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November 18, 2022

Eagles-Colts Week 11 injury report, with analysis

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Colts star LB Shaquille Leonard is done for the season.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been a relatively healthy team for the better part of this season, but they have begun accumulating a bunch notable injuries over the last few weeks. Their Week 11 opponent, the Indianapolis Colts, have nine players listed on their initial injury report, and their best defensive player is on injured reserve. 

Here's the Eagles-Colts injury report, with analysis.

Player Injury Wed*ThursFriStatus 
CB Josh JobeHamstringDNPDNPDNPOut
DE Robert Quinn Back  -  DNP Full 
WR A.J. Brown Ankle Limited Limited Full 
WR DeVonta Smith Knee Limited Limited Full 
C Jason Kelce Ankle Limited Limited Full 
LB Haason Reddick Thigh Limited Limited Full 
DT Fletcher Cox Foot Limited Limited Full 
WR Britain Covey Thigh Limited Limited Full 

Wednesday notes (walkthrough only, practice report designations are estimates)

• A bunch of the Eagles' best players showed up on the injury report this week, but the only non-participant was deep backup Josh Jobe. Obviously, we'll monitor the progression of the Eagles' very good players as the week progresses, but for now their availability probably isn't a big concern.

Thursday notes:

• Quinn was added to the report, and he did not practice. There was no change in participation from the other Eagles players on the list, though it's likely the team is giving them added rest on a short week.

Friday notes:

• Everyone is good to go, except Jobe.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

TE Dallas Goedert (IR - Week 11): Goedert has 43 receptions for 533 yards and 3 TDs, and has been one of the most efficient pass catchers in the NFL the last two seasons, in addition to his above average blocking skills. He is a top five type of tight end with no obvious flaws in his game who rarely comes off the field. Goedert will have to be replaced by a combination of Jack Stoll, Grant Calcaterra, and Tyree Jackson, who was activated off of the PUP list on Wednesday.

• DT Jordan Davis (IR - Week 9): Davis was carted off with an ankle injury suffered against the Steelers Week 8. He doesn't have eye-popping stats to start the season (14 tackles, 1 batted pass in 7 games), but he has been effective clogging up holes in the run game, playing almost solely in odd-man fronts as a nose tackle through the first six games of the season. 

Against the Steelers, he started seeing more action in even-man fronts, aligning as a three-technique. With Davis out, the Eagles will likely have to play Fletcher Cox and Javon Hargrave more than they'd prefer, and they may have to commit more bodies toward stopping the run.

CB Avonte Maddox (IR - Week 10): Maddox is the Eagles' starting slot corner. He was replaced in the lineup by Josiah Scott, who gave up a few third down completions against the Commanders in the Eagles' loss on Monday night.

• DE Derek Barnett (IR - Week 2): Barnett tore his ACL Week 1 against the Lions, and his season is over. After a 2021 season in which he had 8 penalties vs. 2.5 sacks, Barnett lost his starting job, but remained a depth player poised to get his share of snaps in 2022.

DT Marlon Tuipulotu (IR - Week 11): Tuipulotu has 16 tackles, a sack, and a fumble recovery in a rotational role this season.


Player Injury WedThursFriStatus 
DT DeForest BucknerNeckDNPFullFull -
 DE Kwity Paye Ankle  DNP  DNP DNP Out 
CB Kenny Moore Illness  DNP  DNP Full 
RB Deon Jackson Knee  DNP  Limited Full 
LS Luke Rhodes Calf  DNP  Limited Full 
DE Yannick Ngakoue Back  Limited  Full  
C Ryan Kelly Knee  Limited  Full Full 
TE Jelani Woods  Shoulder  Limited  DNP DNP Out 
LB Jojo Domann Neck Full  Full  
LB Zaire Franklin Illness  DNPDNP Questionable 
CB Isaiah Rodgers Illness  DNPDNP Questionable 
RT Braden Smith Back   DNP Questionable 

Wednesday notes

• The Colts' defensive line is banged up, as three starters appear on the initial injury report. Two of them — DT DeForest Buckner and DE Kwity Paye — didn't practice at all. Buckner (5.5 sacks), Ngakoue (5 sacks), and Paye (4 sacks) account for 14.5 of the team's 25 sacks.

Thursday notes:

• Buckner was a full participant after missed practice on Wednesday. He'll almost certainly play on Sunday.

• The statuses of Moore and Paye are worth watching as non-participants in each of the first two practices.

Friday notes

• Paye is the most notable player who will be out on Sunday.

• Braden Smith unexpectedly popped up on the injury report on Friday. If he can't go, we might see one of two former Eagles — Matt Pryor or Dennis Kelly — starting at RT.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

LB Shaq Leonard (IR - Week 10): Leonard was a first-team All-Pro in 2018, 2020, and 2021, second-team all Pro in 2019. In 2021, Leonard had 122 tackles, 4 INTs, a league-leading 8 forced fumbles, 3 fumble recoveries, and 8 pass breakups. He is one of the best defenders in the NFL. He had a season-ending surgery on his back on Tuesday, per Ian Rapoport.

DE Tyquan Lewis (IR - Week 8): Lewis was averaging 39 snaps per game when he went on IR. He wasn't very productive — 14 tackles, 1 sack, 1 FF, 4 QB hits.

P Rigoberto Sanchez (Season-ending IR): Sanchez tore an Achilles during the offseason. The Colts signed Matt Haack to replace him.

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