Eagles Injury Update: Darren Sproles returns; Kenjon Barner out Thursday

Eagles Injury Update: Darren Sproles returns; Kenjon Barner out Thursday

The Eagles will make a swap at running back this Thursday when they host the Giants.

Darren Sproles, who missed Sunday’s game with a concussion, will be back for the Eagles’ game on Thursday. But Kenjon Barner, who suffered a hamstring strain against the Ravens, has already been ruled out.

The Eagles will go into Thursday with Ryan Mathews, Sproles and Byron Marshall as their running backs.  

While Barner has already been ruled out, head coach Doug Pederson said the following players are all on the mend: Allen Barbre (hamstring), Jordan Matthews (ankle), Isaac Seumalo (high ankle), Brent Celek (stinger) and Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee). All of them practiced in full Monday.

With Lane Johnson returning to start at right tackle, Pederson still wouldn’t commit to starting Barbre at left guard because of the hamstring injury that kept him out of Sunday’s loss to the Ravens.

“Something we’re going to evaluate,” Pederson said. “We’ll have to see where he’s at health-wise, see if he’s 100 percent. Obviously, these last two weeks, we’re kind of getting our offensive line back to full strength. That’s something that we’ll evaluate over the next couple of days.”

If Barbre does start at left guard, the Eagles would have their opening day offensive line back together. Pederson did admit that the idea of playing Seumalo has something to do with his lack of commitment to playing Barbre, but Seumalo suffered a high ankle injury on Sunday.  

Vaitai has missed the last four games with an MCL sprain. He wasn’t able to return from the injury to get another start before the return of Johnson.

Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

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Roob Stats: A salute to Carson Wentz's incredible season

OK, this is really sad. It's also really incredible.

With Carson Wentz's season officially over, we can look back at just how insanely great he was these past 13 games.

He went 11-2, completed 60 percent of his passes, threw a franchise-record 33 touchdowns to just seven interceptions and finished with a 101.9 passer rating, fifth highest in NFL history by QBs 24 or younger (behind only Robert Griffin III, Dan Marino, Dak Prescott and Nick Foles).

Let's take a look at some of Wentz's remarkable achievements this past season:

• Wentz's 33 touchdowns on 440 pass attempts are sixth most in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 450 or fewer passes in a season. His seven interceptions match the fourth fewest in NFL history by a quarterback throwing 33 or more touchdowns. Only Tom Brady (2010, 2015) and Aaron Rodgers (2011, 2014) have thrown fewer INTs in a season with at least 33 TDs.

• Wentz will go into 2018 with a streak of 15 consecutive games with at least one touchdown pass and one or fewer interceptions. That's the sixth-longest such streak in NFL history and six shy of the record of 21 games, set by Matt Ryan over the 2015 through 2017 seasons.

• Wentz threw 27 touchdowns in his last nine games. Only six quarterbacks in NFL history have ever thrown more touchdown passes in any nine-game stretch — Brady, Peyton Manning, George Blanda, Rodgers, Drew Brees and Marino. All either are or will be Hall of Famers.

• Wentz's four career games with four TDs (all this year) equals the third most by any quarterback in his first 29 career games. Marino and Matthew Stafford each had six. Mark Rypien and Fran Tarkentown also had four. Only seven QBs in NFL history have had more four-TD games in a season (Manning, Marino, Brady, Brees, Rodgers, Brett Favre and Donovan McNabb).

• Wentz had a passer rating of 83 or higher in all 13 games he played. He's only the fourth QB in NFL history to record a passer rating of at least 83 in the first 13 games of a season. Manning, Philip Rivers and Rodgers have also done it.

• Overall, Wentz has had a passer rating of 83 or higher in 14 straight games, the eighth-longest streak in NFL history. Only five QBs — Manning, Rivers, Brady, Steve Young and Rodgers — have had longer streaks.

Eagles bring back Bryce Treggs on practice squad

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Eagles bring back Bryce Treggs on practice squad

Bryce Treggs is back.

The swift second-year wide receiver was signed to the Eagles' practice squad on Thursday. To make room for Treggs, the Eagles released wide receiver Rashard Davis from the practice squad.

Treggs, 23, played nine games for the Eagles last season, recording three catches for 80 yards. The undrafted California product was in training camp this year but cut in September. Treggs was then scooped up in October by the Browns, who released him in on Wednesday.

Treggs (6-0/185) played six games for Cleveland, compiling five catches for 79 yards while returning five punts for 24 yards.

Davis (5-9/175), a 22-year-old rookie out of James Madison, did not appear in a game for the Eagles.