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September 10, 2023

Eagles-Patriots Week 1 injury report, with analysis

The Birds' starters are full go for Sunday.

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The Patriots will be without starting RT Riley Reiff

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, as the Birds' starters are a full go for Sunday.

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

Player Injury Wed ThursFri Status 
CB Josh JobeIllnessLimitedFullFull-
CB Mario Goodrich  Illness  Limited Full  - 

Wednesday notes:

• Just one Eagles player is on the injury list, and he should be good to go for Sunday.

Thursday notes

• Goodrich was added to the injury report on Thursday, but should be available Sunday.

Friday notes

• The Eagles are a full go.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.



Player Injury Wed Thurs Fri Status 
RG Mike OnwenuAnkleLimitedLimited LimitedQuestionable 
LG Cole Strange Knee  Limited Limited  Limited Questionable 
OT Trent Brown Illness  Limited Full Full 
WR DeVante Parker Knee  Limited Limited Limited Questionable 
CB Jack Jones Hamstring  Limited DNP DNP Out 
RB Rhamondre Stevenson Illness DNP Questionable 
QB Matt Corral Not injury related DNP Questionable 

Wednesday notes:

• The Patriots' offensive line is in trouble heading into this matchup, as we detailed in our five matchups to watch. Brown should be good to go for Sunday, but we'll keep a close eye on Onwenu and Strange as the week progresses. 

Thursday notes:

• Onwenu's and Stange's limited statuses remain a bad sign for the Patriots' offensive line.

Friday notes:

• We'll have to wait until Sunday to see if Onwenu and/or Strange will play. At a minimum, they are clearly not 100 percent. Jack Jones is listed as out, which means that it'll likely be Christian Gonzalez and Jonathan Jones starting for the Pats at CB, with Marcus Jones on the field in nickel. The Patriots' already non-threatening wide receiver corps could be further depleted if Parker can't go.

Sunday morning notes:

It appears that DeVante Parker won't play:

If Parker is indeed out, the Pats will be down to Kendrick Bourne, weirdo JuJu Smith-Schuster, a couple of rookies in Kayshon Boutte and Demario Douglas, and special teamer Matthew Slater. 

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

RT Riley Reiff (IR): Reiff was the projected starting RT for the Patriots. Again, we covered the Patriots' shaky offensive line situation in more depth in our five matchups to watch.

OT Conor McDermott (IR): McDermott started six games for the Patriots at RT last season. He would have been a starting option at RT with Reiff out.

WR Tyquan Thornton (IR): The Patriots selected Thornton in the second round of the 2022 draft. As a rookie last season, he had 22 catches for 247 yards and 2 TDs. Thornton ran a 4.28 40 at the 2022 Combine.

LB Raekwon McMillan (IR): McMillan was a Dolphins second-round pick in 2017. He has since played for the Raiders and now the Pats. He played in 16 games for New England last season, starting one game. He had 35 tackles and a fumble return for a TD.

Edge Trey Flowers (PUP): Flowers was drafted by the Pats in 2015, played there for four seasons, moved on to the Lions and Dolphins, before signing with the Pats this offseason. He's on the PUP list.

MORE: Five matchups to watch in Eagles-Patriots

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