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Eagles Ink DT Akeem Spence to Replace Injured Malik Jackson

The Eagles worked out two players on Tuesday, and one could fill a void opened up on the defensive tackle depth chart in the wake of a season-ending injury to Malik Jackson, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ Advance Media reports.

They quickly signed one of them. That is, Dolphins defensive tackle Akeem Spence. In a corresponding move, the Eagles also placed Jackson on injured reserve and released tight end Alex Ellis.

Spence worked out at NovaCare Complex on Tuesday along with former Eagles linebacker Paul Worrilow, a person familiar with the situation told NJ Advance Media.

The 6-1, 307-pound Spence spent the 2018 season with the Dolphins, where he started all 16 games. The 27-year-old finished the year with 42 tackles, two sacks and, per Pro Football Focus, 32 total quarterback pressures.

Redskins Vs Eagles NFL Week One Inactives

Redskins

DT Treyvon Hester
OG Wes Martin
QB Colt McCoy
CB Fabian Moreau
RB Adrian Peterson
C Ross Pierschbacher
TE Jordan Reed

Eagles

LB Kamu Grugier-Hill
DE Daeshon Hall
OG Nate Herbig
OT Jordan Mailata
DE Shareef Miller
OG Matt Pryor
QB Nate Sudfeld

Eagles WR DeSean Jackson Breaks Finger in Practice

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DeSean Jackson gave the Eagles a minor scare in practice, Kevin Patra of NFL.com reports.

NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport reported Tuesday that the Philadelphia receiver suffered a broken finger on his left hand in today’s workout, per sources informed of the situation.

While it’s never great for a man who makes his bread using his hands to suffer a break, Rapoport notes that Jackson is not expected to miss time and the Eagles aren’t concerned with the injury.

Eagles Coach Pederson Says RG Brandon Brooks Still Not Cleared for Team Drills

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson says starting right guard Brandon Brooks still has not been cleared to participate in team drills according to Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.

Brooks will take part in 1-on-1 drills this week and “see how his body responds.” It is actually amazing that Brooks was able to avoid the PUP list at the start of training camp given that he tore his Achilles in last year’s playoffs and a week one return remains “a possibility”.

Originally a third-round pick out of Miami Ohio by the Houston Texans in 2012, the 29-year-old Brooks is a two-time Pro Bowler and graded out as the No.8-overall guard out of 81 qualifiers in 2018 according to Pro Football Focus.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai would start in Brooks’ place if he is not ready for the regular season opener against the Redskins.

Video: Highlights of the Eagles 27-10 Preseason Week One Loss to the Titans

The Tennessee Titans take on the Philadelphia Eagles during Week 1 of the 2019 NFL preseason.

Sporting News Picks the NFL 2019 Division Winners – Where Do the Eagles Land?

It’s that time of the year when national pundits start to look ahead and pick records for teams around the league, as well as pick the winners of the divisions.

Sporting News is out with their 2019 predictions, and they have their picks in for the NFC East.

The longtime company picks the Cowboys to take not only the division, but make it all the way to the Super Bowl before losing to the Chiefs. The company says the Cowboys will take the East with a mark of 12-4.

Coming in second they have the Eagles with a mark of 11-5, one game back of the Cowboys.

The Giants and Redskins come in third and last in the NFC East each with a record of 4-12.

Here’s the complete rundown of who Sporting News likes along with the Super Bowl teams.

Video – Not Done Yet: The Story of the 2018 Philadelphia Eagles

The 2018 season was the Philadelphia Eagles’ 86th season in the National Football League and their third under head coach Doug Pederson.

Jordan Howard Getting a Majority of the Carries at Eagles Camp

Running back Jordan Howard has been “dominating” carries with the first-team offense thus far at Eagles training camp according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94 WIP.

The Eagles acquired Howard from the Chicago Bears in May in exchange for a 2020 conditional sixth-round draft pick and thus far it looks like that move has paid off in spades for Philly.

Almost exclusively an early-down back, Howard saw his yards per carry slip from 5.2 as a rookie to 4.1 and 3.7 over the past two years but he did have two 1000-plus seasons in his first three years in the league and came close in 2018 with 935 yards and nine touchdowns.

For the Eagles, Howard seems likely to lead the team in rushing attempts with rookie Miles Sanders seeing some work on early downs and Darren Sproles and/or Corey Clement almost exclusively used on third downs and passing situations.

Given head coach Doug Pederson’s preference for committee rushing attacks, none of the Eagles running backs will be particularly good for fantasy. Howard has some extra motivation as he is set to become a free agent next March. He does not turn 25 years old until November.