Injury report: Eagles wide receiver depth is now paper-thin


After yesterday’s estimation, the Eagles have released their first clear injury report of the week following their Monday night win over the Giants.

The bad news is that WR depth couldn’t be thinner. Alshon Jeffery was placed on IR earlier today with a Lisfranc injury, while Nelson Agholor was held out of practice once again. This left JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward Jr. as the only healthy receivers on the roster, prompting the Eagles to promote Robert Davis from the practice squad.

The 6’3, 210 lbs, receiver was selected in the sixth-round by the Redskins back in 2017 and has one reception for 11-yards in 4 appearances. In 2018, he suffered a torn ACL and a broken leg that would rip the entire season away from him.

Davis is the team’s best speed-threat at this point, running a 4.44 40-yard dash along with reaching a 41-inch vertical. Having spent the season on the practice squad, he could be an under-the-radar name to watch as the season comes to a close.

Lane Johnson missed practice after suffering an ankle injury in week 14, but the injury looked far more serious than it reportedly is, leaving the Eagles to breathe a sigh of relief. Big V will be the man stepping in on the right side if Johnson is unable to play.

Derek Barnett missed last week’s game with an ankle injury of his own, which will lead to more exposure for Vinny Curry and Josh Sweat, who enjoyed a flurry of production against the G-Men.

KGH and Jordan Howard will need to be cleared for contact before participating fully in practice, but their presence here is worth noting, while Jalen Mills also took part. There’s a good chance this trio sees the field again this week or next.

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