Eagles-Cardinals Week 5 injury report, with analysis

After some early-season injury luck, the Philadelphia Eagles finally have a number of important players to worry about, though they still remain healthy relative to the rest of the league. The Cardinals have 15 players on their injury report, in addition to a number of notable players on IR/PUP/suspension. Here’s the Eagles-Cardinals injury report, with analysis.

Player  Injury  Wed (est.) Thurs Fri Status 
LT Jordan Mailata Shoulder DNP DNP DNP Out 
CB Avonte Maddox Ankle DNP DNP DNP Out 
K Jake Elliott  Right ankle   DNP   DNP   DNP  Out 
LB Patrick Johnson  Concussion   DNP   DNP   DNP  Out 
LB Kyron Johnson  Concussion   DNP   Limited    – 
RG Isaac Seumalo  Ankle   Limited   Limited  Limited  – 
RB Boston Scott  Rib   Limited   Limited  Limited  Questionable 
CB Darius Slay  Forearm  Full   Full  Full  – 

Wednesday notes:

• The Eagles had a walkthrough on Wednesday, so all the players on the injury report are practice participation “estimates.”

• Mailata’s inability to practice is a bad sign for Sunday, particularly for an upper body injury. As you’ll read below, backup LT Andre Dillard could soon be returning from injured reserve.

• Elliott probably doesn’t really need to get much work in, so it’s tough to decide what to make of his absence.

• Slay being a full participant is a great development for the Eagles, and Seumalo’s limited participation is probably encouraging as well.

Thursday notes

• Mailata didn’t practice for the second consecutive day, but he might be ready to play by Sunday, per Jeff McLane.

• Jake Elliott likely won’t play on Sunday.

Friday notes

• Maddox is out. He’ll likely be replaced once again by Josiah Scott, who struggled a bit against the Jaguars.

• Elliott is out, so Cameron Dicker will fill in.

• Patrick Johnson is out, and Kyron Johnson is questionable. The guess here is that the Eagles simply won’t have a backup SAM if both Johnsons can’t go.

Update: Kyron Johnson will play, and he could get some defensive snaps in relief of Haason Reddick.

• Mailata is doubtful, which means he likely won’t play (duh). To be determined if Andre Dillard will be reactivated from injured reserve by 4 p.m. tomorrow. If not, Jack Driscoll will likely start at LT.

Update: Mailata is out, and Dillard wasn’t activated from IR, so it’ll likely be Driscoll at LT.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

• DE Derek Barnett (IR): Barnett tore his ACL Week 1 against the Lions, and his season is over. After a 2021 season in which he had 8 penalties vs. 2.5 sacks, Barnett lost his starting job, but remained a depth player poised to get his share of snaps in 2022. With Barnett out, expect more snaps for second-year player Tarron Jackson.

• LT Andre Dillard (IR): Dillard broke a bone in his forearm that required surgery, and he missed the first four games of the season on injured reserve. The Eagles opened up the 21-day practice window for Dillard’s return on Wednesday. (He’ll have 21 days to practice, during which time the Eagles can activate him to the active roster at any time. If he is not activated within that 21-day window, he’ll revert to season-ending IR.)


Player  Injury  Wed  Thurs  Fri  Status 
WR Marquise Brown  Foot  DNP  Limited  Full  – 
OL Max Garcia  Toe  DNP  DNP  DNP  Out 
C Rodney Hudson  Knee  DNP  DNP  DNP  Doubtful 
DL Rashard Lawrence  Hand  DNP  DNP  DNP  Out 
K Matt Prater  Right hip  DNP  DNP  DNP  Out 
LG Justin Pugh  Elbow  DNP  DNP  Limited  Questionable 
LB Nick Vigil  Hamstring  DNP  DNP  DNP  Out 
TE Maxx Williams  Knee  DNP  DNP  Cut  Gone 
LB Zaven Collins  Shoulder  Limited  Limited  Full  – 
WR A.J. Green  Knee  Limited  Limited  Full  – 
LT D.J. Humphries  Hamstring  Limited  Limited  Limited  Questionable 
LB Ezekiel Turner  Ankle  Limited  Limited  Full  – 
DL J.J. Watt  Calf  Limited  DNP (rest)  Full  – 
WR Rondale Moore  Knee    Limited  Limited  Questionable 
CB Trayvon Mullen  Hamstring    Limited  DNP  Questionable 

Wednesday notes: The Cardinals have two major concerns: 

  1. Offensive line: Starters C Rodney Hudson (DNP), LG Justin Pugh (DNP), and LT D.J. Humphries (Limited) are all on the report. Let’s go ahead and update the Eagles’ #FeastinMeter to seven turkey legs. 🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗🍗
  2. Wide receiver: DeAndre Hopkins is suspended, and Marquise Brown did not practice on Wednesday.

Thursday notes

• Marquise Brown was limited after missing practice on Wednesday.

• The Cardinals added WR Rondale Moore and CB Trayvon Mullen to an already lengthy injury report. 

Friday notes

• The Cardinals’ offensive line is banged up:

D.J. Humphries (Questionable)  Justin Pugh (Questionable)  Rodney Hudson (Doubtful)  Will Hernandez  Kelvin Beachum 

And then backup OL Max Garcia is out.

That’s not ideal against an Eagles’ defensive line that has been dominant the first four games of the season.

Notable players on IR, PUP, suspension, etc.

WR DeAndre Hopkins: Hopkins is suspended for the first six games of the 2022 regular season for violating the league’s policy on performance enhancing drugs. He had a down year in 2021 (42-572-8 in 10 games) after averaging 108-1381-9 per year over the previous four seasons.

QB Colt McCoy: McCoy is Kyler Murray’s backup quarterback. The No. 3 is Trace McSorley. On Monday, the Cardinals activated the 21-day practice window for McCoy to come off injured reserve.

CB Antonio Hamilton: Hamilton played in all 17 games for the Cardinals last season, starting two. He had 38 tackles and 4 pass breakups. On Monday, the Cardinals activated the 21-day practice window for Hamilton to come off injured reserve.

OG Cody Ford: The Cardinals traded a fifth-round pick to the Bills for Ford in August to be a depth guy, when starters Will Hernandez (LG) and Justin Pugh (RG) were dealing with injuries. He went on IR with an ankle injury on September 10. 

WR Antoine Wesley: Big receiver at 6’4, 206, had 19 catches for 208 yards and 3 TDs last season. He’s maybe only noteworthy because the Cards have other banged-up or missing players at WR. On Monday, the Cardinals activated the 21-day practice window for Wesley to come off injured reserve.

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