Philadelphia Eagles versus New York Giants Week 16 inactives

New York Giants (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
New York Giants (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images) /

Fan favorite and Philadelphia Eagles starting left tackle Jordan Mailata was very matter of fact when he hung out with members of the media on the Friday leading up to Philly’s Week 16 game versus the New York Giants. The first question was about as direct as one could be.

“Hey Jordan. (Are) you playing Sunday”? It didn’t take long for Mr. Mailata to deliver a response. How’s this for confidence?

“Of course mate… Ridiculous question…” He followed that up with that trademark smile of his. See? Winning cures all, or most things at least.

The stress level around the NovaCare Complex doesn’t seem to be as high as it was around the Week 6/Week 7 range. The Eagles were losing, and they were looking awful while they did so. Fast forward, and they’re .500 for the first time all year with a 7-7 record.

On Sunday, versus the New York Giants, they’re looking for their first three-game winning streak of the season. If they accomplish that and they keep winning, we could be discussing a playoff berth at the season’s end.

Philadelphia has been relatively healthy through the majority of the season. It appears as though that trend will continue into Week 16 as good news came on Friday.

Here’ are the Philadelphia Eagles and Washington Football Team Week 16 inactives.

According to the Eagles’ official status report that was released on Friday, Jordan Mailata (ankle) and Miles Sanders (quad) both sat out of practice for the third straight day. Neither was given an injury designation, so it appears that they’ll play.

The other members of the injury report (Fletcher Cox, Jason Kelce, Lane Johnson, Jordan Howard, Jack Stoll, and Jalen Hurts) were all full participants. Philadelphia also announced that Landon Dickerson has been activated from the Reserve/COVID-19 list. He figures to be a go for Sunday’s game.

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On New York’s side, guard Ben Bredeson (ankle), running back Gary Brightwell, and wide receiver Collin Johnson (hamstring) are all out. Wide receiver Kadarius Toney (Oblique/COVID-19), defensive back J.R. Reed (COVID-19), and linebacker Oshane Ximines (COVID-19) all appear to be questionable as of 4:30 p.m. EST on Christmas Eve.

Philadelphia’s final inactive report will be released 90 minutes before the kickoff of their Week 16 rematch versus New York. Bookmark this one. Watch the space below for updates as they come.

Saturday update (Eagles):

Nick Sirianni is back! The Eagles shuffle the roster shortly thereafter.

Sunday updates: Final inactive report