Eagles injury report: Avonte Maddox spotted at practice, is a return on the cards?

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 20:Philadelphia Eagles cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) warms up during the game between the Los Angeles Rams and the Philadelphia Eagles on September 20, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their SECOND injury report ahead of this week’s primetime clash against the Seattle Seahawks. After a couple of difficult weeks, Nick Sirianni pushed the Eagles with an extra padded practice on Thursday, but what does the injury report look like?

Eagles injury report:

Predictably, it’s very similar to yesterday’s. In fact, it’s identical.

Darius Slay, who did play on Sunday night despite missing most practices last week with a knee injury, has now missed back-to-back practices with a knee injury. The reassuring fact is that he did suit up in the loss to Dallas and played pretty well (as he keeps saying). The Eagles will need Slay at his best against the likes of D.K Metcalf.

Zach Cunningham is in a similar spot. He was featured on the injury report throughout most of last week but still went on to play in 64% of snaps in the loss to Dallas. He might not have practiced at all this week, but it’s not worth noting until Friday’s injury report arrives.

If he does miss time, it could mean an extended look for recently-signed Shaq Leonard.

Cam Jurgens also missed practice but played in 96% of snaps on Sunday. He was briefly listed as ‘questionable to return’ following a play during that frustrating defeat and this is once more just likely a cautionary move to give him some extra time to rest up.

Reed Blankenship was a limited participant today with a ‘concussion’ designation. This is a good sign that the starting Safety will also be able to play on Monday night.

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith, center, celebrates after his touchdown with offensive tackle Lane Johnson, left, and center Cam Jurgens, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

A rare DB sighting

Down in the depths of the NovaCare Complex, a wild Avonte Maddox was spotted trotting around his natural habitat.

The Eagles’ DB was placed on IR with a torn pec earlier in the year, but it looks as though he’s trending towards a possible postseason return.

To say that the team has missed his presence would be an understatement. Getting Maddox back in any capacity for the playoffs would be huge for a defense that has struggled routinely against the pass.

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – NOVEMBER 01: Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Avonte Maddox (29) defends a pass to Dallas Cowboys Wide Receiver Amari Cooper (19) in the second half during the game between the Dallas Cowboys and Philadelphia Eagles on November 01, 2020 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Eagles vs Seahawks

The Eagles are set to lock horns with the Seahawks on Monday night at 8:20PM ET from Lumen Field

Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire