Eagles Week 14 midweek injury report: Avonte Maddox nearing his return

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

On Tuesday, five days ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles‘ first regular-season meeting with the hated New York Giants, the Birds spent Tuesday shuffling the roster. Robert Quinn was placed on the team’s injured reserve. Janarius Robinson was signed from the I.R. to the 53-man active roster, but once we performed a quick head count, we noticed something. There were only 52 men there, meaning Philly had room to add one more. Our thoughts immediately transitioned to Avonte Maddox.

His stay on the I.R. required that he miss every game from Week 10 to Week 13. He’s done that. Now, with Wednesday’s announcement that Philly has opened a 21-day practice window for him, there are theories that he could be reinserted back into the lineup before Sunday’s game versus the G-Men.

The requirements of the 21-day practice window are simple. Philly can elevate Avonte from the injured reserve back to the active roster at any point during those three weeks. If they don’t, he returns to the injured reserve where he’ll stay for the remainder of the regular season. History has shown us more often than not that, by doing this, they’re probably confident that he’s ready to go.

The Eagles make other changes to their roster and release their first Week 14 injury report.

In addition to the news about Avonte, Philadelphia announced other changes. Two available spots on their practice squad have been filled with familiar names. Defensive tackle Marvin Wilson and offensive tackle Roderick Johnson have been reacquired. The Eagles also released their first injury report of Week 14.

Linebacker Shaun Bradley didn’t participate in practice due to a hamstring issue. Wide receiver Quez Watkins and linebacker Kyzir White were both limited participants. The former is dealing with a shoulder issue. The latter is working his way back to full strength after tweaking his ankle.

It’s been rumored that Quez might miss time. We’ll have to wait and see if those theories are accurate.

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