Eagles second-year linebacker and first-round pick Marcus Smith has declared that the hamstring injury he sustained in practice Thursday will have him sidelined for 2-3 weeks. "I'm glad it wasn't anything major, but it's still something that keeps him out," defensive coordinator Bill Davis told the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's disappointing, probably to him more than anybody. He was really taking some growth steps and coming along, and now he's got a setback." Smith is targeting more playing time in 2015. He got into eight games as a rookie, but registered no tackles.
Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith sustained a hamstring injury Thursday in practice, the Philadelphia Inquirer has reported. An MRI scheduled for Friday will determine the severity of the injury and timetable for his return. The team's first-round pick in 2014 has been competing to land the third outside linebacker spot, which would insure significant playing time. It remains to be seen if that goal is still realistic.
Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith has been hampered by a groin injury that has kept him out of just about all the drills at the team's OTAs. "Right now, I'm getting excellent mental reps," Smith said per ESPN. "I definitely want to be out there." Smith told the Philadelphia Inquirer that he expects to participate fully in Wednesday's practice.
Eagles safety Earl Wolff and linebacker Marcus Smith were limited in OTAs with injuries, the Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Wolff is recovering from knee surgery. Coach Chip Kelly said the safety has been cleared to return, and the team is waiting for him to reach full participation in OTAs. Smith has been dealing with a pulled leg muscle.
Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith wasn't physically ready for the NFL as a rookie, getting in on just 74 snaps and failing to make a tackle. He's built himself up over the offseason and should be able to make more of an impact this year. "Physically, he looks different. He gained 15 pounds, he put on a lot of muscle," teammate Connor Barwin said, per CSN Philly. "He's one of the stronger guys on our defense now. He took the offseason and did what he needed to do, which was get bigger, stronger. Now we're just excited to see what happens when we put the pads on."
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