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Has Eagles' Chip Kelly lost the team?

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The Sports Xchange
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. UPI /John Angelillo
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Chip Kelly. UPI /John Angelillo | License Photo

PHILADELPHIA -- With the Eagles at 4-7 and having been outscored the last two games 90-32 people again are wondering whether head coach Chip Kelly has lost the locker room.

Center Jason Kelce admitted he didn't know after the game.

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"Hopefully we have a lot of guys who are going to stay on board,'' he said. "You hope that everybody's (still) buying in. I think we have good leadership on this team. I think we have guys who can keep this team together. The reality of it is this season has not gone the way anybody expected it to go. It's been absolutely horrendous.''

--Left tackle Jason Peters once again failed to finish a game because of injury. Peters had his left ankle rolled up on in the first quarter of Thursday's loss and left the game.

The 34-year-old five-time Pro Bowler never returned. He's missed two games with a bad back and has managed to make it through just two of the other nine without suffering some injury. "I thought I could come back (in the game),'' Peters said. "But then when I started to put pressure on (the ankle), it was just too weak. I didn't feel like I could help the team, right there. It's tough. I'm going to keep rolling. I play hurt all the time, but right now, I just got bad luck as far as the injuries.''

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--Cornerback Nolan Carroll was put on injured reserve Friday after breaking his ankle in Thursday's loss to the Lions. Carroll will be an unrestricted free agent after the season.

Cornerbacks Jaylen Watkins was signed off of the Buffalo Bills' practice squad in the wake of Nolan Carroll's season-ending ankle injury. Watkins was a fourth-round pick of the Eagles in the 2014 draft.

--Running back DeMarco Murray had 14 carries Thursday. Just one of them gained more than 4 yards. Eight gained 1 yard or less.

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