The offensive line is the reason for the Eagles’ running game struggles, not LeSean McCoy.
Jason Kelce defends LeSean McCoy, puts blame on offensive line for running game struggles.
The Philadelphia Eagles will have a couple of starters back in the fold Monday night when they host the Carolina Panthers at Lincoln Financial Field. Starting left guard Evan Mathis (knee) has returned to the active roster and is expected to start for the Eagles. Safety Nate Allen (hamstring), after missing last week’s win against the Houston Texans, will return to his starting position this week as well.
The Eagles announced they have activated Evan Mathis and placed Todd Herremans on injured reserve.
Eagles offensive lineman Jason Kelce and Todd Herremans both practiced with the first-team on Tuesday.
As the Philadelphia Eagles head back to work this Sunday in Arizona, they will do so with the possibility of the offensive line getting a bit stronger. It is unknown whether or not running back Darren Sproles or linebacker Mychal Kendricks will be available this weekend. Both players are listed are questionable for Sunday’s afternoon game against the Arizona Cardinals out west.
When the Eagles head to Arizona they will do so chasing the Dallas Cowboys in the NFC East and jostling with the Cardinals for potential playoff positioning. As the season progresses, the importance of each game will continue to rise. Kelly sounds ready for that challenge. It’s back to business for the Eagles.
Chip Kelly tells reporters encouraging injury updates on some of the Eagles’ key players.
Chip Kelly updated the status of RB Darren Sproles on Monday, saying Sproles has a sprained MCL.
David Molk talked about his first career NFL start and the Eagles’ struggling run offense.
Todd Herremans was the last man standing from the expected Eagles starting offensive line on Sunday.
The Eagles had to shuffle the offensive line this week following a couple of injuries on the line in the season opener against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Right tackle Lane Johnson continues to serve his suspension for another three games, including Monday night, but the Eagles also lost reserve lineman Allen Barbre (broken leg). Starting left guard Evan Mathis (knee) is out of action until at least Week 10. The concerns on the line will continue this week with Matt Tobin having to sit out of practices this week due to an ankle injury.
Jason Kelce talks about the NFL’s mishandling of the Ray Rice situation and looks ahead to the Eagles week two matchup at the Colts on Monday night.
If Kelly is a master of preparation, which he seems to suggest he is, then the Eagles will find a way to fly by the next few weeks without much problem with a shuffled offensive line. This will be easier said than done. The Eagles managed to get by Jacksonville with some concerns on the line. With Indianapolis, Washington and San Francisco coming up, the margin for error may not be great.
Chip Kelly addressed the media on a variety of issues surrounding his team after a week one win against the Jaguars.