The Jalen Hurts Era will debut this weekend as the 3-8-1 Eagles take on the #1 team in the NFC, the 10-2 New Orleans Saints.
The only positive for the Eagles these days is that they aren't dealing with a ton of injuries. Here's a look at their final injury report.
T.J. Edwards (hamstring): Edwards has been nursing this injury for a little while now. Shaun Bradley could be next in line for the snaps, as Davion Taylor will be out an extended period of time.
S Rudy Ford (hamstring): Ford will miss his fourth-straight game with this injury if he is ruled out. He has primarily been a special teamer for the Birds this season, so 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.
CB Michael Jacquet (hamstring): the depth cornerback would have only get on the field for defensive snaps if Darius Slay is out.
G Jason Peters (toe): It's probably better for Jalen Hurts and the rest of the offense that Peters is inactive with this injury that has nagged him for a few weeks. Peters is electing to get season-ending surgery, so it's likely Nate Herbig will get the starts at RG for the rest of the season.
DB Grayland Arnold (hamstring): Arnold is expected to get some playing time if he is actually healthy enough to play through this hamstring issue.
The Saints are dealing with a few injuries themselves. Here's a look at their final injury report:
WR Marquez Callaway (knee): The rookie has only made 15 receptions this season for 136 yards, so if he is out he wasn't going to be much of a factor anyway. The passing game should still go through Michael Thomas and Emmauel Sanders for the Saints.
CB Janoris Jenkins (knee): The starting outside cornerback missed last week's game with this knee issue. Patrick Robinson (338 tackles, 83 passes defended, 16 interceptions -- 123 career games), Ken Crawley (135 tackles, 31 passes defended, one interception -- 47 career games) or Chauncey Gardner-Johnson (103 tackles, 16 passes defended, two interceptions -- 28 career games) could fill in if Jenkins is inactive or reinjures himself.
WR Deonte Harris (neck): The backup receiver (one reception in nine offensive snaps this season) and main kick/punt returner has been held out the previous too games due to a stinger. Tommylee Lewis was the returner in last week's game for the Saints so he would likely continue that role if Harris is inactive once again.
RB Ty Montgomery (hamstring): Montgomery doesn't get much game action anyway, so if he is inactive the Saints running game should still rely on Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.