Eagles activate four players from Reserve/COVID-19 list
Four days before their road game against the Washington Football Team, the Philadelphia Eagles are gaining some reinforcements. Earlier this morning, the Eagles activated Andre Dillard, Ryan Kerrigan, Le’Raven Clark, and Tarron Jackson from the Reserve/COVID-19 list.
Although these four likely won’t see the field much on Sunday, it’s vital for Philadelphia to regain some depth after being shorthanded due to COVID protocols over the last few weeks. Without Dillard or Clark, their backup offensive line was looking shaky. Starting defensive end Derek Barnett remains on the list, so having Kerrigan and Jackson back in the fold helps with the Eagles’ defensive line rotation.
The NFL implemented new COVID rules that allow just a five-day quarantine period for all players. After those five days, they can return without testing if they’re asymptomatic. The remaining players on the Eagles’ COVID list should be available by Sunday with these new rules.
Philadelphia is still without Barnett, Shaun Bradley, Andre Chachere, Noah Togiai, and John Hightower. Hightower was the latest case, testing positive yesterday afternoon but could be cleared as soon as Saturday.
For the rest of the team, Miles Sanders is inactive this week with a broken hand while Jordan Howard is dealing with a stinger. There is no official update on Howard yet, but we will get a better idea when Philadelphia releases their first injury report of the week later today.
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