Robert Quinn being ruled out of Eagles versus Titans raises questions

Robert Quinn #98, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Robert Quinn #98, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Well, this is interesting. The Philadelphia Eagles, as expected, released their Friday afternoon injury report. Wide receivers DeVonta Smith and Zach Pascal, despite both dealing with groin issues were back at practice and at full strength. That’s a good sign. We knew that C.J. Gardner-Johnson was a no-go for Week 13’s game versus the Tennessee Titans, so seeing him as a non-participant in Friday’s session wasn’t surprising, but here’s something that we didn’t expect to see. Robert Quinn is ruled out of Sunday’s game as well.

Where did that come from? What’s that about? We’re sure we know why.

We’re almost certain that Jordan Davis will be back in Week 13 now. If you’re scratching your heads, trust us. We’re with you. This is one of those things that seems understated but may be more telling of something that we haven’t spent much time discussing.

Who were the Eagles going to move when Jordan Davis is ready to play? It looks like we have our answer.

Robert Quinn is out Sunday’s game versus the Titans after resting on Thursday.

We’re holding out from making knee-jerk reactions. We still have hope. Truly we do, but it’s beginning to feel as though Robert Quinn isn’t going to offer this Eagles team a great deal.

We pointed to Philly’s most recent game, one versus the Green Bay Packers. We thought we may see something there seeing as how Quinn spent a little over two seasons with the Chicago Bears. If Quinn was to have a breakout game in an Eagles jersey, surely that would be the game in which it happened… It wasn’t.

Quinn played 11 snaps. In total, he’s played 70 snaps over the past five weeks since his arrival. That seems like a healthy number, but hold on for a second. 42 of those snaps came during two games, his first game on the roster (Week 8’s battle versus the Pittsburgh Steelers and Week 10’s divisional game versus the Washington Commanders).

Now, after being left off of the injury report on Tuesday and being given a rest day on Thursday, he’s ruled out of Sunday’s home game versus the Titans.

We won’t make too much out of this. Maybe he’s been dealing with this knee issue for a while. Maybe that has affected his performance, and maybe the Eagles finally shut him down for a while. We, again, lean towards the theory that Davis will be back in the lineup on Sunday.

Maybe after evaluating Robert Quinn for five weeks, it’s been determined that there isn’t much left. We’re not saying that’s what happened. We haven’t verified any of these arguments. We simply saw an injury report and began typing. You have to admit though. This looks a little strange, especially when you consider that we’ve been discussing Jordan Davis ll week.

If the rookie is activated, Philadelphia is going to have to open a roster spot by making room somewhere. Might someone be released from the active roster and re-signed to the practice squad? Maybe the Birds had to choose between Quinn and Milton Williams. If that’s how things turned out, it appears that they chose Williams.

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