Trent Cole LB PHI 2 Months

Cole (hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants in New York, Sheil Kapadia of reports.

After sitting out in Week 16 due to a hand injury that required surgery, Cole returns to a defensive front in pursuit of Eli Manning, who has been sacked 28 times on the season.

Trent Cole LB PHI 2 Months

Cole (hand) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Cole missed last week's game after undergoing surgery on his hand, but he practiced fully this week, and is good to go for the Eagles' season finale.

Trent Cole LB PHI 2 Months

Cole is having surgery on his hand Wednesday and won't play Saturday against Washington.

With Cole (who has recorded 48 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 14 games) out this week, at a minimum, Brandon Graham is in line to see added work in the Eagles' defense in his place, beginning Saturday.

Trent Cole LB PHI 3 Months

Cole's hand injury could keep him out Saturday against the Redskins, and it may require surgery, Fox 29's Howard Eskin reports.

The nature of the injury has not been officially announced, but a fracture appears likely. Cole is a key piece for the Eagles' defense, and his absence could mean more snaps for Brandon Graham or Bryan Braman.

Trent Cole LB PHI 3 Months

Cole suffered a hand injury during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Cole left in the fourth quarter, finishing his night with just two tackles. If the long-time Eagle can't make it back for Week 16, the team will likely need more snaps from Brandon Graham.

Trent Cole LB PHI 8 Months

Eagles OLB Trent Cole is likely entering his final season with the team.

The Eagles drafted Marcus Smith to be Cole's heir apparent, and Cole's base salary doubles from $5 million this year to $10 million next year. Although Cole is still playing solid football -- he had eight sacks in the second half of last season alone -- there's little chance he'd return at next year's scheduled rate short of a major contract restructuring. Cole turns 32 years old this October.

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Trent Cole remains locked in as a starting outside linebacker.

Trent Cole LB PHI Oct 18 '79

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles OLB Trent Cole is "destined to be jettisoned" this offseason.

In other words, Cole is expected to be released. The 31-year-old is due a $5 million salary, and all of his guaranteed money is off the books. We wouldn't be so quick to write Cole off. He started all 16 games, recorded eight sacks, and was nails as a run defender -- grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 3-4 run-stopping outside linebacker. The Eagles could choose to keep Cole around for another season before his salary soars to $10 million in 2015.

Trent Cole LB PHI Sep 17 '79

Eagles OLB Trent Cole has recorded five sacks, five quarterbacks hurries, and 31 tackles over his past four games.

Cole is on a tear. The 31-year-old seems to be enjoying his switch to outside linebacker in the 3-4 defense and is a more well-rounded player. "I feel better than I've ever felt in my career right now," Cole said. Pro Football Focus has graded Cole out as its No. 5 3-4 outside linebacker and its top run defender at the position. He's been a big part of the Eagles' turnaround.

Trent Cole LB PHI Aug 28 '79

Eagles DE/OLB Trent Cole left Sunday's Week 11 game against the Redskins in the second half with a possible concussion.

Cole was having trouble walking straight as he headed to the locker room. He's been a big disappointment this year, but was in the midst of a breakout game with two sacks Sunday.