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January 19, 2023

Eagles-Giants divisional round injury report, with analysis

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Quarterback Jalen Hurts and the Eagles are on the doorstep of the Super Bowl.

The Philadelphia Eagles are coming off their first round bye, and they only have four players listed on their injury report ahead of their divisional round matchup against the New York Giants. 

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

Player Injury Tues*WedThursStatus 
CB Avonte Maddox Toe DNP  DNPDNP Out 
RT Lane JohnsonGroinLimited LimitedFull -
DT Linval Joseph  Calf Limited  Full Full 
DE Robert Quinn  BackLimited  LimitedFull 
DE Brandon Graham  Illness -DNP Limited 

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

• The big news is that Jalen Hurts is no longer listed on the injury report. Of course, that certainly doesn't mean that he's not still hurting.

• Josh Sweat is also not listed on the injury report. Expect him to play on Saturday.

• Maddox remains unlikely to play on Saturday. A more realistic hope is that he'll be ready for the conference championship game, should the Eagles make it that far.

• Joseph's calf injury is new. The Eagles will need him clogging up the middle against Saquon Barkley and the Giants' rushing attack.

Wednesday notes

• Joseph was a full participant after being limited on Wednesday. No status change for Johnson, however, in the period the media was allowed to watch, he looked spry.

Thursday notes:

• Johnson's full participation is huge. He could have easily been a limited participant and still played, but practicing fully is an indication that he truly feels good.

• Maddox is out, as expected.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

P Arryn Siposs (IR - Week 15): Siposs collected a loose ball after a blocked punt and was injured while trying to run for a first down Week 14 against the Giants. The Eagles signed 15-year vet Brett Kern to the practice squad to replace him. 

• 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 Tues*WedThursStatus 
LB Azeez OjulariQuadLimitedLimitedLimitedQuestionable
CB Adoree Jackson  Back  Limited  FullFull 
 S Julian Love Hamstring  Limited  LimitedLimited 
 WR Isaiah HodginsAnkle  Limited  LimitedLimited 
 LB Landon CollinsAnkle  Limited  LimitedLimited 
 DB Fabian MoreauHip  Limited  LimitedLimited 
 S Jason PinnockAbdomen  Full  FullFull 

Tuesday notes:

• The Giants had at least limited participation from their entire active roster. This time of year, if a player can practice at all, there's a good chance they'll play.

Wednesday notes:

• Jackson was always highly likely to play, but his upgrade from limited to full is a good sign for how good he is feeling.

Thursday notes

• Ojulari had eight sacks as a rookie in 2021, and 5.5 sacks with three forced fumbles in just seven games in 2022. He is probably the Giants' best edge rusher, and would be a big loss if he can't go on Saturday.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

• WR Sterling Shepard (IR): Shepard was Daniel Jones' top target over the first four games of the season, but he was lost for the season with a torn ACL.

• WR Wan'Dale Robinson (IR): Robinson is a rookie who was starting to come alive for the Giants when he suffered a season-ending torn ACL during a game against the Lions in which he had 9 catches for 100 yards.

• WR Collin Johnson (IR): Johnson was getting first-team reps with the Giants during training camp and some were projecting a breakout season for him, but he was lost for the season with a torn Achilles.

OG Joshua Ezeudu (IR): Ezeudu is a rookie third-round backup guard who has seen action in 10 games this season, with 2 starts. 

OG Shane Lemieux (IR): Lemieux is another backup guard who has only appeared in one game this season (Week 11 against the Lions), which he started. 

• DT Nick Williams (IR): Williams started the first seven games for the Giants at DT, but had meager stats (15 tackles, 0 sacks). He landed on IR with a biceps injury.

• DT D.J. Davidson (IR): Rotational DT.

• CB Aaron Robinson (IR): Robinson was a Week 1 starter, but an appendectomy caused him to miss Weeks 2 and 3. In Week 4, he injured his knee, and is likely done for the season.

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