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Eagles vs. Saints Final Injury Report: 4 out, 2 questionable

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NFL Week 11 injury updates.

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report in advance of their Week 11 game against the New Orleans Saints.

To no surprise, the following four players have been ruled OUT: starting cornerback Ronald Darby, starting cornerback Jalen Mills, veteran running back Darren Sproles, and third string tight end Joshua Perkins.

With Darby and Mills out, it’ll likely be Sidney Jones — who isn’t listed on the final injury — and Rasul Douglas starting at cornerback. Avonte Maddox could then play at nickel cornerback with Corey Graham and/or Tre Sullivan lining up at safety. It’ll be interesting to see how Jones performs in his first NFL start as a boundary corner. It’d be nice to see the 2017 second-round pick step up on Sunday.

Sproles’ absence means the Eagles will once again be down to Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, and Corey Clement at running back. The rookie Adams figures to receive the most amount of carries, although there’ll likely be a rotation as always.

Perkins being out means the Eagles have just Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert as healthy tight ends on the active roster. Calling up Richard Rodgers would give them three again.

Two players have been ruled QUESTIONABLE for Sunday’s game: Lane Johnson and Haloti Ngata.

For what it’s worth, Doug Pederson said he expects Johnson to able to start at right tackle. Johnson has been limited in practice the past two weeks due to his sprained MCL and high ankle sprain. An injured Johnson could still be an upgrade on a healthy Halapoulivaati Vaitai.

As for Ngata, he missed practice on Wednesday before being limited on both Thursday and Friday. Seems like he might not be able to suit up. If that’s the case, the Eagles would be down to just Fletcher Cox, Treyvon Hester, and T.Y. McGill at defensive tackle. Hopefully Timmy Jernigan is ready to play because the Eagles could really use him.

The aforementioned Rodgers and Jernigan participated in practice once again. The Eagles have 18 days remaining to activate Rodgers from injured reserve and 10 to activate Jernigan from the non-football injury list. If the team plans on having them for Sunday’s game, the player(s) must be activated to the 53-man roster before 4:00 PM ET on Saturday.

Michael Bennett was limited in practice on Friday but it wasn’t injury related. Maintenance day for the 33-year-old veteran.

UPDATE: The Eagles officially placed Perkins on IR and activated Rodgers. Dick Rod is back.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)

OUT

CB Ronald Darby (knee)
CB Jalen Mills (foot)
RB Darren Sproles (hamstring)

QUESTIONABLE

OT Lane Johnson (knee)
DT Haloti Ngata (knee)

...

RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

S Chris Maragos

RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY

DT Timmy Jernigan

RESERVE/INJURED

RB Jay Ajayi
DE Derek Barnett
CB Elie Bouka
WR Mack Hollins
S Rodney McLeod
TE Joshua Perkins (knee)
WR Mike Wallace
LB Paul Worrilow

...

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)

No surprises for the Saints. Starting left tackle Terron Armstead and rookie defensive end Marcus Davenport are both out after failing to practice this week.

OUT

OT Terron Armstead (shoulder)
DE Marcus Davenport (toe)

...

RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

RB Daniel Lasco

RESERVE/INJURED

DT Jay Bromley
WR Dez Bryant
WR Travin Dural
WR Ted Ginn Jr.
TE Michael Hoomanawanui
DB Rickey Jefferson
OG Josh LeRibeus
WR Tommylee Lewis
WR Cameron Meredith
CB Patrick Robinson