The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report on Tuesday in advance of their Week 6 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants.
Five players did not practice: D.J. Alexander, Nate Gerry, Corey Graham, Haloti Ngata, and Darren Sproles. Missing Alexander and Gerry would hurt the Eagles’ special teams unit. Graham being out would hurt both special teams and the Eagles’ safety depth since Malcolm Jenkins, Avonte Maddox (who isn’t even a true safety), and Deiondre’ Hall are the only healthy safeties on the 53-man roster. Ngata’s absence leaves the Eagles lighter at defensive tackle. Sproles hasn’t played since Week 1 and it doesn’t look like he’s about to play on Thursday.
Two players were limited in practice: Lane Johnson and Carson Wentz. Johnson was also limited in practice during Monday’s walkthrough. Wentz isn’t hurt but the Eagles decided to give him some rest today. Not the worst idea for a guy who has been sacked 12 times and hit 27 times since returning to the lineup.
Four players were full participants: Derek Barnett, Corey Clement, Sidney Jones, and Jason Peters. Seems like we’ll see Barnett and Clement return to action this week. That’s good news. Barnett further helps the Eagles’ pass rush against a bad Giants offensive line. Clement is obviously a useful backfield contributor who can be counted on in pass protection. Jones went down with an ankle injury against the Vikings but it seems he’ll be ready to play. Peters also seems ready, which is especially crucial if Johnson can’t suit up.
The Eagles will release their third and final injury report tomorrow on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB D.J. Alexander (quad)
LB Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee)
S Corey Graham (hamstring)
DT Haloti Ngata (calf)
RB Darren Sproles (hamstrng)
OT Lane Johnston (ankle)
QB Carson Wentz (rest - not injury related)
DE Derek Barnett (shoulder)
RB Corey Clement (quad)
CB Sidney Jones (ankle)
OT Jason Peters (quad)
NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)
Former Eagles defender Connor Barwin was added to the injury report to Tuesday. He’s dealing with a knee issue that caused him to miss practice.
Another former Eagle, Russell Shepard, sat out on Tuesday after being limited on Monday.
Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas missed practice for the second day in a row. New York added Marshall Koehn to their practice squad in case they need to call him up for Thursday night.
There’s been some indication that Evan Engram and Olivier Vernon might be able to return to the lineup this week but both players are still limited in practice so we’ll see how that goes.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Connor Barwin (knee)
K Aldrick Rosas (right quad)
WR Russell Shepard (neck)
TE Rhett Ellison (foot)
TE Evan Engram (knee)
LB Olivier Vernon (ankle)
WR Jawill Davis (shoulder)
DL Josh Mauro (groin)