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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.

Three Questions About the Eagles as Training Camp Gets Started

A season after winning the Super Bowl the Eagles fought their way to a 9-7 record and a wild card playoff win in Chicago before eventually too many mistakes cost them in the divisional round in New Orleans.

After the 9-7 campaign, the team will have a bit of a new look as no more will have they have backup quarterback Nick Foles to fall back on, as he’s not in Jacksonville.

With camp a few days out, today we take a look at three questions about the team as they look to get back to the postseason for another Super Bowl run.

1. It’s all on Wentz

When the Eagles drafted Carson Wentz in the first round a few years back, he was expected to be the long term answer at the quarterback spot.

Instead season-ending injuries the last two seasons have forced the team to go to backup Nick Foles, who won them a Super Bowl and nearly got the team to the NFC Title Game last year.

With Foles in Jacksonville, the biggest question for this team concerns the health of Wentz, and can he be the long term answer.

Last season he was 5-6 as the team’s starter before falling to injury. He’s got to stay healthy or this team is in huge trouble.

2. Can the D-Line Develop?

Everyone knows that both Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett can ball, but after that there’s a number of questions about who will rush the QB and stop the run game.

Camp is a time for young players to not only get a chance but to develop, and this season you need to look for the following names = Josh Sweat, Vinny Curry and former third-round pick Daeshon Hall.

The other two players who might see some time and push for it include Shareef Miller is a rookie and Joe Ostman

It’s a wide open competition that should be one of the most heated in camp.

3. The Run Game

You’ve got a number of running backs who last season showed promise, but in the end no one truly stepped up and took charge of the position.

The one player who may be able to to change all that is Jordan Howard, who came over in a deal from the Chicago Bears.

Howard ran for 935 yards and nine touchdowns last season, more than any Eagles running back by far.

He will for sure be the opening day starter barring injury, and the team is hopeful that he will bring a big punch to the run game in 2019.

Video – Football Gameplan’s 2019 NFL Team Preview: Philadelphia Eagles

– 4-Minute Offense :50

– Positional Breakdown: 2:42

– Hunt’s Playbook: 8:12

– Fantasy Focus: 12:30

– Best Bets: 15:42

– Training Camp Quick Hits: 16:40

– Road to the Super Bowl: 20:26

Check Out the Madden 20 Rankings for All the Eagles Players

Monday was a day that many gaming fans wait for each year, the day that the most popular sports series of all-time puts out their player rankings.

That game of course is Madden football, and this year Madden 20 is once again going to be a game played by millions who are into the NFL and video games.

One aspect of the game is player rankings, and the top Eagles player on the list was DT Fletcher Cox with a mark of 96.

Center Jason Kelce is second on the Eagles list with a ranking of 94.

Check out all the Eagles Rankings by clicking HERE.