Eagles Notes: McCoy, Peters, Mathis named to all-pro team

Posted: January 05, 2014

Despite being snubbed by the Pro Bowl, guard Evan Mathis was one of three Eagles selected to the Associated Press all-pro first team.

Running back LeSean McCoy and tackle Jason Peters joined Mathis on the team selected by 50 NFL writers across the country. Both had previously been voted all-pro - Peters in 2010 and 2011 and McCoy in 2011.

But this is the first time for Mathis, a nine-year veteran who signed with the Eagles before the 2011 season.

"It's great to receive the recognition, and it's truly humbling," Mathis said to philadelphiaeagles.com. "I give a lot of credit to the coaches and my teammates who helped make this thing possible. I know it's an individual award, but you couldn't do it without the guys around you.

"It's a good feeling, but I'm not going to enjoy it too long because we've got things to do."

The Eagles host the Saints in the first round of the playoffs on Saturday night.

McCoy and Peters were the only Eagles selected to the Pro Bowl, announced last week. Quarterback Nick Foles was a first alternate and Mathis a second alternate, so there's a still a chance they could play in the Jan. 26 game.

Wolff questionable

The Eagles listed safety Earl Wolff as questionable for Saturday's game.

Wolff was a full participant in both Thursday and Friday's light practices after sitting out Tuesday and Wednesday with a knee injury. After missing four games, Wolff returned against the Bears on Dec. 22 but reinjured a knee sprain. He sat out the following week against the Cowboys.

Patrick Chung is expected to start even if Wolff is cleared to dress. Chung and Kurt Coleman split first-team practice repetitions this week. They shared duties three weeks ago against the Vikings before Coleman injured his hamstring. Coleman returned for the Cowboys game, but Chung played opposite Nate Allen for the entire game.

Backup center Julian Vandervelde was listed as out for the second straight week with a back injury. Mathis is the emergency center if starter Jason Kelce were to go down.

Safety Colt Anderson, who missed the last two games with a knee injury, was listed as probable. Wide receiver Jason Avant (shoulder), cornerback Brandon Boykin (hip), and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (knee) were also probable.



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