Eagles add Huff to injury report
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - A day ahead of Sunday's must-win game in North Jersey against the New York Jets, the Eagles added another key piece to the injury report when wide receiver Josh Huff was listed as questionable with a hamstring injury.
The second-year wideout has progressed into a regular in the team's receiver rotation, playing in 51 percent of the team's offensive snaps through two games, catching four Sam Bradford passes for 39 yards. He's also Philadelphia's top kick returner.
After running ahead of rookie first-round pick Nelson Agholor for most of training camp, Huff has settled in as the team's fourth receiver early in the season as Jordan Matthews (83 percent), Agholor (78 percent), and Riley Cooper (57 percent) have all been on the field more.
If Huff is unable to go Sunday, veteran Miles Austin, who has caught two passes for 22 yards in 18 percent of the offensive snaps, figures to see more action outside the numbers, while Kenyon Barner should step in as the main kick returner.
Huff is just the latest injury concern for the banged-up Eagles, who already ruled out inside linebackers Kiko Alonso (knee) and Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), as well as defensive ends Cedric Thornton (broken hand) and Taylor Hart (shoulder) on Friday.
Veteran DeMeco Ryans, who has been on a pitch count as he continues to recover from a torn Achilles, will start at ILB alongside rookie Jordan Hicks. Brad Jones and Najee Goode, who was brought back this week after the injuries began piling up, will serve as depth at ILB.
Vinny Curry, who has been spending most of his time at OLB, and Brandon Bair will be the reinforcements up front.
Meanwhile, running back DeMarco Murray, who tweaked a hamstring earlier in the week, is listed as questionable but is in line to play.
Special teams stalwart Seyi Ajirotutu was listed as probable after missing Week 2 with a concussion, as was defensive end Fletcher Cox (groin), tight end Trey Burton (shoulder), and safety Chris Maragos (hip).
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at email@example.com and on Twitter @JFMcMullen.