It wasn’t a huge surprise Wednesday when the Philadelphia Eagles waived Eric Wilson, the free agent they’d signed in the offseason to lead their linebacking group.
In some cities it might have been, but not in Philadelphia.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Penn State has already won big games in marquee environments, using big plays and a stingy defense to do so.
None of the No. 4 Nittany Lions’ victories has left the team’s biggest players satisfied, however.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (4-11-1)
New faces: Coach Nick Sirianni, WR DeVonta Smith, QBs Joe Flacco and Gardner Minshew, DE Ryan Kerrigan, RB Kenny Gainwell, LB Eric Wilson, CB Steven Nelson, S Anthony Harris, P Arryn Siposs.
MINNESOTA VIKINGS (7-9)
New faces: DT Dalvin Tomlinson, DT Michael Pierce, CB Patrick Peterson, CB Bashaud Breeland, TE Chris Herndon, K Greg Joseph, S Xavier Woods, CB Mackensie Alexander, DT Sheldon Richardson, LB Nick Vigil, DE Stephen Weatherly, WR/KR Ihmir Smith-Marsette, WR Dede Westbrook, T Christian Darrisaw, G Wyatt Davis, QB Kellen Mond.
The Bears offense didnt cross midfield against the Vikings defense until Sundays fourth quarter, thanks in part to an unheralded Minnesota punt team.
Punter Ryan Quigley became the first Vikings punter to end a season without a touchback (since touchbacks became a stat in 1991).