The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 15 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Five players DID NOT PRACTICE: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Fletcher Cox, Jack Driscoll, and Grayland Arnold.
Slay, who was already dealing with a nagging calf injury, sustained a concussion in Week 14. There’s a chance he could be cleared in time for this week’s game but missing practice on Wednesday isn’t the most encouraging sign in that regard.
Maddox is expected to “miss some time,” according to Doug Pederson. That verbiage could mean he’s out for the season. Maddox will likely at least miss this week’s game. With Slay and Maddox potentially out, the Eagles might be starting Jalen Mills and Nickell Robey-Coleman at cornerback with Kevon Seymour rotating in on the outside when NRC shifts to playing the slot. Not ideal!
Cox was given a rest day. He’s been missing practices with a neck injury lately. He’ll be good to go for Sunday’s game.
Driscoll is reportedly out for the season but the Eagles haven’t officially put him on injured reserve yet. Pederson confirmed that Matt Pryor will start at right tackle.
Arnold picked up a hamstring injury in practice last week and missed Sunday’s game. Looks like he’s in danger of missing this week as well. Not a great development when the Eagles are already looking thin in the secondary.
Five players were LIMITED: Josh Sweat, Malik Jackson, T.J. Edwards, Michael Jacquet, and Rudy Ford.
Sweat got hurt in Week 14 but Pederson said he should be OK to play against the Cardinals. The Eagles might be playing it cautious with him.
Jackson seems to be further along in the concussion protocol than Slay. Perhaps he’ll be able to suit up on Sunday.
Edwards didn’t practice at all last week so being limited today is a step in the right direction. Maybe he’ll be able to return and help the Eagles at linebacker.
Jacquet didn’t practice at all last week so being limited today is a step in the right direction. The Eagles could sure use the extra cornerback depth.
Ford hasn’t practiced since Week 10 so being limited today is a step in the right direction. The Eagles could use his presence for more safety depth and help on special teams.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Grayland Arnold (hamstring)
DT Fletcher Cox (rest)
OT Jack Driscoll (knee)
CB Avonte Maddox (knee)
CB Darius Slay (concussion)
S Rudy Ford (hamstring)
LB T.J. Edwards (hamstring)
DT Malik Jackson (concussion)
CB Michael Jacquet (hamstring)
DE Josh Sweat (shoulder)
ARIZONA CARDINALS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Long injury list for the Cards. Multiple starters could be in jeopardy of missing this week’s game.
Chase Edmonds, who ranks third on Arizona’s roster in both rushing and receiving, is expected to be a game-time decision.
Starting left guard Justin Pugh has been dealing with a leg injury since October. His playing time percentages from his last four games: 100%, 91.8%, 73.4%, 45.6%. Fair to wonder if
Starting cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick and starting nose tackle Jordan Phillips are dealing with hamstring issues. Starting nickel corner Jalen Thompson is dealing with an ankle issue.
Starting linebacker De’Vondre Campbell played in Week 14 despite not practicing all week so he could do the same again.
The Cardinals could turn to 38-year-old Mike Nugent at kicker again with primary option Zane Gonzalez injured.
Starting right tackle Kelvin Beachum was limited. He played in Week 14 despite being ruled questionable, though he did miss several snaps. Would be nice to see Brandon Graham take advantage of this matchup.
DID NOT PRACTICE
LB De’Vondre Campbell (ankle)
RB Chase Edmonds (ankle)
WR Larry Fitzgerald (not injury related)
K Zane Gonzalez (back)
WR DeAndre Hopkins (not injury related)
CB Dre Kirkpatrick (hamstring)
DT Domata Peko Sr. (not injury related)
DE Jordan Phillips (hamstring)
OG Justin Pugh (calf)
S Jalen Thompson (ankle)
RT Kelvin Beachum (back)
RB Jonathan Ward (shoulder)