Eagles Rule Out Four Players For Sunday’s Matchup With Bills
The Philadelphia Eagles after their win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday Night Football have a shortened week to prepare for Sunday's game back at Lincoln Financial Field against the Buffalo Bills. So it is no surprise that the Eagles will be without a few players for their next game.
On Friday, the Eagles ruled out four players for this Sunday's game against the Bills, but two are not surprising: Defensive Tackle Milton Williams has not practiced this week and is still in the NFL Concussion Protocol so his status for the Bills' matchup was in doubt. Williams has been a valuable player for Philadelphia this season playing the second-most Defensive Snaps of any Defensive Tackle on the Eagles roster; His 304 snaps are 10 ahead of Jalen Carter (294) and 35 ahead of Jordan Davis (269).
Tight End Dallas Goedert is still recovering from a Broken Bone in his forearm and the expectation was that he would miss the Eagles' games against the Chiefs, Bills, and 49ers. According to Head Coach Nick Sirianni, the soonest he would return is December 10th when the Eagles travel to Dallas to play the Cowboys.
Speaking of Tight End, the Eagles will be without Grant Calcaterra this Sunday as he continues to deal with an Ankle Injury. Without both Goedert and Calcaterra, Philadelphia will look to Jack Stoll and Albert Okwuegbunam to fill the void at the Tight End position.
The Eagles have listed Wide Receiver Quez Watkins as Questionable for Sunday's game after he missed the last five games. Watkins has been dealing with a Hamstring Injury since Training Camp in August and has only played in three games this season. His unavailability this season led the Eagles to sign Julio Jones back on October 17th.
The absence of Justin Evans for the second straight game is a surprise considering he was a Limited Participant at last week's practices but Did Not Participate this week. Evans was the Eagles' starting Safety for the first three games of this season before he sustained Neck and Knee Injuries. The versatility he has to play both Safety Positions and fill in at Nickel Corner would have made him a valuable depth player for the Eagles against a Bills' Offense that is top ten in the NFL in Points Per Game (26.7) and Total Yards (4,094).
Buffalo has also ruled out two valuable depth players for their defense as they travel to Philadelphia this Sunday. Cornerback Dane Jackson has started 20 games over the last two seasons and is one of only seven Bills players who has played more than 420 Defensive Snaps this season. Taylor Rapp has played the third most Defensive Snaps of any Safety on the Buffalo Roster this year and he is also a valuable Special Teams contributor this season.
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