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Eagles Week 4 Snap Counts: More Darren Sproles Needed

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Here's a look at how often each player saw the field in the Eagles' loss to the 49ers.

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These are the player snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles 26-21 loss (recap) to the Washington Redskins.

The following players were inactive: Mychal Kendricks, Jason Kelce, Josh Huff, Jaylen Watkins, Kevin Graf, Taylor Hart, Matt Barkley.

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

OFFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
OG Todd Herremans 60 100%
OG Dennis Kelly 60 100%
C David Molk 60 100%
QB Nick Foles 60 100%
OG Matt Tobin 60 100%
OT Jason Peters 59 98%
WR Jeremy Maclin 57 95%
WR Riley Cooper 56 93%
RB LeSean McCoy 45 75%
TE Zach Ertz 43 72%
WR Jordan Matthews 39 65%
TE Brent Celek 36 60%
RB Darren Sproles 16 27%
WR Jeff Maehl 4 7%
TE James Casey 3 5%
WR Brad Smith 1 2%
OT Andrew Gardner 1 2%

Notes:

Jason Peters had to come out for a snap due to injury but returned to the game on the next drive.

Zach Ertz played more snaps than Brent Celek, which is only the second time that's happened this season.

Sproles' 27% snaps played is tied with Week 1 for the lowest usage he's had so far.

Brad Smith only played one offensive snap but had a crucial third down conversion late in the game on Philadelphia's second to last drive.

DEFENSE

Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Malcolm Jenkins 83 100%
CB Cary Williams 83 100%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 83 100%
S Nate Allen 83 100%
CB Bradley Fletcher 78 94%
OLB Connor Barwin 72 87%
OLB Trent Cole 66 80%
DE Fletcher Cox 64 77%
DE Cedric Thornton 59 71%
NT Bennie Logan 51 61%
ILB Casey Matthews 31 37%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 29 35%
OLB Brandon Graham 28 34%
DE Vinny Curry 21 25%
CB Nolan Carroll II 20 24%
DE Brandon Bair 18 22%
CB Brandon Boykin 16 19%
NT Beau Allen 13 16%
S Earl Wolff 8 10%
OLB Marcus Smith II 7 8%

Notes:

Note that the Philadelphia defense played a lot more snaps than the offense because the latter couldn't stay on the field.

Once again the Eagles used a committee of inside linebackers to replace the absence of starter Mychal Kendricks. Casey Matthews and Emmanuel Acho nearly split equal time there, with Marcus Smith II also mixing in.

Nolan Carroll's snaps increased due to a hamstring injury suffered by Brandon Boykin. Carroll took over in the slot when Boykin went down. Boykin would later return.

Earl Wolff was given a few defensive snaps as a third safety. Note that starters Nate Allen and Malcolm Jenkins played every defensive snap. Wolff missed time last week with a knee injury.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Position Player Snaps Snap%
S Chris Maragos 28 88%
OLB Bryan Braman 28 88%
TE James Casey 25 78%
RB Chris Polk 22 69%
TE Trey Burton 22 69%
CB Nolan Carroll II 18 56%
WR Brad Smith 18 56%
S Earl Wolff 17 53%
CB Bradley Fletcher 15 47%
S Malcolm Jenkins 14 44%
ILB Casey Matthews 11 34%
OLB Brandon Graham 11 34%
TE Zach Ertz 10 31%
NT Bennie Logan 9 28%
LS Jon Dorenbos 9 28%
P Donnie Jones 9 28%
ILB Emmanuel Acho 9 28%
K Cody Parkey 7 22%
OLB Trent Cole 7 22%
ILB DeMeco Ryans 7 22%
RB Darren Sproles 6 19%
DE Cedric Thornton 6 19%
DE Brandon Bair 6 19%
WR Jeff Maehl 6 19%
ILB Marcus Smith 6 19%
CB Brandon Boykin 4 12%
CB Cary Williams 3 9%
OG Todd Herremans 3 9%
OG Dennis Kelly 3 9%
OT Andrew Gardner 3 9%
OG Wade Smith 3 9%
NT Beau Allen 3 9%
OLB Connor Barwin 1 3%
S Nate Allen 1 3%
DE Fletcher Cox 1 3%
DE Vinny Curry 1 3%

Notes:

Nothing too out of the ordinary here. Earl Wolff's return allowed Nate Allen to take a break on special teams. Malcolm Jenkins not only played all of the defensive snaps but he also contributed a decent amount on special teams as well.