Thursday, February 11, 2016

Earl Wolff misses practice, optimistic that he will play vs. Saints

Earl Wolff missed Tuesday’s practice, but he said his injured right knee is “definitely” improving. Wolff said he is optimistic that he will play in Saturday’s postseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

Earl Wolff misses practice, optimistic that he will play vs. Saints

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Earl Wolff missed Tuesday’s practice, but he said his injured right knee is “definitely” improving. Wolff said he is optimistic that he will play in Saturday’s postseason game against the New Orleans Saints.

Wolff said he’s not worried about further injury because there is no structural damage. But when he returned against the Chicago Bears on Dec. 22, he could not last through the game before hurting the knee.

Wolff missed Sunday’s win over the Dallas Cowboys, which helped in his recovery. He would not have been able to play at full strength.

“I just have to be comfortable out there,” Wolff said. “I felt like I could have went out there Sunday, possibly, but it wasn’t be the best decision for the team. I felt like I would have hurt the team more than I helped the team.”

Safety Colt Anderson continued to miss practice with a knee injury. Center Julian Vandervelde is still out with a back injury.

BOYKIN IN THE SLOT

Brandon Boykin finished the season playing on 51 percent of the snaps. He was tied for second in the NFL with six interceptions. But the coaching staff still won't find a way to play him more, because they're convinced part of the reason Boykin has flourished is how much he's grown in the slot as the nickel cornerback.

"I really think, and I believe this, that one of the reasons that he's grown like he's grown and made the plays that he's making is because we've allowed him to specialize and really focus on the nickel position and how to play," defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. "He's a young player that's still growing and I think that is one of the things that we've done that I'm most happy with, and I understand he's got a lot of interceptions and second in the league, but I think that's a product of specialization and really knowing exactly and playing a position with confidence and that's how you win."

 

EXTRA POINTS         

Downloaded tickets for Saturday’s game must be printed; they cannot be shown on a mobile device for entry, according to Eagles officials.

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