The Philadelphia Eagles released their first official injury report on Wednesday ahead of their wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Note that this report is only an estimate as the Eagles conducted a rehearsal rather than an actual exercise.
Four players were listed under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Fletcher Cox, Len Johnson, Jason Kelce and Josh Sweat.
Cox, Johnson and Kelsey regularly get Veterans Maintenance Days. It would be good for them to go.
One would expect that the absence of sweating is not related to COVID-19.
Six players were listed under the limited partnership: Miles Sanders, Landon Dickerson, Nate Herbig, Andre Dillard, Sean Bradley and Greg Ward.
Nick Siriani said he “hopes” Sanders to return to action this week. Sanders hasn’t played since he broke his arm 17 days ago. Even though he is good at playing, one feels that Sanders’ injury could affect his playing time. When it comes to ball safety, pass safety, and pass-catching with a broken hand it’s hard to count completely. And those were weaknesses even before Sanders got injured. Nevertheless, he can lead the team in a carry if he ends up playing.
Dickerson figures to be able to return to the starting lineup at left guard on Sunday after resting last week.
Herbig should be able to return as well.
Dillard might be able to suit up as a backup left tackle. Good to see that he was listed as limited after being taken off the field in Week 18.
Bradley also suffered an injury in the 18th week. His limited partnership shows that he has a chance to play against the Bucs.
There’s a new addition to the Ward Report. He is one of only four wide receivers on the currently active roster, behind Devonta Smith, Cuse Watkins and Jalen Rigor. Guessing Ward will be able to play but won’t love seeing that he’s got a blast.
Two players were listed under full participation: Jalen Hirts and Carey Vincent Jr.
Nice to see Hurts listed under “Full” instead of “Limited” like it had been in previous weeks. The Eagles’ starting quarterback benefited from a time off. We’ll see if Hurts’ better health encourages the coaching staff to deliberately attack the Bucs’ defense with his dynamism.
KVJ exploded in the 18th week. But this week he may have a healthy scratch.
Philadelphia Eagles injury report (Wednesday)
DT Fletcher Cox (Rest)
OT Lane Johnson (rest/knee)
c Jason Kels (rest)
de josh sweat (disease)
LB Sean Bradley (Bite)
OL Landon Dickerson (thumb)
OT Andre Dillard (knee)
and Nate Herbig (ankle)
RB Miles Sanders (arms)
WR Greg Ward (back)
QB Jalen Harts (ankle)
CB Carey Vincent Jr (legs)
Tampa Bay Buccaneers Injury Report (Wednesday)
To be announced – check back for updates.