The first quarter of the Eagles game on Thursday didn’t instill a ton of confidence, especially from a team that needed to make a lot of improvements after the past two weeks. To make matters worse, starting cornerback Sidney Jones was evaluated in the medical tent before heading to the locker room and is questionable to return against the Packers.
Injury Update: CB Sidney Jones has a hamstring injury and is questionable to return.— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) September 27, 2019
And a hamstring injury feels like another gut punch given the history of those throughout the team the past two years and even early this season. Jones had two tackles before leaving the game, leaving the secondary — which is already short-handed without Ronald Darby — pretty thin.
Avonte Maddox is currently filling in for Jones opposite of Rasul Douglas. Craig James is the only backup corner left on the roster. Johnathan Cyprien is also taking some slot cornrback reps.
Green Bay quarterback Aaron Rodgers went 10-for-10 in the first quarter for the first time since 2016. So, in other words, not great.