Report: Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz to Miss Thursday Night vs Giants
It looks like the Eagles will be without a pair of weapons on Thursday night when they host the New York Giants. According to Chris Mortensen, the team will be without both Miles Sanders and Zach Ertz for the game and maybe longer.
Mortensen reports that Sanders will miss 1-or-2 games with a knee injury suffered on his 74 yard scamper. Ertz will miss 3-to-4 weeks with an ankle injury.
With Sanders out, Pederson suggested the team will use more of a running back by committee approach.
"Boston, Corey, [Jason] Huntley, are the guys that would be in that running back-by-committee, so to speak, would be our next move. Obviously [Adrian] Killins is an opportunity, as well. It would just depend on the rest of the roster, as you know, to get him up. But yeah, we know Boston has played. We know Corey's played. Huntley is the only one that's really limited from the standpoint of playing. But we've got confidence in all three of those guys to be able to get the job done."
Without Ertz and Goedert on Thursday, the team could go with Richard Rodgers and Jason Croom, who caught his lone target for a three-yard touchdown in the Eagles' Week 6 loss to the Ravens. Another name to keep an eye on would be Hakeem Bulter, who the team signed Butler off the Panthers' practice squad two weeks ago.
Also on the Eagles injury front is right tackle Jack Driscoll, who left Sunday's game and defensive tackle Malik Jackson. Both players are expected to miss two weeks. If Driscoll can't play on Thursday and Lane Johnson is unable to go, expect Matt Pryor to move to right tackle, Sua Opeta to play left guard and Nate Herbig to start at right guard.
"We've got some options. As maybe as crazy as that sounds, we do have some options at guards," said Pederson when asked about who would play right guard this week. "Obviously Opeta can play. Herbig can move in there. We have Jamon Brown. We're hopeful Pryor with being on the COVID list, I believe we can get him back this week, as well."
"So we'll have some options there moving into this week, and we've got to do what's best for the football team, best for the offense, and we'll make those determinations here pretty quick."
The 1-4-1 Eagles host the 1-5 Giants on Thursday night on 97.3 ESPN.
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