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Eagles vs. Jets injury report

Darius Slay
Darius Slay

Friday's Injury Report

Four key players did not practice today and will be out for Sunday's game against the Jets. Cornerback Darius Slay and safety Justin Evans will miss the game with knee injuries. Defensive tackle Jalen Carter, who suffered an ankle injury at practice this week, will be out for the first time in his career. Wide receiver Quez Watkins played last week after missing the previous two games with a hamstring injury. He was added to the injury report with a hamstring injury, it is unclear if it's the same one, and will be out for Sunday.

Safety Sydney Brown (hamstring) and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps) were limited participants at practice today and are listed as questionable for Week 6.

After missing last week with a back injury, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox practiced fully today and has a chance to return on Sunday.

"I feel good," Cox said. "I will have a talk with coach tomorrow to see where things go. But again, I feel good. It is up to the trainers and coaching staff on where I stand."

There is no game status designation for Cox.

Linebacker Nakobe Dean returned to practice this week and was a full participant on Friday. He has not played since suffering a foot injury in Week 1. The Eagles will have until Saturday at 4 PM to activate Dean from Injured Reserve. Running back Rashaad Penny (illness) and tight end Jack Stoll (shoulder) were full participants today and are good to go for Sunday.

For the Jets, cornerbacks Justin Hardee and Brandin Echols are out with hamstring injuries. Hardee and Echols are the starting gunners on the Jets' special teams.

Cornerback D.J. Reed is still dealing with a concussion and will be out on Sunday. Cornerback Sauce Gardner missed today's practice with an illness and it listed as questionable but is expected to play against the Eagles.

Jalen Carter
Jalen Carter

Thursday's Injury Report

Three key players on defense missed practice on Thursday as defensive tackle Jalen Carter (ankle), safety Justin Evans (knee), and cornerback Darius Slay (knee) were sidelined. 

Carter, the first of two first-round picks back in April, was an addition to the injury report.

Good news for the Eagles is that defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (back) was a full participant after being limited on Wednesday and defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu (triceps) returned to practice in a limited capacity for the first time since the win over Washington in Week 4.

Rookie safety Sydney Brown (hamstring), linebacker Nakobe Dean (foot), and tight end Jack Stoll (shoulder) were also limited on Thursday.

Running back Rashaad Penny (illness) was a full participant for a second day in a row.

Up in New York, there were two changes from Wednesday's injury report. Fullback Nick Bawden was a limited participant as he recovers from a calf injury. Bawden did not participate in Wednesday's practice. However, defensive lineman Michael Clemons was limited with an ankle injury after being full-go on Wednesday.

Starting left tackle Mekhi Becton (knee) and starting cornerback D.J. Reed (concussion) were both limited again on Thursday.

Fletcher Cox
Fletcher Cox

Wednesday's Injury Report

There will be a lot of wait and see with the Eagles this week.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, who missed last week's win over the Rams with a back injury, returned to practice on Wednesday in a limited capacity.

"We'll see. We'll see," Head Coach Nick Sirianni said about Cox's potential return this week.

Same for linebacker Nakobe Dean, who practiced for the first time since injuring his foot in the Week 1 win over the Patriots. The Eagles opened Dean's 21-day practice window to return from Injured Reserve on Tuesday. There is an open spot on the 53-man roster.

"We don't have to make that decision on starting right at this particular time," Sirianni said. "Do we have a plan in our head? Obviously, I think that's something that we keep tight though for a competitive advantage."

The Eagles have until Saturday at 4 PM to decide whether or not to activate Dean for Sunday's game.

Defensive tackle Marlon Tuipultou remains sidelined with a triceps injury that kept him out of the Rams game.

Safety Justin Evans and cornerback Darius Slay appeared on the injury report Wednesday. Neither player practiced due to knee injuries.

The New York Jets will already be without starting right tackle Alijah Vera-Tucker, who was placed on Injured Reserve after rupturing his Achilles tendon. Starting left tackle Mekhi Becton was limited in practice on Wednesday with a knee injury.

Starting cornerback D.J. Reed was also limited with a concussion.

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