Week 3 will mark the second Sunday we won’t see Eagles football this season. With another Primetime game coming later this week.
Following the Eagles victory against the Patriots, injuries already started to appear on the Eagles injury report.
Losing the following players for the short turnaround heading into Thursday’s game against the Vikings:
- S Reed Blankenship
- CB James Bradberry
- RB Kenny Gainwell
- LB Nakobe Dean
Even Fletcher Cox appeared on the Week 2 injury report, but Cox still saw a heavy load with 44 of 58 defensive snaps.
After their 34-28 win over the Vikings, the Eagles injury report didn’t look any better than it did before the game, losing the following players on Thursday
- CB Avonte Maddox
- RB Boston Scott
- WR Quez Watkins
The Eagles Thursday injury report doesn’t look great, adding even more names to the Limited Participant list, including:
- DT Jordan Davis
- DE Josh Sweat
- LB Zach Cunningham
- WR DeVonta Smith
- TE Jack Stoll
With three days to go until the Eagles week 3 game, we’ll be able to keep watch on how serious some of these injuries may be.
Hopefully most of the Week 1 injuries will return to the field when the Eagles take on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for the first time since their Wildcard loss in 2021.
The best news for the Eagles is the return of James Bradberry, who spent time on the practice field at Nickel Corner. A suitable replacement for the injured Avonte Maddox if the Eagles find themselves without a suitable depth player to fill in for Maddox, with Josh Jobe looking consistent in Bradberry’s role against Jordan Addison last Thursday.
Hopefully the Eagles are able to get healthy fast, as it’s right back to playing on Sundays until their Week 10 Bye, when they’ll come back for another MNF and have their Super Bowl 57 Rematch against the Kansas City Chiefs during Week 11.
The Eagles look to improve to 3-0 for the 2nd straight season against a 2-0 Tampa Bay Buccaneers team finding more success than most would have imagined. With the Cowboys and Commanders currently sitting at 2-0 as well, the Eagles need every win they can get out of their difficult schedule.
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