2014 Strength of Schedule - PHI
Schedule difficulty based on schedule-adjusted, positional defensive ranking. Top DEF = 1, bottom DEF = 32.
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Friday, August 22, 2014, 9:32am
Eagles RB Matthew Tucker was impressive against the first team Steelers D, scoring two TDs and bringing his total on the preseason to four, best in the NFL. Meanwhile, Henry Josey broke off a long run that was called back on a bogus penalty, and Kenjon Barner showed some promise after quickly assimilating into the Eagles offense. If the Eagles are worried that Chris Polk will always be an injury risk, it appears they may have other options.
Polk is nursing a torn hamstring, and may find himself out of a job if he doesn't heal quickly. The Eagles' RB3 job is important because the winner would likely see the biggest jump in touches if LeSean McCoy were to miss any time. Darren Sproles is not built for a heavy workload.
Posted by Scott Pagel
Friday, August 22, 2014 - 3:33pm
In limited time last season Chris Polk showed flashes. It was enough that he passed Bryce Brown on the depth chart and the team eventually traded Brown in the offseason. The thought is Polk would be a guy to get a bulk of the carries should LeSean McCoy go down.
Polk has been diagnosed with a grade 2 partial tear of his hamstring so his status is in doubt. Some of the Eagles backups like Henry Josey and Matthew Tucker have stood out with Polk missing time and the Birds just traded for Carolina's Kenjon Barner, so they could be preparing for life without Polk, or just backing themselves up in case this lingers.
Polk's only value with McCoy healthy is a possible handcuff, but with the hamstring injury there isn't a lot of value right now. McCoy owners who want to back him up on their roster need to wait this out to see if Polk makes the team.