. Even so, Agholor getting the night off all but confirms he will open the season as the No. 2 receiver. With Dorial Green-Beckham waiting in the wings, he will need to perform well to hold that job all season.
Aug 29 - 11:05 AM

Jordan Matthews (knee) returned to practice Monday.

Matthews will likely be limited in his return, but it is a great sign for his Week 1 availability. With nobody stepping up while he was sidelined, Matthews will enter the season as the clear No. 1 receiver.
Aug 29 - 10:52 AM

NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reports Carson Wentz (ribs) was still in pain over the weekend.

Wentz suffered a hairline fracture to his ribs in the preseason opener. One of the fractures has healed, but coach Doug Pederson said the other is only 60 percent. The Eagles' plan was to get Wentz work in the finale Thursday night, but he confirmed he will sit out. The rookie will open the season firmly glued to the bench.
Aug 29 - 9:31 AM

Eagles TE Trey Burton caught 5-of-5 targets for 35 yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's third preseason game.

A special teamer and reserve to this point in his career, Burton has earned a first-team role in the Eagles' offense with a big camp. He did nothing but help himself with an efficient regular season dress rehearsal. 24 years old with a highly athletic skill set, Burton is worth a look in Dynasty leagues.
Aug 27 - 10:05 PM

Eagles second-year WR Nelson Agholor missed his lone target in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Not only did Agholor miss it, he let it clang off his hands and into the arms of Colts CB Darius Butler for a pick. Although coach Doug Pederson tried talking up Agholor late this week, the attempted injection of confidence didn't translate to the game. Agholor's role when the season opens is unclear. Jordan Matthews (knee) will be back and Agholor may be a rotational player only.
Aug 27 - 9:59 PM

Eagles RB Kenjon Barner rushed six times for 39 yards in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Although Barner saw the most first-team carries with the Sam Bradford group tonight, he did not enter until Ryan Mathews and Darren Sproles' nights were through. Barner is No. 3 on the depth chart ahead of rookie Wendell Smallwood.
Aug 27 - 9:57 PM

Eagles WR Josh Huff caught his two targets for 60 yards and rushed twice for ten yards and a touchdown in Saturday night's third preseason game.

Huff was surprisingly heavily involved with the first-team offense, running twice on jet sweeps and scoring on one where he simply outran the Colts' defense around the corner. Huff is a gadget player who chips in on special teams.
Aug 27 - 9:53 PM

Dorial Green-Beckham caught 2-of-3 targets for 15 yards and a touchdown in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Green-Beckham saw run with the ones as promised. Sam Bradford targeted him twice in the end zone, and Green-Beckham seemingly showed communication issues with his quarterback on the first before catching the second for a short touchdown on a fade against Colts backup CB Tay Glover-Wright. Green-Beckham's other catch came on a slant. He should open the season with some playing time, but it may be as a situational receiver early on.
Aug 27 - 9:48 PM

Zach Ertz caught 5-of-5 targets for 25 yards in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Ertz's catches consisted of dump offs near the line of scrimmage, but it was good to see him involved on high-percentage routes. Ertz is in position to be heavily targeted due to the Eagles' deficiencies at wide receiver.
Aug 27 - 9:44 PM

Darren Sproles caught his lone target for a gain of eight in the Eagles' third preseason game.

The Eagles gave Kenjon Barner and rookie Wendell Smallwood looks with the first-team offense on Saturday night, but not until after Ryan Mathews and Sproles were rested. Sproles is Philadelphia's third-down back with the potential for a little more. He's one of the better PPR value picks in the late rounds.
Aug 27 - 9:32 PM

Ryan Mathews rushed for 31 yards on three carries in the Eagles' third preseason game.

As expected, he was the first-team early-down back with Darren Sproles primarily playing on third downs. Talent has never been an obstacle for Mathews in his career. If he stays healthy, he will crush his sixth-round ADP.
Aug 27 - 9:30 PM

Sam Bradford completed 17-of-20 passes for 162 yards, two touchdowns, and an interception in the Eagles' third preseason game.

Bradford's interception wasn't his fault; Nelson Agholor dropped a pass that hit him in both hands and volleyballed it to Colts CB Darius Butler for the pick. The Colts' defense looked slow and bad on Saturday night, although to be fair they were playing without several starters. Bradford was comfortable amid little pass rush. He'll open the season as a low-ceiling, low-end QB2.
Aug 27 - 9:23 PM

Eagles rookie Wendell Smallwood left Saturday's third preseason game with a concussion.

He has been placed in the concussion protocol. Before going down, Smallwood worked as the Eagles' No. 4 back behind Ryan Mathews, Darren Sproles, and Kenjon Barner. Smallwood had two carries for 11 yards and a five-yard catch prior to exiting. He may open the season on Philly's game-day inactives list.
Aug 27 - 8:56 PM

Eagles rookie Carson Wentz (ribs) is expected to play in the team's preseason finale.

He could conceivably get the whole game, because Sam Bradford isn't going to play much or at all, and Chase Daniel doesn't need the work. Wentz suffered a rib injury in the Eagles' preseason opener. He resumed throwing passes at full speed on Friday and participated in pre-game warmups Saturday evening.
Aug 27 - 7:11 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Nelson Agholor "really stood out" this week in practice.

The comments were unprompted, suggesting Agholor's performance was good enough to be at the front of Pederson's mind. A good week of practice is certainly a positive sign, but Agholor needs to build on it with a strong showing Saturday against the Colts.
Source: ESPN
Aug 27 - 10:24 AM


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