Here’s a serious question. We’ve never played on the surface at Veterans Stadium or MetLife Stadium, but we have serious concerns about whether or not the New York Giants’ home field is somewhere we want to keep seeing our Philadelphia Eagles play. Sure, they didn’t stretch some thin turf across a block of concrete, as with The Vet, but we’d be willing to state that the field at MetLife is just as bad. Philly won in Week 14, but the win was costly.
We watched rookie linebacker Kyron Johnson, punter Arryn Siposs, and starting right tackle Lane Johnson all leave the field with injuries. Philly also lost rookie safety Reed Blankenship. As of about 11:30 a.m. EST on December 12th, we’re still waiting on the prognosis of everyone but Johnson and Reed. Philly got some good news on their talented safety and right tackle though.
Here are updates from NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo and Ian Rapoport:
That’s great news and exactly what you’d want to hear given the circumstances.
Here are a few other Eagles injury updates as we look ahead to Week 15.
An impressive victory over the hated New York Giants is behind us. Wouldn’t you know it? There’s no time to celebrate. It’s time to look ahead to Week 15’s road game versus the Chicago Bears.
Here are a few injury updates as we turn the page.
Brett Toth is on the Reserve/Physically Unable to Perform list. Six players are currently on the team’s injured reserve: Derek Barnett, C.J. Gardner-Johnson, Dallas Goedert, Jaeden Graham, Robert Quinn, and Marlon Tuipulotu.
We aren’t doctors, but using the eyeball test alone, we’d be shocked if the Birds weren’t forced to look for another punter. Here’s what we know about a handful of other guys that we have been keeping our eyes on.
Tight end Dallas Goedert and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu are eligible for elevation from the injured reserve to the active roster this week. The expectation is Goedert will have his 21-day practice window activated on Wednesday, December 14th.
Safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson is eligible to return from injured reserve after Week 16’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys if he’s deemed medically eligible to do so. That means he could be activated by Week 17’s game versus the New Orleans Saints.
Defensive end Robert Quinn is eligible to return from injured reserve after Week 17. If he’s activated, he can help the Birds as they enter what we hope is a Super Bowl run.
At about 2:45 p.m. EST, Eagles head coach Sirianni spoke with the media. Here’s an update on Arryn Siposs. He’s out indefinitely.
Stay tuned. We figure to keep a close eye on Philadelphia’s roster moves all week in the days leading up to Week 15’s game versus the Chicago Bears.