The Philadelphia Eagles are looking to burst back into life off their bye week and take advantage of a depleted Washington Football Team. Unfortunately, WFT isn’t the only team battling an injury problem.
Sure, the Eagles are in much better shape than Washington and aren’t being ravaged by a COVID outbreak, but there is a chance that they’re without some key contributors this weekend.
The most notable name here is Jalen Hurts. The Eagles QB has been battling a high-ankle sprain and reportedly split reps with Gardner Minshew earlier this week. Nick Sirianni has kept his cards close to his chest with regards to which signal-caller will get the start on Sunday, but without any real need to rush Hurts back, and with Minshew proving he can hold the fort while he recovers, it makes sense to be patient and let the injury fully heal.
Elsewhere, both Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders were limited. The latter told reporters that he expects to be on the field this Sunday, but the same can’t be said for Howard, who picked up a knock against the Saints and has been working back from it ever since. There’s a chance that Howard is ready to go, but in the event he isn’t, it will be down to a less-than 100% Sanders, Boston Scott, and rookie RB Kenny Gainwell to ensure the rushing dominance continues.
The good news is that the Eagles didn’t have any players miss practice. Those who were injured were also in attendance but in a limited capacity. The vets are back from their rest days and there should be no concern over the status of players like Fletcher Cox, Lane Johnson, or Jason Kelce.
If the Eagles are going to ignite a playoff charge, a big win against their divisional foe is needed, especially given that they’re the opponent currently occupying that crucial wildcard spot. With so many holes on the Washington depth chart, (22 to be exact) Nick Sirianni has to rally his men to take advantage.
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