Eagles inactives vs Commanders: Philadelphia is still among NFL’s healthiest teams

Avonte Maddox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports)
Avonte Maddox, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports) /

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Nick Sirianni continues to master the NFL’s version of ‘work-life’ balance as the Eagles enter Week 10’s Monday Night Football game relatively healthy.

Once you reach the midpoint of the NFL season, no team or player is totally healthy. What can we say? This is a sprint, not a marathon. Still, each franchise is trying to keep its injury reports as clean as possible. We’ve all shared our thoughts and/or grievances on how the Philadelphia Eagles have handled how they elect to conduct practices, but here’s what we’ve learned. They seem to know what they’re doing.

It’s a new NFL, one that Nick Sirianni seems to be mastering in some ways. He knows his team better than all of us, and he’s pushing the right buttons to keep his guys as fresh as he can physically.

Hopefully, Jordan Davis is back soon as the Eagles will miss him. This is the second game he’s missed after being added to the injured reserve. The top man on their depth chart at the slot cornerback position, Avonte Maddox is also out.

Shortly before 4:30 pm EST on game day, Philly announced that they were placing Maddox on their injured reserved and elevating rookie cornerback Mario Goodrich from the practice squad to give the Birds another body in the secondary.

Eagles inactives vs. Commanders: Josiah Scott fills in for Avonte Maddox

The Eagles released their game-day inactive 90 minutes prior to kickoff. The following Birds will miss Philadelphia’s second game on Monday Night Football.

  • Josh Jobe, cornerback
  • Ian Book, quarterback
  • Trey Sermon, running back
  • Josh Sills, guard
  • Sua Opeta, guard

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There aren’t many surprises there. That’s a good thing. Let’s hope a healthy Eagles team can ride their good fortune to victory.

Regardless of what the records are, this is a divisional game in the NFC East. Surprises are the norm. Philadelphia should win, but this won’t be a walk in the park by any means.

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