The Philadelphia Eagles will need their defensive secondary to be on their toes this weekend with Drew Brees leading the New Orleans Saints in to town with a monster of a passing offense. Fortunately for the Eagles, the defensive backfield is getting healthier in time for the playoffs.
With the Cowboys banged up, the Eagles look to be heading in to a win-or-go-home NFC East Division championship match-up in the final week of the regular season.
CB Brandon Boykin, who was knocked out of the Minnesota game with a head injury, and S Earl Wolff, who missed the last four games with a knee injury, were listed as probable against the Bears.
Back-up safeties Colt Anderson (knee) and Kurt Coleman (hamstring) have been held out of practice all week. Both have been ruled out for this weekend’s game on the Eagles injury report.
For the second straight week the Philadelphia Eagles will be in mostly good health, but rookie safety Earl Wolff will once again be out of action. The young rising defensive player in the Eagles secondary will be sidelined for the second straight game with a knee injury.
Injuries have been a far smaller concern this season for the Eagles compared to last season. Perhaps that is a significant factor in the turnaround on the field in addition to a new coach breathing new life in to the franchise.
With NFL Free Agency set to kick off Tuesday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles have moved quickly to get a deal signed with long snapper Jon Dorenbos and safety and special teams ace Colt Anderson.
He’s always been looked past, and looked over, and looked by, and Colt Anderson always had an instinctive way of ignoring the looks.
The ever-revolving switching and moving players continues for the Eagles. This time, Andy Reid said he was committed to play Colt Anderson at strong safety in place of Nate Allen for the Eagles’ game on Sunday against the Washington Redskins.
Eagles injuries and losses add up to opportunity for some players.
A healthy Colt Anderson looks to help improve the Eagles struggling special teams.