The undefeated Philadelphia Eagles travel to Houston to take on the 1-5-1 Texans in hopes of continuing the beatdown of Houston sports teams that the Phillies started. The Eagles got banged up a little bit in Sunday's game against the Steelers.
Here's a look at the Week 9 injury report:
DT Jordan Davis (ankle)
Thankfully it sounds like Davis' injury isn't a season-ender, but he was placed on injured reserve tonight. Even though he hasn't shown much in the stats department, he has been doing a lot of dirty work for his teammates in the limited snaps he has played this season. All four remaining healthy DTs on the roster (Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu) will see an increase in snaps to try to offset the loss of Davis.
CB Josiah Scott (ankle)
Scott did a decent job filling in for Avonte Maddox in the slot when Maddox missed time earlier this season, but losing him for this game will mostly be felt on special teams. Zech McPhearson or Josh Jobe would likely be the backup slot corner in the case Maddox has to come out of the game.
*DE Derek Barnett (ACL)
Barnett tore his ACL in Week 1 and is out for the rest of the season.
Here's a look at the Texans injury report:
DB Grayland Arnold (quad)
The former Eagle has mainly been a special teamer on the Texans this season.
DL Maliek Collins (chest)
A rotational defensive tackle who has registered 12 tackles (2 for loss) and 3 QB hits in 229 snaps this season. Jaleel Johnson (66 career games, 114 career tackles, 6.5 career sacks) is the next guy up on the depth chart
WR Nico Collins (groin)
Starting wide receiver who has 18 receptions for 305 yards so far this season.
LB Neville Hewitt (hamstring)
Hasn't been an impactful player this year for the Texans, playing just 22 defensive snaps. He does play a lot of special teams (148 special teams snaps) so he will be missed on that unit for this game.
OL Justin McCray (concussion)
McCray is A.J. Cann's backup and has been a liability for the Texans so far this season. If Cann can't finish the game then Jimmy Morrissey is basically the only lineman left that can play.
LB Christian Harris (thigh)
The rookie got his first taste of action in Week 7 and has recorded 8 tackles through 2 games. Jalen Reeves-Maybin (77 career games, 177 career tackles) is the next guy on the depth chart if Harris can't go.
DB Desmond King (knee)
King is a rotational cornerback and punt returner. He has registered 33 tackles (3 for loss), 1 interception, and 7 passes defended while playing 65% of the defensive's snaps (314 total snaps) this season. Former Eagle Tremon Smith would likely take King's snaps on defense and return any punts.
WR Brandin Cooks (wrist/personal)
Cooks' potential absence likely stems more about the personal reason than his wrist. He wanted out of Houston and didn't like how the Texans handled the trade deadline. The Texans could be down their top-2 pass catchers (and only reliable pass catchers).
*WR John Metchie (NFI)
Metchie was been diagnosed with leukemia this summer and will be out for the whole season as he battles cancer.
*C Justin Britt (NFI)
Britt was the Texans' starting center Week 1, but he left the team for personal reasons, and is now on the reserve/non-football illness list. Scott Quessenberry has taken over as the starting center for Houston.
*DB Tavierre Thomas (IR)
Thomas played in all 17 games as the slot corner for the Texans in 2021, but has yet to play in 2022
*DE Jonathan Greenard (IR)
Greenard had a good year last year (8 sacks and 2 forced fumbles) and had 9 tackles and 1.5 sacks this year before landing on injured reserve after Week 4.
*DT Michael Dwumfour (IR)
Played 112 snaps in the first four games before landing on injured reserve.