Is Justin Evans playing on Sunday? (Latest injury update for Eagles vs. Commanders in NFL Week 4)

The Eagles only have two healthy safeties on the roster at the moment. Here's the latest injury news from Philly.

Justin Evans, Philadelphia Eagles
Justin Evans, Philadelphia Eagles / Mitchell Leff/GettyImages

It's trending toward Justin Evans having a better chance of playing in the Philadelphia Eagles' fourth game of the season, one that doubles as a revenge game of sorts. Keep in mind this, in many ways, is the same Washington Commanders team that ended Philly's undefeated start to the season in 2022.

Buckle up. We have much to discuss.

The Commanders are one of Philly's divisional rivals. True, they aren't one we hate as much as we despise the Dallas Cowboys and New York Giants, but they've gotten on our nerves more often than not.

The Birds have been hobbled all season long, and by the looks of things, they may only have two safeties to field in Week 4 that are completely healthy, Reed Blankenship and Terrell Edmunds. Sydney Brown has also missed practice. He's recovering from a hamstring injury.

Justin Evans injury status for Week 4 game versus Washington Commanders

Justin Evans missed the close of Week 3's game versus the Tampa Bay Buccaneers because of a neck injury. He didn't participate in practice on Wednesday or Thursday but returned to practice on Friday.

There's no official word on whether he'll be in the lineup for Week 4's game versus the Commanders. No one should be surprised either way. The signs are pointing to Sydney Brown sitting out.

Justin Evans injury history

Injuries are a part of the game unfortunately. No one knows that more than Evans. He has yet to suit up for a full NFL season after entering the league as a second-round draft selection in 2017.

His biggest issue to date was an grade 2 Achilles sprain that led him to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers injured reserve on September 10th of 2019. He was placed on the PUP (physically unable to perform list to begin training camp on July 28th of 2020. He was then moved to the Reserve/PUP list at the start of the regular season on September 5th of 2020.

He was waived by the Buccaneers after a failed physical in December of that year. He missed the 2021 season. He missed two games with the Saints in 2022.

When is Justin Evans coming back?

There's no way to tell when Evans will be back at this point. Naturally we'll be monitoring his progress, but no one wants to rush him back from a neck injury.

Philadelphia Eagles next 5 opponents following Week 4

  • Los Angeles Rams - Sunday, Oct 8th at 4:05 p.m. EST (AWAY)
  • New York Jets - Sunday, Oct 15th at 4:25 p.m. EST (AWAY)
  • Miami Dolphins - Sunday, Oct 22nd at 8:20 p.m. EST (HOME)
  • Washington Commanders - October 29th at 1:00 p.m. EST (AWAY)
  • Dallas Cowboys - October 5th at 4:25 p.m. EST (HOME)

Eagles and Commanders injury report

The Eagles and Commanders both issued injury reports on Thursday.

Washington listed safety Percy Butler (foot) and tight end Logan Thomas (concussion) as limited on their Thursday afternoon injury report. Running back Chris Rodriguez (illness) sat out of Commanders practice. Cornerback Emmanuel Forbes (elbow) and cornerback Benjamin St-Juste (neck) were also named among the walking wounded, but both were full participants.

Update: The Eagles and Commanders release status reports on Friday.

As expected, the Eagles and Commanders released their status reports on Friday. Logan Thomas has cleared the NFL's concussion protocol and will play for the Commanders. Percy Butler is questionable for the game. Chris Rodriguez Jr. is out.

Quez Watkins and Sydney Brown are out for Philadelphia. Justin Evans is indeed questionable. The full status report can be found below.

Kickoff is at 1:00 p.m. EST. Enjoy it if you love early games. Philly is only scheduled to play in three games that kickoff in the early window this season. Believe it or not, two of those games are against the Commanders.