By Kevin McGuire
For the second consecutive week, the Philadelphia Eagles might be with out considered one of their prime defensive gamers on the sector. Defensive deal with Fletcher Cox has been dominated out of motion for Sunday afternoon’s recreation towards the Arizona Cardinals as he continues to be bothered by a calf damage suffered earlier this season in Week three.
Cox could also be out of the combination on the defensive position this week, however head coach Doug Pederson suggests Cox is on monitor to return again from the damage, probably suggesting he might not have to miss far more enjoying time whereas the workforce continues to take each precaution to make sure his well being for the lengthy haul.
“He’s progressing properly,” Pederson stated, in line with the staff’s official web site. “He’s proper on monitor the place he must be.”
With Cox out, the Eagles will proceed to provide Beau Allen some snaps, though Cox’s main backup, Detsiny Vaeao (wrist) is listed as questionable for this weekend’s recreation after being restricted in apply this week.
The Eagles will even proceed to be with out the providers of cornerback Ronald Darby, who continues to rehab his ankle from an damage suffered within the season opener towards Washington. Darby is resting and was out of shape all week whereas he works his method again from the damage. Two safeties, Corey Graham (hamstring) and Jaylen Watkins (hamstring), might be in form for a potential return this week. After lacking some enjoying time, each gamers went by way of full practices this week and formally listed as questionable for Sunday.
Operating again Wendell Smallwood additionally didn’t follow this week as a consequence of a knee damage. Smallwood is formally listed as questionable for this weekend’s recreation. If Smallwood is unable to go, that might be the second injured operating again this season together with Darren Sproles. With LeGarrette Blount there to hold the load, that would imply Corey Clement will get extra alternatives within the offense when Blount wants a breather or the Eagles want to combine issues up from the bottom-and-pound type down the center.
- S Corey Graham (hamstring)
- RB Wendell Smallwood (knee)
- DT Future Vaeao (wrist)
- S Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)
- DT Fletcher Cox
- CB Ronald Darby (ankle)
Kevin McGuire is a Philadelphia space sports activities author and school soccer editor for The Comeback and host of the No 2-Minute Warning Podcast. Comply with McGuire on Twitter and like him on Fb.