Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Eagles-Texans Wednesday injury report

Herremans with the bandaged arm.
Eagles at Texans 1 p.m. Fox

Eagles
Did not practice
S Nate Allen (hamstring)
CB Brandon Boykin  (hamstring)

Limited practice
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Full practice
G Todd Herremans (biceps)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
WR Jeff Maehl (foot)
RB Darren Sproles (knee)
CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist)
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)

Texans
Did not practice
LB Jadeveon Clowney (knee)
LB Brian Cushing (knee)
LB Brooks Reed (groin)
LB Jeff Tarpinian (knee)
RB Arian Foster (knee)
WR Andre Johnson (ankle)
CB Johnathan Joseph (knee)

Limited practice
RB Alfred Blue (ankle)
CB Darryl Morris (ankle)
LB John Simon (ankle)

Full practice
DE Tim Jamison (groin)
LB Whitney Mercilus (shoulder)
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Saturday, October 25, 2014

Eagles 0 for last 3 games with ref Anderson

LeSean McCoy, Todd Herremans (center) with Emerge owner Nia Stroud.




Referee Walt Anderson and his crew officiate the Eagles-Cardinals game this Sunday.

The Eagles have lost the last three times Anderson worked their games. They were beaten by Andy Reid and the Chiefs at the Linc and pummeled in Minnesota last year. In 2011 the Eagles were beaten at home by the Cardinals.

The home teams, by the way, are 5-2 this season when Anderson’s crew does their games.

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Friday, October 24, 2014

Eagles-Cardinals Friday injury report

Eagles at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

Eagles
Out
WR Brad Smith (groin)
Exclusive shot of Chip Kelly's work-in-progress goatee. Culture, he says, beats scheme.

Questionable
LB Mychal Kendrickls (calf)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
RB Darren Sproles (knee)

Probable
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist)

Cardinals
Out
TE Troy Niklas (ankle)

Questionable
DE Calais Campbell (knee)

Probable
RB Andre Ellington (foot)
S Rashad Johnson (knee)
WR John Brown (ankle)
DE Frostee Rucker (calf)

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

Eagles Thursday injury report

Eagles at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

Eagles
Out (will not play)
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Limited practice
LB Mychal Kendrickls (calf)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
G Evan Mathis (knee)
RB Darren Sproles (knee)

Full practice
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
CB Jaylen Watkins (wrist)

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Eagles-Cardinals Wednesday injury report

Eagles at Cardinals, 4:05 p.m. Sunday

Eagles
Out (will not play)
WR Brad Smith (groin)

Limited practice
LB Mychal Kendrickls (calf)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
G Evan Mathis (knee)
RB Darren Sproles (knee)

Full practice
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
LB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
 
Cardinals
Did not practice
TE Troy Niklas (ankle)


Limited practice
RB Andre Ellington (foot)
S Rashad Johnson (knee)
WR John Brown (ankle)

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Cards coach likes homefield advantage

Eagles Chris Polk getting ready for Cards.
The Eagles and Cardinals meet for the 115th time in the regular season this Sunday, the game to be played at University of Phoenix Stadium.

It's the first time the teams both are 5-1 or better entering the contest.

The Cardinals lead the series 55-54-5.

It's the second straight year the Eagles oppose the Cards the week after a bye.

Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians, who coached the Temple Owls from 1983-88, thinks the home field gives his squad the advantage this year.

"Obviously they’re rested," Arians said of the Eagles. "You get a guy back that might not have played had you played them the week before. I think it’s always an advantage for the team coming off the bye in that regard. But then once you have to travel that usually equalizes evrerything out.


“The big difference is whether it’s home or away."

The Cardinals have won seven of their last eight home games. With a win this weekend they would be the first outfit to start 6-1 or better since the 1974 group rolled up seven straight victories to start the season.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Donovan McNabb reunites with Andy Reid

They've added a few pounds, for sure.
Praying that Dick Stockton is nice to him.

But Andy Reid and the quarterback he drafted to rebuild the Eagles, Donovan McNabb, have some pretty good memories to share when they get together in Kansas City this weekend.

McNabb is the Fox TV analyst joining play-by-play veteran Dick Stockton this Sunday when Reid and the Chiefs entertain Jeff Fisher and the Rams. Fisher, of course, was an assistant with the Birds.
Remember when they were Don's teammates?

The Rams (2-4) are coming off an epic upset of the defending Super Bowl champion Seahawks. The Chiefs (3-3) are trying to keep pace with the Broncos and the Chargers.

McNabb will weigh in on it all ... Big Red, Fisher and quarterbacks Alex Smith of the Chiefs and  Austin Davis of the Rams. And we're sure he'll have something to say about Nick Foles, Chip Kelly and the Eagles.

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