The Eagles will go to Cleveland this weekend to face the Browns in an interconference matchup. Philadelphia is relatively healthy heading into this game, but even though they aren't dealing with many injuries now, they are now battling some COVID-19 concerns.
Here's a look at the final injury report for the Birds:
S Rudy Ford (hamstring): Ford has primarily been a special teamer for the Birds this season. It'd be unclear who would take his role if he is unable to play since the team doesn't make their special teams depth chart public, but I'd suspect K'Von Wallace could fill the role.
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (COVID-19): JJAW tested positive and won't be available for Sunday's game. He was inactive for last week's game, and he would have likely been inactive for this game anyway.
RB Corey Clement (close contact for COVID-19): Clement has been deemed a close contact to Arcega-Whiteside. It's unclear if Clement will be allowed to play if he continues testing negative before Sunday. If he can't play, then Jason Huntley will be active in his place.
DE Vinny Curry (close contact for COVID-19): Curry has been deemed a close contact to Arcega-Whiteside. It's unclear if Curry will be allowed to play if he continues testing negative before Sunday. If he can't play, then the Eagles would only have three defensive ends on the roster (Brandon Graham, Derek Barnett, and Josh Sweat). They have three defensive ends on the practice squad (Joe Ostman, Shareef Miller, Matt Leo), so they could potentially call up one of those three. Ostman would be the most likely from that group to get called up.
The Browns will enter this game in a similar situation to the Eagles -- they don't have many injuries to their active roster, but have plenty of guys on injured reserve and the COVID-19 list. Here's a look at their final injury report:
G Wyatt Teller (calf): Teller (29 career games) had missed three games before returning last week against the Texans. If he can't start or has to leave the game early, the only interior lineman on the roster is rookie Nick Harris (seven career appearances), who is primarily a center.
LB Mack Wilson (hip): Wilson has been a reliable linebacker for the Browns (101 tackles, 1.0 sack, two QB hits, one interception, eight passes defended, one forced fumble -- 23 career games) the past two seasons. If he is inactive or hindered by the injury, then Malcolm Smith (436 tackles, 6.0 sacks, 14 QB hits, five interceptions, 19 passes defended 10 forced fumbles, three forced fumbles, two defensive touchdowns -- 113 career games) would likely be the first guy up to take Wilson's snaps. Elijah Lee (79 tackles, 1.0 sack, one QB hit, two passes defended, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery -- 43 career games) could also see some time on the field as well.
DE Myles Garrett (COVID-19 List): Garrett leads the league in sacks with 9.5. Obviously, he'll be a huge loss for the Browns on Sunday (which is a big positive for the Eagles). Porter Gustin (32 tackles, 1.0 sack, three QB hits, one fumble recovery -- 15 career games) and Joe Jackson (nine tackles, one QB hit, one pass defended, one fumble recovery -- eight career games) will be the players likely to take Garrett's snaps.
K Cody Parkey (close contact for COVID-19): The Browns have hope that Parkey will be cleared in time to play on Sunday. Matt McCrane, who has been on the Browns' practice squad for most of the season, has handled the kicking duties at practice and would do the same Sunday in the event Parkey is unavailable.
T Jack Conklin (close contact for COVID-19): The Browns have hope that Conklin will be cleared in time to play on Sunday. He has been dominant this season, called for only one penalty and giving up just one sack in 504 snaps. He'd obviously be a huge loss if he can't get cleared to play. Kendall Lamm (68 career games, 26 starts) has plenty of experience if he needs to fill in for Conklin.