The Eagles ruled one player OUT: linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill.
Grugier-Hill hasn’t been cleared to play after originally suffering a concussion on the first play of last week’s Dolphins game. Grugier-Hill finished that game and even spoke with reporters on Wednesday. But Doug Pederson said Grugier-Hill then reported concussion symptoms on Thursday and he was placed into the protocol. With Grugier-Hill out, Nigel Bradham and Nathan Gerry will be the Eagles’ top two linebackers. Undrafted rookie T.J. Edwards figures to be the third option behind that duo.
Starting running back Jordan Howard is QUESTIONABLE for Monday’s game.
Howard was limited in practice all week for the fourth week in a row. As far as we know, he still hasn’t been cleared for contact, so it seems pretty unlikely that he’ll play. The Eagles will give Miles Sanders the bulk of playing time at running back while Jay Ajayi figures to continue to have a small role.
Starting wide receiver Nelson Agholor and starting defensive end Derek Barnett are also both QUESTIONABLE to play despite not practicing at all this week. It’s not very common for Eagles players to miss the entire week of practice and then play in the game. For what it’s worth, Pederson said both players will be game-time decisions.
Agholor being out would leave the Eagles with three healthy receivers on the 53-man roster: Alshon Jeffery, JJ Arcega-Whiteside, and Greg Ward. Pederson said the Eagles are comfortable with going into a game with only that trio since third string tight end Joshua Perkins has receiver experience (lol). The Eagles have until 4:00 PM on Monday to promote one of their three practice squad receivers — Marken Michel, Robert Davis, or Marcus Green — if they chose to go that route.
Barnett’s absence would mean more playing time for Josh Sweat and/or Vinny Curry. Perhaps Genard Avery and/or Daeshon Hall could actually see some more snaps as well.
Lane Johnson missed practice for the second day in a row due to personal reasons. He’s still expected to start on Monday night.
Heaven gained an angel last night. So glad I could be there with you one more time. Love you, Grandma! ❤️ pic.twitter.com/ly16bLbm86— Lane Johnson (@LaneJohnson65) December 7, 2019
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (SATURDAY)
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion)
WR Nelson Agholor (knee)
DE Derek Barnett (ankle)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)
RB Corey Clement
S Rudy Ford
WR DeSean Jackson
DT Malik Jackson
OT Jordan Mailata
DE Joe Ostman
DT Hassan Ridgeway
RB Darren Sproles
NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)
The Giants ruled Daniel Jones out so Eli Manning will officially start. The soon-to-be 39-year-old quarterback hasn’t played since Week 2. We’ll soon see if Manning continues to look washed or if the time off did him good.
The Giants were expecting Evan Engram to play this week but he’s been ruled out. The Giants will also be without Rhett Ellison, so New York is down their top two tight ends.
Starting safety Jabrill Peppers was placed on injured reserve. BGN’s Benjamin Solak explains why his absence against the Eagles matters:
Jabrill Peppers not playing is a *BIG DEAL*. NYG played rookie cornerback Julian Love (5’11 195) at box safety in his stead. The Eagles pull those secondary defenders into the box with 12 personnel/nub sets. Runs out of 12 personnel: make corners tackle!
Former Eagles wide receiver Golden Tate has cleared the concussion protocol and will start against his former team in Philly.
The Giants activated edge rusher Kareem Martin from injured reserve.
CB Corey Ballentine (concussion)
QB Daniel Jones (ankle)
TE Rhett Ellison (concussion)
TE Evan Engram (foot)
RESERVE/SUSPENDED BY COMMISSIONER
TE Isaiah Searight
OT George Asafo-Adjei
WR Corey Coleman
LB Ryan Connelly
LS Zak DeOssie
WR Amba Etta-Tawo
LB Nate Harvey
LB Mark McLaurin
LB Chris Peace
S Jabrill Peppers
WR Russell Shepard