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Eagles Week 6 Snap Counts: Brent Celek is what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like

Here's a look at how often each player saw the field in the Eagles' win over the Giants.

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These are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles 27-0 win (recap) over the New York Giants.

The following players were inactive and did not play: Mychal Kendricks, Jason Kelce, Chris Polk, Brad Smith, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley, Dennis Kelly.

The following players were active but did not play: Mark Sanchez.


Position Player Snaps Snap%
OG Todd Herremans 72 100%
OT Lane Johnson 72 100%
C David Molk 72 100%
OG Matt Tobin 72 100%
QB Nick Foles 72 100%
OT Jason Peters 69 96%
WR Jeremy Maclin 61 85%
TE Brent Celek 56 78%
WR Riley Cooper 51 71%
WR Jordan Matthews 45 62%
RB LeSean McCoy 42 58%
TE Zach Ertz 30 42%
RB Darren Sproles 24 33%
WR Josh Huff 23 32%
TE James Casey 12 17%
WR Jeff Maehl 10 14%
TE Trey Burton 6 8%
OT Andrew Gardner 3 4%


LeSean McCoy actually played a season low (previous low was 67% in Week 1) amount of snaps but he was very effective during his playing time.

Brent Celek continues to play more snaps than Zach Ertz due to his strong blocking ability. Celek can be a force out there as a blocker. He completely stone-walled Giants defensive end Jason Pierre-Paul at least on one occasion. Ertz will need to improve as a blocker in order to earn more regular playing time.

Chip Kelly had a great quote about Celek during his post-game press conference: "I think he's awesome.  I love the way he approaches everything.  He's got the right demeanor.  He's everything you want.  He's totally selfless.  He's exactly what you want.  When you talk about what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like, Brent Celek is what a Philadelphia Eagle looks like."

Josh Huff was active for just the second time in his career. He's slowly being worked into the offense. He also took a few extra snaps while Riley Cooper briefly left the game with an injury issues.

James Casey scored a touchdown in his limited playing time.

Rookie tight end Trey Burton took some carries as a running back towards the end of the game due to Darren Sproles leaving early with an injury.


Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Malcolm Jenkins 64 100%
CB Cary Williams 64 100%
CB Bradley Fletcher 64 100%
S Nate Allen 64 100%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 51 80%
OLB Connor Barwin 50 78%
OLB Trent Cole 45 70%
CB Brandon Boykin 42 66%
DE Fletcher Cox 41 64%
OLB Brandon Graham 33 52%
NT Bennie Logan 26 41%
DE Cedric Thornton 25 39%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 23 36%
DE Vinny Curry 22 34%
CB Nolan Carroll II 21 33%
NT Beau Allen 19 30%
ILB Casey Matthews 18 28%
DE Brandon Bair 17 27%
OLB Marcus Smith II 15 23%


Nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin played a season-high 66% of the team's defensive snaps. Boykin's usage has increased over the past two weeks but he still obviously isn't playing at the outside cornerback position.

Brandon Graham played a season-high 52% of the team's snaps. He usually hovers around the 35% mark.

Rookie Marcus Smith II saw a career-high 23% of Philadelphia's snaps. As with some other players on this list, some of Smith II's playing time came on New York's final drive with Ryan Nassib in at quarterback.


Position Player Snaps Snap%
TE James Casey 28 100%
S Chris Maragos 23 82%
OLB Bryan Braman 23 82%
S Earl Wolff 23 82%
TE Trey Burton 23 82%
WR Josh Huff 23 82%
CB Jaylen Watkins 17 61%
S Malcolm Jenkins 16 57%
CB Nolan Carroll II 15 54%
K Cody Parkey 11 39%
LS Jon Dorenbos 11 39%
P Donnie Jones 11 39%
ILB Marcus Smith 10 36%
RB Darren Sproles 8 29%
OLB Brandon Graham 7 25%
S Nate Allen 7 25%
CB Bradley Fletcher 6 21%
TE Zach Ertz 6 21%
NT Bennie Logan 5 18%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 5 18%
OG Todd Herremans 5 18%
OT Lane Johnson 5 18%
OT Andrew Gardner 5 18%
OG Wade Smith 5 18%
NT Beau Allen 5 18%
ILB Casey Matthews 3 11%
WR Jeremy Maclin 2 7%


James Casey was very active on special teams, as always.

Josh Huff is carving out a role on special teams. The same could be said for rookie cornerback Jaylen Watkins, who was active for just the second time in his career. Watkins put a big hit on Giants first round pick Odell Beckham Jr. on a punt return.

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