The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report Thursday ahead of their Week 5 game against the Arizona Cardinals.
Four players DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Jake Elliott, Jordan Mailata, Avonte Maddox and Patrick Johnson.
Elliott is expected to miss Sunday’s game, according to a report by NFL Insider Adam Schefter. The Eagles will raise the recently signed Cameron Dicker from the practice squad to handle kicking duties in Arizona.
Miss Elliott, who was a Pro Bowler last year, isn’t ideal. But given the Cardinals’ struggles, the Eagles shouldn’t allow a kicker to be the difference maker in this game. Especially when their opponent will also be deprived of their main option! Kliff Kingsbury dismissed Matt Prater on Wednesday, so it will be Matt Ammendola who replaces him.
Mailata is not on track to play despite his shoulder injury not being as serious as originally believed. Maybe his relative optimism indicates he can adapt next week against the Dallas Cowboys instead of this Sunday.
Maddox appears to be on track to miss this week’s game. It could be Josiah Scott in the slot once again.
Johnson missing two practices likely indicates he’s not advanced enough on concussion protocol to play on Sunday.
11 players were LIMITED ENTRANTS: Isaac Seumalo, Boston Scott, Kyron Johnson, James Bradberry, AJ Brown, Fletcher Cox, Landon Dickerson, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce and Josh Sweat.
Seumalo and Scott listed as limited for the second day in a row indicate they have a chance to play. We’ll see if they avoid being deemed questionable in the final injury report.
Johnson was upgraded to limited after being listed as DNP for Wednesday’s walkthrough. He seems to be on his way to getting dressed. The Eagles will be happy not to miss both Patrick Johnson and Kyron Johnson as the two backup SAM linebackers behind Haason Reddick.
It was a partial rest day for the rest of the players listed under Limited.
One player has been listed as a FULL PARTICIPANT: Darius Slay.
Barring unexpected setbacks, Slay will start against the Cardinals. Good news for the Eagles defense.
Andre Dillard was seen taking part in positional drills on Thursday.
He is not listed on the injury report as he is still on injured reserve, not on the active roster. It is not known whether he participated in team exercises. If Dillard is healthy and fit enough to play, he’ll start if Mailata can’t go. Otherwise, it will be Jack Driscoll making his first career start at left tackle. The meaning here is that it will be Driscoll but we will see.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
K Jake Elliott (right ankle)
LB Patrick Johnson (concussion)
CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
OT Jordan Mailata (shoulder)
CB James Bradberry (rest)
WR AJ Brown (rest)
DT Fletcher Cox (rest)
OG Landon Dickerson (rest)
OF Brandon Graham (remainder)
LB Kyron Johnson (concussion)
OT Lane Johnson (rest)
C Jason Kelce (rest)
RB Boston Scott (ribs)
OG Isaac Seumalo (ankle)
DE Josh Sweat (rest)
CB Darius Slay (forearm)
ARIZONA CARDINALS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
To be announced – check back for updates.