Eagles versus Jaguars inactives: Zay Jones is out for Jacksonville

Zay Jones #7, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images)
Zay Jones #7, Jacksonville Jaguars (Photo by Courtney Culbreath/Getty Images) /

The first Sunday of October brought rain, but eventually, the tarp was removed from Lincoln Financial Field’s playing service, and the Philadelphia Eagles and Jacksonville Jaguars both took the field for pre-game warm-ups. As expected, once inactives were announced, Boston Scott and Avonte Maddox’s names were on the list along with quarterback Ian Book, safety Reed Blankenship, defensive end Janarius Robinson, and guard Josh Sills. The Jags have issues of their own.

After some speculation, cornerback Shaquill Griffin is cleared to play in this one. He’s a go. Zay Jones, one of Trevor Lawrence’s favorite targets in the passing game, is out of this one.

Jacksonville still has Christian kirk and Marvin Jones available. They’re among the best young stars at the wide receiver position in the NFL.

In addition, Jacksonville is also without offensive lineman Cole Van Lanen, wide receiver Kendric Pryor, running back Snoop Conner, safety Tyree Gillespus, cornerback Montaric Brown, and outside linebacker K’Lavon Chaisson.

As expected, Trey Sermon and Britain Covey are both active for the Eagles.

Some of the Eagles’ young guns are beginning to get their opportunities. Grant Calcaterra earned his first opportunity to play in Week 2. He also hauled in his first catch. In Week 4, we’ll see the debut of Trey Sermon, who’s likely been made active due to Boston Scott’s absence. As you’ve already been made aware, Covey has also been added to the 53-man active roster. He’ll obviously handle return duties.

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How much Sermon will play (or if he will play)  is unknown. What is known is a win gives the Birds a 4-0 start to the regular season. That’s what we’re hoping for. Whichever team does a better job of managing their roster with key players missing will put itself in prime position to earn another victory.