Eagles are healthier ahead of Giants game, Saquon Barkley’s status unclear

Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images)
Quez Watkins #16, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Scott Taetsch/Getty Images) /

At this point, our joke has grown stale as we’ve been telling it all week. Still, we feel like there are still three to four people who haven’t heard it, so we keep repeating it. The band isn’t totally back together for this Philadelphia Eagles team, but guys are showing up to practice and playing a few chords.

There was some concern about both linebacker Kyzir White and wide receiver Quez Watkins as both left Philly’s most recent game, Week 13’s clash with the Tennessee Titans with injuries. Kyzir has been dealing with an ankle issue. Quez has battled some issues with his shoulder. Everyone feels a little better now.

Here are a few Eagles and Giants injury updates including one on Avonte Maddox.

After being limited during Thursday’s practice session, both Watkins and White were full participants on Friday. Both are expected to play on Sunday versus the New York Giants. Big Blue’s best player, Saquon Barkley, is dealing with a neck injury.

According to Giants beat writer Pat Leonard, he’s questionable for Week 14’s rivalry game (although Brian Daboll used the word ‘doubtful’ when he spoke to the New York media earlier). New York’s injury report also lists defensive end Leonard Williams (neck) as doubtful for Sunday’s game. Guard Joshua Ezeudu (neck) has been ruled out.

Avonte Maddox, Philly’s slot corner had his 21-day practice window activated earlier this week. He’s been at each session since then and participating. The expectation is he’ll be activated from the Eagles’ injured reserve to their active 53-man roster by 4 p.m. EST on Saturday. Linebacker Shaun Bradley hasn’t practiced all week. He’s been working his way back from a hamstring injury and is ruled out for Week 14’s game.

That’s music to every Birds fan’s ears even if the band isn’t completely back together yet. Yeah, it’s probably time to retire that joke. It has run its course.

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