Training camp practices are one thing. "We've just got to continue to give him opportunities". We just do need him out there for him to be able to show what he can do and really make a difference for our team and for our offense. "Just try to keep it simple, keep it small, focus on the details".
- Carson Wentz was under pressure on just 197 of 662 pass plays last season, according to PFF. Second-year RB Wendell Smallwood could end up getting most of the carries, though veteran Darren Sproles is still unsafe whenever he touches the ball.
If you have Kareem Hunt, Tyreek Hill or Mike Gillislee in fantasy, you're off to a great start heading into the first NFL Sunday of the season.
"He is a big target, still runs well".
"I saw that he was working and we were always talking about what he could do different", Wentz said. "He is going to have a significant role".
Stafford High School graduates and current Eagles teammates Torrey Smith and Dexter McDougle didn't register much of an impact in making their return to the D.C. area.
- Eagles tight end Zach Ertz has 247 receptions in his first 4 seasons.
And, if the start of today's game against the Washington Redskins is any indication, the Eagles are set for a big year, especially if Wentz and wide receiver Nelson Agholor can maintain their chemistry.
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On their next possession, Cousins hit Pryor on a crossing route for 28 yards to the Eagles 18, but three plays later the Eagles blitzed and Cousins threw off his back foot. The Skins also have Jamison Crowder who is an excellent slot receiver.
But he made several plays, too. With 16 games a year ago, I was healthy.
A Little Help, Please - While Cousins and Wentz are certainties, neither team has a clear idea of who'll be doing the damage from the running back position.
Best pick-six: If you had Ryan Kerrigan in your First Redskins Touchdown of 2017 Pool, you're possibly a liar and probably quite rich. Kerrigan, who had 3 1/2 sacks in two meetings against the Eagles last season, picked off a Carson Wentz pass that was tipped at the line by Stacy McGee and returned it 24 yards for a touchdown midway through the second quarter.
Allen said the replay views were "inconclusive, so we have to stay with the ruling on the field".
Both teams feature newcomers on defense.
Reed last season missed four games altogether and played sparingly in three others. "When they bring in Sproles and Smallwood and all those guys, we have to somehow figure out how to get them third-and-long, try to make them one-dimensional".
The Eagles play again next Sunday when they travel to Arrowhead Stadium to face Andy Reid and the Kansas City Chiefs. Cravens, 22, was placed on the exempt/left squad list Sunday after initially shocking the organization by saying he wanted to retire. Coach (Doug Pederson) is going to be aggressive.