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2022 Week 1 Injury Report: Eagles at Lions

The Philadelphia Eagles will kick off their season on Sunday with a matchup against the Lions in Detroit. The Eagles will enter the game fully healthy, while a couple of Lions are dealing with injuries.

Here's a look at the Week 1 injury report:

*Andre Dillard (arm)

Dillard was placed on IR earlier this week and will miss at least the first month of the season.

WR Jameson Williams (ACL)

Williams had surgery to repair a torn ACL in January, so he's on the Reserve/NFI list and will miss at least the first four weeks of the regular season.

DE Josh Paschal (core)

Paschal was drafted by the Lions in the second round. He had offseason core muscle surgery and is on Reserve/PUP. He too will miss at least the first four games of the regular season.

Halapoulivaati Vaitai (back) suffered an injury in the final preseason game and now will miss the first month of the season. Detroit is reportedly considering numerous options to replace Vaitai at right guard, which include plugging in either Tommy Kraemer or Logan Stenberg, moving center Frank Ragnow over, or using Penei Sewell at guard and Matt Nelson at tackle. The Lions are having problems with a solution because two of those potential backup options (Kraemer, Ragnow) are facing injuries as well...

RG Tommy Kraemer (back)

Kramer was slated to be the starting RG after appearing in 9 games last season for the Lions. Logan Stenberg is considered the backup RG and he also only has 9 games of NFL experience.

DL Levi Onwuzurike (back)

Currently slated to be the backup to Michael Brockers, Onwuzurike appeared in 16 games last season and was on the field for 396 defensive snaps (37% of the team's total defensive snaps). Undrafted rookie Demetrious Taylor is behind Onwuzurike on the depth chart.

S Ifeatu Melifonwu (hamstring)

Melifonwu played in 7 games last year as a rookie (started in 4 of those games). He is set to be the backup to Tracy Walker. If he can't go or is limited, then 3rd-round rookie Kerby Joseph is the next man up on the depth chart.

LB Julian Okwara (hamstring)

Okwara is considered a third-string pass rusher on the team's unofficial depth chart, but he racked up 362 defensive snaps last season (40% of the defense's total snaps). John Cominsky could see an increase in his expected snaps for Sunday if Okwara is unable to play. Cominsky would rotate in for 2d overall pick Aidan Hutchinson.

Frank Ragnow (groin)

Evan Brown is considered the backup center, at least according to the team's unofficial depth chart on their website. Brown has appeared in 27 career games, with 12 starts for the Lions last year.



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