Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is “expected to give to give it a go” in Philadelphia’s Week 3 game against the Cincinnati Bengals, according to a report from NFL insider Mike Garafolo.
Cox is dealing with an oblique injury that caused him to miss practice on Wednesday and Thursday before being limited on Friday. The Eagles officially ruled the 29-year-old defender as “questionable” on their final injury report.
That the Eagles didn’t elevate T.Y. McGill from the practice squad also points to Cox playing. Otherwise Philly would be down to just three defensive tackles: Malik Jackson, Javon Hargrave, and Hassan Ridgeway.
But one must wonder how effective Cox will be. He has zero sacks and zero quarterback hits through two games this season. And the word is that he was in a lot of pain after getting hurt in Week 2.
It’d be great to see Cox and the rest of the Eagles’ pass rush come alive against a Bengals offensive line that’s allowed the third most pressures in the league.
In other injury news, Garafolo reports Bengals defensive tackle Mike Daniels is also expected to give it a go. Daniels missed the entire week of practice but Cincy head coach Zac Taylor expressed optimism about his playing chances. The Bengals could use him because they’ve been hit hard by interior defensive line injuries; Geno Atkins is already out for Sunday’s game.
The Eagles and Bengals will officially reveal their inactives at 11:30 AM Eastern this morning.