The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off their season on Sunday with a matchup against their NFC East rival down in Washington. We know they will be playing without at least two of their starters; here's a look at the team's final injury report
•DT Javon Hargrave (pectoral/hamstring): It's suboptimal having Hargrave out for Week 1, but in the long run it's probably best to let him rest an extra week or two to fully recover rather than rushing him back and causing a re-injury. The Eagles have great depth at defensive tackle with Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson, and Hassan Ridgeway, so the team should be okay without him on Sunday.
•WR Alshon Jeffery (foot): We shouldn't expect to see #17 back on the field until Week 3 or 4. I'm sure he is pressing to get back onto the field, but Doug Pederson and his staff should make sure he doesn't see the field until he is 110% recovered from his lisfranc injury. It's time to see if J.J. Arcega-Whiteside has improved at all and if not then the team can turn to rookie John Hightower.
•DE Derek Barnett (hamstring): Barnett needs a big year if he wants to stick around in Philadelphia. Being out for Week 1 would put him off on the wrong foot. Josh Sweat should see a big increase in snaps if Barnett is out, with Vinny Curry possibly taking some extra snaps as well.
•T Lane Johnson (ankle): The team already lost Andre Dillard and Brandon Brooks, so it can't afford any more damage to the o-line. Johnson is the type of player who'll play as long as he is cleared by a doctor to play. If Johnson can't go, the team could try Jordan Mailata out at right tackle, or possibly even through in rookie Jack Driscoll into the mix.
•RB Miles Sanders (hamstring): He missed practically all of training camp with this hamstring issue, but he should be pretty close to full health. It'll be interesting to see how much the Eagles use him or limit him on Sunday. The team might try to give more snaps to Boston Scott and Corey Clement to give Sanders more time to heal.
Washington is also a little banged up, with one of their starters out and two depth players potentially not available. Here's a look at their final injury report:
•T Saahdiq Charles (calf): The 4th-round rookie is set to be the backup left tackle. If he can't play, then next up on Washington's depth chart if starter Geron Christian Jr. goes down is David Sharpe, who they just acquired in a trade last week.
•LB Thomas Davis Sr. (calf): The 3x Pro Bowler is a backup in this stage of his career (behind Shaun Dion Hamilton). 5th-round rookie Khaleke Hudson is likely to take his spot on the depth chart.
•CB Kendall Fuller (knee): Fuller is expected to be one of Washington's starting cornerbacks. If he can't play, next up on the depth chart is Jimmy Moreland, who DeSean Jackson abused in Week 1 last season.