EJ Smith, Philly Inquirer

EJ Smith

Philly Inquirer

New York, United States

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Recent:
  • Philly Inquirer
Past:
  • Philly.com
  • The Seattle Times

Recent articles by EJ:

Just how bad is the Eagles' and Carson Wentz’s start? Advanced numbers help tell the story.

We’re dealing with a small sample size of only two weeks, but there’s a new batch of advanced analytics and player-tracking data to comb through after Sunday’s loss. → Read More

Doug Pederson defends decision to kick late FG vs. Rams

The Eagles had a choice between declining a penalty and taking the made field goal to put them within five points, or accepting it in order to go for it on fourth-and-3 from the Rams' 10-yard line. → Read More

Philadelphia Eagles vs Los Angeles Rams — live updates

Follow along for all the big plays, scores, injuries and more from the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams. → Read More

Miles Sanders is set to return for Eagles-Rams game, but will he be on a play count?

The Eagles' featured running back said he's feeling 100% after the team's medical staff held him out last week. → Read More

JJ Arcega-Whiteside wasn’t targeted last Sunday, but Eagles coaches want him to keep faith

After such a promising training camp, Arcega-Whiteside appeared to be turning a corner from the lackluster rookie season, but his first game action wasn’t as encouraging. → Read More

Eagles vs. Rams predictions: Birds need to bounce back, but it’s a tall order

Before the season, this looked like a win for the Eagles. After Sunday's loss to Washington, it's hard to know what to expect. → Read More

What to watch for in the Eagles-Rams Week 2 matchup

The biggest matchups and story lines in the Eagles' second game of the season. → Read More

Malik Jackson says the Eagles wanted to kneel during Sunday’s opening kickoff, but Washington players declined

When asked about his hat and his feelings about the NFL’s efforts to support players speaking out against racial injustice and inequality in America, Jackson said there was more work to be done. → Read More

Eagles rookie Jalen Reagor flashed potential Sunday, but he saw plenty of room for improvement, too

Reagor's splashy 55-yard catch was overshadowed by a handful of mistakes, including a muffed punt and two targets that went incomplete. → Read More

Eagles’ injuries start piling up again in season-opening loss to Washington

The Eagles' annual war of attrition started earlier than usual this season. → Read More

Philadelphia Eagles vs Washington Football Team — live updates

Follow along for all the big plays, scores, injuries and more from the Philadelphia Eagles’ Week 1 game against the Washington Football Team. → Read More

Lane Johnson inactive for season opener vs. Washington Football Team

The 30-year-old was limited all week in practice and was questionable coming into the game because of a lingering ankle injury that required surgery last month. → Read More

NFL season preview: Four storylines going into the first NFL Sunday

Sunday’s slate of games will bring the first opportunity to see the majority of the league and answer some of the burning questions this season will pose. → Read More

What to watch in the Eagles-Washington season opener

The biggest storylines going into the Eagles season opener at Washington on Sunday. → Read More

Eagles’ Doug Pederson still uncertain about Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders for Week 1

The Eagles go into Wednesday's practice with uncertainty at two starting offensive spots. → Read More

How Eagles seventh-round pick Casey Toohill earned a roster spot against the odds

The former outside linebacker at Stanford made the 53-man roster as a defensive end. → Read More

What to expect from the Eagles’ new running back

Jason Huntley is a short, speedy back who spent training camp with the Detroit Lions after they drafted him in the fifth round in April. → Read More

Carson Wentz returns to Eagles practice; Cre’Von LeBlanc rejoins team one day after release

The quarterback first popped up on the injury report Aug. 30 before the team’s intrasquad scrimmage at the Linc. He was sidelined all of last week, although it was considered more of a precaution. → Read More

Eagles to sign Josh McCown to practice squad, release Cre’Von LeBlanc

Huntley is a 5-foot-9, 193-pound running back and return specialist out of New Mexico State. He wasn’t invited to the NFL scouting combine, but ran a 4.37-second 40-yard dash at his Pro Day. → Read More

Which Eagles players saw their stock drop the most during training camp?

Here are three, including two who play on the offensive line. → Read More