Okay, now things make a little more sense... maybe. There's always the chance that we're reading too much into things. Hey, what do you expect though when a Philadelphia Eagles team, coaching staff, and leadership structure often operate in a top-secret fashion and give us info on a need-to-know basis?
Here's the thing. We're not saying that anything is wrong with any of that. We get it. Teams love having that 'competitive advantage'. Here's something else to mull over though.
No mention was made of a DeVonta Smith injury in-game versus the Miami Dolphins, during the post-game wrap-ups, or in any press conference that we have heard Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni or his assistants participate in. Then he popped up on Philly's Week 7 injury report.
Maybe that explains some of the drops in Week 6, and maybe that explains why Julio Jones is here.
What do we make of the DeVonta Smith injury? Is Skinny Batman playing this week?
Welp... The simple answers to these questions is no one knows the answers. Again, no one knew DeVonta Smith was hurt until Wednesday.
Here's Philly's injury report from Hump Day in full.
Obviously all eyes are on the starters: DeVonta, Reed Blankenship, and Lane Johnson. The answer of newly-acquired Bradley Roby stands out as well.
Fingers are also crossed that Jalen Carter, Dallas Goedert, Darius Slay, Milton Williams, Eli Ricks, and Marlon Tuipulotu will be ready to go versus the Miami Dolphins. Philly will need all hands on deck (or all hands that are available) to tackle a high-powered Dolphins squad, particularly on defense.
If DeVonta can play, he will. He's slim, but he's tough, but we also wouldn't want to see him risk further injury. He's to valuable.
Long story short, we trust DeVonta and this medical staff to make the best decision for him and the team. We'd rather him sit out of one game or two than see him sit out for the rest of the season.
Update: DeVonta Smith returns to practice on Thursday.
How about some good news? You're sure to love this. DeVonta Smith returned to practice on Thursday. He headed inside briefly, but returned to the field wearing a sleece and finished the session. He told members of the media that he expects to play on Sunday Night Football versus the Dolphins.
That should make you smile as we near Sunday night's game.