The Baltimore Ravens apparently noticed Travis Fulgham’s 10-catch, 152-yard performance last week at Pittsburgh.
Fulgham got a lot of attention from the Baltimore defense Sunday. His first target and first catch of the day came just before the first-half two-minute warning.
But Fulgham, a 2019 sixth-round pick of the Lions, keeps proving that he is more than a novelty. Despite being unable to quite corral a Hail Mary at the end of the first half, Fulgham finished the day with six catches for 75 yards and a touchdown, the best afternoon of any wide receiver on the field, for either team.
“He’s a baller,” said Carson Wentz, who basically heaved an 18-yard pass into the sky for Fulgham in the end zone, and the 6-foot-2, 225-pound wideout went up and got it for a touchdown, as Wentz was being blasted. “There was a zero [all-out] blitz a handful of times today, and I just looked to him.”
Fulgham was asked about the touchdown, his third in three Eagles games.
“Wentz made a check at the line. It was a great check. And he placed the ball at the right spot, floated it up, and let me get a chance to go up and get it,” he said.
Someone wanted to know if he and Wentz communicate and plan on jump-ball throws.
“I mean, that’s the plan,” Fulgham said. “I’m not going to say I’m not going to come down with it.”
Corner Darius Slay, concussed in last week’s loss at Pittsburgh, returned to the starting lineup.
Safety Will Parks, a Philly native who was a heralded offseason addition, finally made his season debut after suffering a hamstring injury in training camp. He started, with the Eagles coming out in nickel. But a number of starters who are believed to be close to being healthy missed the game, including wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Alshon Jeffery, right tackle Lane Johnson, and cornerback Avonte Maddox. There was an ESPN report Sunday stating that Jackson, out since Week 3, expects to be ready to play Thursday at the Linc against the Giants.
Also inactive were linebacker Duke Riley (rib), safety Marcus Epps (rib), and third quarterback Nate Sudfeld, who is healthy. Riley was replaced by Alex Singleton.
Defensive end Vinny Curry returned from a hamstring injury that had sidelined him since the opener. Practice squad call-ups Jason Croom (tight end) and Elijah Riley (corner) were active, and Croom caught a touchdown pass in his Eagles debut.
Hakeem Butler, a receiver the Eagles acquired from Carolina and are trying to turn into a tight end, was active for the first time, as was offensive lineman Brett Toth, who ended up subbing for rookie tackle Jack Driscoll after Driscoll’s fourth-quarter ankle injury.