Eagles release final injury report for Week 14 vs. Saints
On Friday, the Eagles released the final injury report ahead of their Week 14 clash with the New Orleans Saints.
The team will be without linebacker T.J. Edwards (hamstring), safety Rudy Ford (hamstring), cornerback Michael Jacquet (hamstring), and guard Jason Peters (toe) on Sunday. In his Friday Zoom call with reporters, Doug Pederson announced that Peters will miss the rest of the season with a toe injury. He has elected to have surgery.
"It's an injury that we've known about and he's literally battled through it," Pederson said. "He's done everything he can for this football team. I appreciate him a lot. He means a lot to me personally, not only on the field, but off the field as well, and so he's going to be missed."
Safety Grayland Arnold (hamstring) is listed as questionable, while defensive end Derek Barnett (pelvis) and cornerback Darius Slay (knee) were limited participants but do not carry an injury designation.
With Edwards sidelined, rookie Shaun Bradley is in line to make his first NFL start. The sixth-round pick is a fundamentally sound downhill thumper with a similar skill set to Edwards. Bradley has logged 55 defensive snaps through 12 games, 32 of which came in Week 6 against the Ravens.
Jacquet's absence further decimates a razor-thin cornerback group. With Jacquet on the mend, it could press safety Jalen Mills into perimeter duty. Should Mills take on cornerback reps, it would vacate snaps for fellow safeties Marcus Epps, K'Von Wallace, and Grayland Arnold.
Second-year pro Nate Herbig will assume the role of right guard, with Peters headed to injured reserve. Herbig has been a pleasant surprise in his eight starts, and the next four games give the team a larger sample-size of his capabilities heading into the offseason.
The Eagles (3-8-1) host the Saints (10-2) on Sunday for a 4:25 p.m. game at Lincoln Financial Field.