Eagles middle linebacker Joe Walker (neck) will be questionable for this Sunday's game in Seattle, head coach Doug Pederson said on Friday.
Walker suffered a stinger in the second quarter against the Bears and did not return.
Either Najee Goode or newcomer Dannell Ellerbe will take over for him at the MIKE spot against the Seahawks.
Walker has been a starter since Jordan Hicks (Achilles) went down for the season, but he doesn't play much. The Eagles don't spend a ton of time in their base package. In fact, since taking over for Hicks, Walker has averaged 16 snaps per game, while Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks play the other snaps.
While Goode has more experience in this defense, Ellerbe has much more experience in the league. The 32-year-old linebacker has 42 career starts but is still picking up the defense after getting signed on Nov. 13.
"Right now at this time, he's still learning," Pederson said of Ellerbe. "He's still kind of getting the pieces of the defense together."
Jason Kelce (ankle) and Derek Barnett (groin) were both limited on Thursday but were on the field for practice on Friday. Both of them and Alshon Jeffery (foot) and Patrick Robinson (knee), who were also at practice Friday, are "doing really well," according to Pederson.
The official injury report will be out later on Friday afternoon.
We now officially know Carson Wentz will be somewhere in the top 10 of the NFL Network’s top 100 players of 2018.
We just don’t know where he’ll land.
As far as the other Eagles on the list, the Super Bowl champions weren’t extremely well-represented: 68. Zach Ertz, 69. Fletcher Cox, 95. Lane Johnson, 96. Malcolm Jenkins.
Before tearing his ACL and LCL on Dec. 10 in Los Angeles, it seemed like Wentz was on his way to an MVP season. In 13 games, Wentz threw for over 3,200 yards and a franchise-record 33 touchdown passes.
Wentz is the only player in the top 10 who has never been anywhere on the top 100 list before. Can he go from off the list to No. 1?
Here’s the list of players (in alphabetical order) who will be unveiled in the top 10 on Monday night.
- Le'Veon Bell
- Tom Brady
- Drew Brees
- Antonio Brown
- Aaron Donald
- Todd Gurley
- Julio Jones
- Von Miller
- Aaron Rodgers
- Carson Wentz
In the comments below, leave your top 10 in order. We’ll see how close everyone can get.
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Carson Wentz held his inaugural AO1 Foundation softball game earlier this month and the event was a huge success, raising over $850,000 for charity.
Saturday afternoon, another Eagles player has a charity softball game.
This time, green-haired cornerback Jalen Mills will take over FirstEnergy Stadium in Reading. The home run derby starts at 1 p.m. and the softball game is scheduled to start at 2 p.m. Tickets are still available.
According to the website, the game will help benefit the National Youth Foundation.
As for the list of players and celebrities, several of Mills’ current and former teammates are expected to show.
Here’s the full list provided on the website:
Other NFL players
Musical artist Fat Boy SSE
Former Little League World Series star Mo’ne Davis
Philly rapper Gillie Da Kid
Competitive eater Notorious B.O.B.
Sports agent Drew Rosenhaus
Radio host DJ Diamond Kuts
Super fan Barry “The Hatchet” Vagnoni