Nick Sirianni returns to the sidelines, Eagles add another player to Reserve/COVID-19 list
Yesterday morning, the Philadelphia Eagles announced that head coach Nick Sirianni had cleared protocols, allowing him to return for today’s game against the New York Giants.
Sirianni tested positive the morning following their 27-17 victory over the Washington Football Team but reported just mild symptoms. Despite not being there in person, Sirianni remained engaged throughout the week, attending virtual meetings.
If he missed today’s game, passing game coordinator Kevin Patullo would have been the acting head coach for the Eagles. It’s great news to have Sirianni back so soon after testing positive, which is primarily due to the NFL’s new policy.
Although Sirianni no longer has COVID, the Eagles still have players heading to the Reserve list. Linebacker Shaun Bradley has tested positive, meaning he will miss today’s game against New York.
Bradley will join Andre Dillard, Ryan Kerrigan, and Le’Raven Clark in protocols as well. The young linebacker has been dominant on special teams this season, so losing him will be more significant than some think.
New York has seven players out as of Saturday, including cornerback Adoree’ Jackson and wide receiver John Ross. After last week’s fiasco, it’s great to see a far healthier matchup in a crucial divisional matchup.
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