Thursday, November 26, 2015

Breaking: Sanchez to start against Lions

The Eagles' plan is to start Mark Sanchez, for the second straight week, today in Detroit against the Lions according to NFL Network reporter Albert Breer.
Sam Bradford ... Maybe next week.

The Eagles still could dress Bradford as the backup quarterback but intend to go with Sanchez.

Bradford was sidelined last week with a concussion and an injury to his non-throwing shoulder. Having cleared the NFL's concussion protocol, he said the shoulder is the issue.

The Eagles (4-6) have lost two straight games and three of their last four. They're 6-0 on Thanksgiving.

The Lions (3-7) have won two straight games.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Bradford questionable; Eagles-Rams in London?

Sam Bradford and his banged-up shoulder are questionable on the official Eagles injury report, inching the quarterback closer to returning to action Thursday.
We're playing, where?

Questionable is a lot closer than out, which is how the Eagles listed  tight end Zach Ertz and running back Ryan Mathews for their Thanksgiving game against the Detro
it Lions at Ford Field (12:30 p.m., Channel 29, WIP 94.1-FM, WBCB 1490-AM). That duo hasn’t
passed the concussion protocol. It’s the second straight week Mathews will be scratched.

Center Jason Kelce (knee) and offensive tackle Jason Peters (back) questionable for the Lions. In other words, it’s Bradford and his bum non-throwing shoulder behind a line with a hobbled center and left tackle, or possibly backup Julian Vandervelde at center. Lions pass rusher Ziggy Ansah, who ranks among the league leaders with 8 sacks, will take those matchups any Thanksgiving. 

Believe Bradford will start when you see it.

Thad Lewis backed up Mark Sanchez last week. And no, Lewis didn’t wonder why the coaches failed to call his number while Sanchez was playign catch with the Buccaneers, Sanchez threw three interceptions, including a pick-six he blamed on teammate Darren Sproles.

“No, I never really think like that,” Lewis said. “You just play your role. Obviously you want anybody on this whole team to do good. When you’re 4-6, I mean it’s easy to point the finger but that’s not the sign of a real team. We’re going to win together, we’re going to lose together and we’re going to continue to stay close and fight this thing through. So that’s what you’ve got to do.”

On another front, this may be difficult to fathom, but Eagles Nation and the E-A-G-L-E-S cheer could wind up supporting its team on in London next year.

The St. Louis Rams definitely are in one of the three scheduled London games. If the Eagles finish in the same spot in their division as the Rams do in theirs – based on applicable tiebreakers – the Birds are in, mate.

The game will be the first played at Twickenham Stadium. Surely, Chip Kelly will welcome those changes in the work schedule.


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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Fox's Kristina Pink, Eagles-Bucs connections

Fox broadcasts the Eagles-Buccaneers game today with long-time play-by-play man Dick Stockton, analyst David Diehl and sideline reporter Kristina Pink.
Kristina Pink ... sideline reporter Sunday.

Diehl played guard and tackle for the Giants from 2003-13.

The game also is a reunion for several players and team executives.

Eagles cornerback E.J. Biggers and linebacker Najee Goode palyed for the Bucs as recently as the 2012 season.

Bucs general manager Jason Licht worked for the Eagles from 2003-07 in personnel before exiting. Defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier coached the Eagles defensive backs from 1999-2002, which basically was one of the golden ages for the secondary.

Also Bucs wide receiver Russell Shepard signed with the Eagles as an undrafted rookie in 2013.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

Thursday Eagles injury report

Did not practice
QB Sam Bradford (concussion, shoulder)
Jordan Hicks, torn pectoral tendon and all at Eagles practice Thursday.
RB Ryan Mathews (concussion, groin)
OL Josh Andrews (concussion)
S Jerome Couplin (shoulder)
WR Josh Huff (back)

Limited practice
OL Jason Peters (back)
LB Connor Barwin (quadriceps)

Full practice
S Walt Thurmond III (hamstring)
LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Eagles scratches

The Eagles deactivated Jason Peters, defensive end Brandon Bair, quarterback Thad Lewis, safety Jerome Couplin, running back Kenjon Barner, linebacker Sam Acho and guard Josh Andrews.

For the second straight game Lane Johnson started at left tackle, Dennis Kelly at right tackle.

Josh Huff started at wide receiver, where rookie Nelson Agholor dressed for the first time in five weeks after spraining an ankle.

Newly signed offensive lineman Julian Vandervelde suited up.

The Dolphins scratched veteran cornerback Brent Grimes, among others.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

Eagles Thursday injury report

Jason Peters ... DNP.
OT Jason Peters (back)
LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring) 
RB Ryan Mathews (groin) 

WR Nelson Agholor (ankle)
LB Kiko Alonso (knee)
DE Brandon Bair (groin) 
LB Bryan Braman (shoulder)

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Eagles, Cowboys Wednesday injury report

OT Jason Peters (back)
LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)
DeMeco Ryans ... DNP Wednesday.

LB Bryan Braman (shoulder)
RB Ryan Mathews (groin)

WR Nelson Agholor (ankle)
LB Kiko Alonso (knee)
DE Brandon Bair (groin)

S Barry Church (ankle)

WR Dez Bryant (foot)
TE James Hanna (ankle)
DE Demarcus Lawrence (back)

WR Brice Butler (hamstring)
QB Matt Cassel (knee)

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Mark Sanchez at Chickie's & Pete's Drexel Hill Thursday

Eagles quarterback Mark Sanchez joins Merrill Reese and yours truly from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday night at Chickie's and Pete's in Drexel Hill for Pro Football Report.
Mark Sanchez ... in colder times.

The show airs on WBCB 1490-AM and 610-AM radio.

The show is at the Pilgrim Gardens location, 5035 Township Line Road, Upper Darby, 19082.

Sanchez hasn't played this season but with 10 fourth-quarter comeback victories on his resume, is poised to step in should Sam Bradford get hurt.

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