Injury report: Eagles could be without key offensive playmakers on Sunday


The Eagles released their final injury report of the week and believe it or not, there are actually reasons to be excited.

Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery are both questionable and after seeing the offense stifle without Alshon last week, the idea of being without both is extremely worrying. It’s likely that we would see a player like Greg Ward Jr. promoted from the practice squad in the event that this happens.

Agholor hasn’t practiced all week, while Alshon Jeffery was limited, which at least shows some positive signs ahead of this weekend. Getting a reliable WR1 target back in the fold is so vital for the functioning of this offense.

Outside of that, Jordan Howard is questionable for the second week in a row, with a stinger that may be a little complicated than we first thought. (Shock). Miles Sanders and Boston Scott carried the load last week, but if Howard is absent again, this has to be the game that Jay Ajayi can share some of that responsibility. The turnaround was just too quick last week, but now the Super Bowl 52 champ has had a whole week to practice with the team and prepare for the game.

Jason Peters being back is huge given that Lane Johnson will be out with a concussion. Rookie tackle Andre Dillard will be starting in his place and described the transition to the right side as ‘like writing an essay with your left hand when right-handed’. We’ll have a full article up shortly dissecting this decision and how it impacts the Eagles.

On defense, Nigel Bradham’s return would be a breath of fresh air and finally take starting responsibilities away from an inconsistent Nate Gerry. The Eagles linebacker corps has been extremely light in recent weeks and Bradham playing vs Seattle would be a monumental boost for the defense.

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