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Eagles might be missing some key defensive starters against the Redskins

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The Philadelphia Eagles are dealing with a number of injury issues heading into their Week 16 game against the Washington Redskins. This is bad news for the Birds considering this week's game is a must-win affair. The Eagles will be officially limited from the 2016 NFL playoff picture if they don't win this week.

Starting cornerback Byron Maxwell is among those dealing with injury issues. The starting cornerback suffered an injury during Philadelphia's loss to the Arizona Cardinals. Les Bowen has the update:

Maxwell isn't the only starting cornerback the Eagles have to worry about. Rookie second round pick Eric Rowe left the team's Week 16 game with a concussion and will have to be cleared before he can return. If Maxwell and/or Rowe can't play, the Eagles will have to rely on the likes of E.J. Biggers and Jaylen Watkins. Having those guys cover DeSean Jackson isn't exactly an ideal matchup for the Eagles.

Starting nose tackle Bennie Logan might also be out for this game, according to a report from Howard Eskin.

Logan was spotted limping in the locker room after Sunday night's game. Logan has been dealing with a leg injury since Week 14. It's probably no coincidence the Eagles run defense has struggled with him being less than 100%.

As if those injuries weren't enough, key special teams player Seyi Ajirotutu might also be out.

Washington is dealing with some injury issues as well. Starting offensive lineman Morgan Moses and Josh LeRibeus are both "day-to-day."

The bad news for both teams is that this week's game takes place on Saturday evening, so there's even less time than usual for players to get healed up. The Eagles might be undermanned heading into their biggest game of the year.