Eagles vs Bucs Injury Report has Good News for Philadelphia
With eleven days in between games, the Philadelphia Eagles will be healthier when they play on Monday Night Football in Tampa. In their win over the Minnesota Vikings on Thursday Night Football, the Eagles were missing multiple starters on defense. But the Eagles and their fans got some good news with Saturday's Injury Report.
The Eagles defense will see the return of two starters in the secondary, with Cornerback James Bradberry cleared from Concussion Protocol and Safety Reed Blankenship recovering from his Ribs Injury. The return of these starters is important because the Eagles are already without Starting Linebacker Nakobe Dean for a few weeks and Starting Nickle Corner Avonte Maddox is expected to be out for the rest of the season after suffering Torn Pectoral that requires surgery. The Buccaneers have a top ten Passing Offense in the NFL this season so Bradberry and Blankenship will be key for the Eagles defense. Bucs Wide Receiver Mike Evans is top five in the NFL in Receiving Yards and Wideout Chris Godwin is one of most versatile Receivers in the league.
The bad news for the Eagles is they will be without two depth players on offense on Monday Night. On Saturday, Wide Receiver Quez Watkins and Running Back Boston Scott were ruled Out for the game against the Buccaneers. Watkins has not practiced at all this week as he is dealing with a Hamstring Injury so without the speedy receiver, the Eagles will look to veteran Olamide Zaccheaus and potentially Britain Covey will get snaps on offense. Scott has been ruled out because he has not been cleared from the Concussion Protocol and without him, the Eagles primary backup running back will be Rashaad Penny. The expectation is with the return of Kenneth Gainwell from his Ribs Injury, he will get playing time along with D'Andre Swift who was named NFC Offensive Player of the Week after his big game in Week Two.
On the other side of the field, the Buccaneers have ruled out two defensive players: Defensive Tackle Calijah Kancey and Linebacker SirVocea Dennis. Kancey was the 19th overall pick in the 2023 NFL Draft and has not contributed as much as the Bucs organization had hoped for this season. Dennis is a valuable Special Teams Contributor this season for Tampa in the first two games.
The Eagles have listed no players as Questionable, so everyone who can play will be available on Monday Night. The Bucs have four players listed as Questionable to play in the game versus the Eagles: Cornerback Carlton Davis (Toe Injury), Defensive Tackle Vita Vea (Pectoral Issue), Linebacker Devin White (Groin Injury), and Guard Cody Mauch (Back Issue). That is three of the Buccaneers starters on defense who are Questionable to play on Monday Night, so if any of those players are unavailable then that's more good news for the Eagles.