Philadelphia Eagles Injury News: Earl Wolff, Jeff Maehl

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeff Maehl (88) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the first half at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Eagles rookie safety Earl Wolff suffered a significant knee injury in Week 10 against the Green Bay Packers, and there was previously no timetable regarding his return. But now, the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Zach Berman reports that Wolff stated the “best-case scenario” for him to return is the Week 15 game against the Minnesota Vikings. So you can cross off this week’s game against the Detroit Lions as a potential return date for Wolff, and it wouldn’t surprise me if he didn’t play until Week 16 against the Chicago Bears.

At least there is a timeline for Wolff’s return, even if he isn’t practicing today and is fully expected to miss this week’s game. He was once the Eagles starting free safety, but he isn’t going to get his job back and isn’t better than either Patrick Chung or Nate Allen. Neither player is exactly good, but both of them have had their moments, have more experience than Wolff, and they’ve also played better than the still-intriguing rookie out of N.C. State.

CSN Philly’s Geoff Mosher reports that wide receiver Jeff Maehl is not practicing today and is currently dealing with a concussion that he suffered last week against the Arizona Cardinals. I think he will most likely miss this week’s game, and he only has four catches on the season. Maehl is somebody Chip Kelly seems to like quite a bit, but he is simply a major afterthought in the Eagles offense. His two-catch, 43-yard performance with a TD against the Denver Broncos in Week 4 was his only notable game of the season, as he’s failed to register multiple catches in a game at any other point during the regular season.

Topics: Earl Wolff, Injury Report, Jeff Maehl, Philadelphia Eagles

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