Eagles injury report: Avonte Maddox a full participant, DeVonta Smith absent on Thursday

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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 weekend’s regular-season finale against the New York Giants. After a month of disappointing play, Nick Sirianni and the Eagles have a chance to get things back on track this weekend by beating their divisional rivals and doing their part as far as winning the NFC East goes. But will they be at full strength?

Eagles injury report: positive signs on Thursday

After three players missed yesterday’s practice, only DeVonta Smith was absent on Thursday. The wideout left the loss to Arizona prematurely and was seen after the game sporting a walking boot and crutches, which have since been removed. Smitty hasn’t actually missed an NFL game yet in his three-year career, but missing two practices in a row might well mean he’s a gametime decision for Nick Sirianni.

Jordan Davis was one of three Eagles to miss yesterday’s walkthrough, but, like Darius Slay, was a limited participant on Thursday. The defensive tackle has been subject to some pretty hefty criticism over the last couple of weeks and was listed on the injury report with an ankle setback.

Darius Slay was limited for a second day in a row having missed several consecutive games due to a minor surgery. The Eagles will be in no hurry to get him back onto the field, with only the Giants’ offense remaining on deck and a playoff spot secured.

Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown, right, celebrates a catch with cornerback Darius Slay, center, and head coach Nick Sirianni, left, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

Avonte Maddox and Zach Cunningham were limited yesterday but practiced fully today. Maddox spent 15 weeks on IR only to return against the Cardinals and injure his left arm. X-rays were apparently needed, but the fact he was a full participant today should be a positive sign that no further damage was done.

Zach Cunningham has frequented the injury report over the last few weeks, having last played in the blowout loss to the Cowboys. We haven’t seen him practice fully in a while, so that’s beyond encouraging.

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)

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Philadelphia is set to lock horns with the Giants on January 7th at 4:25PM ET from MetLife Stadium.

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