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Eagles Week 5 Snap Counts: More Brandon Boykin needed

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

Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

These are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles 34-28 win (recap) over the St. Louis Rams.

The following players were inactive: Mychal Kendricks, Jason Kelce, Jeff Maehl, Jaylen Watkins, Dennis Kelly, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley.

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

OFFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
OG Todd Herremans 73 100%
OT Lane Johnson 73 100%
C David Molk 73 100%
OT Jason Peters 73 100%
OG Matt Tobin 73 100%
QB Nick Foles 73 100%
WR Jeremy Maclin 68 93%
WR Riley Cooper 68 93%
TE Brent Celek 58 79%
RB LeSean McCoy 54 74%
WR Jordan Matthews 33 45%
TE Zach Ertz 29 40%
TE James Casey 25 34%
RB Darren Sproles 20 27%
WR Josh Huff 10 14%

Notes:

Lane Johnson returned and played a full game at right tackle, as expected.

Tight ends: Brent Celek nearly played 80% of the team's offensive snaps. Celek's previous high this season had been around 68%. Zach Ertz played a season-low 40% of the snaps. His previous low had been 52% in Week 3. Perhaps this has to do with his blocking ability. James Casey, who is a better blocker than Ertz, ended up playing a season-high 34% of the offensive snaps. Casey's previous high this season was only 13%.

Jordan Matthews played a season-low 45% of the team's offensive snaps. Fellow rookie receiver Josh Huff made his NFL debut on Sunday and was worked into the offense for a few snaps.

DEFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Malcolm Jenkins 74 100%
CB Cary Williams 74 100%
CB Bradley Fletcher 74 100%
S Nate Allen 74 100%
OLB Connor Barwin 65 88%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 58 78%
DE Fletcher Cox 58 78%
OLB Trent Cole 56 76%
DE Cedric Thornton 41 55%
NT Bennie Logan 36 49%
ILB Casey Matthews 34 46%
CB Brandon Boykin 33 45%
CB Nolan Carroll II 27 36%
DE Vinny Curry 26 35%
OLB Brandon Graham 26 35%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 24 32%
DE Brandon Bair 14 19%
NT Beau Allen 14 19%
OLB Marcus Smith II 6 8%

Notes:

DeMeco Ryans played less than 97% of the team's snaps for the first time all season. This is due to the fact Ryans left the game early with a right groin injury and did not return. Casey Matthews played a season-high 46% defensive snaps due to the absences of Ryans and full-time starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks.

Cornerbacks: Brandon Boykin and Nolan Carroll II each played a season-high percentage of snaps. Neither player took snaps at the outside cornerback positions, however, because those spots were manned by Bradley Fletcher and Cary Williams throughout the entire game. Boykin was used regularly as the team's nickel corner and Carroll II as the dime corner.

Rookie first round pick Marcus Smith II played just a handful of snaps in a situational role at inside linebacker.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Position Player Snaps Snap%
TE James Casey 27 87%
S Chris Maragos 25 81%
OLB Bryan Braman 25 81%
S Earl Wolff 19 61%
TE Trey Burton 18 58%
RB Chris Polk 17 55%
S Malcolm Jenkins 15 48%
CB Nolan Carroll II 13 42%
K Cody Parkey 13 42%
OLB Brandon Graham 12 39%
WR Brad Smith 11 35%
CB Bradley Fletcher 11 35%
TE Zach Ertz 11 35%
NT Bennie Logan 10 32%
LS Jon Dorenbos 10 32%
P Donnie Jones 10 32%
CB Brandon Boykin 9 29%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 8 26%
RB Darren Sproles 8 26%
ILB Casey Matthews 7 23%
WR Josh Huff 7 23%
OG Todd Herremans 6 19%
OT Lane Johnson 6 19%
OT Andrew Gardner 6 19%
OG Wade Smith 6 19%
NT Beau Allen 6 19%
OLB Trent Cole 4 13%
DE Cedric Thornton 4 13%
DE Brandon Bair 4 13%
ILB Marcus Smith 4 13%
OLB Connor Barwin 3 10%
WR Jordan Matthews 3 10%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 2 6%
S Nate Allen 1 3%

Notes:

Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Josh Huff played 7 special teams snaps in his debut and will likely contribute on this unit moving forward.

Not only did veteran tight end James Casey contribute with 25 offensive snaps but he also played 27 on defense, including the play where he blocked a St. Louis punt. g