Injury report: Eagles nearing full health ahead of Panthers clash

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – OCTOBER 18: Philadelphia Eagles Offensive Tackle Jordan Mailata (68) looks on in the second half during the game between the Baltimore Ravens and Philadelphia Eagles on October 18, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their final injury report ahead of this weekend’s matchup against the Carolina Panthers. The good news is that the team are largely healthy. The bad news is, they’ll be without Lane Johnson.

The franchise right tackle missed last week’s game due to a personal situation and that will be the case here as well. This doesn’t appear to be injury related and I think the main thing that matters here is Lane’s mental and physical wellbeing. It’s best to leave it at ‘personal’ and respect his privacy at what could be a really difficult time. We’re sending our best wishes to Lane and his family and hope to see him back with his teammates soon!

Jordan Mailata will return to the field which is huge for the Eagles. It remains unclear if they will start him at his resident LT spot or instead trial him on the right. It’s not like Andre Dillard had much success there in his lone start.

The other option the team has is starting Jack Driscoll on the right, who looked really good against the Chiefs for the most part. It wouldn’t be ideal to not utilize Dillard in a spot like this, but it has to be what’s best for the team.

Darius Slay will play this week after missing some practice time for the birth of his new child. A huge congratulations to the Slay family!

All other players who were previously listed on the injury report are good to go ahead of what promises to be a very challenging game against Sam Darnold and the Panthers.

Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire