Eagles Without Two Key Defenders vs. Jets: Can They Still Win?

Eagles Without Two Key Defenders vs. Jets: Can They Still Win?

Oct.14 : The Philadelphia Eagles will face the New York Jets without two key defensive players this Sunday. Cornerback Darius Slay is sidelined with a knee injury, and rookie defensive tackle Jalen Carter is out due to an ankle issue. Additionally, safety Justin Evans (knee) and receiver Quez Watkins (hamstring) won’t be available for the game. Evans was placed on injured reserve, and corner Bradley Roby was signed from the practice squad to the active roster. While Carter’s injury is not considered long-term, it’s a significant loss as he leads the team in sacks and QB pressures. Darius Slay, a top cornerback, is also unavailable, leaving an opening for young corner Josh Jobe to step in. Safety Terrell Edmunds is set to replace Evans. On the bright side, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is expected to return after a one-week absence, providing some reinforcement.

The New York Jets are dealing with their own injury challenges, with two of their top cornerbacks, D.J. Reed (concussion) and Brandin Echols (hamstring), ruled out for the game. While Reed had hoped to return, he couldn’t clear concussion protocols. Bryce Hall will start in his place. The Jets’ top corner, Sauce Gardner, is expected to play despite an illness that listed him as questionable. They may need to change punt returners, as Xavier Gipson is questionable with an ankle injury, and Mecole Hardman could replace him.

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