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Eagles Snap Counts: Rookies played a lot against the Packers

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Playing time breakdown.

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The snap counts are in from the Philadelphia Eagles' 26-9 preseason loss to the Green Bay Packers.


The following players did not play: Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Brooks, Nick Foles, Darren Sproles, Paul Turner, Sidney Jones, Beau Allen, Wendell Smallwood, Josh Andrews, Anthony Denham, Marcus Johnson, and Ryan Mathews.


The Eagles’ first team offense logged 13 snaps. Most of the first team defense only played 6 snaps.

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Derek Barnett - 23 defense

Sidney Jones - Inactive

Rasul Douglas - 22 defense, 12 special teams

Mack Hollins - 44 offense, 13 special teams

Donnel Pumphrey - 26 offense, 3 special teams

Shelton Gibson - 38 offense, 4 special teams

Nate Gerry - 17 defense, 10 special teams

Elijah Qualls - 30 defense, 3 special teams


Matt McGloin - Way too many

Carson Wentz - 13

Dane Evans - 10

Players who played a lot

47% of the snaps or more

Offense: Matt McGloin, Greg Ward Jr., Darrell Greene, Billy Brown, Mack Hollins, Chance Warmack, Dallas Thomas, Shelton Gibson, Taylor Hart

43% of the snaps or more

Defense: Terrence Brooks, Alex McCalister, Elijah Qualls, Gabe Wright, Tre Sullivan, Winston Craig, Justin Hamilton, Destiny Vaeao, Mitchell White, Jomal Wiltz

40% of the snaps or more

Special teams: Greg Ward Jr., Billy Brown, Mack Hollins, Terrence Brooks, Don Cherry, Rasul Douglas, Najee Goode, Steven Means, Nate Gerry, Jaylen Watkins, Joe Walker

Played, left early, did not return (Injury)

Bryce Treggs - 31

Halapoulivaati Vaitai - 29

Ron Brooks - 7

Quick observations

  • The rookies got a lot of playing time. That’s good.
  • Probably no coincidence that the players who took the most special teams reps are all roster bubble guys. Special teams is a big factor in determining depth jobs.
  • Terrence Brooks played a lot. Looks like the Eagles wanted to give him an extensive look.
  • Adam Zaruba only two two snaps on offense and two snaps on special teams. Not a great sign for the long-shot tight end.