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2020 Week 5 Injury Report: Eagles at Steelers

Updated: Oct 10, 2020

The Eagles will be looking for their second straight win as they head across the state to play the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday. They'll have to play Sunday's game with three of their starters out -- here's a look at their final injury report:

CB Avonte Maddox (ankle): Maddox's ankle injury will keep him out at least one more game. We'll see if Jalen Mills moves to cornerback for the second week in a row, or if Jim Schwartz will change things up.


WR Alshon Jeffery (foot): This should hopefully be Jeffery's last week out, as we are approaching the Week 6 deadline where he was expecting to make his season debut by.


WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring): Hamstrings are tricky injuries, especially for 33-year-olds who rely solely on their speed. This injury could linger for the next couple of weeks. With Jeffery and Jackson out, expect a heavy dose of John Hightower, Greg Ward, Travis Fulgham, and Deontay Burnett (I refuse to acknowledge J.J. Arcega-Whiteside until he actually makes a catch this season).

The Steelers are relatively healthy heading into Sunday's matchup, as they will only be without two players. Here's a look at their final injury report:

LB Marcus Allen (Foot): Allen is a depth linebacker for the Steelers, backing up Devin Bush. So far he has not played any snaps on defense this season, just snaps on special teams. Fans and media don't have access to special teams depth charts, so it's unclear on who would take Allen's snaps on special teams on Sunday.


FB Derek Watt (Hamstring): Watt is the only fullback on the roster, so he doesn't have a replacement. So far this season he has played just 21 offensive snaps. Since he is unable to play, the Steelers will just have to rely on their running game (James Connor, Benny Snell Jr., Anthony McFarland Jr., and Jaylen Samuels) without a fullback leading the way.

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