Is Darius Slay playing this week? Latest injury update for Eagles vs. Seahawks

The Eagles will battle the Seahawks on Monday Night Football minus three starters.
Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles
Darius Slay, Philadelphia Eagles / Cooper Neill/GettyImages

Four games remain. The first of which is scheduled for a prime-time start on Monday Night Football. The Philadelphia Eagles look to get back on the winning trail versus the Seattle Seahawks.

Winning won't be easy though. The good guys have dropped seven straight versus those other birds. This one will be played at Lumen Field. Philly hasn't won in the Pacific Northwest since November 2nd, 2008.

Let's talk about injuries. Reed Blankenship cleared concussion protocol and practiced all week. He figures to go in Week 15.

Jalen Hurts didn't participate in Saturday's practice session because of an illness. Philly has a few other updates worth mentioning.

Darius Slay injury status for Week 15 game against Seahawks

Darius Slay sat out of practice because of a knee injury all week. He will sit Week 15's game out.

Cam Jurgens injury status for Week 15 game against Seahawks

Cam Jurgens also sat out of the last three Eagles practices with a pectoral injury. He is also out, as is the next guy on our list.

Zach Cunningham injury status for Week 15 game against Seahawks

Like Slay, Zach Cunningham is dealing with a knee injury that he's trying to work his way back from He will also sit out of Week 15's game.

Darius Slay injury history

Slay has been relatively healthy for the majority of his career. He suffered grade 1 concussions in October and December of 2020. He pulled a calf muscle earlier in December of that same year. He dealt with hamstring issues in 2016. Most recently, he missed Week 6's game versus the New York Jets this season.

Cam Jurgens injury history

Jurgens suffered a foot injury in Week 4 this season and was placed on Philly's injured reserve on October 7th. He was activated on November 18th. He has missed five of the Eagles' previous 13 games in 2023.

Zach Cunningham injury history

Cunningham missed five games during his first five seasons before missing 11 games last season. He was placed on the injured reserve on November 12th last year and activated two days before Christmas. He was released on February 22nd.

Who would replace Darius Slay, Zach Cunningham, and Cam Jurgens in the Eagles lineup?

We expect Josh Jobe to get the Week 15 start in Slay's absence though Eli Ricks and Kelee Ringo are hanging around. Shaq Leonard and Ben VanSumeren should get some burn in place of Cunningham. Sua Opeta figures to start in place of the injured Jurgens.

When will Darius Slay, Zach Cunningham, and Cam Jurgens be back in the Eagles lineup?

Though no one can ever be certain of recovery times (and even though Nick Sirianni will never give us one), the expectation and/or hope is none of these injuries should keep these guys out of action for long. Fingers are crossed that all three will be back next week.

Eagles next three opponents

Three games remain. The Week 17 'Jonathan Gannon Bowl' is sandwiched between home and road dates versus the rival New York Giants.


Date & Time

New York Giants (HOME)

Mon, Dec 25th - 4:30 pm EST

Arizona Cardinals (HOME)

Sun, Dec 31st - 1 pm EST

New York Giants (AWAY)


Eagles Saturday injury report

Worth mentioning: A possible Avonte Maddox return is looming?

Keep an eye out after Monday Night Football. Per ESPN's Tim McManus, the Eagles are "opening the practice window for CB Avonte Maddox next week per (a) league source", and the expectation is "that he’ll play again this season".

Bookmark this one. Game time approaches. We'll keep you updated should any updates occur.

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