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Eagles QB Josh McCown to Have Surgery on Hamstring Tuesday

Eagles quarterback Josh McCown will undergo surgery to repair a torn hamstring on Tuesday according to Tm McManus of ESPN.

The surgery will require a six-month recovery period. McCown suffered his injury in the second quarter of Sunday’s Wild Card loss to Seattle, meaning he played the entire second half of that game with a torn hamstring.

Once Carson Wentz had to leave the game with a concussion suffered on a controversial helmet-to-helmet hit from Jadeveon Clowney, The Eagles only other quarterback option if McCown had not stayed in the game was Greg Ward, a converted college quarterback who was also arguably the team’s No.1 wide receiver in the game due to the decimated nature of Philly’s receiving corps.

The game marked McCown’s first career playoff appearance and potentially his last with the 40-year-old likely headed for retirement this offseason.

Of course, McCown also retired after the 2018 season to join ESPN as an analyst before changing his mind and signing with the Eagles in mid-August so anything is possible.

Video: Eagles Host the Seahawks in NFC Wild Card Game Sunday

One team will go home Sunday as their season will come to a close, as the Seahawks and Eagles will do battle in one of the two NFC Wild Card games.

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Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz Has Yet to Be Cleared for Contact

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday that tight end Zach Ertz has not yet been cleared for contact according 94WIP.com.

Ertz is dealing with fractured ribs and a lacerated ki8dney.

The Eagles made it to the playoffs by dominating the their weak NFC East opponents and despite losing major players every week but it is hard to imagine them advancing further without Carson Wentz’s favorite target.

Dallas Goedert and Josh Perkins filled in as the Eagles’ two tight ends Week 17 against the Giants in the crucial win and its seems likely they will do so again this weekend against the Seahawks.

Video: Eagles Look to Clinch the NFC East Sunday Against the Giants

The Eagles will look to wrap up the NFC East with a win Sunday as they play in New Jersey against the Giants.

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Eagles Rule Out TE Zach Ertz for Sunday’s Regular Season Finale Against the Giants

The Eagles have officially ruled out tight end Zach Ertz for Sunday’s must-win game against the New York Giants according to the team’s Twitter account.

Wideout Nelson Agholor has also been ruled out again but he has not been a factor in the Eagles offense in weeks.

Earlier in the day, the Eagles had indicated Ertz would try to practice on Friday but ultimately it became clear that Carson Wentz’s favorite target is too severely banged up and in too much pain from his fractured ribs to give it a go in Week 17.

The news means that No.2 TE Dallas Goedert will likely play virtually every single snap on Sunday and Wentz will have to lean more heavily on his running backs and wide receiver Greg Ward to move the chains against the Giants.

Philly’s entire season hinges on this game as, if they win, they will win the NFC East crown and host a Wild Card game next weekend.

Eagles to Stay with the ‘Hot Hand’ at Running Back in Rookie Miles Sanders

Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said Thursday that he expects to continue to ride the hot hand with rookie running back Miles Sanders even if veteran Jordan Howard is able to return for Sunday’s must-win game against the New York Giants according to Eliot Shorr-Parks of 94WIP.com.

Howard has been unable to suit up since Week 9 due to a shoulder injury and still has not been cleared for contact but hopes to get that clearance from doctors later on Thursday.

But much has changed since earlier in the season when Howard was getting the vast majority of early-down work while Sanders was mainly used on passing downs. The second-round rookie out of Penn State has taken control of the running game in Howard’s absence and it makes sense for that to continue, as Sanders offers much more value as a receiver in addition to his home-run ability on the ground.

Pederson did also note that Boston Scott has earned the chance to keep playing as the diminutive (5’6″, 203 pounds) sophomore has provided a spark at times for the Philly offense, especially in the Week 14 overtime win over the Giants. But this has definitely evolved into Sanders’ backfield and he is the only viable fantasy option.

Video: Eagles Take Control of the NFC East, Top Cowboys 17-9

The Eagles pulled out their biggest win of the season Sunday, as they topped the Cowboys at home to take control of the NFC East with one week to play.

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Video: Eagles Look to Take Down the Cowboys in Huge Week 16 NFC East Battle

The two top teams in the NFC East do battle Sunday at 4:25pm Eastern as the Eagles play host to the Cowboys in a game that likely will decide who takes home the division.

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