The Philadelphia Eagles are usually tight-lipped and secretive about anything related to roster concerns or injuries. We aren't offended by that. We get it, competitive advantage and whatnot. Maybe head coach Nick Sirianni was in a good mood on Wednesday. He was uncharacteristically generous with a roster update.
Coach Sirianni sat with select members of the Philly media on Wednesday, just days ahead of the regular-season finale, one to be played versus the hated New York Giants on Sunday in New Jersey.
The Eagles expect DeVonta Smith, Darius Slay, and Zach Cunningham to be available for the Week 18 regular-season finale.
Well, if you're like the rest of us, it may have been difficult to control the rage you felt bubbling in your gut when you saw DeVonta Smith get injured while serving as the lead blocker on a screen pass thrown to Kenneth Gainwell. Keep in mind the fact that we're discussing a third-and-20 scenario.
Good news came on New Year's Day. Heaven knows we needed some. Reports suggested that DeVonta's injury was minor and that he would only miss minimal time. The news might be better than we thought.
Coach Sirianni stated in his Wednesday presser that he believes Number 6 should be able to go in Week 18. He also expects the returns of Darius Slay and Zach Cunningham. Slay has missed the past three Eagles games because of injury. Cunningham has also missed the past three games as he has tried to work his way back from an injury of his own.