After playing in what felt like the 2019 version of The Body Bag Game last Sunday, the Eagles will be without quite a few important players on Sunday. Here's a breakdown of their final injury report heading into the weekend:
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee): KGH isn't fully healed from the injury he suffered in Training Camp, but he started practicing this week which is a great sign. Nate Gerry is the main directly behind Grugier-Hill on the depth chart, so he is still the next man up as he is trying to build upon that redzone interception he got last Sunday. KGH probably won'tgo Sunday, but might be good to go in Thursday's game against the Packers.
T Jordan Mailata (back): With all the other tackles in front of him healthy, Mailata wasn't expected to see playtime anyway.
QB Nate Sudfeld (wrist): Sudfeld was a full participate in this week's practices, so he should be fully healed from his wrist surgery. The question now is will he be the team's #2 QB, or will he be behind Josh McCown on the depth chart?
DT Tim Jernigan (foot): We already knew that Timmy would be out for Sunday, as his injury will require him to miss multiple weeks. The only two defensive tackles left on the roster behind Fletcher Cox are Hassan Ridgeway and Akeem Spence. So let's pray that no more injuries come to that group (or any other positional group for that matter).
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf): This is a bit of a surprise because the general consensus this week was that he would be out, but I guess he's gonna test it out during warmups Sunday morning. Next week is a Thursday Night game so that could become a factor in this decision as well - he might miss Sunday but be good for Thursday.
WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen): At first we were told Jackson stayed out of the Falcons game due to a groin injury. So now is this a new injury or the initial report was a lie/misdiagnosed? You never know with this medical staff and Doug Pederson would never disclose what exactly is going on, so it's best not to speculate. He's in the same boat as Jeffery with him likely having to miss Thursday's game in Green Bay as well because it's a game in the middle of the week as opposed to giving him a few more days to rest and playing next Sunday.
TE Dallas Goedert (calf): Pederson confirmed that this calf injury Goedert suffered in warmups last Sunday is related to the one he suffered in the preseason, so this appears to be a reaggrevation of his initial injury. His initial injury kept him out a little over three weeks, but it sounds like he'll at least test his calf Sunday to see if he is fine.
RB Corey Clement (shoulder): His fumble on the kickoff to start the 2nd half in Atlanta was a double whammy, as he suffered a painful shoulder injury. Luckily this injury isn't as severe as some of the others on the list, as it sounds like he might be good to go for Thursday's game against the Packers.
The Lions are also dealing with some injuries, but nothing like what Eagles are dealing with. Here's a look at their injury report:
S C.J. Moore (heel): Moore is a special teams' guy for Detroit, so we don't really know how much of a loss he'd be if he isn't able to play since no sane person knows every special teams player in the NFL and if they are good or not.
LB Jarrad Davis (ankle): Davis is the starting MLB for the Lions, but he has not played since injuring his ankle in Week 3 of the preseason. In his two years in the NFL he has accumulated ~200 tackles, eight sacks and an interception. If he still isn't healthy enough to play then Jahlani Tavai will be the starter.
T Taylor Decker (back): Decker protects Matthew Stafford's blindside, so if he can't go (or if his injury hampers him) the Eagles d-line might be in for a big day. Tyrell Crosby is listed as his backup if he can't go.
DL Da'Shawn Hand (elbow): Hand is Trey Flowers' backup on the defensive line, so he'd only be on the field if Flowers were to get injured during Sunday's game.
CB Rashaan Melvin (knee): Melvin played all 67 snaps in last week's game against the Chargers, so he plays a big role in the Lions defense. If he can't go the Lions still have Darius Slay, Justin Coleman, Mike Ford, Dee Virgin and Jamal Agnew to take over is necessary.