Eagles Designate Two Players to Return from IR
The Philadelphia Eagles have had a plethora of injuries late in the season, but could be getting a pair of defenders back.
The Eagles on Wednesday designated both Chauncey Gardner-Johnson and Robert Quinn to return from Injured Reserve, which clears the way for them to resume practicing and potentially play in the game this week against the Giants.
Adding both will be a nice addiction with Gardner-Johnson leading the NFL in interceptions, even though he has missed the past five games with a lacerated kidney.
He last played Nov. 27 against the Green Bay Packers.
"I wouldn't immediately expect to see him play. The goal is to make sure he is ready to play for the playoffs. I think they want to give him a full week of practice," said John McMullen of Birds 365 on The Sports Bash.
What role we see Gardner-Johnson in when he returns will be interesting to see. With Avonte Maddox out, will Gardner-Johnson step into that slot corner role, a position he played in New Orleans, and allow Reed Blankenship to stay at safety.
Quinn, who was acquired in a trade with the Bears has been a complete non-factor since coming over, but could see some more snaps with Josh Sweat status uncertain moving forward.
"Quinn they might need with Josh Sweat and his situation, they need a body," McMullen added.
Quinn was placed in injured reserve on Dec. 6.