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Checking In: Eagles in the NFL

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A mid-season round up

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Are you running out of things to root for in the NFL?

Perhaps you’re a fan of the New York Giants.

Perhaps you’re a fan of the New York Giants but you live in Boston, where you often find yourself entrapped in a malodorous cloud of Dunkin’ iced coffee breath, the source of which is tearfully deifying TB12.

Or maybe if smirking Todd from billing asks one more time what’s happened to your fantasy team these past few weeks HR might have to get involved.

I don’t know, these are completely hypothetical. Personally, I find myself pulling for whichever former BC players happen to be on the screen. With fourteen ex-Eagles rostered, odds are there’s at least one in whichever game you’re watching. Here’s a quick round up of Eagles in the NFL:

Zach Allen - Arizona Cardinals - DE - Rookie

Allen played in just four games before being placed on injured reserve with a neck injury. Tough break, as he had been seeing the majority of snaps on defense.

Anthony Castonzo - Indianapolis Colts - OT - Year 9

Castonzo is the longest tenured player on the Colts. He remains a stalwart on the line, playing every offensive snap this season with only one penalty called against him.

Will Harris - Detroit Lions - S - Rookie

The third round pick has played in all 10 games this season, including over 80% of the defensive snaps in each of the last 4.

John Johnson III - Los Angeles Rams - S - Year 3

Johnson went on IR with a shoulder injury after Week 6, but not before recording two interceptions and two 11 tackle games.

Luke Kuechly - Carolina Panthers - LB - Year 8

Arguably the best professional player BC has ever produced, Kuechly has two interceptions, a safety, and 90 combined tackles, good for 6th in the league.

Harold Landry III - Tennessee Titans - LB - Year 2

Landry is having himself a breakout year, tallying seven sacks, ten tackles for loss, and an interception in 10 games.

Chris Lindstrom - Atlanta Falcons - G - Rookie

Unfortunately for Matt Ryan, Lindstrom went down with a broken foot in his first career game. The Falcons have indicated that his recovery is on track, but no word on when he might return.

Matt Milano - Buffalo Bills - LB - Year 3

Milano has played every snap in all but one game for the vaunted Bills defense, recording 64 tackles, 1.5 sacks, 5 QB hits, and a fumble recovery.

Kevin Pierre-Louis - Chicago Bears - LB - Year 6

KPL is with his fourth team in six years, primarily contributing on special teams.

Matt Ryan - Atlanta Falcons - QB - Year 12

The Falcons got off to an atrocious start, but they’ve picked up two impressive wins since Ryan returned from injury in Week 10. I needn’t remind you that we’ve seen Matty Ice lead improbable comebacks before (and yes, one historic collapse).

Justin Simmons - Denver Broncos - S - Year 4

Simmons is having another solid year in Denver, where he’s played every defensive snap, while notching two interceptions. The Denver Post says if the Broncos are able to resign him, he’ll go down as one of the franchise’s best safeties.

Tommy Sweeney - Buffalo Bills - TE - Rookie

Though he hauled in 2 passes for 35 yards in Week 1, Sweeney has not seen the field since Week 5.

Michael Walker - Jacksonville Jaguars - WR - Rookie

BC’s former prolific return man earned a spot with the Jags. Since being activated in Week 9, Walker has returned two punts and three kicks.

Isaac Yiadom - Denver Broncos - CB - Year 2

Yiadom started the first three games of the season in the Broncos secondary alongside Simmons, but has primarily seen the field on special teams since then.