I don’t know what the training staff are feeding the Eagles this season, but whatever it is might well contain the formula for immortality. Somehow, the team are fighting fit ahead of their week 17 clash with Washington.
We knew that Miles Sanders was going to be absent this week after breaking a bone in his hand in the win over the Giants. The tandem of Boston Scott and Jordan Howard will look to pick up the slack in his place after a couple of explosive outings, and the presence of Jalen Hurts will also help negate the loss.
Howard was previously listed as DNP. His status is now limited. He was apparently wearing extra padding today due to a stinger injury, but the fact he’s trending upwards is huge given the injury to Sanders.
Aside from that, however, this team is somehow the healthiest it has been in years. Every NFL franchise will suffer injuries both minor and major throughout a season, but the Eagles have the third-least players on IR of any team in the NFL (7).
Shaun Bradley was also activated from COVID reserve today, giving the Eagles a huge boost on special teams.
It’s genuinely astounding to see the Eagles so healthy at this point in the year. For the past five years, fans have experienced endless cluster injuries as the coaching staff have been left scratching their heads. The changes made this offseason may well have been the fix the team desperately needed, but we’ll have a much deeper dive on that tomorrow.
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