The Eagles on Tuesday released OLB Mychal Kendricks, after several years of trade/cut rumors spanning 2 coaching staffs. The 27-year-old (until late September) figures to quickly get a shot somewhere else. Kendricks is a top-shelf athlete among LBs and has produced across categories when playing full-time snaps. His departure opens the lead weak-side role, though we'll see if that means more snaps for his replacement. One potential replacement, veteran Paul Worrilow, suffered an ACL tear in Tuesday's on-field workout and will miss the season.
Eagles DE Brandon Graham "recently" had surgery on his right ankle, according to ESPN's Tim McManus. Doctors operated to promote faster healing on a high ankle sprain Graham suffered in Week 16. He played through the injury in the playoffs but has obviously struggled with it this offseason. Graham's seems likely to miss spring workouts. We'll see if the issue lingers beyond that.
For today's game against the Cowboys, Eagles DE Brandon Graham, DE Derek Barnett, CB Jalen Mills, LB Nigel Bradham, S Rodney McLeod and DT Timmy Jernigan are all inactive. Graham was ruled out early with an ankle sprain he suffered last week. Mills was questionable. But this list clearly points to Philly's plan to rest key players and anyone dealing with any physical malady for their meaningless finale.
The Eagles have ruled DE Brandon Graham (ankle) out for Sunday's finale against the Cowboys. CB Jalen Mills (ankle) is questionable with the same issue that rendered him questionable a week ago. Mills played through it then, but there's no reason for him to this time. Even if he starts, we'd be surprised if Philly leaves the starting corner in the whole game.
Eagles DE Brandon Graham left in the 4th quarter of Monday night's win over the Raiders with a right ankle injury. We have yet to see any further details on the issue, which originally left him "questionable" to return. After locking up the NFC's #1 seed, though, Philly will have no reason to play Graham in Week 17. That's good news for a struggling Cowboys offense. Expect more playing time for DEs Chris Long and Vinny Curry in the regular-season finale.
Eagles OLB Mychal Kendricks (foot) and CB Jalen Mills (ankle) are active for tonight's game against the Raiders after entering the day questionable. Each is a lower-level IDP option.
Eagles OLB Mychal Kendricks (foot) and CB Jalen Mills (ankle) are questionable for Monday night's game against the Raiders. Each guy put in a full practice Saturday and would seem to be trending toward playing. Both are low-level IDP options this week anyway, though. If you don't have a better option beforehand, seek out insurance from that game.
Eagles MLB Jordan Hicks (calf) is active for tonight's game against Washington. He's risky but usable in an IDP if you waited this long. OLB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) is out after posting big numbers in last Thursday's win over the Panthers. Both entered tonight questionable.
Eagles LBs Jordan Hicks (calf) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) are questionable for Monday night's game against Washington. IDP owners shouldn't plan on using either guy. Hicks has dealt with multiple issues in recent games and left last Thursday's win over the Panthers early. Kendricks put up big numbers in that one with increased playing time, but still spent just 67% of the snaps on the field. CB Ronald Darby is questionable as well after missing the past 5 games. He has been out of action since dislocating an ankle in the opener at Washington. Darby's not an IDP candidate, but his return will help the Eagles team D in the long term.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (calf) is active for tonight's game against the Panthers. He's a risky IDP option after a slow start and missing the past 2 weeks, though.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is questionable for tonight's game against the Panthers after returning to practice this week from 2 games down with a calf injury. He's certainly good enough when healthy to deliver in just about any matchup. But the calf situation paired with Cox's quiet statistical start to this year makes him not worth waiting on unless you're filling a DT-specific slot.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox practiced Tuesday, according to Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski. Cox missed the past 2 games with a calf injury and will make for a risky IDP option on the short week if he is active for Thursday night's game at Carolina.
Eagles MLB Jordan Hicks (ankle) and S Rodney McLeod (hamstring) are active for today's game against the Chargers. Hicks looks like the better bet for IDP lineups after full practices all week
Eagles MLB Jordan Hicks participated in practice Wednesday despite leaving Sunday's win over the Giants early with an ankle injury. That points to him likely being ready for a Week 4 visit to the Chargers. DT Fletcher Cox did not practice after suffering a calf injury against the Giants, but HC Doug Pederson told Philly.com that both players are "doing exceedingly above expectation." We'll see when Cox is ready for action, but it seems the team doesn't expect to miss him for the Chargers game either. Having both players would give the team D upside against a Chargers offense that issued 3 turnovers and scored just 10 points in Week 3.
Eagles LB Jordan Hicks (ankle) and DT Fletcher Cox (calf) each left in the 2nd quarter of Sunday's win over the Giants and did not return. We'll keep an eye out for further word on their injuries.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod (hamstring) is inactive for today's game against the Giants. That's not a big blow to IDP lineups or a Philly defense with a tremendous matchup against a struggling Eli Manning.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod is questionable for Sunday's game against the Giants with a hamstring injury. He put in a limited workout Friday after missing the week's 1st 2 practices. Even if McLeod is active for the game, the hamstring issue makes him risky for IDP lineups.
Eagles S Rodney McLeod suffered a hamstring in the 1st quarter of Sunday's game at Kansas City. He is questionable to return.
Eagles CB Ronald Darby is only expected to miss 4-6 weeks for the dislocated right ankle that knocked him out of Sunday's win over Washington. The injury looked nasty, but PhillyNews.com reports that the team's medical staff saw "only minor ligament damage" in his Monday MRI. We'll keep an eye on Darby's recovery for the sake of an intriguing Eagles team defense.
Eagles CB Ronald Darby just clearly fractured his right ankle against Washington. The foot was turned inward as he went to the ground while in coverage in the 2nd quarter. We'll obviously await official diagnosis, but it'll be a shocker if he's not done for the season. That'll be a big blow to the Philly secondary.
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