Butte native Colt Anderson will likely start at free safety for the Philadelphia Eagles for the rest of the season, multiple media sources are reporting.
Anderson recorded five tackles last Thursday in the Eagles’ home loss to Cincinnati. He also started in a win the previous Sunday at Tampa Bay.
Philadelphia coach Andy Reid, who is expected to be fired at the end a disappointing season, said Anderson is playing well enough to keep the starting job.
“I think you could say that,” Reid. “Now, listen, I haven’t sat down and talked with (defensive coordinator) Todd (Bowles) about that, but I would tell you that he’s played good football. Good enough to be considered at keeping him in that position.”
The Eagles (4-10) play at home against the Washington Redskins Sunday. They close out the season on the road against the New York Giants Dec. 30.
Anderson, a former Butte High Bulldog and Montana Grizzly, was on the Pro Bowl ballot as a special teams ace. Pro Bowl voting has closed, and results will be announced Dec. 26.