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Eagles Week 9 Snap Counts: Marcus Smith II inactive again

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

Jonathan Daniel

These are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles 24-20 win (recap) over the Houston Texans.

The following players were inactive and did not play: Nate Allen, Marcus Smith II, Brad Smith, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley, Dennis Kelly, Julian Vandervelde.

The following players were active but did not play: David Molk.

OFFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
OT Lane Johnson 83 100%
OT Jason Peters 83 100%
C Jason Kelce 83 100%
OG Matt Tobin 83 100%
WR Jeremy Maclin 71 86%
WR Riley Cooper 69 83%
TE Brent Celek 64 77%
QB Mark Sanchez 63 76%
OG Todd Herremans 55 66%
WR Jordan Matthews 55 66%
RB LeSean McCoy 54 65%
OG Andrew Gardner 28 34%
TE Zach Ertz 24 29%
QB Nick Foles 20 24%
RB Darren Sproles 19 23%
WR Josh Huff 16 19%
TE James Casey 15 18%
RB Chris Polk 14 17%
WR Jeff Maehl 14 17%

Notes:

Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Mark Sanchez filled in for Nick Foles. Andrew Gardner took over for Todd Herremans at right guard.

Zach Ertz played less than a third of the team's offensive snaps because the Eagles relied on the blocking abilities of veteran tight ends Brent Celek and James Casey. Ertz's previous low snap count percentage was 40% in Week 5. Ertz won't be able to get on the field more until he improves as a blocker.

LeSean McCoy only played 65% of the snaps due to a mix of Darren Sproles and Chris Polk to spell him. Polk is rightfully carving out a small role for himself in this offense.

DEFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Malcolm Jenkins 60 100%
CB Cary Williams 60 100%
CB Bradley Fletcher 60 100%
S Earl Wolff 60 100%
ILB Mychal Kendricks 59 98%
OLB Connor Barwin 54 90%
DE Fletcher Cox 50 83%
OLB Trent Cole 46 77%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 44 73%
NT Bennie Logan 36 60%
DE Cedric Thornton 33 55%
CB Brandon Boykin 32 53%
OLB Brandon Graham 20 33%
DE Vinny Curry 16 27%
CB Nolan Carroll II 14 23%
NT Beau Allen 8 13%
DE Brandon Bair 5 8%
ILB Casey Matthews 3 5%

Notes:

Earl Wolff played 100% of the team's defensive snaps with Nate Allen out due to injury.

Mychal Kendricks returned to a full-time role after being limited in Week 8.

Brandon Boykin has played at least 45% or more of the team's defensive snaps since Week 5.

Casey Matthews filled in for DeMeco Ryans after the veteran left with a season-ending injury.

Rookie first round pick Marcus Smith II was inactive, as noted as the top of this post. Sunday became the second time this season he's been inactive on game-day. Smith II will probably be active moving forward, however, due to Ryans' injury.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Position Player Snaps Snap%
TE James Casey 23 85%
S Chris Maragos 22 81%
OLB Bryan Braman 22 81%
TE Trey Burton 18 67%
RB Chris Polk 18 67%
CB Nolan Carroll II 16 59%
S Malcolm Jenkins 15 56%
OLB Brandon Graham 13 48%
WR Josh Huff 12 44%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 11 41%
K Cody Parkey 10 37%
CB Bradley Fletcher 9 33%
TE Zach Ertz 9 33%
NT Bennie Logan 9 33%
DE Brandon Bair 9 33%
CB Brandon Boykin 8 30%
LS Jon Dorenbos 8 30%
P Donnie Jones 8 30%
ILB Casey Matthews 7 26%
RB Darren Sproles 6 22%
CB Jaylen Watkins 6 22%
OT Lane Johnson 5 19%
OT Andrew Gardner 5 19%
NT Beau Allen 5 19%
OG Matt Tobin 5 19%
OLB Trent Cole 4 15%
DE Cedric Thornton 4 15%
WR Jeff Maehl 4 15%
S Earl Wolff 3 11%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 3 11%

Notes:

Earl Wolff's big special teams role was reduced due to him having to play starting snaps.

Rookie cornerback Jaylen Watkins didn't appear on defense but contributed on special teams.