The Philadelphia Eagles have released their final injury report in preparation of their Week 6 game against the New York Giants.
Veteran linebacker DeMeco Ryans (groin) is listed as questionable. Ryans sat out of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday but was a limited participant on Thursday. Ryans is tough and he said he expects to play. It remains to be seen how Ryans' groin injury affects his movement.
Starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks (calf) has been ruled out. The combination of Emmanuel Acho, Casey Matthews, and rookie first round draft pick Marcus Smith II will replace his snaps. The Eagles will hope to have Kendricks back following the team's Week 7 bye.
Starting center Jason Kelce (hernia) has also been ruled out. Kelce is targeting a Week 10 return. Backup center David Molk will start in place of Kelce. Backup offensive lineman Matt Tobin will start at left guard in place of Evan Mathis (MCL sprain) who is currently on the team's injured reserve/designated to return list. Mathis, like Kelce, is targeting a Week 10 return.
Philadelphia's special teams unit will be missing two key players with wide receiver Brad Smith (groin) and Chris Polk (hamstring) both ruled out. Smith underwent surgery on Thursday and is expected to be out for a couple of weeks. Polk is dealing with the same hamstring injury that kept him out most of the summer. Rookie wide receiver Josh Huff will return kickoffs in Polk's absence. Huff will also fill in for Smith in special teams coverage. The Eagles will also likely activate wide receiver Jeff Maehl. Rookie tight end Trey Burton has been working with the Eagles running backs group in practice this week and can serve as an emergency running back. Should the situation arise where the Eagles need to use an emergency quarterback, veteran tight end James Casey will step in due to Smith's injury.
Eagles rookie wide receiver Jordan Matthews missed Friday's practice due to a private matter. It was not injury related. Matthews will play on Sunday night.
Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Friday)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
WR Brad Smith (groin)
ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)
ILB DeMeco Ryans (groin)
OLB Connor Barwin (knee)
CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring)
TE Trey Burton (achilles)
CB Nolan Carroll II (hamstring)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OL Matt Tobin (ankle)
Eagles injury reports: Wednesday | Thursday
New York Giants Injury Report (Friday)
The New York Football Giants will be without starting running back Rashad Jennings (knee). Rookie running back Andre Williams will start in his place. Special teams contributor Specner Paysinger has also been ruled out.
Starting linebacker Jon Beason (foot/toe) is questionable. Beason has not played since Week 1. He also missed the entire preseason with the same foot injury.
Backup defensive end Robert Ayers (neck) is a new addition to New York's injury report. Ayers is a rotational defensive end that has played nearly 50% of the Giants' total defensive snaps. Ayers did not practice on Friday and is dealing with neck spams.
Former Eagles player and current Giants cornerback Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring) is probable. DRC might not be 100%, however. Despite being a starter, the New York cornerback was in and out of the lineup against the Falcons in Week 5. DRC ended up playing just 68% of the G-men's defensive snaps.
RB Rashad Jennings (knee)
LB Spencer Paysinger (hamstring)
LB Jon Beason (foot/toe)
DE Robert Ayers (neck)
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie (ankle/hamstring)
P Steve Weatherford (left ankle)