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Eagles S Wolff to miss game against Redskins

PHILADELPHIA (AP) - Rookie safety Earl Wolff has been ruled out for Philadelphia's game against Washington on Sunday, and the Eagles could be without two more defensive starters.

Wolff left last Sunday's 27-13 victory at Green Bay with a knee injury. Veteran Patrick Chung, who was rotating with Wolff and Nate Allen at the safety positions, will start.

Inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (knee), cornerback Bradley Fletcher (pectoral) and left tackle Jason Peters (quad) were listed as questionable when Friday's injury report for the Redskins game was released.

Fletcher was injured during Philadelphia's 49-20 victory at Oakland on Nov. 3. He was listed as questionable for last weekend's game and did not play.

Fletcher was replaced by Roc Carmichael, who could start again when the Eagles (5-5) try for their third consecutive win.

''I'll be ready,'' Carmichael said. ''We'll see what happens, but if I'm needed, I'm ready.''

Carmichael began the season on Houston's practice squad and was signed by the Eagles on Sept. 18.

''What Roc does is he competes,'' Eagles coach Chip Kelly said. ''I think that was very evident when we got here just from how he was playing on special teams. And I was really excited with how he played in Green Bay in his first start. When we lost Fletch to have a guy like Roc available, I think it was a great addition to have for us.''

Kendricks, who has never missed a game because of injury in college or in his two years in the NFL, would be replaced by Najee Goode if he can't go on Sunday.

Goode, who has never started in his brief two-year NFL career with Tampa Bay and the Eagles, saw his most action against Green Bay and was credited with five tackles in the win.

''It means a whole lot to go out there and not necessarily prove anybody wrong, but to go out there and make a statement,'' Goode said. ''Now you start, what can you do with it? A lot of guys start in the league. You've got to be an impact player when you get on the field.''

Goode opened some eyes with his play last Sunday.

''He had a nice game with limited reps all week,'' Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis said. ''I think he had a good start this week. Taking more reps will just help him and just continue his growth. But we were very impressed with the way he played one game so far.''

The biggest loss for Philadelphia would be Peters. The Pro Bowl left tackle, who missed all of last year's 4-12 season with a torn Achilles, has insisted all week that he'll play.

''Jason says he's fine, but he always says he's fine and he's going to play,'' Kelly said. ''We'll see how that goes.''

If Peters is out, veteran Allen Barbre would start his first game since 2009 and his first ever at left tackle.

''This league is all about opportunities,'' Barbre said, ''and I'm grateful for my opportunity here. You just never know, really. You always just have to work hard and stay ready.''

Barbre was ready last week when Peters went down in Green Bay.

''Al's a tremendous player,'' Eagles center Jason Kelce said. ''I'm glad he's getting some opportunities to showcase that. When he comes in, you know you're getting a quality player and that your offense isn't going to miss a beat. That's what you look for in backups.''

The Associated Press News Service

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