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Eagles vs. Washington Final Injury Report: Ronald Darby among four players ruled questionable

Week 15 game report.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their third and final official injury report on Friday in advance of their Week 15 game against the Washington Redskins.

Starting right tackle Lane Johnson is the only player who has been definitively ruled OUT. The Eagles will starting Halapoulivaati Vaitai in his place. Carson Wentz is just 3-10 in games that Johnson has missed so his absence is always a big deal.

Four players have been ruled QUESTIONABLE: starting cornerback Ronald Darby, starting running back Jordan Howard, starting wide receiver Nelson Agholor, and starting defensive end Derek Barnett.

Darby is a brand new addition to the injury report after being limited in Friday’s practice. If he can’t play, the Eagles could start Rasul Douglas in his place. Sidney Jones would be the next option behind Douglas.

Howard still hasn’t been cleared for contact, per Doug Pederson. Howard is on track to miss his fifth game in a row since first getting hurt in Week 9. Miles Sanders will likely handle the bulk of the Eagles’ running back workload but Boston Scott clearly deserves more playing time after his breakout performance against the New York Giants. Jay Ajayi doesn’t warrant snaps at this point.

Agholor didn’t practice at all this week so it’s hard to believe he’ll actually play. With Agholor likely out and Alshon Jeffery on injured reserve, the Eagles will have three true wide receivers active: JJ Arcega-Whiteside, Greg Ward, and the recently promoted Robert Davis. The Eagles also use third string tight end Joshua Perkins as a hybrid receiver.

Barnett also failed to practice this week so he’s likely not going to play. Barnett’s likely absence means Vinny Curry will start opposite of Brandon Graham. Curry, Josh Sweat, and Daeshon Hall all stand to see more snaps. Genard Avery didn’t appear on defense at all in Week 14 so who knows how much he’ll play in this one.

Jalen Mills was a full participant in Friday’s practice. He’s not listed on the final injury report so he’s good to go despite being limited with an elbow injury earlier this week.

Kamu Grugier-Hill will return to the field after missing the Giants game.



OT Lane Johnson (ankle)


WR Nelson Agholor (knee)
DE Derek Barnett (ankle)
CB Ronald Darby (hip flexor)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)



RB Corey Clement
S Rudy Ford
WR DeSean Jackson
DT Malik Jackson
WR Alshon Jeffery
OT Jordan Mailata
DE Joe Ostman
DT Hassan Ridgeway
RB Darren Sproles


Washington is one of the rare Eagles opponents that’s even more banged up than they are.

Washington placed notorious Eagles killer Ryan Kerrigan on injured reserve, so Big V won’t have to worry about him. That’s a relief.

Washington ruled out two of their three starting wide receivers: Paul Richardson Jr. and Trey Quinn. This means Philly’s secondary will be facing three rookies: Terry McLaurin, Kelvin Harmon, and Steven Sims Jr.

Starting cornerback Quinton Dunbar is questionable despite not practicing all week. Bill Callahan said he’s a game-time decision. Callahan also didn’t commit to playing Josh Norman, who is sick, if Dunbar is out.

Starting safety Montae Nicholson is a new addition to the injury report. He’s questionable after being limited on Friday.

Starting guard Brandon Scherff is questionable after being limited in practice all week.


WR Paul Richardson Jr. (hamstring)
WR Trey Quinn (concussion)


CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring)
CB Fabian Moreau (hamstring)
S Montae Nicholson (ankle)
CB Josh Norman (illness)
OG Brandon Scherff (elbow/shoulder)



RB Bryce Love


QB Alex Smith


OT Trent Williams


DB Simeon Thomas


LB Jordan Brailford
DT Caleb Brantley
WR Jehu Chesson
TE Jerome Cunningham
TE Vernon Davis
S Deshazor Everett
LB Reuben Foster
RB Derrius Guice
DE Myles Humphrey
LB Cassanova McKinzy
TE Jordan Reed
CB Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie
CB Greg Stroman
RB Shaun Wilson
QB Josh Woodrum

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