Dec 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) reacts as he takes the field before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Sanders: Eagles ‘feel like we’re on an All-Star team’

Running back Miles Sanders has high hopes for the Philadelphia Eagles this season.

How high? Well, the 25-year-old set the bar when discussing his team’s offense which includes quarterback Jalen Hurts, offseason acquisition A.J. Brown and fellow wideout DeVonta Smith, tight end Dallas Goedert and others.

“Oh man, we all feel like we’re on an All-Star team, so we feel great,” Sanders told CBS Sports when asked about the addition of Brown to the offense.

“We feel unstoppable, I’m not gonna lie. The vibes are great, always have been. (Head coach) Nick Sirianni is doing a great job just keeping the vibes right, the chemistry good.”

It should be noted that the Eagles finished 9-8 last season and were eliminated by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the NFC wild-card round.

Sanders averaged a career-high 5.5 yards per carry but was limited to a career-low 754 rushing yards and zero rushing touchdowns in 12 games last season.

Now, if Sanders’ over-the-top statement prior to the season sounds vaguely familiar, well that refrain has been heard before in Philadelphia.

Backup quarterback Vince Young labeled the Eagles as a “Dream Team” prior to the 2011 season. That team finished 8-8 and missed the playoffs.

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Dec 26, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) reacts as he takes the field before a game against the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RB Miles Sanders has broken hand

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders has a broken hand and will undergo further testing Monday to determine the extent of the damage, NFL Network reported.

The tests will guide the team as to whether Sanders can play through the injury, per the report.

Sanders suffered the injury late in the first half of Sunday’s game against the New York Giants and was ruled out for the second half. He left the stadium in a soft cast. The Eagles won easily, 34-10.

Sanders finished with 45 yards rushing on seven carries.

On the season, Sanders has rushed for 754 yards, good enough for the team lead.

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Oct 3, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs with the ball against the Kansas City Chiefs at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles designate RB Miles Sanders to return from IR

The Philadelphia Eagles activated the 21-day practice window for running back Miles Sanders on Wednesday.

Sanders, 24, has been on injured reserve since Oct. 29 with ankle and foot injuries.

The 2019 second-rounder rushed 63 times for 300 yards and no touchdowns in the first seven games this season, adding 19 catches for 118 yards.

The Eagles (4-6) are 2-1 in Sanders’ absence while averaging 208.7 rushing yards per game. Philadelphia averaged just 116.7 rushing yards over the first seven games.

The Eagles host the New Orleans Saints (5-4) on Sunday.

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Oct 24, 2021; Paradise, Nevada, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the game against the Las Vegas Raiders  at Allegiant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RB Miles Sanders (ankle) lands on IR

The Philadelphia Eagles are placing running back Miles Sanders on injured reserve, NFL Network reported Friday.

Sanders was carted to the locker room last Sunday after spraining his right ankle in the second quarter of a 33-23 loss to the Raiders in Las Vegas.

The IR designation will keep Sanders on the sidelines for at least the next three games: Sunday at Detroit, Nov. 7 vs. the Los Angeles Chargers and Nov. 14 at Denver.

Sanders, 24, ranks second on the Eagles (2-5) with 300 rushing yards. He also has 19 catches for 118 yards.

A second-round pick in 2019, Sanders has rushed for 1,985 yards and nine touchdowns and caught 97 passes for 824 yards and three scores in 35 career games.

Kenneth Gainwell and Boston Scott will be in line for more carries Sunday against the Lions (0-7).

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Dec 27, 2020; Arlington, Texas, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) takes the handoff from quarterback Jalen Hurts (2) in the second quarter against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Miles Sanders: No players liked QB switch

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders said he wasn’t a fan of the team’s decision to bench quarterback Jalen Hurts during the fourth quarter of Sunday’s season finale against the Washington Football Team.

Sanders also said he wasn’t alone.

“If I’m being honest, nobody liked the decision, nobody,” Sanders said Tuesday on 94.1 WIP in Philadelphia. “That’s all I can say, really. I don’t know who was the main person behind that decision. All I know is that a lot of people on the team were confused.”

Sanders said he didn’t know whose decision it was to insert third-string quarterback Nate Sudfeld into the game. The Eagles trailed by three points at the time and ultimately dropped a 20-14 decision to Washington.

Philadelphia coach Doug Pederson said that he planned to get Sudfeld some snaps in the season finale, although others were quick to point that the Eagles benefitted by losing that game. They landed the No. 6 overall selection in the 2021 NFL Draft.

On Monday, New York Giants coach Joe Judge voiced his displeasure with the decision that played a role in his team being excluded from the playoffs. The Giants (6-10) would have captured the NFC East had the Eagles won on Sunday night.

“To disrespect the effort that everyone put forward to make this season a success in the National Football League, to disrespect the game by going out there and not competing for 60 minutes and doing everything they can to help those players win, we will never do that as long as I am the head coach of the New York Giants,” Judge said.

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Oct 18, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz (86) reacts on the field after suffering an apparent injury against the Baltimore Ravens during the fourth quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles won’t have Ertz or Sanders on Thursday

Philadelphia Eagles tight end Zach Ertz is out 3-4 weeks with an ankle injury and running back Miles Sanders will miss Thursday night’s game with a knee injury, ESPN reported Monday.

Both were injured during Sunday’s 30-28 loss to the Baltimore Ravens in Philadelphia.

The Eagles (1-4-1) will play host to the New York Giants (1-5) on Thursday night.

Sanders rushed for 118 yards on just nine carries Sunday, including a 74-yard run. Ertz caught four passes (on 10 targets) for 33 yards.

A three-time Pro Bowl selection, the 29-year-old Ertz has 24 catches for 178 yards and one touchdown in six games this season.

A second-round pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the 23-year-old Sanders has rushed for 434 yards and three scores in five games. He also has 12 catches for 91 yards.

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October 4, 2020; Santa Clara, California, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) during the first quarter against the San Francisco 49ers at Levi's Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles’ Sanders, Ertz set for MRIs on Monday

Philadelphia Eagles’ running back Miles Sanders and tight end Zach Ertz are scheduled to undergo MRIs on Monday, according to FOX Sports.

Sanders’ knee injury is considered a greater concern than Ertz’s ankle injury, according to the FOX Sports report. Both were injured in Sunday’s 30-28 home loss to the Baltimore Ravens.

Sanders left the game after being brought down after a 74-yard run in the third quarter. He finished with 118 yards on nine carries, giving him 434 yards on 71 carries in five games this season. Boston Scott, who has 21 carries for 67 yards, would be next in line for the Eagles (1-4-1), who host the New York Giants on Thursday night.

Ertz did not return to the game after being injured early in the fourth quarter. He is tied for the team lead with 24 receptions for 178 yards and one touchdown.

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Dec 29, 2019; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders (26) runs the ball against the New York Giants in the first half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Sanders, Johnson on track to play Week 2 for Eagles

Philadelphia Eagles running back Miles Sanders and right tackle Lane Johnson were expected to practice Wednesday, coach Doug Pederson said.

Both plan to play Sunday at home against the Los Angeles Rams, ESPN reported. Johnson earlier this week said “count on it” when asked if he was a go this week.

“I do expect them to practice today,” Pederson said. “Lane and Miles will definitely get some practice time today and (we’ll) see where they’re at, at the end of the day.”

Defensive end Derek Barnett (hamstring) is also expected to practice this week after missing the disappointing Week 1 loss at Washington.

Without Johnson, the Eagles’ makeshift offensive line surrendered eight sacks against Washington. Fourth-round pick Jack Driscoll started at right tackle and young Nate Herbig played at right guard on Sunday for Philadelphia, which is making do without left tackle Andre Dillard (biceps) and right guard Brandon Brooks (Achilles).

Johnson has started all 92 regular-season games in which he has played since entering the league in 2013. He underwent ankle surgery last month.

Sanders has been dealing with a hamstring injury since early in training camp.

Pederson said defensive end Brandon Graham (concussion protocol) would not practice Wednesday.

–Field Level Media