Player News - Eagles

Date: Team: Pos:

Darren Sproles (hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Coach Doug Pederson hinted Sproles isn't going to play Week 3 against the Colts.
Sep 19 - 1:15 PM

Jay Ajayi (back) did not practice Wednesday.

Neither did Darren Sproles (hamstring), leaving Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams as the team's healthy running backs. Coach Doug Pederson labeled Ajayi as day to day in his media session Wednesday.
Sep 19 - 1:13 PM

Coach Doug Pederson labeled Darren Sproles (hamstring) as day to day.

Pederson, however, did say Sproles' recovery might take a "little longer" than Jay Ajayi, who is dealing with a back issue. Sproles sounds more doubtful than anything for Week 3 against the Colts, leaving Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams behind a questionable Ajayi.
Sep 19 - 10:48 AM

Coach Doug Pederson labeled both Jay Ajayi (back) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) as day to day.

Pederson said Sproles' recovery might take a "little longer," but it doesn't sound like Ajay has yet to be considered out or even a long shot for Week 3. We'll continue to keep a close eye on this situation the rest of the week. The Eagles promoted UDFA rookie Josh Adams from the practice squad.
Sep 19 - 10:45 AM

Eagles placed WR Mike Wallace on injured reserve with a broken fibula.

Wallace went down early in the loss to the Bucs, forcing the Eagles to roll with Kamar Aiken, Shelton Gibson, and TE Josh Perkins as the top options behind Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz. Wallace didn't catch a single pass in his game-plus of action for Philly and turned 32 last month. There's a chance Wallace could return late in the year. Jordan Matthews takes his roster spot.
Sep 19 - 10:00 AM

Eagles signed WR Jordan Matthews.

Matthews is still just 26 and was a 2014 second-round pick of the Eagles. He spent his first three years with the team but saw his career take a downturn after multiple injuries and was then shipped to the Bills in the trade for CB Ronald Darby. Matthews has a close relationship with Carson Wentz and knows the offense. He's expected to step in immediately as the slot receiver after the Eagles were forced to use TE Josh Perkins there last week against the Bucs. However, Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) could return this week. Matthews isn't a fantasy add.
Sep 19 - 9:57 AM

Free agent WR Jordan Matthews worked out for the Eagles on Tuesday.

The Eagles are running low on bodies at receiver, and Matthews is an #OldFriend. His addition would be mixed news for Nelson Agholor, who would maybe have to spend less time in the slot.
Sep 18 - 4:02 PM

NBC Sports Philadelphia reports Eagles OC Mike Groh "indicated there's a good chance" Jay Ajayi (back) sits Week 3.

We are a bit surprised by the interpretation, as Groh termed RB Josh Adams' promotion from the practice squad a "precautionary measure." It definitely sounds like Ajayi is going to miss some practice time this week. That's nothing new. We would consider Ajayi on the right side of questionable after he played through the issue against the Bucs in Week 2. His status will be updated no later than Wednesday.

RotoGrinders.com Daily Slant: New reports are putting Jay Ajayi's Week 3 availability in doubt. For an Eagles team already thin at WR and potentially without Ajayi and possibly Sproles again, Corey Clement could be in for a big workload against the Colts. With 85 total yards and a TD on 11 touches last week, Clement should be on your DFS cash game radar if Ajayi and Sproles sit. He's still very cheap and his involvement in the passing game helps raise his floor siginificantly on PPR sites.
Sep 18 - 2:24 PM

Eagles OC Mike Groh called RB Josh Adams' promotion from the practice squad "precautionary" with regards to Jay Ajayi's (back) health.

Adams got the call on Tuesday morning. Ajayi missed roughly half of Sunday's loss to the Bucs but finished the game as the Eagles' lead back. It sounds like he is going to miss some practice time this week but will be ready to face the Colts. Ajayi's health is an ever-looming concern, helping to cap his fantasy value at mid-range RB2.
Sep 18 - 2:02 PM

Eagles signed RB Josh Adams off their practice squad.

Adams had a good preseason, but he just missed out on making the initial 53-man roster. His signing could mean concern for Jay Ajayi, who missed most of the first half on Sunday because of a back injury, although he was able to return in the second half. It also could mean other teams were sniffing around and the Eagles did not want to lose Adams.
Sep 18 - 12:02 PM

The Inquirer's Jeff McLane reports the Eagles are not expected to add a receiver this week.

Perhaps that means Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) will return to face the Colts, but Doug Pederson called him "week to week" on Monday. If he sits, the No. 2 job likely will fall to Kamar Aiken, who played 78 percent of the snaps in Week 2. He is a name to know in deep leagues.
Sep 18 - 9:52 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) is still "week to week."

The Eagles badly need help at receiver with Mack Hollins on injured reserve and Mike Wallace dealing with a broken fibula, but they are not going to rush their No. 1. Jeffery did get in limited practices last week, and he is expected to practice again this week.
Sep 17 - 12:22 PM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Mike Wallace suffered a fractured fibula Week 2 against the Bucs.

Wallace will not be placed on injured reserve at this point, meaning the Eagles expect him back in the next eight weeks. Even so, he is going to miss at least the next several games. With Alshon Jeffery looking unlikely to return this week, the Eagles are extremely thin at receiver.
Sep 17 - 12:20 PM

Carson Wentz (knee) has been cleared and will start Week 3 against the Colts.

This was the expectation over the weekend, but it is now official. It is always a risk to use a player coming off a long injury layoff, and the Eagles have serious questions at receiver. Even so, it will be difficult to sit Wentz in a great matchup against the Colts. Wentz threw for 3,296 yards and 33 touchdowns in 13 games last season.
Sep 17 - 12:05 PM

ESPN's Josina Anderson reports Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) plans to practice this week.

It would be a surprise if he did not practice after he got in three limited sessions last week. That said, Philly's issues at receiver -- Mack Hollins is on injured reserve and Mike Wallace appears headed there -- could force Jeffery to come back faster than he planned. Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz should dominate snaps until Jeffery gets back.
Sep 17 - 11:33 AM


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