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While literally everyone in the Philadelphia area has been focused on the Phillies and Red October, the undefeated (5-0) Eagles will head to North Jersey on Sunday to face the New York Jets.
The Eagles released their final injury report of the week earlier today and it appears the defense will be without several key starters in Week 6 against the Jets, with Jalen Carter (ankle), Darius Slay (knee) and Justin Evans (knee) all being ruled out for Sunday.
OUT: Jalen Carter (ankle), Darius Slay (knee), Justin Evans (knee), Quez Watkins (hamstring)
QUESTIONABLE: Sydney Brown (hamstring), Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps)
Today was the second straight day that Carter missed practice, while Slay and Evans haven’t touched the practice field week. Carter suffered an ankle injury during practice on Wednesday. Slay and Evans missed the entire week all week after playing all 56 snaps against the Rams on Sunday in Los Angeles.
According to Nick Sirianni, Carter and Slay’s injuries aren’t anticipated to be a “long term thing.”
Evans however, was officially placed on Injured Reserve. In a corresponding move, the Eagles signed nickel corner Bradley Roby to their 53-man roster to replace him.
Quez Watkins appeared on the injury report yet again, dealing with his lingering hamstring injury. Watkins missed the game in Tampa and the Washington game before returning last week. It appears he’ll be back on the shelf yet again for Sunday’s game in North Jersey.
Good news is that Nakobe Dean, who has missed the last four weeks on Injured Reserve after suffering a foot injury in the opener, looks ready to take the field again in Week 6. The Eagles would still have to activate Dean if they plan on having him play against the Jets and will have until 4PM Saturday to do so with a corresponding roster move since they are currently maxed out at 53 players.
Fletcher Cox (back), fresh off dancing his ass off with the Philadelphia Phillies during and after Game 4 on Thursday night returned to practice Friday, along with Rashaad Penny (illness).
Get a load of Fletch in the clubhouse with the fellas Thursday night. That back looks fantastic.