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Eagles-Seahawks Injury Update: Three Philadelphia players ruled out, Geno Smith’s status in question

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The Philadelphia Eagles are heading into their Week 15 Monday Night Football game against the Seattle Seahawks with some key players dealing with injuries. The team released their final official injury report on Saturday, which sheds some light on the status of these players.

The Eagles have ruled out three players for the upcoming game: Darius Slay, Cam Jurgens, and Zach Cunningham.

Darius Slay underwent arthroscopic knee surgery and will not be able to play. However, the team is hopeful that he will be back before the end of the regular season. In his absence, the Eagles will need to consider their options for replacing him. This could involve players like Josh Jobe, Kelee Ringo, or Bradley Roby stepping up to fill the gap left by Slay’s absence. The Seahawks’ strong wide receiver trio makes this a challenging situation for the Eagles.

Cam Jurgens’ absence has resulted in Sua Opeta stepping in at right guard. There have been some surprises in the decision-making process, but the Eagles are confident in their choices.

Zach Cunningham’s injury leaves the Eagles with limited off-ball linebackers. This could open up opportunities for players like Nicholas Morrow and Shaq Leonard to step into larger roles and gain more playing time. It’s a situation that requires some strategic thinking and potential adjustments to the team’s lineup.

Additionally, Jalen Hurts had to miss practice due to an illness, but he is expected to play on Monday night.

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On a positive note, Avonte Maddox’s recovery is progressing well, and he may be back in action before the end of the season. This would be a welcome development for the Eagles, given the impact his absence has had on the team’s defense.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (SATURDAY)

OUT

LB Zach Cunningham (knee)
G/C Cam Jurgens (pectoral)
CB Darius Slay (knee)

RESERVE/INJURED

LB Shaun Bradley
LB Nakobe Dean
S Justin Evans
OT Roderick Johnson
CB Avonte Maddox
CB Zech McPhearson

It’s worth noting that Justin Evans is out for the season, and there are no specific timelines for the return of Nakobe Dean. As for Avonte Maddox, the Eagles are optimistic about his potential return, which would significantly bolster their defense.

RESERVE/SUSPENDED BY COMMISSIONER

CB Isaiah Rodgers

Isaiah Rodgers is suspended for the entire 2023 season due to gambling but may apply for reinstatement in 2024.


SEATTLE SEAHAWKS INJURY REPORT (SATURDAY)

The Seahawks are facing their own injury challenges, with several key players listed as questionable for the upcoming game. These include starting quarterback Geno Smith, starting cornerback Devon Witherspoon, starting safety Jamal Adams, special teams ace Nick Bellore, and depth receiver D’Wayne Eskridge.

Geno Smith has been limited in practice and there are concerns about his fitness for the game. If he is unable to play, Drew Lock is expected to take over as the starting quarterback.

Both Adams and Witherspoon did not participate in practice throughout the week, indicating that their chances of playing are uncertain. The Seahawks will need to make some tough decisions based on their health status leading up to the game.

Nick Bellore is hopeful about his prospects of playing, despite missing practice sessions.

QUESTIONABLE

S Jamal Adams (knee)
LB Nick Bellore (knee)
WR D’Wayne Eskridge (ribs)
QB Geno Smith (groin)
CB Devon Witherspoon (hip)

RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

DT Bryan Mone

RESERVE/INJURED

OG Phil Haynes
DE Mike Morris
LB Uchenna Nwosu
LB Joshua Onujiogu
S Jerrick Reed II
LB Drake Thomas

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