While the Philadelphia Eagles’ record is still an impressive 5-2, Sunday’s heartbreaking loss to the Arizona Cardinals put a damper on the feelings that this team is unstoppable, even with its significant flaws. So the good news about sidelined players slowly returning to the fold is very welcome, as Philadelphia prepares to take on the Houston Texans on the road this week.
Center Jason Kelce returned to practice action with the first team on Tuesday. Barring any setbacks, he should be back with the o-line in Texas, his first game since Week 3. Welcome back, Jason. We really missed you. – CSNPhilly
The kick-starter of the Eagles offense this year, RB Darren Sproles also expects to be back on the field with his teammates come Sunday. Another powerful weapon in Philly’s offensive toolbox looks to arrive just in time. – ESPN
With 17 turnovers–the second-most in the league–the Birds prepare to face a Texans defense featuring J.J. Watt, who is just waiting to make Philadelphia pay if they continue to make such foolish–and costly–mistakes. – CSNPhilly
Just as center Jason Kelce returned to practice action with the first team on Tuesday came news that Todd Herremans, the only consistently healthy member of the o-line, suffered torn biceps in his left against the Cardinals. But he plans to fight through it if he can.
With left guard Evan Mathis a week from coming off Injured Reserve, Herremans may be hoping to last just one more game.
Congratulations to Jeremy Maclin, selected as the Eagles’ Ed Block Courage Award recipient. Selected by his teammates, Maclin was chosen for his incredible efforts on the field this season after missing all of 2013 with a torn ACL. He had all the confidence in the world that he would be back and in fine form, and that’s exactly what he’s done. – PhiladelphiaEagles.com