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Let’s see how former Eagles looked in Week 4 of the NFL regular season

Caleb Sturgis puts up points for the Chargers and Mychal Kendricks was still on the field in Week 4.

San Francisco 49ers v Los Angeles Chargers Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images

The Eagles suffered an ugly loss on Sunday. There were some good things like Alshon Jeffery’s 100-yard day, and some bad things, like all of these. While Philadelphia was busy losing in Tennessee, several former Eagles were getting wins — either personal or on a team level, or both.

Some former Eagles didn’t have particularly noteworthy days, whether it be from not getting snaps or just not making plays, guys like Najee Goode (Colts) and Joe Walker (Cardinals) didn’t stand out.

Vinny Curry had a decent game for the Bucs this week, making four total tackles, including a stuff, and Bennie Logan snagged two tackles (and a win) against Philadelphia on Sunday as a member of the Titans.

Here’s how some other former Eagles performed in Week 4:

Kicking for the win...barely

Caleb Sturgis helped solidify the Los Angeles Chargers win on Sunday against the 49ers. In a game that finished 29-27, Sturgis’ foot was a big factor in the team’s victory while also being somewhat of a concern.

The former Eagle went 3-of-4 in field goal attempts (9 points) and then 0-of-2 in point afters, finishing the day at 50% accuracy. Sturgis made two field goals between 20-29 yards, a 48-yard long, but then missed his only 50+ yard kick — not bad. Missing both point after attempts — bad.

Both the Chargers and 49ers have been ravaged by injuries — which at this point, seems to be true of almost all of the NFL teams, despite it only being Week 4 — but Sturgis helped jettison his team to a win in front of their home crowd with his nine points on the day.

Kendricks is still playing

There’s been some confusion as to when the NFL may levy a punishment against former Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who this offseason admitted to insider trading and is awaiting his day in court for the legal ramifications of his action.

In the meantime though, it was a bit of a pipe dream that the player would get to play the entire 2018 season leading up to his trial. The NFL had already forewarned Kendricks there would be some kind of suspension handed down, but the linebacker appealed the decision delaying his exit — for now.

In Week 4 against the Cardinals, Kendricks had another big game, making six total tackles, including two stuffs. So far this season for the Seahawks, he’s made 15 total tackles (13 solo), 2.0 sacks and a pass breakup.

Whether he’ll be available for Seattle’s Week 5 game is yet to be seen, but we all know how long the appeal process can drag things out — and really, what does Kendricks have to lose at this point.

Just shy of the endzone

Several former Eagles offensive weapons had decent days in Week 4 for their new respective squads, but surprisingly didn’t end up scoring.

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson had a big day for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, with only five receptions claimed 112 yards, including a 48-yard long on the day.

Running back LeGarrette Blount wasn’t quite as dominant on seven carries, getting just 12 yards for the Lions in Sunday’s loss to the Cowboys.

Despite playing through a rib injury the past couple weeks, rusher LeSean McCoy didn’t miss Sunday’s Bills game, and finished the day with five carries for 24 yards, and 3 receptions for 13 yards.


Roster moves

  • Running back Donnel Pumphrey was released from the Detroit Lions practice squad ahead of Week 4.
  • Running back Kenjon Barner, however, found another landing spot and signed with the New England Patriots earlier in the week.

Play of the Week

Trey Burton

The tight end didn’t get a ton of targets in the Bears incredible performance on Sunday, but with just two receptions on the day, came up 86 yards and a touchdown. Burton has become somewhat of a deep threat for Chicago QB Mitch Trubisky, and was on the receiving end of a 47-yard pass to score the first — of many — points for the Bears in Week 4.

Injuries and Inactives

  • In the final hit to quarterback Sam Bradford’s career, the Arizona Cardinals not only benched him in Week 4, but they also had him inactive as well. I’d feel bad for the aging QB, but he’s making $20 million this season whether he starts or rides the bench, so either way, it’d good to be Bradford at the end of the day.
  • DT Beau Allen was ruled out of the Buccaneer's Week 4 game against the Bears due to a lingering foot injury.
  • Defensive back Patrick Robinson will spend the better part of the 2018 season on the Saints’ IR with an ankle injury.
  • This is the final week of CB Daryl Worley’s four-game suspension, and he’ll return to the field for the Oakland Raiders in Week 5.
  • The Carolina Panthers (Torrey Smith) and Washington were on bye in Week 4.

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