Eagles injury report: Cluster injuries in the secondary cause headache for Sean Desai

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles WR Quez Watkins (16) carries the ball in the first half during the game between the San Francisco 49ers and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2021 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 clash with the Washington Commanders and there is some bad news as far as the secondary is concerned.

Eagles Injury Report: Friday September 29th 2023

OUT: Sydney Brown (Hamstring), Quez Watkins (Hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: Justin Evans (Neck)

The immediate concern here is the Safety position is going to be very light on depth. Justin Evans and Sydney Brown missed practice yesterday.

The redeeming news is that Evans is ‘questionable’, meaning he has a chance to play on Sunday. The same cannot be said for exciting rookie, Sydney Brown, who will miss the clash with the Commanders with a hamstring injury.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 12: Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Quez Watkins (16) runs for a touchdown during the preseason game between the Philadelphia Eagles and the Pittsburgh Steelers on August 12, 2021 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

As things stand, it’s Reed Blankenship and Terrell Edmunds in the defensive backfield….and that’s it. Sean Desai might be forced to start getting creative with corners such as Kelee Ringo and Josh Jobe, but with Jobe already being promoted to a starting role on the boundary, we could even see someone like Eli Ricks get a run.

DeVonta Smith returned to practice on Friday in a limited capacity having fallen ill on Thursday, but he’s all clear for Sunday. The same can be said for Landon Dickerson, Fletcher Cox, and Cam Jurgens, who all appeared on the injury report earlier in the week.

The Eagles will be without Quez Watkins who is still working his way back from a hamstring injury. However, OIamide Zaccheaus looked more than capable of handling the workload last week with a 58-yard, 1 TD outing in the win over Tampa Bay.

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