The day after the Storm is often an interesting period and today was no exception for the Philadelphia Eagles. Doug Pederson met the media in the usual fashion and there was plenty to talk about.
Paul Turner promoted to active roster:
The Eagles have promoted wide receiver Paul Turner to the active roster, following yet another disappointing week from Nelson Agholor. The USC product told the media yesterday that “he can’t get out of his own head”.
“We gave him some work last week in practice..” Doug Pederson told reporters.“..and just feel like this is a good opportunity, not only for him but for us. To see where he’s at, to see what he can do and give him an opportunity. We’ll give him some work this week and see whether or not he’ll be up for the game.”
The man making way for Turner, is another preseason standout, in the way of cornerback Aaron Grymes. Pederson didn’t say if the move was directly related to Agholor’s struggles, but spoke in depth about the steps he will take to ensure that Agholor is okay mentally and that the pair work through the struggles.
For fans, the addition of Turner is a move that they have been pining for since the season opener against Cleveland..but this could also be a sign that things are more serious than they seem with Nelson Agholor, which is concerning.
The Eagles left Seattle battered and bruised with several players enduring injuries during the game. Pederson updated reporters on the status of players hurt in the loss to Seattle.
Vaitai suffered a knee injury (MCL sprain )against the Seahawks late in the game and is listed as week-to-week, meaning there is a big chance he could miss Monday’S game against the Packers. In that instance, Allen Barbre would move over to Right Tackle, with Wisniewski filling the LG vacancy.
The Eagles cornerback is listed in the NFL’s concussion protocol, so his eligibility for Monday fully depends on whether or not he clears protocol by the end of the week. With Grymes now waived, it would likely be Jalen Mills, Nolan Carroll and Malcolm Jenkins starting, and potentially C.J Smith filling the space.
Darren Sproles has a rib fracture but should be ready to play on Monday and the same can be said for Ryan Mathews, who suffered a knee injury. There is a level of uncertainty at the position, but the Eagles do still have both Wendell Smallwood and Kenjon Barner.
The Eagles Defensive End reportedly has a bruised bone and will miss the opening few days of practice this week, but should be ready to play against Green Bay.