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Eagles rule out 6 players for Sunday’s game in Buffalo

Eagles rule out 6 players for Sunday’s game in Buffalo

The Eagles have ruled out six players for Sunday’s game in Buffalo but it’s likely they’ll get one of their starting corners back. 

First, the players who have been ruled out: 

LB Nigel Bradham (ankle, illness)
WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen)
DT Timmy Jernigan (foot) 
CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck)
T Jason Peters (knee)
RB Darren Sproles (quadricep)

No surprises there. None of those players were expected to play on Sunday. All but one missed every practice this week. 

This means those six and one more player — likely Nate Herbig — will make up the inactive group for Sunday, assuming the Eagles bring up one player from the practice squad. 

There was some good news on Maddox on Friday. Doug Pederson said that Maddox has cleared the concussion protocol. Maddox, who hasn’t played since the Green Bay game, was a limited participant in Friday’s practice to end this week. Next weekend is probably a possibility. 

Ronald Darby (hamstring) was a full participant all week. He was active against the Cowboys but didn’t play. It’s likely he’ll be starting across from Jalen Mills this week, with Sidney Jones in the slot. 

“Darby's made really good progress,” Pederson said. “He feels good. He feels healthy. Again, just working himself back into playing shape and football shape is the biggest thing with guys that have missed time. So he's looked good in practice. Excited for his opportunity this weekend.”

The Eagles finished Friday’s practice with just 52 players on their active roster. Pederson hinted that roster spot will be taken by practice squad defensive tackle Bruce Hector.

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Hall of Fame reveals lame plan for Harold Carmichael induction

Hall of Fame reveals lame plan for Harold Carmichael induction

Harold Carmichael and the other Centennial inductees into the Pro Football Hall of Fame will be enshrined on Sept. 18, the Hall of Fame announced on Tuesday.

That's six weeks after the traditional Hall of Fame summer festivities.

The modern-era players will be enshrined on the usual first preseason weekend, which this summer is Aug. 8, in conjunction with the Hall of Fame Game.

The Centennial enshrinees, unfortunately, will be relegated to a Friday evening two weeks into the regular season and won’t be part of the annual Hall of Fame festivities that honor the greatest players in football history.

The Hall of Fame hasn’t specifically announced the schedule for that evening but according to a press release issued on Tuesday morning, the festivities will include “world-class performances from a variety of music icons.”

Oh boy.

The press release said ticket information to attend the induction of Carmichael and the other all-time greats was not available yet.

Carmichael is only the 7th player who spent more than half his career with the Eagles to make it to Canton. The others are Steve Van Buren (1965), Chuck Bednarik (1967), Pete Pihos (1970), Tommy McDonald (1998), Reggie White (2006) and Brian Dawkins (2018).

Carmichael spent the 1971 through 1983 seasons with the Eagles after getting drafted in the 7th round out of Southern University. He was named a wide receiver on the NFL’s 1980s all-decade team and is also on the Eagles' 75th anniversary team named in 2007.

During his 12 seasons with the Eagles, he caught 589 passes for 8,978 yards and 79 touchdowns -- all still franchise records. He led the NFL in catches and yards in 1973 and made four Pro Bowls.

The other centennial inductees are Jimbo Covert, Bobby Dillon, Cliff Harris, Winston Hill, Alex Karras, Donnie Shell, Duke Slater, Mac Speedie and Ed Sprinkle.

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Andy Reid's sick Super Bowl sneakers are headed to the Hall of Fame

Andy Reid's sick Super Bowl sneakers are headed to the Hall of Fame

Former Eagles head coach Andy Reid finally broke through his long-standing Super Bowl barricade earlier this month, leading the Chiefs to an improbable comeback win over the 49ers. In the biggest game of his career, Reid's team was prepared.

Reid, too, was prepared for a win, judging by his very strong sneaker choice for the big game. The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced Monday evening that Reid's jacket, hat, and sneakers from Super Bowl LIV are headed to Canton for a display on the game:

Andy was packing heat! The nicest touch on those sneakers:instead of saying "AIR" on the heel, they just read "A R", for Reid's initials. It's that kind of attention to detail that wins you championships.

The internet suddenly understood, collectively, how Reid reversed his bad playoff luck. It was the shoes:

I wonder if someone in Philly put Reid on to the Air Forces, or if he added them to his repertoire in Kansas City.

The legend of Andy keeps growing.

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