The Eagles added a young linebacker on Wednesday, claiming Steven Daniels off waivers from Washington.
Daniels, 24, was a seventh-round pick out of Boston College in 2016, but spent the entire season on injured reserve after tearing his labrum in training camp.
Washington waived Daniels on Tuesday. The young 'backer will now get a chance to prove he's moved on from his shoulder injury.
He might have some opportunity with the Eagles, who lack depth at the linebacker position.
Jordan Hicks, Nigel Bradham and Mychal Kendricks are the incumbent starters, but it seems possible Kendricks won't be with the team when the season starts.
After the starters, the team has last year's seventh-round pick Joe Walker, who is returning from an ACL tear, this year's fifth-round pick Nate Gerry, who is making the switch from safety. Then, the Eagles have Najee Goode, Don Cherry and Kamu Grugier-Hill still under contract.
The Eagles' roster sits at 83 players. The maximum for this time of year is 90. Expect more moves in the coming days as they will try to fit in several undrafted rookie free agents.
3:50 p.m.: The Cowboys got a 42-yard field goal at the buzzer to take down the Atlanta Falcons and move to 5-5 on the season. That means the Eagles need to win today to keep pace.
Meanwhile, in New Orleans, they’re getting ready to face this guy.
2:59 p.m.: Eagles inactive are out:
2:29 p.m.: Washington was about to take a lead at the end of the half, but Alex Smith threw a 101-yard pick-6 and the Texans extended their lead. It’s 17-7 at halftime. In Atlanta, the Falcons are clinging to a 6-3 lead over the Cowboys.
1:40 p.m.: Keep an eye on the game in Washington. The Texans have a 10-0 lead after one quarter. The Eagles can use all the help they can get in the NFC East.
1:15 p.m.: After about a half hour of trying to figure out how to get in the Superdome and then how to get up to the press box, I have finally arrived. This is my first trip to the Superdome. First impressions, it’s kind of a dump, but also kinda cool. I’m looking forward to seeing how loud this place gets in a few hours.
10:53 a.m.: Good morning, everyone. It’s game day! And it’s a big one for the Eagles. I’m getting ready to walk to the Superdome from my hotel and we’ll follow this entire game day together.
For what it’s worth, I was out about town last night and saw a ton of Eagles fans. Another big showing from Eagles fans in another city. We’ve seen that on every trip this year. I think it was a perfect storm for it. The Eagles are coming off a Super Bowl and have a tremendous road schedule. A lot of good options for fans and they’re making the most of these trips.
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NEW ORLEANS — As the Eagles get ready to play the Saints in the Superdome, their biggest competition in the NFC East lost its quarterback.
In the third quarter of Washington’s game against the Texans, Alex Smith went down with a gruesome ankle injury. He needed to be carted off the field.
Washington carries just two quarterbacks, so Colt McCoy is now their starting quarterback unless they make a move next week. McCoy hasn’t made a start since the 2014 season, but it looks like it might be his team from here on out.
Through nine games, Washington built a 6-3 record, but are losing to the Texans and are now without their starting quarterback. The Eagles are going to have every chance to get back into this division race.
The Eagles and Redskins play on Monday Night Football at the Linc on Dec. 3. It’s the first of their two matchups. They also play in Washington in the regular season finale.
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