Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. The Eagles got the job done (for now), clinching the NFC East title, and topping the entire NFC with a conference-best 14 – 3 record. Last week’s win over the New York Giants also helped the Eagles secure the coveted first-round bye which may prove to be crucial in ensuring the best line-up for the divisional round. Though there’s no action this weekend, there’s still plenty to talk about coming out of South Philly. Let’s recap all the latest happenings involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- In some significant injury news, quarterback Jalen Hurts practiced with the team, however saw limited action with his throwing as he continues recover from a shoulder sprain. Right tackle Lane Johnson also practiced on a limited basis as he nurses an adductor tear. Defensive end Josh Sweat returned to full practice this week after missing last week’s game due to a concussion.
- After an all-around dominant season, several players have been recognized for their spectacular play. A huge congratulations goes to Lane Johnson and center Jason Kelce who were both selected to the AP First-Team All-Pro list. A congratulations also goes to linebacker Haason Reddick, wide receiver A.J. Brown, quarterback Jalen Hurts, and cornerback James Bradberry who were all selected to the AP Second-Team All Pro list. The praises don’t stop there as Kelce, Johnson, and cornerback Darius Slay were all selected to the inaugural player-voted All-Pro list.
- Keeping with the player recognition, a congratulations goes to kicker Jake Elliott for being named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, and Haason Reddick for being named the NFC Defensive Player of the Month for the month of December. Elliott put up a perfect performance against the Giants, including going 5-for-5 on field goals with two from over 50 yards. Reddick continued his light’s out play all throughout the last month, adding to his dominating 16 sack campaign for the 2022 season.
- It’s that time of year again where teams are looking to fill head coaching vacancies, and a couple names from the Eagles’ staff have been approached for possible jobs. This week, the Houston Texans requested to interview defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon for their head coach position while the Indianapolis Colts and Carolina Panthers have demonstrated interest in interviewing offensive coordinator Shane Steichen. Eagles defensive backs coach Dennard Wilson will interview for the Cleveland Browns’ vacant defensive coordinator position.
- One final round of congratulations goes to three former Eagles who will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame as part of the 2023 class. Running back Brian Westbrook, wide receiver Jeremy Maclin, and cornerback Troy Vincent will all have their collegiate legacies immortalized as they join 15 other players who will be inducted.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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