Carroll returned an interception for a touchdown in Monday's 27-7 win over the Giants. Carroll's name wasn't called very often in the Eagles' first five games, which is normally a good sign for a cornerback. He put himself front-and-center in the team's sixth game of the year with his game-changing score, his first interception since 2013 and his first pick-six of his career. Carroll has played strong, consistent football as a key part of a defense that has seen its fortunes change dramatically with two dominant performances in a row.
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll has been taking reps with the first team during the start of organized team activities. Carroll has gotten first team reps while Byron Maxwell, who signed a massive free-agent contract in the offseason, has played on the other side of the defensive formation. "I'm not putting stock in it at this point, because we're all getting the same amount of reps," Carroll said. "Every time I'm out there I'm focusing on my technique no matter where I'm lining up. It's not about going against the guy across from me, it's about what I can do every single time and how much I can focus on my technique on every snap. "We're out there now and things are going so fast that you're going to get tired after three or four reps and the next guy is up." Whether his first-team reps are just for the time being, Carroll plans on fighting for a starting position. "I want to start again, sure," Carrol said. "Last year was challenging. I did what they asked me to do and it was something that took some time becoming accustomed to doing. I felt I became a lot more comfortable with later in the year. It was another opportunity to help the team. Same thing now. Whatever they want. I want to be out on the field. Right now it's me out there with the ones, but everybody is going to get a chance. I just have to take advantage every time I'm out there."
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll, who left in the third quarter against the Giants to get checked for a concussion, returned in the fourth quarter. Carroll started the game in place of corner Bradley Fletcher (hip).
Eagles cornerback Nolan Carroll left the game at the Giants in the third quarter to be evaluated for a concussion. He had four tackles and two passes defensed before getting hurt. Corner Jaylen Watkins replaced Carroll.
The Eagles declared quarterback Nick Foles (collarbone), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (hip), safety Jerome Couplin, wideout Jeff Maehl, offensive linemen Dennis Kelly and Julian Vandervelde, and defensive end Taylor Hart inactive for Sunday's game at the Giants. With Fletcher inactive, corner Nolan Carroll will start.