Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Saturday)
The Philadelphia Eagles have released their final injury report ahead of their Week 11 Monday Night Football game against the Kansas City Chiefs. Here are the latest updates:
Cam Jurgens Activated from Injured Reserve
The Eagles have officially activated Cam Jurgens from injured reserve. Jurgens, the starting right guard, will be back in the lineup for the first time since Week 4. His return is expected to provide a much-needed boost to the struggling Eagles run game.
Bradley Roby Set to Return
Cornerback Bradley Roby is set to play for the first time since Week 6. His return is a welcome addition to the Eagles’ defense, as the combination of Eli Ricks and Sydney Brown splitting slot snaps has not been ideal.
Dallas Goedert and Justin Evans Ruled Out
The Eagles have ruled out tight end Dallas Goedert and safety Justin Evans for the upcoming game. Goedert is expected to miss multiple games due to a fractured forearm. Head coach Nick Sirianni expressed hope that Goedert will be back soon, but there is no specific timeline for his return. By not placing him on injured reserve, the Eagles are avoiding the scenario where he automatically misses at least four games.
In Goedert’s absence, Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra, and Albert Okwuegbunam will be the top three tight ends for the Eagles. Stoll and Calcaterra are expected to see the most playing time, while Albert O might get occasional opportunities.
Replacing Goedert’s production will require a group effort from the Eagles’ offense. Starters A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith will need to step up, and wide receivers Julio Jones and Olamide Zaccheaus could see increased targets. The remaining tight ends will also have to contribute.
Evans’ absence was not surprising, as he was limited in practice throughout the week. There is still time for him to be activated from injured reserve during his 21-day window. It is possible that he will be ready to play in Week 12, but if not, he should be back by Week 13 at the latest.
Other Injury Updates
The Eagles have several players on injured reserve, including Shaun Bradley, Nakobe Dean, Roderick Johnson, Avonte Maddox, Zech McPhearson, and Quez Watkins. Evans had his 21-day practice window to return from injured reserve opened on November 14. Dean is dealing with a foot injury and is eligible to return in Week 15 at the earliest. Watkins is recovering from a knee injury and can return whenever he is healthy. Maddox is reportedly out for the season due to a pectoral injury. Bradley, Johnson, and McPhearson will miss the entire 2023 season as they were placed on injured reserve before the roster cuts.
Kansas City Chiefs Injury Report (Friday)
The Kansas City Chiefs have ruled backup wide receiver/returner Richie James as questionable to play. He is expected to be activated from injured reserve after participating fully in practice throughout the week.
The Chiefs will be missing top linebacker Nick Bolton for the upcoming game against the Eagles.
Other players on injured reserve for the Chiefs include Jody Fortson, Nazeeh Johnson, and Prince Tega Wanogho. Wide receiver Justyn Ross is currently suspended by the commissioner.