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November 13, 2021

Updated Eagles-Broncos injury report, with analysis

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Eagles defensive end Josh Sweat.

The Philadelphia Eagles have a few new injuries this week, with CB Avonte Maddox, CB Darius Slay, S Rodney McLeod, DE Josh Sweat, and WR DeVonta Smith all joining the list. The Denver Broncos have a slew of guys on injured reserve.

Here is the Eagles-Broncos injury report, with analysis. We'll update as the week progresses.


Friday's report:

Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Status 
DT Fletcher Cox Rest DNP Full Full  
 DT Javon HargraveShoulder DNP Full Full  
 CB Avonte MaddoxKnee DNP Limited Full  
 S Rodney McLeodNeck DNP Full Full  
 CB Darius SlayHamstring DNP Limited Full  
 DE Josh SweatConcussion DNP Limited Full Questionable 
 WR J.J. Arcega-WhitesideAnkle Limited Limited Full  
 OT Lane JohnsonRest Limited Full Full  
 C Jason KelceRest Limited Full Full  
 WR DeVonta SmithElbow Limited Full Full  
 OT Andre DillardKnee   Full 


DE Josh Sweat: Sweat was a full participant, so he'll likely be a go on Sunday.

OT Andre Dillard: If Dillard can't go, Brett Toth will likely elevated from the practice squad.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

• RB Miles Sanders (IR): Sanders was carted off against the Raiders in the first game this season that Nick Sirianni appeared to prioritize the run game. Sanders' injury isn't season-ending. He'll likely be out for just a few weeks. The run game has been heavily featured in each of the two games that Sanders has missed.

DE Brandon Graham (IR): Graham's season is over with a ruptured Achilles. On the field, Graham was arguably the Eagles' best defensive player in 2020. It's clear since his loss that the Eagles miss his contributions as a pass rusher and run stopper, and the Eagles have not been able to adequately replace him. Off the field, Graham has unlimited energy and positivity, and he is a player that you just want to have around if you're a head coach in the NFL. 

RG Brandon Brooks (IR): Brooks suffered a pectoral injury against the 49ers. It's "only" a pec strain, as opposed to a tear, so while he'll likely miss time (about 8 weeks, per Lane Johnson) on injured reserve, it's not a season-ending injury. Brooks got hurt Week 2, so Week 10 will be 8 weeks. Nick Sirianni was asked about Brooks' possible return, but no useful information was given.

LG Isaac Seumalo (IR): Seumalo was carted off the field in the Eagles' loss to the Cowboys. His season is over after having surgery for a Lisfranc injury.

MORE: Eagles at Broncos: Five matchups to watch | WTS: Sirianni, Eagles appear to have figured it out — at least on offense | Eagles power ranking roundup: Week 10


The Broncos have a boatload of injuries. 

 PlayerInjury Wed Thurs Fri Status 
DL McTelvin Agim Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable 
OT Garett Bolles Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out 
DT Shelby Harris Illness DNP DNP Limited Questionable 
RT Bobby Massie Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out 
TE Albert Okwuegbunam Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable 
WR Tim Patrick Knee DNP Limited Limited Questionable 
OLB Malik Reed Hip DNP Limited Limited Questionable 
S Caden Sterns Shoulder DNP Limited Limited Questionable 
CB Patrick Surtain Knee DNP DNP Limited Questionable 
WR Kendall Hinton Shoulder Limited Limited Full  
OG Dalton Risner Foot Limited DNP Limited Questionable 
DL Mike Purcell Thumb Limited Full Full  
RB Mike Boone Hip  Limited DNP Questionable 
 LB Baron BrowningBack  DNP Limited Questionable 
OL Aaron Schlottmann NIR  DNP   


• LT Garett Bolles: Bolles is the only clearly above average starter on the Denver line. This is a big loss.

• OT Bobby Massie: Starting RT. The Broncos' offensive line will likely look like this:

 Calvin AndersonDalton Risner Lloyd Cushionberry Quinn Meinerz Cameron Fleming 

Maybe the Eagles' defensive line will hit the quarterback more than zero times on Sunday.


CB Patrick Surtain: Ninth overall pick in the 2021 Draft has started 8 games for Denver this season. 8 pass breakups, 1 INT.

LG Dalton Risner: The Broncos can't afford to be without a fourth starting offensive lineman. 

OLB Malik Reed: Lesser know good player who has 4 sacks in 2021, and who had 8 sacks in 2020.

WR Tim Patrick: Starting WR. Bigger guy at 6'4, 212. 34 catches for 509 yards and 4 TDs on the season.

DL Shelby Harris: Harris is probably the Broncos' best D-line run defender.

LB Baron Browning: The Broncos have a couple of linebackers on IR (shown below), so they are already depleted at LB.

S Caden Sterns: Rookie role player safety has 2 INTs, 4 pass breakups, and 2 sacks this season on only 107 snaps.

• TE Albert Okwuegbunam: 16 catches, 116 yards, 1 TD on the season. 

DL McTelvin Agim: Backup DL.

RB Mike Boone: Backup RB.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

Edge Bradley Chubb (IR): Chubb is a former fifth overall pick. He had 7.5 sacks in 2020, but hasn't yet broken out the way Denver would have hoped. He's on IR with an ankle injury.

RG Graham Glasgow (IR): Starting RG. Glasgow broke his ankle against the Cowboys. He's done for the season. Rookie Senior Bowl standout Quinn Meinerz will likely fill in at RG.

WR KJ Hamler (IR): Hamler was a 2020 second-round pick out of Penn State. He's a slot receiver with blazing speed who had 30 catches for 381 yards and 3 TDs as a rookie. His season is over with a torn ACL.

WR DaeSean Hamilton (NFI): 81 catches for 833 yards and 5 TDs from 2018-2020. He has a torn ACL.

LB Alexander Johnson (IR): Johnson led the Broncos in 2020 with 124 tackles.

LB Josey Jewell (IR): Jewell was second on the Broncos in 2020 with 112 tackles.

LB Micah Kiser (IR): The Broncos signed Kiser off of the Rams' practice squad earlier this season. His absence is perhaps only noteworthy because Denver is already down a couple of linebackers. Kiser did have a monster game for the Rams against the Eagles in Philly last season.

CB Bryce Callahan (IR): Callahan has played in 8 games this season, with 3 starts. He has 4 pass breakups and a sack.

Players on Reserve/COVID-19

QB Drew Lock: Lock had a promising rookie season, followed by a bad second season, and now he's the backup quarterback.

LB Justin Strnad: 9 games, 5 starts. Strnad has struggled when he has played.

CB Michael Ojemudia: Ojemudia was a third-round pick of the Broncos in 2020. He played in all 16 games, starting 11, with 62 tackles, 6 pass breakups, and 4 forced fumbles as a rookie, He suffered a hamstring injury and hasn't played yet this season.

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