When is Avonte Maddox Coming Back?

Avonte Maddox #29, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)
Avonte Maddox #29, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images) /

Gameday approaches, and thanks to the Philadelphia Eagles‘ next test being scheduled for primetime on Monday Night Football, the normal weekly activities have all been pushed back a day. As a result, the mid-week injury report that we’re used to seeing on Wednesday wasn’t shared until about 4:30 p.m. EST one day later. One of the more notable names on the list was starting slot corner, Avonte Maddox. He continues to recover from a hamstring issue.

Also dealing with a hamstring issue is rookie cornerback Josh Jobe. He’s been hurt for a while, hasn’t he? If nothing changes between now and the kickoff of Philly’s game versus the Washington Commanders, four corners are expected to be active: Darius Slay, James Bradberry, Josiah Scott, and Zech McPhearson, but keep in mind the fact that Josiah Scott has been hobbled for a while with an ankle issue.

Thankfully, C.J. Gardner-Johnson can play slot corner if need be. Andre Chachere was elevated from the practice squad recently as well. The latter is a great special teams player, but when he’s been asked to step in and play defensive snaps, he’s been decent. He’s, most certainly better than K’Von Wallace.

Let’s touch on one or two things before we wrap this one up.

Latest Injury Update for Avonte Maddox

The obvious questions are the following. When will Avonte Maddox be back? Can he play on Monday?

Though there is hope and there have been no initial indications that he’ll be ruled out. Conventional thinking says he will be. Trusted Eagles Insiders like John McMullen believe that he will be.

Keep an eye on Jobe, Maddox, and Scott’s statuses. It’s doubtful, that any of those guys will be active in Week 10.

Ten Eagles are given rest days and sit out of Thursday’s practice session.

As the NFL continues to evolve, perform research, and as a result, implement safety procedures, pro football, though a contact sport, is doing all that it can to make a violent game safer. Here’s what we’ve learned about the Philadelphia Eagles over the past four months or so. Regardless of what league offices deem as being safety protocols, Philly will always be in compliance with whatever the rules say.

Nick Sirianni knows his football team better than anyone, and no one navigates the NFL’s equivalent to work-life balance better than Philly’s head coach. Ten Birds were given rest days on the Thursday practice session leading up to Week 10’s game versus the Commanders:

  • James Bradberry
  • Darius Slay
  • A.J. Brown
  • Fletcher Cox
  • Brandon Graham
  • Lane Johnson
  • Jason Kelce
  • Josh Sweat
  • Isaac Seumalo
  • Robert Quinn

Say what you will about your theories on how he runs his practices, but we’re nearing the midpoint of the regular season, and minus a few hiccups here and there, the Eagles are relatively healthy. In the end, that’s all that matters.

Update: Nick Sirianni announced during his November 12th presser at about 10:15 a.m. that Avonte Maddox figures to be out of Week 10’s game. The belief is Josiah Scott will be ready and will be his replacement

Update (November 14th): The news isn’t good. The Eagles announce ahead of their game versus the Washington Commanders on Monday Night Football that they were adding Avonte Maddox to the injured reserve.

Rookie Mario Goodrich was elevated to the active roster from the practice squad ahead of Week 10’s game to give them another body on the secondary. Maddox is now required to sit out of the next four games meaning the earliest we’ll see him will be in Week 14 versus the New York Giants on the road. 

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