Eagles Will Have 2 Starters Back On The Field For Chiefs Showdown
Ahead of their Monday Night Football showdown with the Kansas City Chiefs, on Saturday the Philadelphia Eagles officially welcome back two starters and rule out two others for the game.
For the Super Bowl 57 rematch, the Eagles will welcome back two key starters: Right Guard Cam Jurgens and Cornerback Bradley Roby. Jurgens was placed on Injured Reserve in early October with a foot injury and missed the last five games. His return destabilizes Philadelphia's Offensive line that will tested against a Chiefs' defense that is averaging 15.9 Points per Game Against.
Bradley Roby returns for the Eagles defense just in time for the toughest stretch of Philadelphia's schedule. He only played in two games before suffering a Shoulder Injury that forced him to miss the last three games before the Bye Week. Roby was originally signed by Philadelphia to fill the void at Nickel Corner after Avonte Maddox sustained a Torn Pectoral Injury. Without Maddox and Roby, the Eagles have deployed a variety of players to the Nickel Corner position including Eli Ricks, Mehki Garner, Mario Goodrich, Sydney Brown, and James Bradberry.
The two players Philadelphia ruled out for Monday Night Football are Tight End Dallas Goedert and Safety Justin Evans. It is no surprise to see Goedert ruled out after he suffered a Broken Forearm in the team's win over the Cowboys before the Bye Week. The expectation was the Tight End could miss miss at least a few games while he recovers but Eagles Head Coach Nick Sirianni told the media on Saturday there is a possibility he returns in for the games against the Cowboys in Dallas.
Justin Evans was the Eagles starting safety for the first three games this season before he sustained a Neck Injury and a couple weeks later a Knee Injury. Evans was a Limited Participant at Practice this week after the Bye Week. Evans would have been a valuable depth player with his versatility to play both Safety positions along with Slot Cornerback.
The Kansas City Chiefs only have one player who is Questionable for Monday Night as the team is also coming off their Bye Week. Wide Receiver Richie James was placed on Injured Reserve back in September when he suffer a Knee Injury and even though he was labelled a Full Participant at Practice this week, the Chiefs still may not activate him to play on Monday Night Football.
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