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Eagles vs. Redskins snap count analysis: Derek Barnett makes an impact with increased playing time

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Playing time tracker.

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Here’s a breakdown of the snap counts from the Philadelphia Eagles' 34-24 victory over the Washington Redskins in Week 7.

OFFENSE

Jason Peters obviously had to leave early. Halapoulivaati Vaitai stepped in at left tackle. Brent Celek’s playing time also went up compared to Week 6. The veteran tight end might see more playing time as an extra blocker with Peters out for the season.

LeGarrette Blount played the most snaps of any Eagles running back despite the fact Wendell Smallwood returned. To no surprise, Kenjon Barner’s playing time took a hit with Smallwood back.

Marcus Johnson actually had more snaps than Mack Hollins but the latter was more productive. His 64-yard touchdown was excellent. The Eagles should really look to get him more snaps than he’s playing right now.

DEFENSE

Jordan Hicks suffered a season-ending injury just two snaps into the game. Najee Goode received a lot of playing time in his absence. The Eagles also gave Joe Walker some snaps.

Patrick Robinson officially got the start at cornerback on the outside but he split playing snaps there with Rasul Douglas. The Eagles haven’t been relying on their third-round rookie corner for entire games. He could be headed back to the bench entirely when Ronald Darby returns. Or maybe the Eagles split playing time between Douglas and Jalen Mills on the outside.

Derek Barnett played more snaps than Vinny Curry for what I believe is the first time all season. The Eagles’ 2017 first-round pick finished the game with three solo tackles, three tackles for loss, two sacks, and two quarterback hits. Very nice effort by the rookie pass rusher. The Eagles should continue to give him a good deal of playing if he’s going to produce like this.

Corey Graham played a decent amount at 50%. He finished second on the team in tackle with five. He also picked off Kirk Cousins thanks to pressure from Brandon Graham.

Destiny Vaeao returned to the field for the first time since suffering a wrist injury in Week 1. He played a decent amount of snaps.

Part of the reason Vaeao got more playing time is because Tim Jernigan was limited. Jernigan has been dealing with an ankle injury.

Jaylen Watkins returned to the field after being out since suffering a hamstring injury in Week 2. Backup slot corner Dexter McDougle also saw several defensive snaps.

SPECIAL TEAMS

Kamu Grugier-Hill had a strong game. He forced a fumble on punt coverage (recovered by Washington) and logged some special teams tackles. Kamu leads the Eagles in ST tackles this season with four. He’s played well for Dave Fipp’s unit.

Gerry made his NFL debut on Monday night. He didn’t get on the stat sheet.

Not listed on this graphic: Isaac Seumalo played seven special teams snaps.

DID NOT PLAY

The following players were ruled inactive prior to the game: Ronald Darby, Mychal Kendricks, Chance Warmack, Steven Means, Justin Hamilton, Shelton Gibson, Elijah Qualls.

The following player(s) were active but did not play: Nick Foles.