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Eagles issue estimated injury report ahead of Chiefs game

More bad news than good news.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 4 game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Note that this report is merely an estimation since the Eagles had a lighter practice after coming off Monday Night Football.

One player was listed under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Jordan Mailata.

It looks like the Eagles’ starting left tackle is on track to miss another game after tweaking his knee in practice last week. Andre Dillard is on track to make his second straight start. Dillard didn’t look bad in Dallas. Then again, the Cowboys’ defensive line was pretty depleted and the Eagles know they have to give him extra help. Dillard might actually catch another fortunate break this week with the Chiefs lacking a fearsome edge rush. Kansas City ranks 30th in PFF’s pass rush grading and 29th in sacks per game. This lack of pressure has manifested in serious defensive struggles with the Chiefs tied for allowing the most points in the NFL.

Four players were listed under LIMITED PARTICIPATION: Lane Johnson, Landon Dickerson, Jason Kelce, and Marcus Epps.

Not great to see the Eagles’ starting right tackle listed with an ankle issue. Johnson’s 2020 season ended because of an ankle issue he had been dealing with since October 2018. When asked last year if it’s an issue that might bother him the rest of his career, the ever-candid Johnson didn’t downplay that likelihood. It’s unclear if it’s the same ankle that’s bothering Johnson but one guess could guess it might be. It takes a lot for Johnson not to play, so he’ll probably be able to go, but it looks like he’ll be at less than 100%.

Also not great to the oft-injured Dickerson already dealing with another medical issue. The Eagles’ 2021 second-round pick was spotted wearing a brace at practice. If he can’t suit up, Philly would likely have Nate Herbig and Sua Opeta as their starting guards. Not ideal.

Kelce has been dealing with a foot issue that’s caused the Eagles to go easy on the 33-year-old in practice. He’ll be fine for Sunday’s game.

Epps suffering a shoulder injury isn’t good news. The Eagles are already thin at safety, especially with K’Von Wallace recently going on injured reserve with a shoulder injury of his own.

Two players were listed under FULL PARTICIPATION: Rodney McLeod and Davion Taylor.

McLeod appears to be on track to play this week after missing the first three games. The Eagles could really use him since the only other healthy full-time safety on their 53-man roster is Anthony Harris. The Eagles also have Elijah Riley on the practice squad and Andre Chachere could play safety in a pinch, though he doesn’t have extensive experience at the position.

Taylor is on track to return after being ruled out of Monday’s game due to a recurring calf injury. Boost for linebacker depth and special teams.

Josiah Scott and Jack Driscoll were able to participate in some capacity since the clock on their 21-day practice windows has started. They’re not listed on the injury report since they’re still officially on IR.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

OT Jordan Mailata (knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

OL Landon Dickerson (hip)
S Marcus Epps (shoulder)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
C Jason Kelce (foot/rest)

FULL PARTICIPATION

S Rodney McLeod (knee)
LB Davion Taylor (calf)


KANSAS CITY CHIEFS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

Chiefs top edge rusher Frank Clark was unable to play last week. To be determined if he’s able to go on Sunday.

KC’s defense might be getting a reinforcement in the form of linebacker Willie Gay Jr., who is eligible to be activated from IR.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

CB Rashad Fenton (concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

OT Orlando Brown (groin)
DE Frank Clark (hamstring)
DE Chris Jones (wrist)
CB Charvarius Ward (quad)

FULL PARTICIPATION

WR Tyreek Hill (rib)
CB Chris Lammons (bicep)
DT Derrick Nnadi (elbow)
WR Demarcus Robinson (knee)
CB L’Jarius Sneed (quad)