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Eagles vs. Bears Final Injury Report: 4 players out, 4 questionable

Final injury update.

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report on Friday in advance of their Wild Card game against the Chicago Bears.

FOUR players have been ruled out: Carson Wentz, Mike Wallace, Sidney Jones, and D.J. Alexander.

Wentz hasn’t played since Week 14 due to his back fracture. The Eagles have declined to officially shut him down for the season despite his injury.

Wallace hasn’t placed since Week 2. The Eagles activated him from IR last week but he’s only been limited in practice since returning. Perhaps he might be able to play if the Eagles make it to the Divisional Round.

Jones is set to miss his 26th game since being drafted by the Eagles in 2017. Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas are the likely starters at outside cornerback with Cre’Von LeBlanc continuing to play in the slot.

Alexander, a special teams contributor, will miss his third game in a row.

FOUR players have been ruled questionable: Michael Bennett, Avonte Maddox, Jason Peters, and Isaac Seumalo.

Bennett was a full participant in Friday’s practice. He’s set to play on Sunday.

Maddox was limited on Friday after also being limited on Thursday. Doug Pederson said he expects Maddox to be able to play in Chicago.

Peters was limited on Friday but he’s expected to start at left tackle. With Peters, it’s always just a question of how long he’ll be able to last into the game.

Seumalo was a full participant on Friday. He’s reportedly expected to start at left guard over Stefen Wisniewski.

Nick Foles, Fletcher Cox, Jason Kelce, and Wendell Smallwood were all full participants on Friday. They’re good to go.

Jordan Hicks entirely avoided making the injury report this week after missing a practice last week. This is encouraging:



LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring)
CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
WR Mike Wallace (ankle)
QB Carson Wentz (back)


DE Michael Bennett (foot)
CB Avonte Maddox (oblique)
OT Jason Peters (quadricep)
OG Isaac Seumalo (chest)



S Chris Maragos


RB Jay Ajayi
DE Derek Barnett
CB Elie Bouka
RB Corey Clement
CB Ronald Darby
WR Mack Hollins
OT Jordan Mailata
S Rodney McLeod
CB Jalen Mills
TE Joshua Perkins
DE Josh Sweat
LB Paul Worrilow


Bears All-Pro safety Eddie Jackson is questionable to play after being limited in practice for the second day in a row. Matt Nagy said they are “cautiously optimistic” about him but Jackson is going to be a game-time decision. It’d be a big break for the Eagles if he doesn’t suit up.

Rotational pass rusher Aaron Lynch is doubtful for Sunday’s game.

Starting 3-4 defensive end Bilal Nichols is questionable but is expected to play.

Backup safety/special teams contributor DeAndre Houston-Carson is questionable after missing Friday’s practice with sore ribs. Fun fact: the Eagles tried to sign him from Chicago’s practice squad in 2017.

The Bears only have four players on injured reserve. Must be nice.


OLB Aaron Lynch (elbow)


S DeAndre Houston-Carson (ribs)
S Eddie Jackson (ankle)
DE Bilal Nichols (knee)



TE Zach Miller


OLB Sam Acho
CB Bryce Callahan
TE Dion Sims
LB Andrew Trumbetti

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