Updated: Dec 17, 2019
The Eagles are gearing up for their second of four-straight games against NFC East opponents. Each of these final three games for the Eagles are extremely important, but the Eagles still control their future -- three wins and they will be hosting a playoff game.
The Eagles are still dealing with some injuries though. Here's a look at their final report before Sunday's game:
WR Nelson Agholor (knee): This might be the same knee issue that has bugged him since the Patriots game. He was still able to play in Miami and bring down three receptions. He might end up being active for the game, but he might not take as many snaps as he would if he was 100%. Greg Ward will likely get a majority of Agholor's snaps.
DE Derek Barnett (ankle): This injury would have been more impactful earlier in the year, but Josh Sweat is finally starting to produce when he takes the field, and Vinny Curry is coming off a two-sack performance. If Barnett isn't able to play, then Curry will likely the starting role, with Sweat and maybe Genard Avery getting some snaps as well.
T Lane Johnson (ankle): This will be a tough injury to deal with. Nothing official has been mentioned, but the speculation is that Johnson's injury is a high ankle sprain. Even though a lot of people would say that is better than it being broken, high ankle sprains sometimes have lengthier recoveries than breaks. So Halapoulivaati Vaitai will step in for Johnson this week in Washington, but we know that Johnson will do everything in his power to get on the field next week for the possible division-deciding game against the Cowboys. He'll likely have to tolerate a lot of pain for that though, but for now all we know is that he is out for this Sunday.
CB Ronald Darby (hip): A late addition to the injury report, Darby has had a rough few games. If Darby is unable to play or can only play a limited amount of snaps, it should open the door for Rasul Douglas to get back on the field.
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder): Howard STILL hasn't been cleared for contact OVER A MONTH LATER after suffering his shoulder/stinger injury. At this point fans shouldn't have their hopes up for a return this year. We can hope that this time out means a new contract for him would be much cheaper. With him still out, Miles Sanders and Boston Scott will get the bulk of the carries, with Jay Ajayi also sprinkled into the offense.
The Redskins are dealing with quite a few injuries as well. Here's a look at their final injury report:
CB Quinton Dunbar (hamstring): Dunbar exited last week's game early with this hamstring injury. If he is unable to play, then it is likely Jimmy Moreland takes his snaps. In Week 1 against the Eagles Moreland had three tackles, and so far in his rookie campaign he has 40 tackles, three passes defended, and one tackle for loss.
Ryan Kerrigan (calf): Kerrigan was placed on injured reserve today, ending his 2019 season. Nate Orchard will take over for Kerrigan, and has just one sack and two QB hits in four games this season.
CB Fabian Moreau (hamstring): Moreau has been one of the better defensive backs for the Redskins this season, racking up 39 tackles, three interceptions, and four passes defended. It's unclear who his backup is, but it could be rookie Simeon Thomas, who has five tackles in 12 games this season.
WR Trey Quinn (concussion): With Quinn out, the Redskins turn to Steve Sims Jr. So far Sims has 18 receptions for 120 yards in his rookie campaign. He also has a 65-yard touchdown this season, so the Eagles defense needs to be aware of possible trick plays and end-arounds.
WR Paul Richardson Jr. (hamstring): With Richardson out, his backup will be rookie Kelvin Harmon. This season Harmon has 20 receptions for 252 yards. The #2 and #3 wide receivers being out for the Redskins should make it easier to cover deep threat Terry McLaurin.
G Brandon Scherff (elbow/shoulder): If Scherff isn't healthy enough to play, the Redskins will turn to rookie Wes Martin at the position. Martin has played just 105 snaps so far this season.
CB Josh Norman (illness): With the rest of the cornerbacks dealing with their injuries, the team would have to go to Aaron Colvin if Norman can't get past his sickness in time for Sunday. Colvin has spent just three games with Washington, playing in nine snaps so far.
S Montae Nicholson (ankle): Nicholson is a late addition to the injury report. In 11 games this year, he has recorded 52 tackles, two interceptions, four passes defended, and two fumble recoveries. If this new injury causes him to be inactive, then Troy Apke will be set to takeover. In 13 games this season, Apke has 15 tackles (two for loss), one interception, and one pass defended.