The Eagles kick off their season on Sunday against their division rival, the Washington Redskins. Even though this is going to be the first game of the season, both teams are already experiencing a handful of injuries.
The final injury report for the Eagles before they have to announce their inactive list on Sunday is out.
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee): KGH isn't fully healed from the injury he suffered in Training Camp. Nate Gerry is the main directly behind Grugier-Hill on the depth chart, so he'll be the next man up.
T Jordan Mailata (back): with all the other tackles in front of him healthy, Mailata wasn't expected to play anyway.
QB Nate Sudfeld (wrist): still healing from his surgery he received after his Week 1 preseason injury.
DE Derek Barnett (shoulder): Barnett's 2018 season ended early thanks to this shoulder injury, which required rotator cuff surgery. Doug Pederson previously expressed that he expected Barnett to be able to play on Sunday, so now a full practice today almost guarantees that. If for some reason Barnett can't go, then Vinny Curry will likely take his snaps.
G Brandon Brooks (achilles): Brooks has worked hard all offseason to be ready to go for the season opener. Judging from his full practice today, he should be set to take the field on Sunday, which is a huge help for Carson Wentz and the rest of the offense. Big V is officially Brooks' backup now, so if Brooks has any setbacks then we'll see the former tackle get real playing time on the inside of the offensive line.
S Rudy Ford (achilles): Ford was added to the Eagles' roster late in the preseason. He is expected to be just a contributor on special teams, at least until he learns more of the defense.
WR Alshon Jeffery (biceps): a late addition to the injury report on Thursday, Jeffery gave Eagles fans a scare yesterday. A full practice today means fans can exhale and expect to see him on the field Sunday.
C Jason Kelce (rest): The Eagles' success on offense can be tied to the great play of Kelce. If Kelce were go to down at all during the season, it'll be one of the biggest hits this Eagles team would take. That's why giving him some rest will be critical to the team this season. Kelce will be on the field Sunday.
The Redskins were just as decimated with injuries last season as the Eagles, so of course they have almost the same amount of injuries the Eagles have right now. Here's a look at their Friday injury report:
QB Colt McCoy (fibula): Case Keenum is the starter and Dwayne Haskins is the backup, so this injury doesn't really impact Sunday's game.
CB Fabian Moreau (ankle): the Redskins will be without one of their starting corners on Sunday, which is good news for Carson Wentz and the Eagles offense. In Moreau's place will be Jimmy Moreland, who was a 7th-round draft pick this year. He'll likely be tested often.
DL Caleb Brantley (foot): Brantley is penciled in as Jonathan Allen's backup at the DE position. He'd likely only be rotated onto the field occasionally if he is able to go on Sunday.
LB Cassanova McKinzy (concussion): Currently listed as Ryan Kerrigan's backup, McKinzy isn't likely to get on the field that often even if he is healthy.
TE Jordan Reed (concussion): Reed's brain might just be mush at this point, as he suffered his 15825th concussion of his career in the preseason. He is questionable, but I'd expect Vernon Davis to be the tight end the Redskins use the most on Sunday.