Eagles Snap Counts: Good Defensive Production From Relative Newcomers

Cre'Von LeBlanc, Treyvon Hester and Daeshon Hall didn't begin this season with the Eagles, but they helped chip in for the Birds' biggest win of the season - 32-20 over the Texans. 

LeBlanc played 41 snaps (63 percent), Hester played 21 (32 percent) and Hall played just 4 (6 percent) but still found his way into the stat sheet. 

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LeBlanc played the most of the trio and had two tackles. 

But Hester had two tackles, a quarterback hit, a tackle for loss and a sack. It was the first sack of his career. Likewise, Hall - who just got here a couple weeks ago - was credited with half a sack; it was his first career NFL sack too. He also had two tackles. 

It's too early to know about Hall, but it looks like Hester and LeBlanc might be able to stick around as depth players next season and Hall will likely get the chance to show something next training camp. 

Other defensive snap count notes

• Brandon Graham led all defensive linemen with 54 snaps (83 percent), followed by Michael Bennet (52) and Fletcher Cox (49). Chris Long played just 39 snaps but had his best game of the season. He had two sacks and caused that huge fumble. 

• Jordan Hicks returned to the lineup after missing four games and played 43 snaps (66 percent), while Tim Jernigan returned after missing three games and played 17 snaps (26 percent). 

• With Hicks back, Kamu Grugier-Hill was the odd man out of the linebacker rotation. He played just five snaps, as the Eagles stayed in nickel. 

• Malcolm Jenkins played all 65 defensive snaps (so did Avonte Maddox, Corey Graham, Nigel Bradham and Rasul Douglas). But Jenkins is now 993/994 on defense this season and has added 132 special teams snaps. This guy is great and never leaves the field. 

Offensive snap count notes 

• Some guy named Nick Foles played just 81 of 82 snaps. Can't believe he missed one. What a bum. 

• Jason Peters played just five snaps before he suffered a quad injury; Halapoulivaati Vaitai played the other 77. 

• Nelson Agholor played 74 snaps (90 percent) to lead the skill position guys. He had that huge 83-yard touchdown and finished with five catches for 116 yards and a touchdown. 

• Darren Sproles played 38 snaps (46) to lead the running back group. Josh Adams played 25 and Wendell Smallwood played 16. Not surprising to see Sproles lead the Eagles yesterday; at 35 years old, he's their best option right now. 

• Jordan Matthews played 33 snaps and Golden Tate played 29 snaps. They had the same stat line: two catches on three targets for 13 yards. That trade was a complete waste. The Eagles would have been better off yesterday if Tate was still in Detroit, trying to beat the Vikings. 

• Zach Ertz played his normal 90 percent of snaps on his way to having another monster, record-breaking game. But Dallas Goedert was on the field for 48 snaps (59 percent), which is good to see. He had three catches for 30 yards and nearly got in the end zone, but slipped. 

• The Eagles went with a lot of two- and three-tight end sets. Richard Rodgers played a season-high 13 snaps because of it. 

Here's a complete look at the Eagles' snap counts from Sunday: 

Offense
Brandon Brooks: 82 snaps (100 percent)
Lane Johnson: 82 (100)
Stefen Wisniewski: 82 (100)
Jason Kelce: 82 (100)
Nick Foles: 81 (99)
Halapoulivaati Vaitai: 77 (94)
Nelson Agholor: 74 (90)
Zach Ertz: 73 (89)
Alshon Jeffery: 61 (74)
Dallas Goedert: 48 (59)
Darren Sproles: 38 (46)
Jordan Matthews: 33 (40)
Golden Tate: 29 (35)
Josh Adams: 25 (30)
Wendell Smallwood: 16 (20)
Richard Rodgers: 13 (16)
Jason Peters: 5 (6)
Nate Sudfeld: 1 (1)

Defense
Malcolm Jenkins: 65 snaps (100 percent)
Avonte Maddox: 65 (100)
Corey Graham: 65 (100)
Nigel Bradham: 65 (100)
Rasul Douglas: 65 (100)
Brandon Graham: 54 (83)
Michael Bennett: 52 (80)
Fletcher Cox: 49 (75)
Jordan Hicks: 43 (66)
Tre Sullivan: 41 (63)
Cre'Von LeBlanc: 41 (63)
Chris Long: 39 (60)
Haloti Ngata: 24 (37)
Treyvon Hester: 21 (32)
Tim Jernigan: 17 (26)
Kamu Grugier-Hill: 5 (8)
Daeshon Hall: 4 (6)

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