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Eagles snap counts: Rookie skill guys make most of their chances

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Eagles snap counts: Rookie skill guys make most of their chances

Mack Hollins and Corey Clement had two of the Eagles' biggest offensive plays in the 34-24 win over Washington on Monday night. 

Neither player was on the field that much. 

Hollins caught a 64-yard touchdown pass in the first half but played just eight total snaps. He has six catches on the year on 70 total snaps. 

Clement caught a nine-yard touchdown in the second half. That was one of just 12 plays on the night for him. He also had one carry. 

In his return after a two-game absence, Wendell Smallwood had 24 snaps (37 percent). He looked decent in the run game, gaining 25 yards on eight carries. He also caught two passes for 14 yards. LeGarrette Blount led the way for the Eagles' running backs with 25 snaps. He carried the ball on 14 of them. Kenjon Barner got four snaps. 

Jason Peters played 36 snaps before going down with a knee injury. Halapoulivaati Vaitai finished the game with 30 (one came as an extra tackle before Peters' injury). 

After Torrey Smith had more snaps than Nelson Agholor in each of the first three games, Agholor has had more than Smith in the last four. Agholor has earned it. On Monday, he played 47 to Smith's 41. 

On defense, two starting linemen didn't play a whole lot. Vinny Curry played just 27 snaps (42 percent) and Tim Jernigan played just 17 (27 percent). Jernigan's snap numbers have been way down the last two weeks. He got just 25 against Carolina. Beau Allen has played more than him both weeks. 

Meanwhile, Derek Barnett played a good amount on Monday — 36 snaps (56 percent. He got the first two solo sacks of his young career. 

Jordan Hicks played just two snaps before he left the game with his injury. Nigel Bradham didn't leave the field, playing all 64 snaps. Najee Goode played 49 and Joe Walker came in on their base defense to play 11. 

Here's a full look at snap counts: 

Offense
Carson Wentz - 65 snaps (100 percent) 
Stefen Wisniewski - 65 (100)
Brandon Brooks - 65 (100)
Jason Kelce - 65 (100)
Lane Johnson - 65 (100)
Zach Ertz - 53 (82) 
Alshon Jeffery - 53 (82)
Nelson Agholor - 47 (72)
Torrey Smith - 41 (63)
Jason Peters - 36 (55)
Brent Celek - 31 (48)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai - 30 (46)
LeGarrette Blount - 25 (38)
Wendell Smallwood - 24 (37)
Trey Burton - 16 (25)
Corey Clement - 12 (18)
Marcus Johnson - 10 (15)
Mack Hollins - 8 (12)
Kenjon Barner - 4 (6)

Defense
Malcolm Jenkins - 64 (100 percent)
Rodney McLeod - 64 (100)
Nigel Bradham - 64 (100)
Jalen Mills - 64 (100)
Fletcher Cox - 51 (80)
Najee Goode - 49 (77)
Patrick Robinson - 46 (72)
Brandon Graham - 44 (69)
Chris Long - 38 (59)
Derek Barnett - 36 (56)
Corey Graham - 32 (50)
Rasul Douglas - 28 (44)
Vinny Curry - 27 (42)
Destiny Vaeao - 22 (34)
Beau Allen - 21 (33) 
Jaylen Watkins - 17 (27)
Tim Jernigan - 17 (27)
Joe Walker - 11 (17)
Dexter McDougle - 7 (11)
Jordan Hicks - 2 (3) 

Eric Rowe tracker
We are keeping an eye on Rowe in New England all season. If he plays more than 50 percent of the Patriots' defensive snaps this season, that 2018 fourth-round pick the Eagles got in exchange for him will turn into a third-rounder. 

This ain't happening. Rowe missed another game this week with that groin injury. 

Week 1: 37 of 69 snaps
Week 2: 34 of 65 snaps
Week 3: 0 of 71 snaps
Week 4: 19 of 63 snaps 
Week 5: 0 of 72 snaps
Week 6: 0 of 76 snaps
Week 7: 0 of 57 snaps

2017: 90 of 473 (19 percent) 

Former Eagles Dawkins, Owens named Hall of Fame semifinalists

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Former Eagles Dawkins, Owens named Hall of Fame semifinalists

Brian Dawkins and Terrell Owens are again one step closer to making it to the Hall of Fame.

Both former Eagles were named as two of 27 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's 2018 class.

Their inclusion on the list Tuesday is not a surprise at all. Both were on the list of finalists last year, but did not make the 2017 class to the dismay of Eagles fans.

The 15 finalists will be announced during January and Hall of Fame voters will cast their votes for the inductees on Super Bowl Saturday.

This is Dawkins' second year of eligibility and Owens' third. Traditionally it has been difficult for safeties to make it into the Hall of Fame, which might have hurt Dawkins. Owens has likely been hurt by his abrasive personality. Both are very worthy candidates and have a shot to be inducted this year.

Joining them on the list of semifinalists are six who made it on their first years of eligibility: DB Ronde Barber, OG Steve Hutchinson, LB Ray Lewis, LB Brian Urlacher, WR Randy Moss and DL Richard Seymour.

The original list of 108 nominees was cut down to 27 semifinalists instead of 25 because of ties.

Here is the full list of semifinalists:

S Steve Atwater
CB/S Ronde Barber
OT Tony Boselli
WR Isaac Bruce
S LeRoy Butler
Coach Don Coryell
RB Roger Craig
S Brian Dawkins
G Alan Faneca
WR Torry Holt
OG Steve Hutchinson
OT Joe Jacoby
RB Edgerrin James
Coach Jimmy Johnson
CB Ty Law
LB Ray Lewis
FS John Lynch
C/G Kevin Mawae
LB Karl Mecklenburg
WR Randy Moss
DE Leslie O'Neal
WR Terrell Owens
DE Simeon Rice
DE/DT Richard Seymour
LB Brian Urlacher
CB Everson Walls
WR Hines Ward

Former Eagles CB Dexter McDougle signs with Saints

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Former Eagles CB Dexter McDougle signs with Saints

Former Eagles cornerback Dexter McDougle has found a home with another one of the top teams in the NFC. 

McDougle on Tuesday signed with the New Orleans Saints, who, like the Eagles, are also on an eight-game winning streak. 

McDougle, 26, came to the Eagles in a trade with the Jets for safety Terrence Brooks in late August and even signed him to a one-year extension in early September. 

The former third-round pick in 2014 played more than the Eagles likely anticipated during his eight games active in Philly. 

In total, McDougle played 55 defensive snaps, and just three weeks ago played 32 of them in a pinch against the 49ers. He also played 135 special teams snaps (50 percent through the Denver game). 

McDougle was waived last week when the Eagles brought in linebacker Dannell Ellerbe. McDougle was expendable as Ronald Darby returned from his dislocated ankle. The only game McDougle was inactive was the opener, before Darby's injury. 

Without McDougle, the Eagles still have plenty of corners. They have five on the roster, including Jaylen Watkins, who is listed as a safety but has played corner this season.