The Eagles have mostly come out healthy through seven weeks of action. While the hamstring pull of Michael Vick has cost him two games, the only other injuries have come to the likes of Pat Chung, Nick Foles, James Casey and Chris Polk. Vick is expected back shortly and Foles will likely remain his backup for the foreseeable future.
While the Eagles have only suffered a handful of injuries since the start of the regular season, Week 7 has cost several teams some of their best players. The loss of top flight players may force their teams to act out of desperation and make a move by way of a trade. This is why the Eagles may be keeping an eye on the injury reports throughout Week 8 as the trade deadline approaches. Even if the Eagles are not in the deal-making mood, NFC East rivals like the Giants and Redskins could make a move.
Let's take a look at some of the serious injuries that have been reported on what has become "Massacre Monday":
- The Buccaneers (0-6) lost running back Doug Martin on Sunday to a torn labrum. Martin's season is over, according to NFL Media's Albert Breer.
- The Bears (4-3) have lost linebacker Lance Briggs for 4-6 weeks with a shoulder injury that will not require surgery, according to Pro Football Talk.
- The Colts (5-2) have lost locker room leader and Pro Bowl wide receiver Reggie Wayne to an ACL tear, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
- Packers (4-2) tight end Jermichael Finley remains in ICU with a neck injury and will miss several weeks, according to USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
- The Texans (2-5) have lost lineback Brian Cushing for the season with a torn LCL and a broken fibula, according to Albert Breer. He avoided tearing his PCL, ACL and MCL.
- Rams (3-4) quarterback Sam Bradford is done for the year with a torn ACL, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter.
- Bears quarterback Jay Cutler will be out for at least four weeks with a groin tear, according to FOX's Jay Glazer.