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Eagles issue estimated injury report ahead of Week 12 Bills game

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 11 game against the Buffalo Bills.

Note that this report is an estimation because the team held a walkthrough in lieu of a normal practice coming off playing on Monday night.

Five players were listed under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Dallas Goedert, Milton Williams, Derek Barnett, Grant Calcaterra, and Justin Evans.

No surprise that Goedert is under DNP; he was always set to miss multiple games due to a fractured forearm. By not placing him on injured reserve ahead of Week 11, the Eagles seem to have hope he can play in Week 14 ... or maybe even Week 13?

Williams suffered a concussion in the Eagles-Chiefs game. He’s fighting an uphill battle to get cleared in time for Sunday’s game. The guess here is he’s out and the Eagles will make rookie Moro Ojomo active as the fifth defensive tackle behind Fletcher Cox, Jalen Carter, Jordan Davis, and Marlon Tuipulotu.

Barnett was a healthy scratch in Week 9 before being ruled out due to personal reasons in the Eagles’ first game after the Week 10 bye. We’ll assume he’s not going to play until further notice.

Calcaterra suffered an ankle injury on Monday night and appears to be in jeopardy of missing this week’s game. If he can’t suit up, the Eagles will likely look to temporarily elevate the recently re-signed Noah Togiai from the practice squad to have more tight end depth behind Jack Stoll and Albert Okwuegbunam.

Evans being listed under DNP is a surprise since he was limited all last week following his 21-day practice window activation. Did he suffer a setback? As it currently stands, guessing he’s not going to be ready to play in Week 12. Maybe he can get right for Week 13? Or else he’ll be headed back to IR.

Four players were listed under LIMITED PARTICIPATION: A.J. Brown, D’Andre Swift, Quez Watkins, and Julio Jones.

You never want to see Brown, who is coming off his lowest receiving total this season, on the injury report. The guess here is that the Eagles are going to manage his workload this week to help get him to Sunday.

Swift could be in a similar boat to Brown in terms of being managed.

The Eagles opened Watkins’ 21-day practice window to return from injured reserve. It’s not yet clear if he’ll be able to play in Week 12 but there’s a chance he might. If not, he could be back in Week 13. Watkins was the clear third target behind Brown and DeVonta Smith when Dallas Goedert went down late in 2022. He failed to step up while seeing increased opportunities ... but that might not stop this coaching staff from leaning on him. Watkins as a volume target isn’t an encouraging proposition but he does theoretically provide value as a deep threat field-stretcher.

Jones is listed on the report after just two receptions for five yards on Monday night. We’ll see how he’s able to progress this week.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DE Derek Barnett (personal reasons)
TE Grant Calcaterra (ankle)
S Justin Evans (knee)
TE Dallas Goedert (forearm)
DT Milton Williams (concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR A.J. Brown (thigh)
WR Julio Jones (knee)
RB D’Andre Swift (ankle)
WR Quez Watkins (hamstring)

BUFFALO BILLS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

Starting outside cornerback Dane Jackson suffered a concussion in Week 11 and is jeopardy of missing this week’s game. Same deal for starting nickel cornerback Taron Johnson. Not ideal for the Bills going up against the Eagles’ wide receivers.

Sean McDermott would not rule out starting safety Taylor Rapp despite him leaving the field on an ambulance in Week 11. But he did not practice on Wednesday, so, we’ll see. Again, not ideal for the Bills to potentially be missing multiple secondary starters.

Fellow starting safety Micah Hyde will likely be able to play after returning to the field in Week 11.

Backup cornerback Cam Lewis will be thrust into a starting role, assuming he’s able to play.

Josh Allen was added to the Bills’ injury report on Friday leading up to Week 11 but he was a full participant and he did not look hampered in a win over the New York Jets.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

CB Dane Jackson (concussion)
CB Taron Johnson (concussion)
S Taylor Rapp (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

S Micah Hyde (neck/stinger)
CB Cam Lewis (shoulder)

FULL PARTICIPATION

QB Josh Allen (right shoulder)
WR Trent Sherfield (ankle)
LB Dorian Williams (knee)

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