The entire Eagles squad is available for Week 1 against the Patriots originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia
The Eagles released their final injury report before Sunday’s season opener and the team is very healthy for Game 1 against the Patriots.
The 53 players in the active squad will be available to play the first game on Sunday afternoon. Neither player has a game state.
The Eagles have a couple nagging injuries that won’t keep players out of the game. haason reddick He underwent thumb surgery this summer and admitted that it could affect him early in the season. He’ll be wearing something on that surgically repaired thumb to protect it.
And Nolan Smith is ready to play despite a shoulder injury that kept him out of practice late in training camp. He’s been on fire all week. Although he was seen wearing some sort of sleeve over his shoulder in the locker room Friday, he is expected to get over that injury as a rookie.
It’s also worth noting that the Eagles lost a pair of special teams aces (Shaun Bradley and Zech McPhearson) to Achilles tendon tears in the preseason. But for the most part, the Eagles are extremely healthy heading into the 2023 season.
The Eagles kept their training camp very light and were without most of their starters in the preseason. There’s always the fear that some guys won’t be ready after such a light summer, but the goal is to protect these players and get them through the summer healthy. For the most part, the Eagles have done it successfully.
The Patriots are a little more battered. Two of their starting offensive linemen have missed some practices this week and their regular starting right tackle, Riley Reiff, was placed on IR earlier this week.
Here’s the Patriots’ injury report for Week 1:
Out: CB Jack Jones (hamstring)