Eagles injury report: DeVonta Smith & Darius Slay OUT for regular-season finale

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith celebrates after scoring with quarterback Jalen Hurts during the first half of an NFL football game against the New York Giants Monday, Dec. 25, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their final 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 Friday

DeVonta Smith will officially miss a game for the first time in his NFL career. 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. It makes sense for the Eagles to be conservative with their young starlet, given that he’s absolutely going to be needed for the playoff run ahead. There’s no need to risk him this weekend.

The same can be said for Darius Slay, who is also going to miss this weekend’s contest. The Eagles’ CB1 has missed several consecutive games due to a minor surgery. There’s no need to hurry his recovery, especially with a playoff fixture on the horizon.

Good to go

The good news is that Jordan Davis, Zach Cunningham, Avonte Maddox, and Haason Reddick have all been given the green light to plant his weekend. Just how much action they’ll see remains a mystery, but it’s encouraging that every player is at least healthy enough to avoid being listed on the injury report.

Perhaps the biggest sigh of relief comes from the perspective of Avontw Maddox. After missing 15 weeks on IR, he exited the loss to Arizona with an arm injury. X-rays were apparently needed, but the fact he has avoided another injury blow is substantial ahead of the playoffs.

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.

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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

Eagles vs Giants

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

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