With three injured safeties, Eagles promote one from practice squad

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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.

10 responses to “With three injured safeties, Eagles promote one from practice squad

  1. As an Eagles fan it looks like the Bears front 7 might be a little over matched against the Eagles rushing attack.

    Bears = #32 defense against the run.
    Eagles =#1 rushing offense.

  2. tompappi,

    You may note that except for the Chargers and Broncos, a lot of the teams that had big name recievers, the Eagles hadn’t played too badly against Megatron–and before you say anything, both teams played in the snow–they held him to three catches, held Ftizgerald, held Garcon, Dez Bryant, etc. I think what happened to them Sunday was that they saw who was out for the Vikings and got complacent. I think as a Bears fan what you have to worry about is how many yards rushing the Eagles will put up against that sieve of a defense the Bears have–on the road.

  3. As a bears fan,

    I eat too many sausages, Sleep with a blow up Mike Ditka, stalk Aaron Rodgers on airplanes and fire our coach after going 10-6. Great Franchise.

    Fly Eagles Fly. The Linc will be a rowdy place Sunday night, after the Cowboys let Kirk Cousins throw for 400 Yds and 4 TDs and another late Romo INT. setting up the Eagles to clinch the NFC East on Sunday night. What a great way to give back to the fans after last year.

  4. You Eagle fans are almost as touchy as Lion fans. If I am not mistaken the Eagles history of winning important games aint so good. Your team has lots of offensive talent and it could be a shootout type of game but if Lance Briggs comes back and Raitliff keeps improving Bears fans nightmare of a porous defense might end. You guys can quote stats all you want but the Eagles this Sunday didnt look like a team that knew how to win. Another thing you should fear is Trestman is kicking some major butt with his design of plays and play calling. As long as he avoids too many runs up the middle your defense is in for a long day. The Bears best chance is to control the TOP like they did against the Browns. I like Nick Foles and even have him on my fantasy team along with Cutler and Brees but I am pretty sure I am playing Jay this Sunday against your vulnerable pass defense.

  5. Smells like the eagles are going to make a move this offseason for Byrd from the Bills.

    He wants out, they want more cap space. Eagles NEED a safety in the worst way.

    Next years’ off season should be about getting talent in the secondary.
    I’d give almost anything to get rid of Kerry “15yrd unsportmanline” Williams..

    and we haven’t had a decent safety since Quentin Mickell left town..

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