Eagles snap counts: Travis Fulgham has been phased out of offense


Earlier this season, Travis Fulgham was the leading receiver in the NFL for an entire month. So if you would have told me that he would be healthy and a non-factor in their biggest win of the season, I wouldn’t have believed you.

But here we are.

Fulgham in the Eagles’ 24-21 win over the Saints played just 11 snaps and was not targeted.

Here’s a breakdown of receiver snaps on Sunday:

  • Greg Ward: 51 snaps (74%)
  • Jalen Reagor: 47 snaps (68%)
  • Alshon Jeffery: 31 snaps (45%)
  • Quez Watkins: 22 snaps (32%)
  • Travis Fulgham: 11 snaps (16%)
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside: 0 snaps

It’s also worth noting that rookie John Hightower was a healthy scratch in this game. Remember, he led Eagles’ receivers in snaps during a three-game stretch earlier this season.

But Fulgham’s disappearing act is even crazier.

It was just a few weeks ago that Fulgham played 96% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps. Since then, he’s been down to 52%, 40% and now 16% on Sunday.

This season, Fulgham has now played in 10 games. His first five were great. His last five? Not so much.

Before the bye: 5 games, 44 targets, 29 receptions, 435 yards, 4 TDs

Since the bye: 5 games, 16 targets, 4 receptions, 32 yards

Other offensive notes

  • The Eagles started their 12th different OL in 13 games on Sunday and all five guys and Jalen Hurts played all 69 snaps. On the season, Jason Kelce has played 900 of 904 offensive snaps.
  • In his second game back, Zach Ertz played 50 snaps (72%), while Dallas Goedert played 59 snaps (86%).
  • At running back, Miles Sanders led the way with 56 snaps (81%), followed by Boston Scott 15 (22%) and Corey Clement 2 (3%). Sanders had 115 yards and 2 touchdowns on 14 carries.

Defensive notes

  • Alex Singleton and Jalen Mills played all 63 snaps. Mills was the last guy left in the secondary after Rodney McLeod, Avonte Maddox and Darius Slay all suffered injuries.
  • McLeod had played the first 872 defensive snaps of the season before his injury on Sunday. 
  • Because of those injuries we saw some newer faces. Marcus Epps played 35 snaps, Kevon Seymour played 35 and K’Von Wallace played 28.
  • Josh Sweat got 25 snaps and made the most of them. He had 4 tackles, 2 sacks, 2 QB hits and a TFL.
  • In total, the Eagles’ defensive line had five sacks — 2 from Sweat, 2 from Javon Hargrave, 1 from Fletcher Cox. Here’s how the DL snaps broke down: Cox 50, Brandon Graham 42, Hargrave 42, Derek Barnett 38, Sweat 25, Vinny Curry 25, Malik Jackson 25. Genard Avery didn’t get on the field on defense.

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