Eagles tackle Jordan Mailata is a no-go, good news on special teamer

Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports)
Jordan Mailata, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports) /

The decision has been reached. Jordan Mailata won’t play in the Philadelphia Eagles‘ Week 5 game versus the Arizona Cardinals. He was listed as a non-participant on Friday’s injury report. There was hope that he’d be able to go, but Philly’s medical team has determined that it’s better to be safe than sorry.

Linebacker Patrick Johnson (concussion) and cornerback Avonte Maddox (ankle) are also out. Maddox, as you know is the starting nickel corner on defense. Look for Josiah Scott to receive snaps in Avonte’s absence.

Here are a few other things to notate in reference to the Eagles roster ahead of Week 5’s game.

After being listed as questionable for the Philadelphia Eagles’ coming game on Sunday, Kyron Johnson has been upgraded to no status. That’s good news as that means he’s proceeding through the NFL’s concussion protocol favorably.

Here’s the bad news. Another of the more important special teamers, kicker Jake Elliott, is also out thanks to an ankle issue. Like Mailata, he didn’t participate in Friday’s practice session either. Newly acquired Cameron Dicker will be elevated from the practice squad to the active roster in his absence.

We’re still waiting to hear a decision on Isaac Seumalo. He’s been given no status. Darius Slay is expected to play despite his forearm injury. Boston Scott has been dealing with a rib injury. He was a limited participant in practice. He’s questionable for the game.

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A 21-day practice window was opened for Andre Dillard this week. The hope is that he’s available to play soon, but so far, nothing has been said about him being made active for Week 5’s game.