The Redskins updated their injury report Saturday and will not have the services of tight end Jordan Reed and safety/linebacker Su'a Cravens against the Eagles. Both players are recovering from concussions. Reed did not practice all week, while Cravens participated on a limited basis.
Reed leads the Redskins with 33 catches for 316 yards and two touchdowns this season. He's been targeted by quarterback Kirk Cousins at least seven times in each of the Redskins' five games. He caught eight passes for what was a season-low 53 yards in last Sunday's win over Baltimore.
Reed is not the only offensive weapon sidelined for Washington. First-round pick wide receiver Josh Doctson is out for Sunday's game with an Achilles injury.
Cravens, a rookie out of USC, has been an integral player in the Redskins' subpackages as a linebacker near the line of scrimmage with the ability to man up in coverage against running backs and tight ends.
The injury to watch for the Eagles is that of cornerback Leodis McKelvin. He said that he is "about 80-85 percent" healthy with a hamstring injury, and will be a game-time decision for Sunday's matchup.
"I'll go out there on that grass and tear it up a little bit before the guys get there, get it worked out and see if I can make a push for it. We'll see how things go Sunday morning and make a decision then," McKelvin said following Friday's practice, his first on-field action of the week.
McKelvin reinjured the hamstring last Sunday in Detroit. If McKelvin is unable to go, Ron Brooks has started at the left cornerback spot in the base package, but moves inside to the slot in nickel. Rookie Jalen Mills goes to the outside in the subpackages.
That left cornerback spot will be important as wide receiver DeSean Jackson typically lines up to the right of the offensive formation.
Jackson's role could be even bigger on Sunday with Reed out.
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As the Eagles prepare for their first NFC East contest of the season against the Washington Redskins, take a look at some of their key players.