Oct 18, 2020; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jack Driscoll (63) blocks Baltimore Ravens linebacker Tyus Bowser (54) during the second quarter at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Eagles RT Driscoll (MCL) out for season

Philadelphia Eagles rookie right tackle Jack Driscoll will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury, NFL Network reported Tuesday.

Driscoll sustained a “significant MCL sprain” in Sunday’s upset win against the New Orleans Saints. He played through it and finished the 24-21 victory, but further testing revealed the full extent of the injury, per the report.

A fourth-round pick in the 2020 NFL Draft out of Auburn, Driscoll started four of his 11 games and played a total of 300 snaps on offense and 34 on special teams this season.

Driscoll, 23, had been starting at right tackle since Philadelphia lost All-Pro Lane Johnson to a season-ending ankle injury last month.

Matt Pryor, who turns 26 on Wednesday, is listed behind Driscoll on the depth chart and is in line to start Sunday when the Eagles (4-8-1) face the Arizona Cardinals (7-6) in Glendale, Ariz.

Philadelphia’s offensive line has also endured season-ending injuries to tackle Jason Peters (foot), guard Brandon Brooks (Achilles) and tackle Andre Dillard (biceps). Brooks and Dillard missed the entire season.

–Field Level Media

Aug 22, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles offensive tackle Jason Peters (71) against the Baltimore Ravens at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles place LT Peters (toe) on injured reserve

The Philadelphia Eagles placed left tackle Jason Peters on injured reserve Saturday.

Coach Doug Pederson said Friday that Peters will undergo surgery on his injured toe and miss the remainder of the season.

The Eagles (3-8-1) also elevated cornerbacks Kevon Seymour and Jameson Houston and linebacker Rashad Smith from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game against the visiting New Orleans Saints (10-2).

Seymour last played in an NFL game with the Carolina Panthers in 2017. Houston and Smith are undrafted rookies from Baylor and Florida Atlantic, respectively.

Peters originally landed on IR on Oct. 3 because of the injury, then returned in the Eagles’ win over Dallas on Nov. 1. He left last Sunday’s loss to Green Bay in the third quarter.

The nine-time Pro Bowl selection signed a one-year, $3 million contract in July to play right guard after starter Brandon Brooks suffered an Achilles tendon injury. He may have played his last game in an Eagles uniform.

When the Eagles lost starting left tackle Andre Dillard to a torn biceps in September, it was reported that Peters was seeking more money to return to his old position protecting then-starter Carson Wentz’s blind side. The team restructured his deal last month.

Peters, 38, is in his 16th season in the NFL and has started 203 of his 213 career games with the Buffalo Bills (2004-08) and Eagles, earning first-team All-Pro honors in 2011 and 2013.

–Field Level Media

Dec 11, 2016; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson (L) and defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz (R) in a game against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Washington Redskins won 27-22. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Schwartz: Eagles coaches have Pederson’s back

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz says the entire coaching staff supports embattled head coach Doug Pederson.

“I think the whole staff has Doug’s back,” Schwartz said Tuesday, per NBC Sports Philadelphia. “We know what he’s going through and we feel the pressure on ourselves to go do our jobs better to take some of the heat off of him. I think that’s what a good staff does.

“Doug’s had our back in the past, we have his back. I think it all works together that way. I just think everybody needs to be more efficient at their job. I think everybody needs to recognize their part in it.”

The Eagles (3-8-1) have lost four in a row and have not scored more than 17 points since a 23-9 win against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 8.

Pederson, who recently gave up some play-calling duties, is dealing with a quarterback controversy heading into Sunday’s home game against the New Orleans Saints (10-2).

Rookie Jalen Hurts took over for Carson Wentz in Sunday’s 30-16 loss in Green Bay and threw his first touchdown pass, completing 5 of 12 attempts for 109 yards with an interception.

Pederson, 52, is in his fifth season with Philadelphia and has a 41-34-1 record. He guided the Eagles to their first Super Bowl championship after the 2017 season and led them to NFC East titles in 2017 and 2019.

–Field Level Media

Nov 3, 2019; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles running back Jordan Howard (24) runs off the field after win against the Chicago Bears at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Eagles activate RB Howard from practice squad

The Philadelphia Eagles activated running back Jordan Howard from the practice squad Saturday.

Cut last month after an ineffective stint with the Miami Dolphins, Howard signed with Philadelphia on Nov. 23.

The 26-year-old veteran joins the Eagles (3-7-1) for Sunday’s game at the Green Bay Packers (8-3).

Howard gained just 33 yards on 28 carries (1.2-yard average) in five games for Miami, scoring four touchdowns.

He began his NFL career with back-to-back 1,000-yard seasons with the Chicago Bears in 2016 and 2017, making the Pro Bowl as a rookie.

Howard rushed for 525 yards and six scores in 10 games with Philadelphia last season before signing a two-year, $9.75 million contract with Miami in March.

The Eagles also activated defensive tackle Raequan Williams from the practice squad. The undrafted rookie from Michigan State played 16 defensive snaps in his Week 8 debut against the Dallas Cowboys.

–Field Level Media

Nov 15, 2020; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Giants running back Wayne Gallman (22) runs the ball against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Robert Deutsch-USA TODAY Sports

Giants tighten NFC East race with win over Eagles

Daniel Jones threw for 244 yards and rushed for a touchdown Sunday as the New York Giants tightened up the NFC East race with a 27-17 win over the Philadelphia Eagles at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J.

Jones completed 21 of 28 passes with no interceptions, marking the first time in his two-year career he has played consecutive games with no turnovers. Wayne Gallman added two short touchdown runs as New York (3-7) enters its bye week with consecutive wins.

Carson Wentz hit on 21 of 37 passes for 208 yards with no touchdowns or interceptions as Philadelphia failed to convert a single third down (0 for 9). The Eagles (3-5-1) still sit atop the division but have a challenging schedule ahead.

The Giants led 21-17 going to the fourth quarter and finished the win off with 35- and 44-yard field goals from Graham Gano, the last occurring with 3:06 left. Their defense limited Philadelphia to 47 yards and five first downs in the fourth quarter.

New York started the game with an 85-yard touchdown drive, which Jones finished with a 34-yard run on a well-executed read-option to the left just 3:49 into the game.

After Philadelphia marched 53 yards in 12 plays to tee up Jake Elliott for a 40-yard field goal at the 6:27 mark, New York rattled off a 75-yard march that lasted nearly seven minutes. Gallman plunged in from the 2 on the second quarter’s opening snap to make it 14-3.

The Giants outgained the Eagles by just over 100 yards in the first half, but a different team emerged from the visitors’ locker room to start the third quarter. Boston Scott rattled off a 56-yard touchdown run on the fifth play of the period, tightroping his way down the left sideline.

After New York responded with a 1-yard scoring run by Gallman at the 9:49 mark, Philadelphia drew within 21-17 when Corey Clement finished a 75-yard drive by going 5 yards up the middle with 5:20 remaining.

–Field Level Media