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Brandon Boykin cleared after concussion

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Injuries piled up in the Eagles secondary in last weekend’s loss to the Vikings, part of the reason why they wound up giving up 48 points to an offense playing without its top two running backs.

With Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffery and Martellus Bennett coming to town on Sunday night, the prospect of being shorthanded again is a dangerous one for the Eagles. Safeties Colt Anderson and Kurt Coleman are unlikely to play as they have yet to practice this week, but the news is better for cornerback Brandon Boykin.

Boykin has been cleared to play on Sunday, assuring the Eagles that they’ll have their slot corner back in the lineup. Boykin has been the most consistent corner for the Eagles this season, so it’s a good thing to have him back with Marshall, who Boykin expects he’ll match up with often, and Jeffery on the other side of the ball.

“You’re talking about guys that are 6-3, 6-4 and both playing at a very, very high level,” Boykin said, via the Philadelphia Daily News. “Normally, you might have two big guys, but one of them’s better than the other. I don’t really think that’s the case. They can throw to either one of ‘em, and they’re capable of making plays.”

Even with Boykin, the Eagles are vulnerable to good passing teams while the Bears have major issues stopping the run. That combination could lead to a Sunday night shootout between two teams pushing for playoff spots.

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6 Responses to “Brandon Boykin cleared after concussion”
  1. bmorepositive123 says: Dec 20, 2013 11:13 AM

    It’s pretty bad when you miss guys like Kurt Coleman in the lineup. Please, please, please draft secondary in April!!!

  2. therealtruth210 says: Dec 20, 2013 11:19 AM

    that secondary is garbage with or without him. The NFC LEAST

  3. 23rdusernameused says: Dec 20, 2013 11:31 AM

    BB is the best CB on the team!
    Cary “holding penalty” Williams is gawd awful!

    Please use most draft picks on Defense, Chip and Howie!

  4. missingsock215 says: Dec 20, 2013 11:34 AM

    Eagles need to put a good game plan together because Nate Allen is not the answer this Sunday or any Sunday going forward. Boykin and Fletcher have played above and beyond their playmaking ability to date. After last week’s drubbing by the Vikes, I don’t see them staffing off Marshall AND Jeffrey both. It’s a tough matchup for sure. They’ll have to focus on shutting one down and hope we see some dang pass rush by the Eagles to slow them down. Ugh, then there is Matt Forte. Tough game for the birds. In any event, #BowlswithFoles.

  5. The Shoeman says: Dec 20, 2013 12:04 PM

    Brandon Boykin is definitely needed . .

    but . . in the preseason, If you told me , the NFC East will be determined with a Cowboys showdown . . . I would deem Chip’s rookie-season, a total success !

    These last 2 games . . make for a great season.

    Bring on those Cowboys !

    Eagles Nation

  6. Indybear says: Dec 20, 2013 1:04 PM

    Even the best defenses with their first stringers have trouble matching up with the Bears offensive weapons. Good luck to your Eagles this Sunday because it looks like it’s going to be a shootout.

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