Nakobe Dean trending towards playing in Week 6, four Eagles will sit out versus Jets

Nakobe Dean is given no injury designation on Friday and could play in Week 6 versus the Jets. Four Eagles, however, will sit out.
Nakobe Dean, Philadelphia Eagles
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Head coach Nick Sirianni, as is customary, spent a few moments with the media on Friday ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles' road game versus the New York Jets. He wasn't a wealth of information, but that didn't come as a surprise to anyone.

Philly released it's injury report shortly before 4 p.m., and based off what we had seen and heard in the days leading up to Week 6's contest, there weren't very many surprises. At long last, we have a status report.

Nakobe Dean looks to be trending toward making his return in Week 6 versus the Jets. Four Eagles will sit this one out.

News travels fast around Eagles-centered circles. By now, most of you have seen Philly's most recent Week 6 injury report/status update, but if you're in the minority and haven't, here's how things shake out.

Being mentioned as a full participant in practice and being given no designation seemingly points towards Nakobe Dean playing on Sunday. Philadelphia opened a 21-day practice window for him earlier this week. Then, they announced that Jalen Carter missed Wednesday's session with an ankle injury on the following afternoon.

Darius Slay (knee) and Justin Evans (knee) haven't practiced this week. It's no surprise to see they'll miss the coming game. Carter and wide receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) will also sit this one out.

The good news here is that Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps) and Fletcher Cox (back) both returned to the practice field. Their addition to the Week 6 lineup will compensate for the loss of Carter to some degree if they're playing.

Fletch was a full participant on Friday, but Tuipulotu is questionable for the coming game. Safety Sydney Brown (hamstring) has been added to the injured reserve. Cornerback Bradley Roby has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.

Earlier this week, Philly also announced that punter Braden Mann has been elevated from the practice squad to the active roster. Dean is still on the injured reserve until elevated. Once that happens, someone will need to be released to make room for him.

To fill the space on the scout team vacated by Mann, the Eagles also announced that they had signed LB Brandon Smith to the Practice Squad. An inactives report will be released 90 minutes prior to kickoff. We'll see if Dean is elevated to the 53-man roster again on Saturday.

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