Eagles-Washington injury report, with examination
Heading into Week 15, the Philadelphia Eagles are a comparatively healthy team, rested and relaxed coming off their bye week. Conversely, the Washington Football Team is an absolute mess, with over 20 players currently on their COVID list.
Here is the Eagles-Washington injury report, with examination.
Player Injury *Wed Thurs Fri position DT Fletcher CoxRestLimitedcompletecompleteDE Derek BarnettNeckLimited
completecomplete RB Jordan Howard Knee LimitedLimited complete QB Jalen HurtsAnkle LimitedLimited complete RT Lane Johnson Rest Limited complete complete LB Patrick Johnson Back Limited Limited complete C Jason Kelce Rest/Ankle Limited complete complete RB Miles Sanders Ankle Limited Limited complete CB Steven Nelson Shoulder Limited complete complete
*Wednesday’s practice was a walkthrough. Injury classifications were projections.
• DE Brandon Graham (IR): Graham’s season is over with a ruptured Achilles. On the field, Graham was arguably the Eagles’ best defensive player in 2020. It’s clear since his loss that the Eagles miss his contributions as a pass rusher and run stopper, and the Eagles have not been able to adequately replace him. Off the field, Graham has unlimited energy and positivity, and he is a player that you just want to have around if you’re a head coach in the NFL.
• RG Brandon Brooks (IR): Brooks suffered a pectoral injury against the 49ers. It’s “only” a pec strain, as opposed to a tear, so while he’ll likely miss time (about 8 weeks, per Lane Johnson) on injured save, it was initially not thought to be a season-ending injury. Brooks got hurt Week 2, so Week 12 was 10 weeks. Nick Sirianni has been repeatedly asked about Brooks’ possible return, but no useful information has been given.
• LG Isaac Seumalo (IR): Seumalo was carted off the field in the Eagles’ loss to the Cowboys. His season is over after having surgery for a Lisfranc injury.
• OL Jack Driscoll (IR): Driscoll’s season is over after experiencing a high ankle sprain against the Giants. Driscoll showed potential as a rookie in 2020, and he was a valuable player for the Eagles in 2021, initially filling in for Lane Johnson at RT, and later at RG in relief of Brandon Brooks. He played 512 snaps for the Eagles in 2021, and has looked like a capable starter, but his inability to stay on the field is concerning.
• LB Davion Taylor (IR): Taylor started six games for the Eagles. He had his best game as a pro in Denver Week 10, when he forced a pair of fumbles against the Broncos, one of which was returned for a touchdown by Darius Slay. Taylor was drafted as a raw prospect out of Colorado during the 2020 NFL Draft, and while he nevertheless has a ways to go as a specialized linebacker, he has made positive strides during the 2021 season. He has been replaced in the lineup by Alex Singleton.
• WR Quez Watkins (COVID): Watkins is the Eagles’ second-best receiver. He has 31 catches for 491 yards and 0 TDs this season.
Player Injury *Wed Thurs Fri position S Troy ApkeIllnessDNPCOVID OL Keith IsmaelIllnessDNPCOVID LB Jordan Kunaszyk Hamstring DNP Limited complete C Tyler Larson Achilles DNP COVID RB J.D. McKissic Concussion DNP DNP DNP WR Terry McLaurin Concussion DNP Limited Limited WR Curtis Samuel Hamstring DNP DNP DNP LB Cole Holcolm Ankle Limited Limited complete RG Brandon Scherff Ankle Limited Limited complete QB Taylor Heinicke Right elbow complete complete COVID
In addition to the laundry list of injured players above, as noted above, Washington also has an ridiculous number of players on the COVID list, which you can find here.
Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.
• QB Ryan Fitzpatrick: The Football Team signed Fitzpatrick to a one-year deal worth $10 million this offseason. He started Week 1, but left with a hip subluxation after just six pass attempts, making way for Taylor Heinicke. Last week, Fitzpatrick had season-ending surgery. To observe, one of the players on Washington’s COVID list is Kyle Allen. They don’t have a third quarterback on their active list, but Kyle Shurmur is on their practice squad.
• DE Chase Young: Young made the Pro Bowl as a rookie in 2020, after collecting 7.5 sacks and 4 forced fumbles. He tore his ACL and is done for the season. Washington currently has seven defensive linemen on their COVID list.
• TE Logan Thomas: Thomas broke out in 2020, catching 72 passes for 670 yards and 6 TDs. He only played in 6 games this year, landing on IR twice, ending his season.
• C Chase Roullier: Roullier began the season as WFT’s starting center. He has a fractured fibula, and was replaced by Tyler Larson at center. Larson got hurt against the Cowboys last Sunday, and did not return. His position for this Sunday is unknown. He was replaced by Keith Ismael.
• LB Jon Bostic: Bostic entered the season as a starting linebacker. He suffered a pectoral injury and likely done for the season.
• CB Benjamin St-Juste: St-Juste was a third-round pick of the Football Team in the 2021 draft. He appeared in 9 games, starting 3. He has suffered multiple head injuries this season.
• K Joey Slye: The Football Team is on their fourth kicker this season. Brian Johnson is their current kicker. If you watched the WFT-Cowboys game last Sunday, you saw Johnson miss what could have been a crucial PAT.
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