With 16 days to prepare for their contest against the Washington Football Team, the Philadelphia Eagles will enter the game at full health for the most part.
The team released their final injury report Monday and it appears everyone who was limited throughout the week will be a full-go come Tuesday.
The most notable update is with quarterback Jalen Hurts, who’s now in line to be the starter under center. There was some concern that he could miss his second-straight game with a nagging high ankle sprain, but given the extra week to rest up, Hurts should be at 100% come kickoff.
With the exception of Landon Dickerson, who was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Sunday, the offensive line seems to be at full health as well. Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce will be good to go at kickoff after dealing with ankle injuries throughout the past few weeks. Backup left tackle Andre Dillard probably won’t be active, though, as he was placed on the Reserve/COVID-19 list on Monday.
As for Washington, despite getting some key players back from their Reserve/COVID-19 list, they’ll still be without some starters on both sides of the ball.
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Backup running back J.D. McKissic and wideout Curtis Samuel are both officially out for this contest. Samuel has been in and out of the lineup all season, so his absence won’t be that noticeable, especially with Terry McLaurin set to be back after suffering a concussion last week. McKissic is the team’s second leading rusher and receiver, so Washington will be without at least one of their key weapons Tuesday night.
On the COVID end of things, Washington still has 16 players on their list, including starting quarterback Taylor Heinicke and backup quarterback Kyle Allen. There’s still a chance one or both of them test out of protocol before 4 p.m. tomorrow (the deadline to test negative before kickoff), but it’s still up in the air.
Washington also added Pro Bowl guard Brandon Scherff to their COVID list Monday. He’s one of Washington’s best players. Without him, their rushing attack will likely take a dip.
Despite the game postponement, it still appears the Eagles will the healthier team entering Tuesday night. So much for those extra few days, Washington!
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