The Philadelphia Eagles need a win this weekend in the worst way possible. After starting out the season with a 3-0 record, they have dropped three of their last four and are in danger of falling even further behind the Dallas Cowboys if they end up losing to the New York Giants. Now, the focus has fallen off of the team and the field and the Eagles need to get their minds back to football entirely.
Two players have been ruled out for the Eagles on Sunday and they are starting left guard Allen Barbre (hamstring) and linebacker/special teams player Kamu Grugier-Hill (hamstring). Stefan Wisniewski will end up starting in place of Barbre against the Giants while rookie third-round pick Isaac Seumalo will be on the active roster for the first time in 2016.
Seumalo is going to be the top backup for both of the guard positions while Wisniewski would move into the center position if need be.
On Friday, defensive tackles Taylor Hart (ankle) and Bennie Logan (groin) are both being seen as gametime decisions right now due to having limited participation in practice on Friday. If they can’t go by Sunday, Beau Allen and Fletcher Cox are going to start while rookie Destiny Vaeao will be the primary back-up.
The release of wide receiver Josh Huff
After being arrested earlier this week for possession of a firearm without a permit and having marijuana, the Eagles released wide receiver Josh Huff. Coach Doug Pederson said the legal matter was out of their hands and it was the best for all involved if the team parted ways with the player.
It isn’t as if Huff was having a monster year or anything. He only had 13 receptions for 74 yards and one touchdown, but he was always an offensive threat on the field for the Eagles. He was a good back-up player and even better and even better in the return game where he has been primarily used during his 2.5 NFL seasons.
His recent arrest took a lot of focus off of football and caused a big distraction from the team that they simply needed to move on from.
Giants’ Injury Report has one key name missing – Odell Beckham Jr.
The New York Giants have a couple of players Out including safety Darian Thompson (foot) and defensive end Kerry Wynn (concussion), while four others are listed as Questionable. The one thing that isn’t great for the Eagles, but is good for the Giants is that wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. isn’t on the injury report at all.
Earlier this week, Beckham told reporters that he was dealing with a hip injury he suffered against the Baltimore Ravens and said he was feeling about 85 percent. He was limited in practice a few days this week, but he’s not listed on the injury report at all and that pretty much means he’s ready to go.
Beckham will be on the field for the Giants on Sunday and that’s never good for opposing defenses.
- (DT) Bennie Logan (Groin) – Limited Participation In Practice
- (DT) Taylor Hart (Ankle) – Limited Participation In Practice
- (OG) Allen Barbre (Hamstring) – Did Not Participate In Practice
- (LB) Kamu Grugier-Hill (Hamstring) – Did Not Participate In Practice
Post Author: Danny Cox.