The Eagles heard the insults from some Seahawks after their 24-14 loss to Seattle on Sunday, but they were not going to trade barbs. The players know how poorly they played.
Quarterback Mark Sanchez, who passed for only 96 yards, was on the receiving end of defensive end Michael Bennett's humor. After sacking Sanchez and recording two tackles for a loss, Bennett told USA Today: "You need to tell the Philadelphia police that they need to put an [APB] out, because Sanchez is out there trying to impersonate a good quarterback."
Asked about the comment Tuesday, Sanchez said he never had any interaction with Bennett before Sunday.
"I guess he just doesn't like me," Sanchez said. "No biggie, I guess."
Cornerback Richard Sherman, who is seldom shy about voicing his opinion, said wide receiver Jeremy Maclin was "complaining a little bit" on the field. Maclin, who has been one of the top receivers in the NFL this season, was limited to three catches for 21 yards and a touchdown.
"I wasn't complaining. There was twice on the field where I was looking for a flag, but it didn't happen," Maclin said. "If I really discussed everything that was talked about on the football field, it be a different story."
Sherman also said that the Eagles miss DeSean Jackson "tremendously." Maclin disagreed.
"Once again, [Jackson is] a tremendous talent, but guys in that room have done a tremendous job all year," Maclin said. "No disrespect to him, but we're just fine."
Offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur also said the Eagles do not miss Jackson, now with the Redskins. Shurmur said Maclin, Riley Cooper, and Jordan Matthews can all make plays downfield.
"We are really comfortable with the guys we have," Shurmur said. "They are out there competing and fighting. And if we want to talk specifically about the last game, nobody played well enough and nobody coached well enough to win it, and we saw the results."
The Eagles released cornerback Roc Carmichael. Carmichael signed with the Eagles on Nov. 18, although he was inactive during his three-game stint with the team. The roster will remain at 52 players for the time being. . . . Nick Foles was the only player not participating in the portion open to reporters. Wide receiver Josh Huff (hip) did not appear to be a full participant.