According to Coach, two Philadelphia Eagles are going to be out for a while.
Well, after watching Boston Scott and Jack Driscoll limp to the locker room and after watching Vinny Curry get some help to get off of the field, you have to be worried if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan, don’t you? That’s especially true seeing as how we’ve been talking about injuries to everyone from Miles Sanders, Will Parks, Quez Watkins to Alshon Jeffery, Brandon Brooks, and Andre Dillard for a while now.
Oh, and don’t forget about Derek Barnett and Javon Hargrave, two guys who were supposed to be important cogs if the Eagles’ defensive line rotation.
On Monday, albeit about two and a half hours after he would normally sit with the Philly media on the Monday following a Sunday game, head coach Doug Pederson spoke on everything from DeSean Jackson being healthy and on the sideline to what’s going on with two offensive starters. Wow. It seems like everything’s in a state of flux following an unexplainable loss.
Where do you even start if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan?
Well, in order to appropriately cover Philly’s injury situation, it feels like one should just start a new site, like a Pro Football Focus of some sort for the Eagles’ injury situation. Let’s just try and hit the highlights though. Here’s what we know as of 3 p.m. EST on Monday.
Craig James and Vinny Curry have significant injuries and will miss an extended period of time, so don’t look to see them any time soon. DeSean Jackson is apparently fine. The coaches want to monitor his snap count so that he’s available at year’s end, something the ITI staff agrees with and told you was a good idea during the offseason.
Then, there are three starters, Miles Sanders, Derek Barnett, and Lane Johnson. They’re all still ‘day-to-day’ but will see some increased practice time this week. Everyone keep your fingers crossed. As far as Brandon Graham goes, he’s in the NFL’s concussion protocol. He’ll need time to heal. No one wants to see him rushed back to the field before he’s ready. It’s a long season.
It’s the same old story coming out of the appropriately named NovaCare Complex. Guys are hurt, and we’re all hoping the reserves can show us something. Update: According to an official team report that was released a day later, Vinny Curry and Craig James were placed on injured reserve. In subsequent moves, Sua Opeta was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster, and tight end Jordan Franks was signed to the practice squad.