Another Philadelphia Eagles starter heads to injured reserve

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The Philadelphia Eagles continue to play musical chairs with their roster.

Both of the following statements can be considered to be accurate. One is this. It’s hard to watch the Philadelphia Eagles injury reports on a daily basis. Then again, and here’s the second theory, things change so quickly with this team that, if you aren’t paying attention, falling asleep behind the wheel for even a day will force you to miss what feels like a week’s worth of updates.

Since Monday, due to one roster issue or another, the ‘Birds’ have signed defensive end Shareef Miller to their practice squad and released cornerback Trevor Williams from injured reserve. In corresponding moves and a day later, they protected two of their practice squad players on the Tuesday leading up to Week 7’s game, offensive tackle Prince Tega Wanogho and defensive end T.Y. McGill.

One day later, they released guard Jamon Brown and elevated a tight end, Jason Croom, from the practice squad to the active roster, and just a few hours prior to the first game of Week 7’s slate of NFL games, the ‘Birds’ announced two more moves that Philly’s fans will find interesting.

The Philadelphia Eagles regain another starter and lose another.

Philly announced hours before the game that they have activated guard and tackle hybrid Matt Pryor from the Reserve/COVID-19 list and placed their legendary tight end Zach Ertz on the reserve/injured list.

The next time you complain about Carson Wentz or Doug Pederson, think about this. Philadelphia is rebuilding this team twice a week. Here’s where we are in terms of the Eagles starting lineup as kickoff approaches for the Eagles and New York Giants for Thursday Night Football.

DeSean Jackson might play. Lane Johnson should play. Avonte Maddox, Duke Riley, and Marcus Epps should all be available as well. Offensive tackle Jack Driscoll is out, as is defensive tackle Malik Jackson, wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, running back Miles Sanders, and safety K’Von Wallace. Oh, and even though that seems like enough, that isn’t all.

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Jamon Brown is back, but he’s on the practice squad. Also, Malik Jackson’s injury has led to the Eagles’ decision to elevate defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the practice squad to the active roster. Do you see why someone might not want to talk about the Eagles’ injuries now? It’s doggone near the area of depressing. Every day, guys are out of this practice session or the last one and out of this game or the next three, and it feels like this will be an area of concern all season. We’ll have to wait and see what happens.