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The Redskins are glad not to be facing running back LeSean McCoy anymore (at least not twice a year vs. the Eagles). McCoy did not have a great game vs. the Redskins last season, but in 11 career games vs. Washington, McCoy accumulated 1,286 total yards of offense (807 on the ground). Even now, the Redskins consider him one of the league's best running backs because he was a dual threat and they always worried when he would stretch plays out, putting pressure on the defense. It's not as if they're putting down any of the current running backs, but there is a sense that McCoy is missed in the Philadelphia offense.
The decision to sign Everett, who would join Bashaud Breeland, Will Blackmon, and Quinton Dunbar at cornerback, does not necessarily mean that Culliver, is going to miss the game. But they faced a deadline of 4 p.m. today to make a move so if they think there is a chance that Culliver will be out they had to act.
If Culliver is out, Blackmon would likely start at cornerback opposite second-year player Bashaud Breeland. With DeAngelo Hall out, the only other available corner would be Quinton Dunbar, a rookie free agent who reported to training camp as a wide receiver and would be seeing his first NFL action. Rookie safety Kyshoen Jarrett could be pressed into duty as the nickel corner.
Running back DeMarco Murray (hamstring) is questionable for the Eagles but per Adam Schefter he will play. If I'm the Redskins, I'd rather see him play. Ryan Mathews actually got things going on the ground for the Eagles last week, picking up 108 yards on 24 carries against a tough Jets defense. The more carries the Eagles invest in trying to get Murray (22 carries, 11 yards) going, the fewer Mathews will get.