Eagles Notes: Peters, Kendricks, Wolff leave with injuries

Mychal Kendricks exited after injuring a knee. Kendricks was replaced by Najee Goode, who had one assisted tackle and a pass deflection.
Mychal Kendricks exited after injuring a knee. Kendricks was replaced by Najee Goode, who had one assisted tackle and a pass deflection. (RON CORTES / Staff Photographer)
Posted: November 12, 2013

GREEN BAY, Wis. - Three Eagles starters exited Sunday's 27-13 win over the Green Bay Packers with injuries. Linebacker Mychal Kendricks and safety Earl Wolff both suffered knee injuries. Tackle Jason Peters injured his quadriceps.

Coach Chip Kelly did not have an update on their health after the victory. He will likely have a sense of the severity of the injuries when he meets with reporters on Monday afternoon.

Allen Barbre replaced Peters. Playing against his former team, Barbre helped protect Nick Foles' blind side and open rushing lanes for LeSean McCoy. Kelly's praise for Barbre was that the offense could still function with him, even though Peters is so valuable to the offense.

"It's definitely important that when I go out there, we're not much different," Barbre said. "Jason's a great player, and he's hard to replace. So if I can go out there and contribute and block and do well, that's awesome."

Kendricks, the team's fastest linebacker, was replaced by Najee Goode. Goode had one assisted tackle and one pass deflection. He entered the game over Emmanuel Acho. Jake Knott remains out with a hamstring injury. DeMeco Ryans praised Goode for being able to step in and communicate even with a lack of snaps during practice.

Patrick Chung replaced Wolff. They had alternated in the previous game after Wolff took over for Chung as a starter. Chung finished with five tackles.

Fletcher sits out

The Eagles played without cornerback Bradley Fletcher, who injured a pectoral last week. Roc Carmichael started in Fletcher's place and totaled four tackles. He was under scrutiny because Fletcher has been a steady player this season. The Packers tried targeting him at times.

The Eagles kept Brandon Boykin as the slot cornerback instead of moving him to the outside. Carmichael, who was signed on Sept. 18, made his first career start.

"I thought Roc did a really nice job," Kelly said. "We've been really impressed with him. He's come along."

The Eagles' other inactive players were Knott, quarterback Michael Vick, running back Matthew Tucker, wide receiver B.J. Cunningham, and offensive linemen Matt Tobin and Dennis Kelly.

Road success

The Eagles are 5-1 on the road, and players on the team could not pinpoint why they have so much success away from home. The team also had no answer for why they cannot win at Lincoln Financial Field, where they're 0-4 this season.

"We're not good at home and real good on the road," Kelly said. "We better figure it out because we're coming home."

The Eagles are tied with the Seahawks for the most road wins in the NFL. They're one of three NFL teams without a home victory.



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