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Eagles vs. Panthers Final Injury Report: Updates on Johnson, Cox, and Smallwood

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Final update.

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Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report in advance of their Week 6 game against the Carolina Panthers.

Eagles starting right tackle Lane Johnson is OUT, as expected. Johnson suffered a concussion on Sunday and still hasn’t passed through the mandatory concussion protocol. Halapoulivaati Vaitai will take over in his place.

Now, this is obviously a big loss for Philly. The Eagles are 9-2 in their last 11 games when Johnson has played. They are 2-8 in the last 10 games he’s missed.

In my opinion, Johnson’s injury is exactly why Thursday Night Football sucks, by the way. There’s a decent chance he’d be able to play if this game was on a Sunday. But I digress.

Starting defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is questionable to play tomorrow evening. He was a full participant in practice on Tuesday, so that’s an encouraging sign, but it still seems like there’s uncertainty if he’ll play. Doug Pederson said he’ll be a game-time decision.

Running back Wendell Smallwood is also questionable. He didn’t practice at all this week, however, so I’d have to think he’ll be out again. Expect to see a lot of LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement with Kenjon Barner also being mixed in to the rotation.

In other injury news, Ronald Darby is out again. Defensive tackles Beau Allen, who is Cox’s top replacement, and Destiny Vaeao are questionable. It would be a huge concern if none of those three tackles (Cox, Allen, Vaeao) can play. Veteran defensive end Chris Long is questionable. If he can’t go, that’ll mean more playing time for Derek Barnett and Steven Means. Safety Jaylen Watkins is questionable for the second week in a row. He didn’t suit up last Sunday despite being a full participant in practice all week. We’ll see if that’s the same case this week.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Wednesday)

OUT

CB Ronald Darby (ankle)

OT Lane Johnson (concussion)

Questionable

DT Fletcher Cox (calf)

DT Beau Allen (foot)

DT Destiny Vaeao (wrist)

RB Wendell Smallwood (knee)

DE Chris Long (foot)

S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

...

Injured Reserve

RB Darren Sproles

RB Donnel Pumphrey

K Caleb Sturgis

CB Randall Goforth

DT Aziz Shittu

WR Dom Williams

Non-Football Injury List

CB Sidney Jones

Carolina Panthers Injury Report (Wednesday)

The Panthers have a number of players who seem to be less than 100%, including their starting cornerbacks, but Carolina has only ruled three players out for this game. Starting safety (and former Eagle) Kurt Coleman, starting center Ryan Kalil, and backup safety Demetrious Cox are all out. Everyone else is set to play.

OUT

S Kurt Coleman (knee)

S Demetrious Cox (knee)

C Ryan Kalil (neck)

...

Injured Reserve

TE Greg Olsen

WR Damiere Byrd

CB Corn Elder

OT Dan France

DE Daeshon Hall

DT Drew Iddings

WR Charles Johnson

CB Cole Luke

WR Fred Ross

TE Scott Simonson

CB Teddy Williams

G David Yankey