Games like this are where you typically hear phrases like 'next man up' more frequently. Week 6's game has finally arrived, and the Philadelphia Eagles continue to play some gridiron version of musical chairs with many of the important cogs on what has proven again to be a very talented roster.
Second-year linebacker Nakobe Dean is back after missing the past four games while occupying a spot on Philly's injured reserve. Wide receiver Devon Allen and cornerback Mekhi Garner were both elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for today's game. That brings us to inactives and the walking wounded.
The Eagles and Jets announce their Week 6 inactives ahead of their on-field clash.
Philly is hobbled in this one. Prior to today's action, defensive tackle Jalen Carter (ankle), safety Justin Evans (knee), cornerback Darius Slay (knee), and wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) were all ruled out of the game because of lingering injuries. Evans, shortly thereafter, was added to Philly's injured reserve.
The Jets are without their starting outside cornerback duo, Sauce Gardner and D.J. Reed. CB Brandin Echols and defensive back Justin Hardee are also out.
As always, both teams released their inactives report 90 minutes ahead of kickoff. Here's how things shake out.
Both sides are ready to go in Jersey. Neither is 100-percent healthy, but the Eagles are the better tea,. There could be some ebbs and flows in this one, but we fully expect Philly to win this one.
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Update: Eagles and Jets both lose key players to injury.
This has been a costly affair already. The Philadelphia Eagles lost Lane Johnson to injury on their first drive of the game. The Jets lost star wide receiver Garrett Wilson to injury on their second. The Jets have also lost an offensive lineman of their own.
Update: With nine minutes remaining in the third quarter, Milton Williams made his way to the medical tent. On the pay that followed, Reed Blankenship left the field of play following an injury sustained during a blindside block.
Williams would return, but Bradley Roby would leave with what appeared to be a shoulder injury of some sort.