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Fletcher Cox sets up Eagles’ touchdown

Welcome back, Fletcher Cox. Cox, who missed the previous two games with a calf injury. pushed the pocket into Cam Newton, hitting the quarterback’s arm. Cornerback Rasul Douglas intercepted the floating ball and returned it 7 yards to the Panthers 12. It took seven plays, including a fourth-and-1 sneak, for the Eagles to tie it. [more]

Panthers finally run for something, score touchdown

The Panthers tried running, it just wasn’t working. Then the guy they’d prefer not to run too much actually made it work. Cam Newton just dashed for a 16-yard touchdown, giving the Panthers a 10-3 lead over the Eagles in the second quarter. Prior to that, the Eagles had stuffed any Panthers attempt to move [more]

Fozzy Whittaker carted off with leg injury

Panthers running back Fozzy Whittaker got his right leg rolled in a pile and had to be carted off to the locker room. Whittaker gave a thumb’s up to the crowd as he left. Whittaker was injured on a 3-yard loss in the first quarter on a tackle by linebacker Nigel Bradham. That was his [more]

Julius Peppers gets his 150th career sack

Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers recorded his 150th career sack on the Eagles’ first possession. He needs only one sack to move ahead of Chris Doleman into fourth place all time. Doleman had 150.5 sacks in his 15 seasons with three teams. Eagles right tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai started for Lane Johnson, who is out with [more]

Eagles are healthier up front, Fletcher Cox and Beau Allen active

The Eagles were able to get Fletcher Cox back from a two-week absence from a calf injury, as well as defensive tackle Beau Allen. Both were declared active for tonight’s game against the Panthers. The Eagles deactivated right tackle Lane Johnson and running back Wendell Smallwood, along with cornerback Ronald¬†Darby, wide receiver Shelton Gibson, defensive [more]

Fletcher Cox expected to play tonight

Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is expected to play tonight, according to CBS sideline reporter Tracy Wolfson. Cox has missed the past two games with a calf injury. The Eagles listed him as questionable on their status report, but he was a full participant in practice on Tuesday and Wednesday. Cox has two sacks, four [more]

Panthers rule Ryan Kalil, Kurt Coleman out for Thursday

The Panthers held seven players out of practice on Tuesday, but that number dropped to three on Wednesday and those three players are the only members of the team to receive injury designations for Thursday night’s game against the Eagles. Center Ryan Kalil will miss his fifth straight game with a neck injury while safeties [more]

No Johnson for Eagles, but Cox and Smallwood are game-time decisions

The Eagles are still holding out hope that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox and running back Wendell Smallwood will be able to play tomorrow night. But they know right tackle Lane Johnson will not. Via Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News, Johnson won’t travel with the Eagles to Carolina for Thursday’s game. That was expected, [more]

Kenjon Barner named NFC special teams player of week

Injuries can’t stop the Eagles’ punt returners from making an impact. Kenjon Barner was named NFC special teams player of the week, after making some big plays against the Cardinals. Barner was signed when running back Darren Sproles was lost for the season to injury, and did a pretty good impression of him last week. [more]

Cam Newton working his way back into form

Cam Newton has started looking more like himself lately. It’s may not be a coincidence that it came when he was healthy enough to practice midweek, as it has been confirmed that practicing a thing generally makes you better at it. So even though he was technically listed as limited Tuesday because of his surgically [more]

Malcolm Jenkins: NFL can’t deter players from doing what’s right

The NFL’s owners seem to have grown weary with the anthem controversy and its persistent threat to their business interests. And so the signs are pointing to the NFL’s owners telling players to stand for the anthem. That could backfire. “I think we’ve seen even over the last year that you can take a player [more]

Fletcher Cox back up to full participation in practice

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has missed the last two Eagles games due to a calf injury, but he’s making strides toward a return to the lineup. Cox was listed as a limited participant on Monday’s injury report, although that was just an estimation since the Eagles didn’t actually have a practice. They did get on [more]

Roger Goodell: We need to move past anthem controversy

During a conference call on Tuesday, NFL spokesman Joe Lockhart said that discussions about the national anthem would be “front and center on the agenda” for next week’s league meetings. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to top team executives and presidents on Tuesday expressing the same and also outlining some of what will [more]

Roger Goodell’s memo to teams regarding national anthem

[On October 10, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell wrote a memo to NFL teams regarding plans to discuss the national anthem and player protests at next week’s league meetings. That memo appears in full below.] MEMORANDUM To: Chief Executives Club Presidents From: Commissioner Goodell Date: October 10, 2017 Re: Fall Meeting/National Anthem We live in a [more]

Devin Funchess held out of practice Tuesday

The Panthers have made a habit of getting along without sufficient receiving targets. And they may have to do it again this week. Via Bill Voth of the team’s official website, wide receiver Devin Funchess was held out of practice Tuesday with a knee issue. He was walking through the locker room with ice on [more]

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