• CB Shines With Big Plays

    Posted by Dave Spadaro | Philadelphia Eagles


    PITTSBURGH –Cornerback Nolan Carroll put on a show for the Eagles' defense in the first quarter of Thursday night’s 17-0 win over the Steelers with a pass breakup, drawing an offensive pass interference penalty and an interception which he returned 38 yards for a touchdown. It’s safe to say, then, that Carroll is all the way back from the season-ending ankle injury he suffered in the Thanksgiving Day loss to Detroit in 2015. “I’ve been saying that all along so maybe everyone will believe me,” said Carroll, who started on the outside opposite Leodis McKelvin, with Ron Brooks, as the starting nickel cornerback....

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  • Eagles vs. Steelers: Instant analysis of 1st-team defense as Nolan Carroll shines

    Posted by Nolan Carroll


      PITTSBURGH -- There was no Ben Roethlisberger, no Antonio Brown and no DeAngelo Williams. There was, however, a strong showing from the Eagles' defense. The first-team defense played a little over a quarter on Thursday night in the team's second preseason game of the young season, coming away with two turnovers in three possessions against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Starters: Brandon Graham, Fletcher Cox, Bennie Logan, Connor Barwin, Jordan Hicks, Najee Goode, Nigel Bradham, Leodis McKelvin, Malcolm Jenkins, Rodney McLeod, Nolan Carroll...Ron Brooks in as nickel cornerbackFirst series: Cornerback Nolan Carroll is in a battle for a starting job, and...

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  • WITH EXPANDED ROLE, RON BROOKS AIMS TO PROVE HE’S NO BACKUP FOR EAGLES

    Posted by Dave Zangaro


    Ron Brooks told us, but no one wanted to believe him. Way back when the Eagles signed the veteran cornerback to a three-year contract in early March, Brooks said he was “coming here to start.” At the time, with Leodis McKelvin and Eric Rowe and Nolan Carroll, the idea that this career special teamer was going to come to a new city and be a starter seemed unlikely, almost funny. Brooks might get the last laugh. “That was what I expected out of myself coming to a new team, just trying to establish myself,” the 27-year-old said after Sunday’s open...

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  • Nolan Carroll Making A Strong Starting Case

    Posted by Joseph Santoliquito | cbslocal.com


    

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  • Eagles training camp practice notes, August 1: Nolan Carroll wins the day

    Posted by Jimmy Kempski | philly.com


    For the third consecutive practice, a player in the Eagles' defensive secondary flashed. Today it was free agent acquisition Nolan Carroll, who had an impressive diving interception. Before we commence with the Carroll love, there are two important disclaimers to note:1) Like we noted previously with Jordan Matthews, Nolan Carroll is running with the second team. Therefore, he's not seeing the same level of competition as Cary Williams and Bradley Fletcher, who are typically facing the first team offense.2) While Carroll has had an inordinate number of pass breakups, he did not have an interception until today. Some of those...

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