The Eagles soar into their bye week with the best record in the NFL. At 5-1, the Eagles are tied for the lead in the NFC East with the Dallas Cowboys. The Eagles are now 4-0 at home as well as 2-0 in NFC East play. The Eagles could not be entering the bye week feeling too much better than they do, but challenges await after the week off.
The Eagles special teams proved vital once again.
As the Philadelphia Eagles prepare to bounce back with a win, there were no real surprises showing up on the weekly injury report. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks will miss his third straight game, but just about everything else on the Friday injury report was pretty common as the Eagles get ready to host the St. Louis Rams this Sunday afternoon at Lincoln Financial Field.
Linebacker Mychal Kendricks is one of two Eagles players to be ruled out for this weekend’s game. Center Jason Kelce is the other as he begins rehabbing a hernia injury that will force him to miss extended time. Kendricks is still nursing a calf injury that was suffered in the Monday night game in Indianapolis in week two. He did not practice at all this week.
Vick taking in a full practice for the first time this week should be encouraging as the mobile quarterback comes back from a hamstring injury. Although Foles will get the start and the offense has performed well with the second-year quarterback under center, having the possibility of going back to Vick in case of emergency is comforting.
Vick was limited in practices all week, but head coach Chip Kelly has decided to hold off on making a call on his starting quarterback. It is likely Nick Foles will get the start against the Bucs, after replacing the injured Vick in the win over the Giants.
Eagles tight end James Casey will not participate in the remainder of OTAs to recover from arthroscopic knee surgery.
New Eagles tight end James Casey’s work ethic could make him a fan favorite.
The team agreed to terms on deals with tight end James Casey, cornerback Bradley Fletcher, safety Patrick Chung, linebacker Jason Phillips and defensive lineman Isaac Sopoaga.