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According to CSN Philly's Reuben Frank, Chris Polk received the first running back rep at Eagles practice on Wednesday, ahead of LeSean McCoy.

McCoy laughed off the running back order following the practice, and Frank concedes it's "impossible to tell" if it actually meant anything. McCoy was reportedly "on the sideline while Polk worked with the first unit." Reporters were only able to view two practice reps before the session was closed to media. "We rotate all the time," McCoy said Wednesday afternoon. "(RBs coach) Duce (Staley) pulled me out. (Darren) Sproles wasn't in either." The Eagles are preparing to play the Redskins on Saturday evening. When Philly and Washington played earlier this year, McCoy managed 22 yards on 19 carries.
Source: CSN Philly
Dec 17 - 10:20 PM

Jordan Matthews (knee) is practicing in full for Week 16 against the Redskins.

Matthews is coming off a goose egg on one target in Week 15. He'd make for an intriguing DFS play after back-to-back down weeks. The Redskins' secondary is brutal.
Dec 17 - 3:14 PM

CSN Philly's Geoff Mosher reports the Eagles have engaged in contract-extension talks with impending free agent OLB Brandon Graham.

After a couple offseasons of speculation about his future and fit in DC Billy Davis' 3-4, Graham has had a breakout 2014 with six sacks, grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 5 outside linebacker. Starting OLB Trent Cole is expected to be released after the season. Graham could slide in opposite Connor Barwin, with 2014 first-round pick Marcus Smith as the No. 3 edge rusher. Graham will probably seek $5 million-plus annually.
Source: CSN Philly
Dec 17 - 10:52 AM

FOX Philadelphia's Howard Eskin reports Nick Foles' collarbone is just 70 percent healed.

Eskin's report has been seconded by FOX Sports' Mike Garofolo. It means there's no way Foles will return before the end of the regular season, and that he'll likely be questionable for a potential Wild Card appearance. The Eagles' hopes of a division championship are pinned to the scattershot arm and decision-making of Mark Sanchez.
Dec 16 - 2:39 PM

Eagles OLB Trent Cole's broken left hand is "braced and taped."

Speaking Tuesday, Cole declined to reveal if he's playing this week, or if he needs surgery. Cole hasn't missed a game since 2011. He has 6.5 sacks through 784 snaps this season.
Dec 16 - 1:48 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer confirms OLB Trent Cole (hand) is not expected to play this week.

The Eagles are hoping that Cole can return in Week 17. Brandon Graham will start in his place against Washington.
Dec 16 - 11:48 AM

Coach Chip Kelly blamed defensive adjustments, not Mark Sanchez, for the decline in Jeremy Maclin's production.

Maclin averaged 5.6 catches, 98.7 yards and 1.0 touchdowns on 10.3 targets in Nick Foles' eight starts. He's at 5.5 catches, 69.5 yards and 0.3 touchdowns on 8.0 targets in Sanchez's six starts. "He was running post right by people, and we're not seeing that anymore," Kelly said. "If you watch the tape, the safeties are a lot deeper." That may be the case, but Sanchez's rapport with Jordan Matthews and a tendency to keep the ball between the hashes haven't helped. The good news is that Maclin gets a Redskins secondary that loves to give up big plays Saturday.
Dec 16 - 9:18 AM

Brandon Graham will start at the "Predator" OLB position with Trent Cole (hand) likely to miss Week 16.

It's a big chance for Graham, the No. 13 overall pick in 2010. But it's actually an upgrade for the Eagles on Cole, as Graham has impressed in a rotational role this season. He's sporting six sacks and more than holding his own against the run, grading out as PFF's No. 5 outside linebacker. Bryan Braman would step in as the Eagles' third OLB if Cole sits.
Dec 16 - 8:50 AM

Chris Polk rushed twice for six yards and two touchdowns in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

Polk and Darren Sproles (3-5-1) both handled scoring-position carries over LeSean McCoy, with the former hammering in TDs from five and one yard(s) out in the second and third quarters. McCoy did get a goal-line carry later in the contest, but couldn't punch it in. There is a chance Polk has overtaken McCoy as the Eagles' goal-line runner. He still carries little standalone fantasy value. McCoy will be an RB1/2 in Week 16 at Washington.
Dec 15 - 7:00 PM

Eagles OLB Trent Cole is uncertain to play for the rest of the season due to a broken hand.

Sometimes defenders can cast up and play through broken hands. Other times, they're forced to shut it down. Cole is likely currently in the process if making his decision. The 32-year-old has 6.5 sacks on the season.
Dec 15 - 3:51 PM

Coach Chip Kelly announced Nick Foles (collarbone) has already been ruled out for Week 16 against the Redskins.

A Week 16 return was always viewed as a best-case scenario for Foles. Mark Sanchez will get at least one more start and will look to take advantage of a suspect Redskins pass defense that has been torched by anyone and everyone in 2014. Matt Barkley isn't an option. Consider Foles week to week at this point.
Dec 15 - 1:06 PM

Riley Cooper caught two passes for 17 yards in Week 15 against the Cowboys.

Cooper has now been held under four catches in his last seven games. He remains miles from fantasy relevance.
Dec 15 - 1:30 AM

Zach Ertz caught three passes for 32 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

He was targeted four times. Ertz continued to play limited snaps behind Brent Celek, who lost a costly fumble late in the fourth quarter. He's averaging just 24 receiving yards over the last three games. Ertz will be a TE2 against Washington in Week 16.
Dec 15 - 1:13 AM

Darren Sproles had three carries for five yards and a touchdown in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

He added two catches for eight yards. Sproles scored a one-yard touchdown in the third quarter, but finished with only five touches. Chris Polk also vultured two goal-line scores from LeSean McCoy. Sproles won't be a recommended fantasy option for Week 16 against Washington.
Dec 15 - 1:08 AM

Jeremy Maclin had four catches for 98 yards in Sunday night's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

Maclin got all of his yardage on a 72-yard catch in the third quarter. He was targeted five times, but was held out of the end-zone for the third time in four games. Maclin will be a top-12 receiver play against Washington in Week 16.
Dec 15 - 12:53 AM

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