Eagles could have injured linemen ready by opener

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The Eagles had an ominous injury report before practice yesterday, but the news might not have been as drastic as it sounded.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network, both defensive tackle Javon Hargrave and defensive end  Derek Barnetthave a realistic shot at being ready” for the Sept. 13 regular season opener against Washington.

The Eagles said yesterday Hargrave would miss “multiple weeks” with a pectoral strain (though they’re using hockey phrases such as “upper body injury”). They also referred to Barnett as “week-to-week” with his ankle sprain (“lower body injury”).

While they’d obviously prefer everyone be well during camp, having such a significant portion of their line available for the start of the regular season would obviously be a benefit.

2 responses to “Eagles could have injured linemen ready by opener

  1. These last few seasons have taught me that Doug Pedersen is a great coach. He has dealt with a ton of injuries to critical players and still managed 3 playoff appearances and a Superbowl. Philly will be ok

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