Welcome to this weeks edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. The Birds are only one more victory from returning to the Super Bowl for the first time since 2018, and the team seems to be more ready than ever to to take a step closer to Super Bowl glory. The final stop comes this afternoon as the Eagles look to make their Lincoln Financial Field finale a magical one. Before we get into this afternoon’s kickoff, let’s check out all the latest happenings involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- This afternoon, the Eagles will play their final home game of the the 2022–23 campaign as they host rookie‐sensation Brock Purdy and the San Francisco 49ers in the NFC Championship game. The 49ers come in off a close 19–12 victory over the Dallas Cowboys in their divisional round matchup, while the Eagles breezed past the New York Giants in their playoff debut with a 38–7 win. We are now down to the last two teams standing as they look to take home the NFC title, and head to Glendale, Arizona for Super Bowl LVII. Kickoff for today’s game is scheduled for 3 p.m. and can be seen on FOX.
- The injury news from the past week is perhaps the best the Eagles have seen in quite a long time. With cornerback Avonte Maddox (toe) returning to full practice, right tackle Lane Johnson (groin) continuing to practice fully, and quarterback Jalen Hurts (shoulder) being removed from the injury report, the Eagles will officially have all 22 starters available for this afternoon’s game against the 49ers.
- On the coaching front, it appears that Eagles’ defensive coordinator Jonathan Gannon will remain with the team for now. After interviewing for the vacant Houston Texans head coaching job, the Texans announced they plan to hire current San Francisco 49ers defensive coordinator, and former Eagle, DeMeco Ryans for the job. It also appears that offensive coordinator Shane Steichen will stay put as well as reports suggest the Carolina Panthers will look elsewhere for their next head coach following their interview with Steichen.
- The Eagles’ week came with some roster moves as well. The Eagles have once again elevated safety Anthony Harris to the active roster. The team also signed offensive tackle Jarrid Williams to a reserve/futures contract. Williams returns to the team after being released just before training camp this past offseason.
- A congratulations goes to Eagles’ Executive Vice President and General Manager Howie Roseman who was named the Pro Football Writer’s of America’s NFL Executive of the Year. Roseman’s impact on the team this season, turning a thought‐to‐be mid level team into one of the final Super Bowl contenders with his many mind‐blowing roster moves, has been nothing short of amazing. Eagles fans are confident that Roseman will continue his magic as the Eagles face many key free‐agency questions at the conclusion of their current campaign.
- One final item to leave fans even more hyped for today’s game: The Eagles will be ushered into this afternoon’s contest behind the all‐time great and Hall of Famer Brian Dawkins as he will serve as the team’s honorary captain. Dawkins spent 13 dominating years with the Eagles, and looks to bring the hype he is known for to pass on to the current regime.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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