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Eagles Snap Counts Week 2: Zach Ertz surpasses Brent Celek

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

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These are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles 30-27 victory (recap) over the Indianapolis Colts.

The following players were inactive: Josh Huff, Jaylen Watkins, Matt Tobin, Marcus Smith II, Kevin Graf, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley.

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

OFFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
OG Todd Herremans 68 100%
C Jason Kelce 68 100%
OT Andrew Gardner 68 100%
OG Dennis Kelly
68 100%
OT Jason Peters 68 100%
QB Nick Foles 68 100%
WR Riley Cooper 60 88%
WR Jeremy Maclin 57 84%
TE Zach Ertz 52 76%
RB LeSean McCoy 49 72%
TE Brent Celek 46 68%
WR Jordan Matthews 34 50%
RB Darren Sproles 25 37%
TE James Casey 9 13%
WR Jeff Maehl 7 10%
WR Brad Smith 1 1%

The biggest takeaway from the offensive snaps is that Zach Ertz surpassed Brent Celek. It was just a slight margin (6%) but it's clear the Eagles went to get Ertz on the field more, and rightfully so. Philadelphia also dialed down Jordan Matthews' snaps this week. He played 66% of the snaps in Week 1 to only 50% against the Colts. It seems Darren Sproles will likely hover around that high 30% mark for most of the season. He obviously makes the most out of his snaps.

DEFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Malcolm Jenkins 72 100%
CB Cary Williams 72 100%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 72 100%
S Nate Allen 72 100%
CB Bradley Fletcher 70 97%
OLB Connor Barwin 62 86%
DE Fletcher Cox 61 85%
OLB Trent Cole 59 82%
ILB Mychal Kendricks 53 74%
DE Cedric Thornton 50 69%
NT Bennie Logan 43 60%
OLB Brandon Graham 23 32%
CB Brandon Boykin 21 29%
DE Vinny Curry 20 28%
ILB Casey Matthews 14 19%
DE Brandon Bair 11 15%
NT Beau Allen 10 14%
CB Nolan Carroll II 5 7%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 2 3%

Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Mychal Kendricks left the game early with a calf injury but is expected to be OK. Both Nolan Carroll II and Earl Wolff played less than they did in Week 1. Wolff didn't even register a single snap on defense.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Position Player Snaps Snap%
TE James Casey 27 84%
S Chris Maragos 24 75%
OLB Bryan Braman 24 75%
S Earl Wolff 20 62%
ILB Casey Matthews 20 62%
RB Chris Polk 20 62%
CB Nolan Carroll II 15 47%
S Malcolm Jenkins 15 47%
K Cody Parkey 13 41%
TE Zach Ertz 13 41%
NT Bennie Logan 13 41%
OLB Brandon Graham 12 38%
LS Jon Dorenbos 11 34%
P Donnie Jones 11 34%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 10 31%
CB Brandon Boykin 8 25%
CB Cary Williams 8 25%
CB Bradley Fletcher 8 25%
OG Todd Herremans 7 22%
OG Dennis Kelly 7 22%
OT Andrew Gardner 7 22%
OG Wade Smith 7 22%
TE Trey Burton 6 19%
RB Darren Sproles 6 19%
OLB Trent Cole 6 19%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 5 16%
OLB Connor Barwin 5 16%
DE Cedric Thornton 5 16%
DE Brandon Bair 5 16%
NT Beau Allen 10 14%
WR Brad Smith 4 12%

This is why the Eagles kept Chris Polk: they like his ability to contribute on special teams.
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