The Eagles’ Injury Report Heading Into Week Two

September 15, 2022
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The Eagles will kick off their home opener against the Minnesota Vikings on Monday Night. Here is the Birds’ injury report heading into Week Two.

The Philadelphia Eagles slayed the Detroit Lions on Sunday with a 38-35 victory. A close contest where many thought the Eagles would dominate. The Eagles offense was impressive to say the least. However, the defense had it’s struggles and will need to tighten things up. There are two notable injuries to report.

OT Andre Dillard

The Eagles backup tackle regrettably suffered a left forearm injury in practice just 10 days before the regular season kicked off. After undergoing a successful surgery to repair his fractured forearm, Dillard was placed on injured reserve. It was reported that Dillard would miss four to six weeks of action. If Dillard manages to hit the recovery time frame, he’ll be able to return to action in Week Five when the team travels west to take on the Arizona Cardinals.

With Dillard’s injury, starting left tackle Jordan Mailata is in fact the only active left tackle on the Eagles roster. Though it doesn’t seem to be much of a concern to the Eagles front office including Howie Roseman. There are multiple veteran tackles that hit free agency this year or have been released from their previous teams, yet Howie does not seem interested in any of them.

While aggressively knocking on wood, it could be due to Mailata’s positive dependability. In Mailata’s short career, he has only missed three games due to a knee injury during the 2021 season. Though it might actually be due to the depth the Eagles truly have on the offensive line as a whole. Veteran guards Sua Opeta and Jack Driscoll are versatile talents that can be plugged in anywhere on the offensive line. If anything happens to Mailata, the Birds will be ready.

DE Derek Barnett

Midway through the third quarter of the Eagles’ win over the Lions, Barnett went down with a major knee injury. During an interview on Monday with Eagles Insider Rueben Frank, Nick Sirianni confirmed the devastating news:

“Derek will be out and he tore his ACL, and obviously that’s a big blow for us. I love the way Derek Barnett comes to work every single day and plays with grittiness and toughness and (plays) nasty. I am a huge Derek Barnett fan and he’ll be missed, so that sucks. I hate that for him, I hate that for this team. I can’t tell you how much I think of Derek.”

The Eagles placed Barnett on injured reserve and will miss the rest of the 2022 season. Luckily for the Eagles, Barnett was a rotational member of the defensive line, and played just 12 snaps before leaving the game. Sirianni went on to add:

“Howie (Roseman) and his staff have done a great job of making us deep at the O and D lines. We have good options there, we have a good rotation there.”

The Eagles did welcome back a healthy Brandon Graham this season to return to the trenches. Graham along with Josh Sweat will continue to be the starting edge rushers for the Birds.

Other than second year pro Tarron Jackson, the Eagles have now added the Vikings former 2021 fourth-round pick Janarius Robinson to the nest. Robinson is an agile athlete with rare length and has the traits necessary to make big plays. With his blend of size and athleticism, Robinson has the potential to be a key rotational player. The timing of Robinson’s signing is interesting to say the least, since the Eagles will be facing the Vikings this week on Monday Night Football.


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