Barnett, Sanders ruled out for Sunday
As the 2020 season's anticipation continues to build, the Eagles announced they will be shorthanded on both sides of the ball on Sunday.
On Saturday, the team officially listed defensive end Derek Barnett (hamstring) and running back Miles Sanders (hamstring) as out for Sunday's tilt with the Washington Football Team.
Both players were limited participants throughout the week and listed as questionable on Friday's injury report.
With Sanders out, the team will rely on the combination of Boston Scott and Corey Clement to head the ground game against Washington. Clement (quadriceps) was a limited participant in practice this week, but Doug Pederson put any concern to rest on Friday.
"It was just kind of precautionary with Corey," Pederson said.
Look for the Eagles to take advantage of Washington's penetrating defensive front by exploiting Scott and Clement's receiving prowess. If the creative scheming isolates them on Washington's linebackers, the duo should find success early and often.
Barnett's absence likely means extended snaps for the emerging Josh Sweat and rookie seventh-rounder Casey Toohill dressing for his first NFL game. Genard Avery, who suffered a bone bruise in his knee late in training camp was not listed on the injury report and should be good to go against Washington.
The Eagles also made two roster moves on Saturday, elevating guard Sua Opeta and defensive tackle T.Y. McGill from the practice squad for Sunday's game.