The Eagles eliminated two players: Jordan Davis and Josiah Scott.
No surprise here. Neither player took part in training this week.
Davis is expected to miss four to six weeks with a sprained ankle. The Eagles have yet to place him on the disabled list. If they put him on IR before Thursday’s game, he can be activated as early as week 13. If he doesn’t go on IR, maybe that’s a sign he can come back sooner than expected? We will see. UPDATE: The Eagles announced Davis to IR.
In the meantime, the Eagles will roll with Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams and Marlon Tuipulotu as their top four defensive tackles. Hargrave and Mr. T believe they see snaps as the nose tackles five fronts, assuming the Eagles will continue to use them with Davis out. The Eagles could also look to elevate Marvin Wilson from the practice squad for more interior defensive line depth.
Scott’s absence means the Eagles will be without their backup nickel cornerback. The Eagles could choose to elevate newly signed Javelin Guidry from the practice squad for more depth in that position. Or maybe it will be Josh Jobe, who was a healthy scratch last week, saving that spot in addition to returning to his role as punt cover gunner?
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
CB Josiah Scott (ankle)
BUT Derek Barnet
DT Jordan Davis
TE Jaeden Graham
BY Janarius Robinson
Barnett is out for the year due to the nature of his ACL injury. Davis is suffering from a sprained ankle and is eligible to return in Week 13 at the earliest. Graham has been out for the year since going to IR before the roster was reduced to 53. Robinson is eligible to return to the roster as early as Week 11, but the severity of his injury is unclear.
RESERVED/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM
TE Tyree Jackson (designated to return)
T/G Brett Toth
The Eagles activated Jackson’s 21-day training window on October 26. He is eligible to be activated on the list before it closes on November 16. A realistic return date might be week 10 since week 9 is a short week.
HOUSTON TEXANS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Texans ruled out five players: starting wide receiver Nico Collins, starting defensive tackle Maliek Collins, backup safety (and former Eagle) Grayland Arnold, backup linebacker Neville Hewitt and backup offensive lineman Justin McCray.
The Texans have deemed three players questionable: starting wide receiver Brandin Cooks, starting linebacker Christian Harris and starting cornerback Desmond King.
The most notable thing about all of this is that the cooks are questionable. He missed Tuesday’s practice for personal reasons. Cooks posted a cryptic tweet that raised questions about his happiness in Houston. With Cooks also missing practice again on Wednesday and now deemed questionable for the game, well, that doesn’t seem like a positive development for the Texans.
With Nico Collins definitely out and Cooks potentially out, the Texans could find themselves without their top two players in receiving yards. Here’s a look at their current receiving leaders via ESPN:
So their best remaining wide receiver might be…Chris Moore. Who has 128 yards.
That’s just 32 more yards than Zach Pascal has for the Eagles this season.
Really no good reason for the Eagles not to comfortably beat Houston on Thursday night.
S Grayland Arnold (quadruple)
DT Maliek Collins (chest)
WR Nico Collins (groin)
LB Neville Hewitt (hamstrings)
OG Justin McCray (concussion)
WR Brandin Cooks (wrist/not injury related)
LB Christian Harris (thigh)
DB Desmond King (knee)
OL Justin Britt
WR John Metchie III
DL Michael Dwyer
DL Jonathan Greenard
LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
TE Teagan Quitoriano
DL Derek Rivers
DB Tavierre Thomas