HomeDa Birds NewsReed Blankenship and Baker Mayfield Questionable for Eagles-Buccaneers Game: Final Injury Report

Reed Blankenship and Baker Mayfield Questionable for Eagles-Buccaneers Game: Final Injury Report

Published on


Reed Blankenship and Baker Mayfield Questionable for Eagles-Buccaneers Game: Final Injury Report

The Philadelphia Eagles issued their third and final official injury report on Saturday in advance of their Monday Night Football wild card playoff game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

The Eagles ruled two players OUT: A.J. Brown and Sydney Brown.

News of A.J. being ruled out was first reported earlier on Saturday morning. Not good! The Eagles still have enough talent to win without him … but this is obviously a big loss.

Sydney suffered a torn ACL in Week 18. The Eagles can open up a roster spot by putting him on injured reserve.

Avonte Maddox Acts as Eagles’ Safety Net in Emergency Plan Against Bucs

The Eagles ruled one player questionable: Reed Blankenship.

Nick Sirianni said Reed Blankenship will be a game-time decision. The second-year safety did not practice all week. It’s typically rare for players after not practicing at all. If Blankenship can’t go, that leaves Kevin Byard as the only healthy safety on the active roster. Avonte Maddox has been preparing to play safety this week, so it could be him next to Byard on the back end with Bradley Roby playing nickel corner. The Birds could also look to bring up Tristin McCollum (and Mekhi Garner?) from the practice squad for more depth.

Jalen Hurts, DeVonta Smith, D’Andre Swift, Darius Slay, and Britain Covey are all listed without game statuses.

Is Bill Belichick headed to the Eagles? Mike Florio hints at potential change for Nick Sirianni.

They’re ready to play.



WR A.J. Brown (knee)
S Sydney Brown (knee)


S Reed Blankenship (groin)


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

There is no timeline for a Dean return. Evans is out for the season. Bradley, Johnson, and McPhearson will miss the entire 2023 season since they were placed on IR ahead of roster cuts to the 53-player limit.

Eagles vs. Buccaneers: A Playoff Game Like No Other – Philadelphia Eagles Stats Preview


CB Isaiah Rodgers

Rodgers is suspended for the entire 2023 season due to gambling. He can apply for reinstatement in 2024.


The big news is that Bucs starting quarterback Baker Mayfield is questionable to play. He was limited on Friday and Saturday. He’s expected to suit up but he could be hampered. His backup is Kyle Trask.

Special teams contributors K.J. Britt and Josh Hayes are both questionable to play. Britt fully participated on Saturday while Hayes was limited all week.


DL Mike Greene (calf)


LB K.J. Britt (calf)
CB Josh Hayes (quad/knee)
QB Baker Mayfield (ankle/ribs)


WR Russell Gage
DL Mike Greene (designated to return)
C Ryan Jensen

Latest articles

Steelers Undrafted Free Agents Eyeing Role in Place of CB Sutton

The Steelers defense faced a setback with the league imposing an eight-game suspension on...

Updates on the Packers’ Offensive Line

The Packers will have four out of five starting offensive...

New Updates Regarding San Francisco 49ers Linebacker Dre Greenlaw

49ers linebacker Dre Greenlaw is facing long odds of returning from injury in time...

Fans honor defensive football tactician

Legendary football coach Monte Kiffin, known for his innovative cover 2 defense, passed away...

More like this

NFL coach praises Landon Dickerson as top run-pass combo guard in the league

Let’s get to the Philadelphia Eagles links ... Execs, coaches, scouts rank NFL’s...

Apps for Sports Betting in North Carolina

New customers in the Tar Heel State can sign up today with the best...

Comparing Dallas Goedert to George Kittle: NFL executive’s take on Eagles News

Let’s dive into the latest Philadelphia Eagles news and updates! Execs, coaches, scouts rank NFL’s...