NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Saints left tackle Terron Armstead and Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett are active for their NFC divisional round playoff game Sunday, setting up a key matchup of prominent starters trying to overcome physical ailments in the playoffs.
Armstead, who has been hampered by a pectoral injury since Nov. 11, last played part of New Orleans' victory over Pittsburgh on Dec. 23. He appeared to aggravate the injury during that game and went to the sideline early.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Eagles left guard Steven Wisniewski was inactive against the Oakland Raiders on Monday, forcing the NFC East champions to start another backup on the left side of the offensive line.
Wisniewski injured his ankle in Week 14. Chance Warmack starts in his place for the second straight game. Philadelphia already is missing nine-time Pro Bowl left tackle Jason Peters. Halapoulivaati Vaitai has filled in since Peters went down for the season in October.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Eagles were without starting cornerback Ronald Darby for the fifth straight week and starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks for Monday night's game against Washington.
Darby practiced this week for the first time since he dislocated his right ankle in the opener against the Redskins. Darby was listed as inactive and might be ready to play Sunday against San Francisco.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is set to play against the Panthers after missing the past two games with a calf injury.
There were no surprises on the inactive list released for the Thursday night game.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Carson Wentz proved last year he has the tools to be a franchise quarterback.
Now, it's time to take the next step.
The Philadelphia Eagles allowed Wentz to learn on the fly as a rookie. He was promoted from No. 3 on the depth chart eight days before the season opener, started 16 games and led the Eagles to a 7-9 record.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (7-9)
New faces: WRs Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith, CB Ronald Darby, RB LeGarrette Blount, QB Nick Foles, DT Tim Jernigan, DE Chris Long, OL Chance Warmack, CB Patrick Robinson, S Corey Graham; rookies DE Derek Barnett, CB Rasul Douglas, WRs Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson, RBs Donnel Pumphrey and Corey Clement.
Key losses: DT Bennie Logan, DE Connor Barwin, LS Jon Dorenbos, CBs Leodis McKelvin and Nolan Carroll.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles are going with only two quarterbacks after releasing Matt McGloin and Dane Evans, even though backup Nick Foles didn't play in the preseason because of an elbow injury.
Incumbent punter Donnie Jones beat out Cameron Johnson, undrafted rookie running back Corey Clement made the roster, and linebacker Nate Gerry was the only draft pick cut. Gerry was selected in the fifth round and was transitioning from safety to linebacker.
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia Eagles suddenly seem loaded at wide receiver.
After signing Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith in the offseason and adding Mack Hollins and Shelton Gibson in the draft, Carson Wentz has more accomplished and talented options.
Jeffery, Smith and the rookies join Jordan Matthews, who has been a productive slot receiver, and 2015 first-round pick Nelson Agholor, who is having an excellent camp.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — West Virginia could've packed it in after its Big 12 title hopes crashed last week.
The Mountaineers, bolstered by freshman Martell Pettaway and a sensational afternoon from quarterback Skyler Howard, made sure that didn't happen.
Howard threw for 330 yards and tied a career high with five touchdowns and No. 19 West Virginia rolled past Iowa State 49-19 on Saturday.
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) — That steady diet of drops by West Virginia wide receivers a year ago is turning into big gains so far this season.
A unit led by Shelton Gibson, Daikiel Shorts and Ka'Raun White had success on their home field this month and will be looking for more Saturday when the Mountaineers (2-0) play BYU (1-2) in Landover, Maryland.