One player was ruled OUT: Lane Johnson.
Johnson is missing his third straight game due to a “personal matter” that we still don’t know much about.
Jordan Mailata will start at right tackle in Johnson’s place. Andre Dillard will remain at left tackle for his fourth consecutive start. The Eagles’ bookends will be tested by a formidable Buccaneers pass rush.
Every other player on the 53-man roster is available to play. Including Derek Barnett, who is dealing with an ankle injury.
Dallas Goedert appears to be on track to miss Thursday’s game after going on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He hasn’t officially been ruled out but his time to turn in two negative tests 24 hours apart is clearly running out. The Eagles will likely roll with Zach Ertz, Jack Stoll, and Noah Togiai (assuming he gets temporarily elevated from the practice squad) as their three tight ends.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
OT Lane Johnson (personal matter)
OG Brandon Brooks
TE Jason Croom
DE Brandon Graham
TE Tyree Jackson
OG Isaac Seumalo
S K’Von Wallace
TE Dallas Goedert
OG Sua Opeta
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Bucs ruled three key starters OUT: Rob Gronkowski, Lavonte David, and Antoine Winfield Jr.
Tampa Bay sure didn’t struggle to put up points while missing Gronk last week. But Tom Brady (full participant on Friday after previously being listed as limited) does like throwing to him and he won’t have that security blanket.
David and Winfield are big losses for a Bucs defense that is weaker than their offense. Tampa Bay is stout against the run but they are gettable against the pass. Especially with some starting secondary players such as Carlton Davis and Sean Murphy-Bunting on injured reserve. The Eagles really need Jalen Hurts to step up as a passer in this one.
Starting center Ryan Jensen, starting edge rusher Jason Pierre-Paul, and backup defensive lineman Patrick O’Connor were all ruled questionable. They were also all full participants on Wednesday, which seems to indicate they might play. If Jensen and/or JPP are out, that’s just another big break or two for Philly.
Enough for the Eagles to pull off an upset? Maybe not. But maybe!?
LB Lavonte David (ankle)
TE Rob Gronkowski (ribs)
S Antoine Winfield Jr. (concussion)
C Ryan Jensen (hip)
DL Patrick O’Connor (calf)
DE Jason Pierre-Paul (shoulder/hand)
CB Carlton Davis III
OG Sadarius Hutcherson
WR Scotty Miller
OG John Molchon
CB Sean Murphy-Bunting
LS Zach Triner
RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM
WR Justin Watson