The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report ahead of their Week 9 Thursday Night Football game against the Houston Texans.
Is Jordan Davis joining for Eagles – Texans?
Jordan Davis and Josiah Scott have been ruled out by the Eagles. There are no surprises here. This week, neither player participated in practice.
Davis is expected to be out for four to six weeks due to a high ankle sprain. He has not yet been placed on injured reserve by the Eagles.
If he’s placed on injured reserve before Thursday’s game, he could be activated as soon as Week 13. If he does not go on IR, is this a sign that he will be able to return sooner than expected?
Meanwhile, the Eagles’ top four defensive tackles will be Fletcher Cox, Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, and Marlon Tuipulotu.
Hargrave and Mr. T are expected to see snaps as the nose tackle in five-man fronts if the Eagles continue to use them with Davis out.
The Eagles may also consider promoting Marvin Wilson from the practice squad to add depth to the interior defensive line.
With Scott out, the Eagles will be without their backup nickel cornerback. For more depth at that position, the Eagles could promote newly signed Javelin Guidry from the practice squad.
Or will Josh Jobe, who was a healthy scratch last week, fill that spot while also returning to his role as a punt coverage gunner?
Philadelphia Eagles injury report
CB Josiah Scott (ankle)
- DE Derek Barnett
- DT Jordan Davis
- TE Jaeden Graham
- DE Janarius Robinson
Due to the severity of his ACL injury, Barnett will miss the rest of the season. Davis has a high ankle sprain and is expected to return in Week 13 at the earliest.
Graham is out for the season after being placed on injured reserve before the roster was reduced to 53 players. Robinson could return to the roster as soon as Week 11, but the extent of his injury is unknown.
RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM
- TE Tyree Jackson (designated to return)
- T/G Brett Toth
On October 26, the Eagles activated Jackson’s 21-day practice window. He is eligible to be added to the roster before the deadline of November 16. Because Week 9 is a short week, a more realistic return date might be Week 10.
Houston Texans Injury Report
Three players were ruled questionable by the Texans: starting wide receiver Brandin Cooks, starting linebacker Christian Harris, and starting nickel cornerback Desmond King.
The most notable aspect of all of this is Cooks’ dubious character. He was absent from practice on Tuesday due to personal reasons. Cooks sent a cryptic tweet, raising concerns about his happiness in Houston.
Cooks also missed practice again on Wednesday and is now listed as questionable for the game, which does not bode well for the Texans.
With Nico Collins definitely out and Cooks possibly out, the Texans could be without their top two receivers.
- WR Brandin Cooks (wrist/not injury related)
- LB Christian Harris (thigh)
- DB Desmond King (knee)
- S Grayland Arnold (quad)
- DT Maliek Collins (chest)
- WR Nico Collins (groin)
- LB Neville Hewitt (hamstring)
- OG Justin McCray (concussion)
- OL Justin Britt
- WR John Metchie III
- DL Michael Dwumfour
- DL Jonathan Greenard
- LB Kevin Pierre-Louis
- TE Teagan Quitoriano
- DL Derek Rivers
- DB Tavierre Thomas