The Eagles secondary didn’t have a great day in terms of performance or health against the Vikings last Sunday.
They gave up 370 yards and two touchdowns to the Matt Cassel-led offense and saw three players suffer injuries during the game. Safeties Kurt Coleman and Colt Anderson were two of those players, which leaves the Eagles thin at a position that’s been missing Earl Wolff for the past four games because of a knee injury.
The Eagles tried to remedy their potential shortfall of safeties on Tuesday by promoting Keelan Johnson from the practice squad. Johnson joined the team in September after spending training camp with the Dolphins.
Wolff took part in the Eagles’ Tuesday practice and Reuben Frank of CSNPhilly.com reports that defensive coordinator Bill Davis said that Wolff was day-to-day, so he could make it back in time for the Bears. Neither Coleman nor Anderson took part in practice.
Cornerback Brandon Boykin was the other injured defensive back. Boykin suffered a concussion and will need to pass through the league’s protocol before being cleared to help slow down Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery in Week 16.