The Eagles ruled seven players OUT: DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Lane Johnson, Avonte Maddox, Matt Pryor, Duke Riley, and Marcus Epps.
Jackson is missing his third straight game. Had the Eagles known he was going to be out this long, they could’ve just put him on injured reserve to free up a roster spot. Jackson has played in just 185 out of 1,584 possible snaps (11.7%) since the Eagles traded for him and gave him a three-year, $27 million contract worth $13 million guaranteed. Turning out to be a pretty awful move by Howie Roseman. But at least Jackson hasn’t been an embarrassment off the field in any fashion.
Jeffery’s 2020 debut will have to wait another week and perhaps even longer. The Eagles unwisely burned a roster spot on him for at least six games when they could’ve just started him out on the PUP list.
On the bright side, Jackson and Jeffery being out ensures the Eagles’ young wide receivers will get playing time. Travis Fulgham, John Hightower, and Greg Ward are likely to start for Philly. Quez Watkins and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside could see some rotational playing time.
It’s good to see that Johnson won’t be playing this week. The Eagles could use a healthy version of him, for sure, but there isn’t much point in him playing if he’s going to have to leave early like he did the past two weeks. Jack Driscoll is set to make his second NFL start at right tackle. Pro Football Focus has Driscoll graded 76th out of 79 tackles this year. He’s shown some promise but also he’s clearly a rookie still adjusting to the NFL.
Pryor has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list. There was thought he might get benched due to performance but it’s officially an illness that’s keeping him out. Hopefully he recovers soon. Jamon Brown, whom the Eagles picked up one month ago, will start at right guard. The veteran blocker has 47 career starts under his belt. Brown starting at right guard marks the Eagles’ FIFTH different starting line combination in six games. Jason Kelce has been the only constant.
Week 1 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Jack Driscoll
Week 2 — LT Jason Peters, LG Isaac Seumalo, C Jason Kelce, RG Nate Herbig, RT Lane Johnson
Week 3 — LT Jason Peters, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 4 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 5 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Matt Pryor, RT Lane Johnson
Week 6 — LT Jordan Mailata, LG Nate Herbig, C Jason Kelce, RG Jamon Brown, RT Jack Driscoll
Maddox is missing his third straight game. Had the Eagles known he was going to be out this long, they could’ve placed him on IR. Jalen Mills figures to start at cornerback against with Maddox out. Craig James is the top backup on the outside.
Riley missing this week’s game is a surprise in that Doug Pederson said he would be OK for this week’s matchup back on Monday. So much for that. With Riley out, the Eagles’ top three linebackers are Nathan Gerry (everyone’s favorite player), Alex Singleton, and rookie Shaun Bradley. Maybe Davion Taylor will even get a defensive snap for the first time this season!?
Epps being out hurts the Eagles’ depth at safety and special teams. Fortunately for the Eagles, Will Parks is reportedly ready to come off injured reserve. Parks figures to be an upgrade on Epps.
The Eagles ruled one player QUESTIONABLE: Darius Slay.
Slay was a full participant in Friday’s practice and Pederson said he’s been cleared to play. So I’m guessing him being listed here is a concussion protocol formality and he’ll play on Sunday.
Vinny Curry is eligible to be activated from injured reserve ahead of Sunday’s game. To be determined if the Eagles do that; they don’t really need him right now.
Keep in mind the Eagles have a quick turnaround for their Week 7 game against the New York Giants on Thursday Night Football. Some of these players ruled out might not be ready to return against the G-Men, either.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)
S Marcus Epps (rib)
WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
OG Matt Pryor (illness)
LB Duke Riley (rib)
CB Darius Slay (concussion)
DE Vinny Curry
OT Andre Dillard
LB T.J. Edwards
S Rudy Ford
TE Dallas Goedert
S Will Parks
TE Josh Perkins
WR Jalen Reagor
OG Isaac Seumalo
RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM
OG Brandon Brooks
DE Daeshon Hall
LB Jatavis Brown
WR Marquise Goodwin
BALTIMORE RAVENS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)
Ravens starting defensive end Derek Wolfe is set to miss Sunday’s game after getting hurt in practice this week.
Miles Boykin, who ranks fourth on Baltimore in receiving yards, is a new addition to the report. He was limited on Friday.
Backup defender Anthony Levine seems unlikely to play after not practicing at all this week.
Ronnie Stanley, Marcus Peters, Jimmy Smith, and Tyre Phillips were all full go on Friday so they should be healthy enough to play.
DE Derek Wolfe (neck/concussion)
WR Miles Boykin (thigh)
DB/LB Anthony Levine Sr. (abdomen)
WR Chris Moore (finger/thigh)
CB Marcus Peters (thigh)
OG Tyre Phillips (shoulder)
CB Jimmy Smith (knee)
OT Ronnie Stanley (shoulder)
LB Otaro Alaka
CB Iman Marshall
WR Antoine Wesley
WR DeAndrew White
CB Tavon Young
TE Jake Breeland
OT Andre Smith
WR De’Anthony Thomas