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Dallas Goedert, Avonte Maddox to 'miss some time' with lower-body injuries

Tight end Dallas Goedert and cornerback Avonte Maddox will miss "some time," Head Coach Doug Pederson announced Monday.

Both Goedert and Maddox left Sunday's tie against the Cincinnati Bengals with ankle injuries and did not return. There was no specific timetable set on when they will be back in the lineup.

The loss of the first two picks of the 2018 draft adds to a growing list of key contributors sidelined due to injury for the Eagles. Maddox was in the midst of his first season as a full-time starter opposite Darius Slay, but his absence will leave the Eagles tapping into the position's depth to fill in for him. Goedert has proven to be a vital piece to the Eagles' offense, as he and Zach Ertz have been arguably the best tight end duo in the NFL since 2018.

Fellow pass catcher DeSean Jackson is day to day with a hamstring injury that forced him to leave Sunday's game before halftime. Pederson said that he is "optimistic" about Jackson's availability for Week 4 in San Francisco.

The Eagles almost lost another receiver before the game, as wide receiver J.J. Arcega-Whiteside suffered a lower-body injury during pregame warmups. Arcega-Whiteside still played in the game, but only in a limited capacity. However, Pederson said Arcega-Whiteside should be fine moving forward.

There could be some help coming to the receiving corps soon, as Pederson announced Monday that the Eagles will increase Alshon Jeffery's workload in practice this week. Pederson did not commit to Jeffery making his 2020 debut in Week 4 but said the Eagles will evaluate his status at the end of the week.

Pederson also announced Monday that tackle Jason Peters, who left late during Sunday's game due to injury, will be "OK" and should be good to go for Week 4.

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