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September 09, 2022

Eagles-Lions Week 1 injury report, with analysis

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One of the Philadelphia Eagles' main objectives during training camp and the preseason this year was to make sure their best players would be available when the actual meaningful games arrived. Mission accomplished, but to be determined if practices that often only ran an hour and 15 minutes will have them prepared to play or not.

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

Player Injury Wed ThursFri Status 
DE Derek Barnett Ribs Limited Full Full 
DT Javon Hargrave Toe Limited Full Full 
DB Josiah Scott Hamstring Limited Limited Full 
RB Miles Sanders Hamstring Full Full Full 

Wednesday notes:

• Jason Kelce didn't appear on the injury list at all, so he is recovered from his elbow cleanout.

• Miles Sanders was a full participant, so barring any setbacks he'll be good to go on Sunday. 

• Javon Hargrave's limited practice status is worth monitoring going forward.

Thursday notes

• Hargrave is now a full participant, meaning he'll almost certainly play on Sunday.

Friday notes:

• Everyone is a go.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

• LT Andre Dillard (IR): Dillard broke a bone in his forearm that requires surgery. He'll be out 4-6 weeks, per reports. We covered his situation in more depth here.


Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Status 
DE John Cominsky Illness DNP Full Full 
OG Tommy Kraemer Back DNP DNP DNP Out 
DT Levi OnwuzurikeBack DNP DNP DNP Out 
LB Chris Board Knee Limited Full Full 
S Ifeatu Melifonwu Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Doubtful 
LB Julian Okwara Hamstring Limited Limited Limited Questionable 
C Frank Ragnow Groin Limited DNP Limited Questionable 
K Austin Seibert Right groin Limited Full Full 

Wednesday notes:

• Kraemer's absence is noteworthy, since he was the likely fill-in for starting RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (listed on IR below).

• The most notable name otherwise is All-Pro C Frank Ragnow, who was limited.

Thursday notes

• 2020 second-team All-Pro Frank Ragnow did not practice on Thursday after being a limited participant on Wednesday. As noted above, the Lions will already be without Vaitai, who was likely to be replaced either by Kraemer or Logan Stenberg.

If Ragnow can't go, Evan Brown would likely fill in. The Lions could potentially be without their center (and best lineman overall) in Ragnow, their starting RG in Vaitai, and their first guard off the bench in Kraemer. If so, move the #FeastinMeter up to 7 turkey legs. 🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗

Friday notes

• Kraemer is out. Ragnow is questionable, and was not a full practice participant. If Ragnow can't go, that will be a huge blow for the Lions.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

RG Halapoulivaati Vaitai (IR): See above.

• WR Jameson Williams (NFI): You probably remember Williams from draft season. He had surgery to repair a torn ACL in January, but got picked 12th overall in the 2022 NFL Draft anyway. He's on the Reserve/NFI list and will miss the first four weeks of the regular season.

• DE Josh Paschal (PUP): Paschal is a rookie who the Lions drafted in the second round. He had offseason core muscle surgery, and is on Reserve/PUP. He too will miss at least the first four games of the regular season.

DE Romeo Okwara (PUP): Okwara had 10 sacks for the Lions in 2020. He tore his ACL Week 4 last season, and started the 2022 season on the PUP list.

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