Philadelphia Eagles Injury Updates

The Eagles have ruled DE Derek Barnett out for today's game against the Cowboys after he suffered a calf injury in Friday's practice. With DE Josh Sweat also out, Vinny Curry looks like the starter opposite Brandon Graham for an upside sack matchup.

Eagles CB Darius Slay (calf) is active for today's game against the Packers. He's a risky IDP option with the injury that cropped up during the practice week, but there's also opportunity upside in his coverage matchup with Packers WR Davante Adams.

Eagles CB Darius Slay (calf) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He sustained the injury in Thursday's practice but still put in a limited workout Friday. HC Doug Pederson told reporters on Friday that he hoped to have Slay for the game. We'll check his status Sunday.

The Eagles on Friday placed LB Nathan Gerry on IR with an ankle injury. That knocks him out for at least the next 3 games, with a Week 9 bye in the middle (and not counting as 1 of the missed weeks). That leaves more playing time available for LBs Alex Singleton and Duke Riley over the next few games. Singleton ranked 2nd among Eagles LBs in playing time at 67% last week, with Riley behind at 57%. Neither makes for a strong IDP option, but Dallas brings an upside scoring matchup this week. So both Singleton and Riley are in play for fantasy lineups.

Eagles LB Nathan Gerry sat out Wednesday's practice with an ankle injury. That came as a bit of a surprise after Gerry played all but 5 snaps in last Thursday's win over the Giants. Missing practice after the long layoff seems to make it particularly noteworthy. We'll keep an eye on how his week progresses.

Eagles DE Derek Barnett returned to a full practice Wednesday. Barnett missed Week 1 with a hamstring injury that also cost him a large chunk of training camp. But it sounds like he'll be ready to face the Rams on Sunday. That will be particularly helpful, as DE Brandon Graham is in the concussion protocol and DE Vinny Curry landed on IR this week with what HC Doug Pederson called a "significant" hamstring injury. Philly also got DT Javon Hargrave back for a limited workout Wednesday. The free-agent addition missed all of camp with a pectoral injury. The Eagles are likely to ease him back in.

Eagles DE Brandon Graham is in the concussion protocol after leaving Sunday's loss to Washington with the injury. We'll see about his status for this week. You should proceed as though Graham will not be available for your Week 2 IDP lineups.

Eagles DE Derek Barnett and DT Javon Hargrave are out indefinitely with injuries, according to Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia. The team lists Hargrave -- a big-money free-agent addition -- as out for "multiple weeks" with an unspecified upper-body injury. Barnett is listed as "week to week" with a lower-body injury. Barnett has lost 12 games to injuries over the past 2 years, since joining the starting lineup. Philly sports solid depth at his position. Hargrave could be a tougher blow if he's out into the regular season. The Eagles let DT Timmy Jernigan walk on the open market after signing Hargrave. Jernigan reached a deal over the weekend with Jacksonville, after the Jags lost DL Rodney Gunter to retirement. Neither Barnett nor Hargrave will be worth a look in most IDP leagues before returning to the field.

Former Eagles CB Ronald Darby has agreed to a 1-year, $3 million deal with Washington. That's a tiny contract for a 26-year-old former 2nd-round pick who has spent his whole career starting. But it signals that Darby couldn't find more than a "prove it" deal on the open market after losing 20 games to injury over his 3 seasons in Philly. Darby served as the Eagles' top corner when healthy and could become the same for Washington. That defense has traded away CB Quinton Dunbar and released CB Josh Norman this offseason. The current roster sports only 1 corner (Fabian Moreau) who played at least 50% of Washington's defensive snaps last season. Washington also signed CB Kendall Fuller in free agency. Barring an early NFL Draft pick at the position, Fuller, Moreau and Darby look like the new top 3 corners there. Philly, meanwhile, traded for Darius Slay to take over its top CB spot. The rest of the depth chart likely has some sorting left to do.

Eagles CB Jalen Mills (ankle) is inactive for today's game against the Giants. That leaves a shaky Philly secondary without its 2 outside starters, with CB Ronald Darby landing on IR with a hip flexor injury. It's a nice matchup for Giants outside WRs Darius Slayton and Sterling Shepard.

Eagles DE Derek Barnett (ankle) and CB Ronald Darby (hip flexor) are questionable for Sunday's game at Washington. Barnett missed practice all week after sitting out Monday night's win over the Giants. He seems like a poor bet even if he turns up active for the game. Darby sustained his injury in Friday's practice. We'll see about his status Sunday morning.

The Eagles have ruled LB Nigel Bradham (ankle) out for Sunday's game against the Bears. It'll be the 3rd straight missed game for Bradham, who suffered the injury in the Week 6 loss at Minnesota. Bradham has yet to return to practice since.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby is active for tonight's game against the Cowboys, but it sounds like he's only an emergency option. Team insider Dave Spadaro says Darby "isn't expected to play much, if at all, unless there are injuries to CBs tonight," according to WIP's Joe Giglio. Expect Darby to find a larger role in Week 8.

Eagles CB Ronald Darby left Sunday's game with a hamstring injury. HC Doug Pederson had no update on the situation Monday, according to Dave Spadaro of the team website. Darby looks like a poor bet to make it back for Thursday night's game against the Packers. That would seem to be good news for Green Bay WR Davante Adams, but Darby hasn't been very good so far this year: 15 catches for 211 yards and 2 TDs allowed on 22 targets, according to Pro Football Focus.

The Eagles have reached agreement on a 3-year extension with DE Brandon Graham, according to multiple reports. The deal keeps Graham from hitting unrestricted free agency later this month. It also keeps in town a player who split his time between the right and left edges of the D-line in 2018 after serving as the primary left DE in 2017. With 3rd-year DE Derek Barnett returning from injury, Graham figures to return to primarily playing the left side in 2019. He has been a productive IDP over the past 4 years but has lacked the big sack numbers to deliver consistent starter value for fantasy owners. Graham tallied 9.5 sacks in 2017 but has no other seasons of more than 6.5.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) and MLB Jordan Hicks (calf) are active for today's game against Washington. Both entered the day questionable. Bennett has played through "questionable" tags for weeks and should be fine for normal IDP usage. Hicks played just two-thirds of the snaps in last week's return from the multi-week calf injury and looks risky.

Eagles DE Michael Bennett (foot) and MLB Jordan Hicks (calf) are questionable for Sunday's game against Washington. Bennett has been playing through "questionable" tags for weeks and should be in for the finale as well. We'll certainly confirm his status Sunday. Hicks returned last week from 4 games down with the calf injury. He played just 66% of the snaps in that game. Then he missed Thursday's practice and spent Friday limited before the "questionable" designation. Hicks presents a lot of risk for IDP owners this week. But we'll update his status as well in case you're looking to take the plunge. We did move him down the Week 17 IDP rankings.

 
 
 

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