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Let’s see how former Eagles performed through Week 8 of the 2020 NFL season

Mid-season check-in!

New Orleans Saints v Chicago Bears Photo by Quinn Harris/Getty Images

Before we get into the Week 9 action, let’s take a look at how some former Eagles have fared halfway through the 2020 NFL season. There’s been plenty of good, quite a bit of bad, and whole lot of ugly.


Nicks Foles falls in OT

The Bears have now lost two in a row with Foles at QB, but they came at the ands of the Rams (24-10) and the Saints (26-23) in overtime.

Still, in the six games Foles has been the starter, he’s had a 64.8 completion percentage (151-of-233) for 1,411 yards and 8 touchdowns — but, has also thrown 7 interceptions.

The weirdest thing about the Bears-Saints game on Sunday was watching Malcolm Jenkins sack Nick Foles — we definitely aren’t in 2017 anymore...


Trey Burton scores off a direct snap

The tight end was released by the Bears this offseason, but was scooped up by the Colts — and Frank Reich. Burton didn’t see the field until Week 4, and has only lined up for about half of the offensive snaps in each of the four games since. He’s 14 reception on 20 targets for 116 yards and one touchdown, along with two rushing touchdowns.

Burton had a big game in Week 7 against the Bengals, recording both a receiving and rushing touchdown.

And, in Week 8 against the Lions, Burton scored off a direct snap.


Raiders vs. Browns

The Las Vegas Raiders got the win over the Cleveland Browns in Week 8, and there were several former Eagles on the field.

For the Raiders, Nelson Agholor was not a factor, catching neither of the two balls targets his way — which is a stark contrast to his Week 7 performance against Tampa Bay, when he went 5-of-9 for 107 yards and a touchdown. The wide receiver is still having a good year with his new team, and has gone from about 20 percent of offensive snaps the first two games of the season, to about 80 percent.

For the Browns, kicker Cody Parkey was 2-of-3 field goal attempts for 6 points — the only points scored by Cleveland on Sunday — with a 41-yard long. On defense, Andrew Sendejo had five tackles against the Raiders, and has been a major part of the Browns secondary — he’s been on the field for 100 percent of the defensive snaps in all but one game (Week 7) this season.


The Dolphins haul of former Eagles

Kamu Grugier-Hill: The linebacker has been getting more of his snaps this season on special teams for Miami, but has tallied 21 total tackles, 2 QB hits, and 1.0 sack on the year.

Jordan Howard: The running back has been a healthy scratch since Week 4, and the Dolphins actually signed a new RB this week, so Howard’s future in Miami isn’t looking great.

Eric Rowe:

Jamal Perry: Another player getting more special teams snaps than defensive playing time — in fact, in Week 8 against the Jets, was only on the field for 1 percent of the defensive snaps. Still, Perry has 17 total tackles this season.

Mack Hollins: The wide receiver has only seen a handful of offensive snaps this season for the Dolphins, but is finding ways to contribute on special teams.


Other notables

  • The Cowboys released Daryl Worley, but the cornerback was then signed to the Buffalo Bills practice squad.
  • Rasul Douglas was placed on the Panthers’ COVID-19/reserve list on Oct. 23, but was activated earlier this week and should be available to play on Sunday. The same day Carolina activated Douglas, they also signed another former Eagle, Shelton Gibson, to their practice squad.
  • Running back LeSean McCoy hasn’t lined up for more than 36 percent of offensive snaps for the Buccaneers all season, and in Week 4, only saw 7 percent of the action. He’s had six carries for -1 yard, but is 10 of 14 targets for 61 receiving yards.
  • L.J. Fort had a good afternoon for the Ravens against the Eagles in Week 7, but in Week 8 against the Steelers, notched just one tackle.