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Sam Bradford, Zach Ertz not likely to play in Eagles vs. Lions game

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The Philadelphia Eagles lost in embarrassing fashion to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but the team doesn't have much time to mope. The Eagles are set to play again in just a few days from now on Thanksgiving (Nov. 26). It appears the Eagles could be without several players when they take on the Detroit Lions week.

The Bradford news isn't a surprise. Bradford suffered a concussion and a separated shoulder in Week 10. A report from early last week indicated Mark Sanchez is likely to start against the Buccaneers and the Lions. Sanchez threw three interceptions in Philadelphia's Week 11 loss.

Tight end Zach Ertz is also reportedly unlikely to play after suffering a concussion in the Eagles-Buccaneers game. Ertz landed awkwardly on his neck after going airborne against Tampa Bay. He left the game early and didn't return.

If Ertz is out, expect Brent Celek to be more involved in the offense. The veteran has combined for 213 yards on 14 receptions over the past two weeks. Ertz being out could also mean more playing time for second-year tight end Trey Burton.

The Eagles and Lions are set to play at 12:30 PM ET on Thursday.

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