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October 14, 2016

Eagles-Redskins Friday injury update, with analysis

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The Eagles may have listed him as questionable on the injured list, but Fletcher Cox should be upright for Sunday's game against the Redskins

As they've been all season, the Philadelphia Eagles are a healthy football team. The Washington Redskins, on the other hand, will be without a number of their starters this Sunday.

Here's the Friday injury report, with analysis:


• CB Leodis McKelvin: McKelvin did not appear on the injury report last week against the Lions, but he tweaked his previously injured hamstring during the game. Should McKelvin be out, Ron Brooks would likely start on the outside. In nickel sets, Brooks would move inside and Jalen Mills would enter the game and play on the outside.

That could present favorable matchups for the Redskins, as Mills does not have good long speed and could be overmatched by the speed of DeSean Jackson.

• DT Fletcher Cox (ankle): The Eagles listed Cox on the injury report, although Doug Pederson said on Friday morning that Cox will be good to go. 

Notable players on IR/PUP/Suspension

RT Lane Johnson: Rookie fifth-round pick Halapoulivaati Vaitai will take over for Lane Johnson over the next 10 weeks while Johnson serves his suspension.


• WR Josh Doctson (Achilles): Doctson was the Redskins' 2016 first-round pick. He has been out since Week 2, but obviously, the Redskins have their share of good receivers in DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon and Jamison Crowder. On the season, Doctson has two catches for 66 yards.


• TE Jordan Reed (concussion): In an unexpected development, Reed was diagnosed with a concussion on Thursday after he showed concussion-like symptoms on Tuesday. This is his SIXTH concussion, and it's one in which nobody even knows where it came from.

Perhaps the Redskins are just playing mind games by listing Reed as anything other than "out," but if they have any intent on playing him this Sunday, the NFL can pretty much just stop selling their concussion awareness crap. 

• CB Bashaud Breeland (ankle): Breeland has been out since he suffered an ankle injury in Week 2. In the two games he did play, Breeland got lit up like a Christmas tree by Antonio Brown and Dez Bryant. Still, with starting safeties DeAngelo Hall and David Bruton out, the Redskins need all the help in the secondary they can get.

• LB Su'a Cravens (concussion): Cravens claimed on Snapchat that his concussion has permanently affected his vision, per John Keim of ESPN:

"Due to my concussion, my eyes have lost the memory to keep track of moving objects, so I have to wear these for the rest of my life," Cravens said in the video.
The Redskins quickly responded that there was "zero truth" to Cravens' claims, per JP Finlay CSN Washington.

Cravens missed the Redskins' Week 5 game against the Ravens.

Notable players on IR/PUP/Suspension

• OLB Junior Galette (Non-football injury list): Productive pass rusher who had 12 sacks in 2013, 10 sacks in 2014, and hasn't played since.

S DeAngelo Hall (IR, ACL): Hall's season is over after tearing an ACL. He was a starting safety.

S David Bruton (concussion): Bruton was the Redskins' other starting safety. Will Blackmon and Duke Ihenacho are the replacements for Hall and Bruton. 

• C Kory Lichtensteiger (IR, calf): Third-year pro Spencer Long took over at center for the Skins.

NT Kedric Golston (IR, hamstring): Golston was part of the Redskins' defensive line rotation.

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