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Here's the final Eagles-Colts injury report before the NFL Week 2 match-up on Monday Night Football.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have released their final injury report leading up to the team's NFL Week 2 game against the Indianapolis Colts on Monday Night Football.

There are no major surprises. Rookie wide receiver Josh Huff and offensive lineman Matt Tobin have been ruled out. Neither player practiced for the second consecutive week. Both players could be at least a week away, if not more, from returning.

Eagles running back Chris Polk has been listed as probable. Polk was a full participant in practice all of last week but was ruled as questionable leading up to the Eagles-Jaguars game. Polk ended up being inactive on game day. It appears Polk, the Eagles' third running back, will make his return to game action on Monday night. He's been a full participant in practice this week. This could be Polk's first game action since the Eagles-Saints playoff game in early January 2014.

Rookie cornerback Jaylen Watkins has been ruled probable. Watkins missed last week with a hamstring injury. Veteran wide receiver and special teams contributor Brad Smith is also probable.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Saturday)

Out

WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OG Matt Tobin (ankle)

Probable

CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)
WR Brad Smith (groin)
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)

Eagles injury reports: Wednesday | Thursday | Friday

Indianapolis Colts Injury Report (Saturday)

The Colts ruled out starting inside linebacker ILB Jerrell Freeman. Freeman is a significant loss for Indianapolis, as Stampede Blue writer Josh Wilson explains.

On Monday night, he's out against the Eagles.  The opponent the Colts are playing makes it even tougher that Freeman is out, as the Eagles love to run the ball and they play their offense so that the linebackers need to make plays.  The Colts 3-4 defense is geared that way, too, and the Colts will really miss Freeman's versatility and ability.

Oh, and get this: last year, the Colts recorded 42 total sacks.  Of those sacks, only 13 of them were recorded by guys who are still going to be playing this Monday night.  The Colts will be without Robert Mathis (19.5 sacks a year ago) and Jerrell Freeman (5.5 sacks a year ago), the two leading players on the team in that category.  If you look at the eleven players who will be starting on defense for the Colts on Monday night, they combined for just 15.5 sacks last year.  Every starter on this defense combined for 4 less sacks than Robert Mathis got by himself last year.  If you wonder why we're concerned about the Colts' pass rush, this is just another illustration of why that is.  Now with Freeman out, it could be even worse.

Along with Freeman, backup offensive lineman Joe Reitz has been ruled out. Starting defensive end Arthur Jones has been ruled questionable and will be a game-time decision. Former Eagles center A.Q. Shipley could end up starting at center if Khaled Holmes, ruled questionable, can't play. Colts starting nose tackle Josh Chapman is also questionable. Starting cornerback Greg Toler has been ruled probable.

Out

ILB Jerrell Freeman (hamstring)
OL Joe Reitz (ankle)

Questionable

DE Arthur Jones (shoulder)
C Khaled Holmes (ankle)
NT Josh Chapman (ankle)

Probable

S Sergio Brown (shoulder)
CB Greg Toler (ribs)