Philadelphia Eagles roster: Random thoughts on all of those injuries

Lane Johnson, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
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The Philadelphia Eagles had some status changes on their latest injury list after Wednesday’s practice session. There were some new names added and some good news to come out of the reports. As always with this team, there was some bad news as well. Let’s start with the current state of the Eagles roster.

As most Philly fans know, the Eagles are now without guard Brandon Brooks, defensive end Brandon Graham, and now guard Isaac Seumalo has joined injured reserve for the remainder of the season. After dealing with a year of so many offensive line injuries last season, the trend seems to be continuing.

Alright, onto the most recent injury update. Left tackle, Jordan Mailata, did not participate in Wednesday’s practice session either. Mailata’s presence was for sure missed in Week 3, but backup tackle, Andre Dillard, held his own for the most part.

Mailata is seen as being week to week, but his chances of being back to face the Kansas City Cheifs are slim.

On the bright side, safety Rodney McLeod participated in full in Wednesday’s practice, and it looks to be a high chance that he will play his first game on the season in Week 4. This is honestly fantastic news, considering how thin the Birds were getting at the position. You can see the complete list below via the Philadelphia Eagles’ Twitter.

The Philadelphia Eagles had some new names added to the injury list.

Tackle Lane Johnson and guard Landon Dickerson were both added to the injury list. Both of these are concerning simply because of their past injuries. Johnson was added to the index for his ankle, which he has been dealing with since 2018 and kept him out of many games last season.

The Birds added Dickerson because of his hip. The second-round rookie has had a long list of injuries and bounced back quicker than expected from his latest one. The Eagles can not afford any more damages on the offensive line again, so these are for sure things to keep an eye on.

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Center Jason Kelce was also added to this list, but we all know what it would take for him not to play a game so that one is not as concerning. Not sure if it is bad luck, but it seems the injury bug is starting to make its way around the Eagles locker room again.