The Eagles have released their final injury report ahead of this weekend’s playoff clash against the Seattle Seahawks and FINALLY, there’s some good news!
Miles Sanders was a full participant in today’s practice and is officially good to go for Sunday, after telling reporters that he will play. Over the last four games, Sanders has averaged 4.83 yards per carry, recorded 29 receptions, averaging 6.8 yards per reception, scoring 4 touchdowns. He stepped up when the team were almost in desperation mode, facing a Howard-less backfield. Both players will be in the frame this Sunday, which is a huge sigh of relief for the Eagles.
Doug Pederson gave some clarity with regards to Lane Johnson and Zach Ertz in his Friday presser:
“Lane is still working. I’ll tell you what, he’s a tough guy. He really wants to play in this football game. We’re going to find out more today and see where he is at at the end of the day before we put out a report, but he’s working to try to play in this football game.
Zach, waiting on — still not cleared for any contact. He will work a little bit on the side again like he’s done this week and stuff like that, but we’re waiting on a few doctor results tomorrow. If things go favorable, he’ll play; if they don’t, he won’t.”
It’s looking promising for Lane, but if he can’t go then it will be down to Vaitai and Pryor to shoulder the load at RT/RG as they did last week.
Without Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert has been impressive in stepping up to the plate, while Joshua Perkins caught his first-ever NFL touchdown last week. That doesn’t negate the loss of an elite talent in an offense without star-power, but it at least proved to the world that the group can still create big-time plays without their franchise TE.
The great news here is that aside from Agholor being out (why he’s not on IR I still don’t know), every other player listed is good to go. Healthy.
They may not have a lot of depth remaining, but the players they do, are all raring to go this Sunday…and that can only mean good things.
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