We’re now 11 weeks into the NFL season and somehow the Eagles haven’t been derailed by injuries. I don’t know how, but I don’t want to jinx it. The team dropped its injury report ahead of this weeks’ clash with the Saints. Here is all you need to know.
Losing Davion Taylor would be a bit of a blow. Forcing two fumbles last week, the Colorado product has settled into his new role in Jonathan Gannon’s defense and has been growing more and more each week as a legitimate NFL talent. Drafted in the third round of last years’ NFL draft, Taylor was always going to be raw, but the fact he’s beginning to progress is enough to excite fans, and seeing him sidelined with a knee injury would be disheartening, if only for a short time.
As for Derek Barnett, his absence might actually help the defense lower the amount of penalties called on them. In all seriousness, his contract year has been a highly disappointing one and the team wouldn’t be missing out on much production wise if Barnett is unable to go. Expect to see a healthy dose of Milton Williams bumping to the outside, combined with some more snaps for fellow rookie Tarron Jackson, who was oh-so close to getting a sack on Teddy Bridgewater last week.
The Eagles will be looking for their first home victory of the season this weekend and doing so by finally getting a win over the Saints would be beyond gratifying. Let’s see if Jalen Hurts and the offense can stay hot against an elite rushing defense who they devoured last season.
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