Fletcher Cox, Miles Sanders among nine Eagles ruled out

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Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz said this week that the team has a “no-hat rule” when it comes to letting Washington celebrate a division title at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday night.

They may have that rule in place, but they’re short on players to enforce it. The Eagles ruled nine players out on their final injury report of the week.

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is one of those players. Cox left last Sunday’s game with a neck injury and never practiced this week.

Defensive end Derek Barnett (calf), linebacker Shawn Bradley (neck), and linebacker Duke Riley (biceps) are also out on defense. Safety Jalen Mills will also miss the game after being placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Running back Miles Sanders headlines the offensive players who won’t play. He hurt his knee at Thursday’s practice and did not work on Friday.

Tight end Dallas Goedert (calf), wide receiver DeSean Jackson (ankle), tackle Jordan Mailata (concussion), and tight end Richard Rodgers (ankle) round out the group of players who will be missing on Sunday night.

9 responses to “Fletcher Cox, Miles Sanders among nine Eagles ruled out

  1. The Eagles should also make up a fake injury for Carson Wentz (hangnail?) The last thing they want is for him to have to play and then get injured, ruining the Eagles chance to trade him in the off-season. This should be Nate Sudfeld’s game to audition for his next team.

  2. It makes perfect sense to sit players like Cox and other players who have injury clauses in their contract. It also makes so much sense to NOT win this game!

    Winning this games does nothing but hurt this team especially in the draft. Not to mention winning it gives our biggest 2 rivals a division title. Plus, The WFT losing gives them a good shot at a QB (Their biggest need) They already have a real good defense and weapons on offense. Why make them stronger for their future for the Birds to win a meaninglessness game? Not to mention giving the hated Cowboys or Giants a Division to run salt in our wound…Go Washington!

  3. Why play anybody but backups? Doesnt make sense to risk any player expected to contend for a starting role next year. Treat washington as a pre season game and gauge your depth. It’s not tanking if you’re already at the bottom

  4. Djax i always loved to watch. Very explosive, will def be remembered always for those jackpot plays….

    13 years in the league, only twice, he played 16 games. Could have been a much better player with some luck/ durability

  5. I understand most of the fans that wish to draft high picks, usually we are talking about one or 2 spots higher….

    I read the giants, could pick anywhere between 7-23 depending on how week 17 goes, incredible difference this season. So i hope they win tomorrow. I hate the giants

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