Eagles Friday injury report: Sproles Ruled Out vs. Buccaneers
The Eagles are almost at full strength heading into their Week 2 battle with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. In addition to Carson Wentz and Alshon Jeffery, running back Darren Sproles is the only player ruled out after not practicing all week with a hamstring injury. Wide receiver Shelton Gibson was listed as questionable for the game with a knee injury.
With Sproles out, expect to see some more of Corey Clement and maybe even Wendell Smallwood catching the ball out of the backfield. Last week in the Bucs 48-40 win over the Saints, they gave up nine catches for 112 yards and a touchdown on 12 targets to Saints running back Alvin Kamara.
For the Buccaneers, they also have some key players player ruled out. CB Brent Grimes will not suit up for Tampa with an groin issue. Defensive tackle Vita Vea will also miss the game with a calf injury. DeSean Jackson is listed as questionable with a concussion and Jason Pierre-Paul is questionable for Week 2 against the Eagles with a knee injury.
Jackson would be a big loss for the Bucs, but he appears on track to play, being listed as a full participant on Friday. He had five catches for 146 yards in the Bucs opening week win over the Saints.
Remember earlier this week, the Bucs placed cornerback Vernon Hargreaves on injured reserve with a torn labrum in his shoulder