Earlier in the week, we posted an item from Pro Football Focus which argued that defensive end Trent Cole should be the early front-runner for the league's defensive player of the year honors.
On Wednesday, Cole received more national acclaim as Peter King of Sports Illustrated named him as one of the two defensive ends on his midseason All-Pro team.
"A sixth-year veteran who's thriving in Philly's 4–3 system, Cole is on pace to surpass last season's 12.5 sacks, with six," King wrote in this week's issue of the magazine. "He has 17 quarterback pressures as well."
A two-time Pro Bowl selection, Cole earned All-Pro honors following the 2009 campaign. Cole is fourth in team history with 53.0 career sacks. Since 2006, Cole is third in the NFL and second among 4-3 defensive ends with 48.0 sacks.
Cole has 3.0 sacks in his last two games. This week, the Eagles take on Peyton Manning of the Colts, who has been sacked a league-low seven times this season.
-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:20 p.m., November 3