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Week 5 Injury Report: Eagles vs. Jets

The Eagles will try to win back-to-back games for the first time this season this weekend when the New York Jets come to town. They'll have to do so with a depleted roster, as there are at least five players set to miss the game.

Here's a full look at the final injury report for the Eagles:

CB Ronald Darby (hamstring): Doug Pederson has already confirmed that Darby will miss a few weeks thanks to this hamstring injury. There hasn't been any new information released regarding his injury, but my best guess is that he will miss somewhere between 4-8 weeks since hamstrings can be tricky to fully heal. That obviously means he's out for Sunday.


TE Alex Ellis (knee): Ellis was huge on special teams against Green Bay, coming up with a key block to spring Miles Sanders for his 67-yard kick return that gave the Eagles momentum. If the team doesn't sign another tight end or promote one from practice squad, the Eagles will be left with just two tight ends available, which might limit their 12-personnel usage (especially if Goedert or Ertz need breathers on the sideline).


WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen): This game has been the goal for Jackson to return to ever since he got injured in Week 2 in Atlanta, but he'll come up short of his goal as he has been ruled out. Next week's game against the Minnesota Vikings is much more important anyway so it's better for him to get one more week of rest for that.

DT Tim Jernigan (foot): Timmy's injury will require him to miss at least this game on Sunday. Next week we might start getting updates on his recovery and if he might be available for the game against Minnesota.


CB Avonte Maddox (neck/concussion): Maddox still hasn't cleared concussion protocol, so he'll have to sit this game out. We'll see if he can pass the tests in time for the following game in Minnesota.


CB Sidney Jones (hamstring): When he first left the Packers game and it was announced Jones had a hamstring injury, most assumed he'd be out for a while. He's defying the odds though and will test his hamstring out on Sunday morning to see if he's good to go. Even if he isn't good to go this is good news as he'd likely just miss a maximum of one game.

The Jets are heading into Sunday pretty banged up as well, as they had seven guys on their final injury report:

OLB Jordan Jenkins (calf): Jenkins hurt his ankle in Week 2 against the Cleveland Browns. With Jenkins still out, the Jets will rely on Tarell Basham to take over and supply a pass rush in his place.


QB Sam Darnold (mono): Darnold has been pressing to play, but the Jets are smartly taking a cautious approach with their franchise quarterback. Luke Falk will be the starter.


LB C.J. Mosley (groin): Mosley injured his groin in the second half of the season opener and has not played since then. The initial hope was that he would be ready to go against the Eagles, but his groin injury seems to be nagging him still and he is not expected to suit up. Mosley's backup is Albert McClellan.


G Kelechi Osemele (knee/shoulder): Osemele is the starting left guard for the Jets. So this will be a plus for Fletcher Cox and the other defensive tackles if he is unable to go, which is now the expectation. Alex Lewis is listed as his backup on the depth chart, but he has experience starting in the NFL (18 career starts).

WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring): Thomas has played in just one game with the Jets so far. He is relatively new to their offense, so he is still learning their system and gamelans anyway. If he is able to play he might not kill the Eagles like other #1 receivers have been doing so far this season.


WR Josh Bellamy (shoulder): So far in three games Bellamy has been targeted just three times and caught two receptions. If he does play he doesn't figure to be a huge factor in the game.


DT Quinnen Williams (ankle): Williams hasn't played since Week 2, but the belief is that he should be good to play. The interior offensive line will have their hands full with this stud rookie.


TE Dan Brown (ankle): Brown is the backup tight end and is primarily used for special teams. If he can't get, the next in line on the depth chart is Trevon Wesco.

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