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Let’s check in on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2018 NFL
02-14-2019, 06:39 AM,
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Let’s check in on the Philadelphia Eagles’ 2018 NFL
Draft class and undrafted rookie free agent signings now that the season is halfway over.2018 NFL Draft picksDALLAS GOEDERTStats: 340 snaps (254 offense and 86 special teams) Color Rush Chris Long Jersey , 21 targets, 18 receptions, 188 yards (10.4 average), 3 touchdowns, 1 special teams tackleReview: After having a strong summer, the Eagles’ 2018 second-round pick hasn’t been incredibly productive in term of volume stats. But honestly, that’s to be expected. As we’ve been saying all along, rookie tight ends typically don’t just come into the league and dominate right away. BGN’s own Michael Kist’s stat projection for Goedert coming into this season was 42 targets, 30 receptions, 350 yards, and 5 touchdowns. If Goedert can keep his current pace up, he should finish the year around those marks. And that’d be a very good season. With Zach Ertz dominating on a weekly basis, the Eagles don’t need Goedert to eat up a ton of volume. They just need him to be efficient and he has been; 10 of his 18 receptions have gone for first downs or touchdowns. The fact that Goedert is showing makings of a good blocker is a great bonus. Overall, Goedert is looking like a good pick at No. 49 overall Color Rush Jake Elliott Jersey , especially when you consider the Eagles were able to trade back from No. 32 overall and pick up Baltimore’s 2019 second-round pick before still landing him. AVONTE MADDOXStats: 393 snaps (269 defense and 124 special teams), 16 tackles, 1 interception, 1 pass defensed, 1 forced fumble, 1 tackle for loss, 3 special teams tacklesReview: Maddox struggled during spring practices but he came on late in training camp to push Sidney Jones for the starting job at nickel corner. Maddox began the season mostly playing special teams but Rodney McLeod’s season-ending injury, combined with Corey Graham’s struggles, forced the rookie into action at a position he’d never played before in his life prior. Considering what the Eagles are asking of him, Maddox has been pretty impressive. His forced fumble in the Jaguars matchup was a huge momentum play that really turned that game (and possibly the season?) around. It remains to be seen if safety will Maddox’s long-term position. There’s plenty of time to figure that out down the road. For now, Maddox is an important contributor to Philadelphia’s secondary. There’s a lot of room for improvement but the kid looks like he can play. JOSH SWEATStats: 35 snaps (19 defense and 16 special teams), 1 tackleReview: Sweat began the season as the fifth player in the Eagles’ defensive end rotation behind Derek Barnett, Brandon Graham, Michael Bennett Youth Cameron Johnston Jersey , and Chris Long. With Barnett out, Sweat is now the fourth guy. But if the Eagles’ Week 8 game was any indication, Sweat isn’t necessarily going to see a big boost in playing time moving forward. Sweat only played four defensive snaps against Jacksonville in Week 8. It seems like the coaching staff doesn’t really trust him. MATT PRYORStats: 0 snapsReview: Pryor drew some early buzz in camp but that cooled off as he struggled in preseason games. Pryor hasn’t been active for a single Eagles game this year despite the fact the team has had some offensive line injuries. JORDAN MAILATAStats: 0 snapsReview: The Australian sensation hasn’t played this year but he did manage to be active for the Eagles versus Panthers game since Philadelphia had to fill their game day inactives with six players who were too unhealthy to suit up. It’s pretty impressive that Mailata went from being a 21-year-old who had no idea how to even play the sport to this rookie with intriguing long-term potential. Maybe he can actually be Jason Peters’ eventual replacement?UNDRAFTED ROOKIE FREE AGENTSJOSH ADAMSStats: 67 snaps (36 offense and 31 special teams), 20 rushing attempts, 107 yards (5.4 average), 0 touchdowns, 1 target, 1 reception, 6 receiving yardsReview: Adams began the season on the practice squad but only spent a couple weeks there before being called up to the 53-man roster. Adams logged six carries during his NFL debut in Week 3 but then only saw one touch in the next three weeks combined. Adams’ usage has gone up in the last two games as he’s touched the ball 14 times. Outside of a near-fumble in Week 8 that could’ve been extremely costly, Adams has done well with his chances. He’s easily been the Eagles’ most efficient runner in Philadelphia’s last two games. It’s hard to expect Adams to suddenly become the Eagles’ workhorse back but he should continue to get opportunities if he’s going to be productive. BRUCE HECTORStats: 69 snaps (51 defense and 18 special teams), 1 tackle, 1 QB hit, 0.5 sacksReview: Hector has seen a nice amount of playing time for an undrafted rookie who’s bounced on and off the roster this season. Hector is currently on the practice squad after getting demoted in favor of Trevon Hester. Hector figures to remain there barring future injuries. CHANDON SULLIVANStats: 2 special teams snapsReview: Sullivan earned his spot on the practice squad with a good showing in training camp and preseason games. The Eagles recently promoted him to the 53-man roster to give them more corner depth and help on special teams.JOE OSTMANReview: Ostman has been on the Eagles’ practice squad since they formed it leading up to Week 1. Developmental pass rusher.ASANTAY BROWNReview: The Eagles brought Brown back to the practice squad after the Cardinals signed Joe Walker away in mid-September. OVERALLTo recap: the Eagles drafted five players. All five of them are currently on the active roster. One of them is a starter in the secondary. One is an efficient offensive role player. One is a reserve defensive lineman. Two are reserve offensive lineman. Two undrafted rookies are currently on the 53-man roster and one is a rotational running back. Overall, the Eagles aren’t getting a TON of impact out of their rookie class. But they’re not getting nothing http://www.authenticsphiladelphiaeagles....lce-jersey , either. The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report in advance of their Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday Night Football.As expected, the Eagles ruled out the following three players: Darren Sproles, Jalen Mills, and Sidney Jones.Sproles was expected to play this week until he aggravated his hamstring in practice on Wednesday. On Friday, Doug Pederson said he still expects Sproles to be able to return before the season is over. We’ll see. With Sproles out, the Eagles will split touches among Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, and Corey Clement (who missed Thurdsay’s practice with an illness but is fine). Adams actually received the most carries in Week 8 so it’ll be interesting to see if that happens again this week. Smallwood still figures to play the most snaps of any back since he can contribute in the passing game. It would be great to see Clement rebound in the second half; maybe he’s healthy coming out of the bye. Hard to count on it until he gives people reason to believe, though. Based on what Pederson had to say, it sounds like Mills may miss more than just one start. Ronald Darby figures to start in his place on the left side of the defense with Rasul Douglas coming in to take Darby’s usual spot on the right side. This is a big opportunity for Douglas to prove he deserves to stay in the starting lineup.Pederson made it sound like Jones had a chance to play this week but clearly that’s not the case. That relative optimism might bode well for Jones’ chances of returning next week against the Saints, however. In the meantime, it might be the newly acquired Cre’Von LeBlanc manning the nickel position. He’ll be tasked with trying to stop Cole Beasley. It’s also possible the Eagles move Avonte Maddox back to the slot and have Corey Graham — who’s expected to suit up for the first time since Week 5 — play at safety but I don’t think that’s as likely. Starting right tackle Lane Johnson is listed as questionable after being limited in practice all week. He’s expected to play despite the fact he’s dealing with a high ankle sprain and Grade 2 MCL sprain. There’s no questioning Johnson’s toughness.Josh Sweat is a new addition to the injury report; he’s also listed as questionable to play. Sweat did not practice on Friday due to a hip issue. The Eagles are already down to only four defensive ends with Sweat out for the season. They’d be down to just three on Sunday if the rookie pass rush can’t suit up. Timmy Jernigan participated in practice this week but he remains on the reserve/non-football injury list. In other words, he won’t be playing this week. The Eagles have 17 days left to activate him to the 53-man roster at any point. If he’s not activated by then, he’ll be shut down for the season. In bottom of the roster news http://www.eaglesauthorizedshops.com/aut...eao-jersey , Chandon Sullivan was limited in Friday’s practice due to illness but he’s not listed on the final injury report. Joshua Perkins returned as a full participant after being limited due to illness on Thursday.PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)OUTCB Sidney Jones (hamstring)CB Jalen Mills (foot)RB Darren Sproles (hamstring)QUESTIONABLEOT Lane Johnson (knee)DE Josh Sweat (hip)...RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORMS Chris MaragosRESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURYDT Timmy JerniganRESERVE/INJUREDRB Jay AjayiDE Derek BarnettCB Elie BoukaWR Mack HollinsS Rodney McLeodTE Richard RodgersWR Mike WallaceLB Paul WorrilowDALLAS COWBOYS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)The Cowboys ruled six players out for Sunday’s game: starting defensive end Taco Charlton, starting linebacker Sean Lee, starting left guard Connor Williams, key pass rusher David Irving, backup slot receiver Tavon Austin, and reserve linebacker Joe Thomas. Missing both Charlton and Irving hurts the Cowboys’ defensive line. Charlton, the Cowboys’ 2017 first-round pick, ranks tied for second on the Cowboys with three tackles for loss. Irving is one of the best pass rushers on the Dallas roster.Williams’ absence means the Cowboys will be starting backups at both left guard and center due to Pro Bowl center Travis Frederick also being out. The Eagles’ defensive line must take advantage. Two Cowboys players have been ruled questionable: pass rusher Randy Gregory and starting tight end Geoff Swaim. Gregory has been limited in practice all week but it seems like he’ll play. Swaim missed practiced on Wednesday before being limited on Thursday and Friday. Sounds like the Cowboys’ blocking tight end will try to give it a go. In other news, the Cowboys made some roster moves on Friday afternoon. Dallas waived wide receiver Deonte Thompson (33.7% snaps played this season) and backup cornerback Treston Decoud. The Cowboys filled those vacancies by activating 2017 seventh-round pick Noah Brown from injured reserve and promoting wide receiver Lance Lenoir from the practice squad.OUTWR Tavon Austin (groin)DE Taco Charlton (shoulder)DL David Irving (ankle)LB Sean Lee (hamstring)LB Joe Thomas (foot)OG Connor Williams (knee)QUESTIONABLETE Geoff Swaim (knee)DE Randy Gregory (knee)...RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL ILLNESSC Travis FrederickRESERVE/INJUREDOG Parker EhingerDE Datone JonesOG Marcus MartinS Jameill ShowersWR Terrance WilliamsWR Cedrick Wilson
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