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Week 9 Injury Report: Eagles vs Bears

Updated: Nov 15, 2019

The Eagles finally return this weekend after having their previous three games on the road. They'll look to try and get their three-game home stand started off with a "W" when facing an angry 3-4 Bears team. The good news is that only two players have been ruled out for the Birds, but they have three other players who are questionable

LB Nigel Bradham (ankle): The Eagles certainly have missed Bradham having the headset on for the defense. If he can't play Sunday then he should be back after the bye week to face the Patriots.

LT Jason Peters (knee): Peters has dealt with some nagging ailments so far in 2019, but his knee injury suffered against the Vikings will keep him out until at least after the bye week. Andre Dillard hasn't been as dominant as fans had hoped, he hasn't been outright terrible either. He'll likely face Khalil Mack on Sunday, which will be his biggest test of the season.

WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen): D-Jacc might finally be back! He told media today that he plans on playing Sunday. The question now will be just how effective he will be, because there are serious doubts from everyone that he is at 100% health, he likely won't be 100% for the rest of the season. Still, him being back will keep defenses honest, and will open up the middle of the field for guys like Nelson Agholor and Zach Ertz.

DT Tim Jernigan (foot): Fletcher Cox will be happy to hear that Jernigan is possibly back this Sunday. The additional inside help will either help Cox out directly, or Jernigan himself will be able to create the pressure when needed. We'll find out if he is active about 90 prior to gametime.

S Andrew Sendejo (groin): His play on defense has been like a rollercoaster so far, but Sendejo does play an important role for Jim Schwartz's defense. Avonte Maddox appears to be coming back, so if Sendejo can't play then Maddox could possibly play that 3rd safety role if need be since he had some experience there last season.

The Bears only have one player listed as out for Sunday, but four players were limited in practice Friday and will now be questionable for the game:

OLB Isaiah Irving (quad): Irving is Mack's backup, so he wasn't likely to be apart of the gameplan against the Eagles. Still, if Mack gets injured during the game the Bears will have to rotate some players around to make it work.

TE Trey Burton (groin): People who believe in conspiracy theories will be happy to hear that Burton popped up on the injury report at the last minute with a groin injury, similar to what happened for the NFC Wild Card Round game last season. There's speculation from Bears fans that Burton just doesn't want to face his old team, which could ended up being true. Last December the Bears wanted Burton to help run their version of the Philly Special, but Burton got extreme anxiety about possibly trying to do the unique play again for someone else. If he is able to play Sunday, he might have the yips, or he might have 200 yards and three touchdowns -- one or the other.

WR Taylor Gabriel (shin): In 79 career games, Gabriel has been an effective wide receiver. 213 receptions, 2,676 receiving yards and 13 touchdowns are enough for defenses to have to gameplan against you, which the Eagles will certainly have to do. He has 4.40 speed, which might not bode well for the Eagles cornerbacks who are set to face him if he is able to play. If he can't go the defense will be able to be much more dominate.

DB Eddie Jackson (hamstring): This could be a huge loss for the Bears if Jackson is unable to play. The All-Pro DB being off the field will make life much easier for Carson Wentz and company. DeAndre Houston-Carson is Jackson's backup; he has played in 39 career games and has accumulated 10 tackles, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery, and one QB hit.

DE Bilal Nichols (knee): He doesn't have the numbers, but Nichols is a key part of the Bears defense. Nichols' backup is Abdullah Anderson, a rookie who so far has three tackles, 1 sack, 1 tackle for loss, and one QB hit.


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