Philadelphia Eagles expected to welcome reinforcements ahead of Week 10

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The Philadelphia Eagles are slowly getting healthy.

Each week, it appears that the Philadelphia Eagles are getting a little more healthy. There isn’t a Birds fan living around the Delaware Valley or anywhere else on Planet Earth that’s going to complain about that.

Typically, any mention of the word ‘injuries’ makes fans of this proud franchise cringe, but while so many other teams are used to sending guys to the injured reserve or the medical tent later in the season, Philly is expecting to get some guys back.

Now, during the most depressing Sunday during the NFL season, one where there’s no Eagles game to watch, one of the NFL’s most trusted voices has some news that should make every ‘Birds’ fan smile. According to national NFL Insider and NFL Network mainstay Ian Rapoport, Philadelphia is expecting to have two starters back at practice ahead of their second of two annual games versus the New York Giants, running back Miles Sanders and wide receiver Alshon Jeffery.

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Even though it’s easy to get emotional and make blanket statements like ‘let the young guys play’ and ‘we don’t need Alshon Jeffery’, let’s be honest. Aside from that anonymous source thing, Wentz has always had chemistry with Jeffery in the passing game.

Regardless of what you may hear or want to believe, a healthy Alshon Jeffery gives Philly’s offense an immediate boost and upgrade. The question is whether or not he’s healthy. He hasn’t been on the field since Week 10 of the 2019 season, a game that was ironically played against the New York Giants.

Miles Sanders might be Philly’s best player on offense. No disrespect is intended to Jason Kelce or Lane Johnson or any of those guys when they’re healthy. He hasn’t seen any in-game action since Week 6 of this season.

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So far, he’s tallied 434 yards and three touchdowns on 71 carries and 91 yards on 12 additional receptions. Keep your fingers crossed if you’re an Eagles fan. The Birds are going to need all hands on deck if they’re going to complete a season sweep of a Giants team that seems to be getting better with each passing week.