Eagles-Cardinals injury report: Jordan Mailata among 4 players not to practice

Jordan Mailata was among four players not to practice, while 16 players total are listed on the Philadelphia Eagles injury report for Sunday’s matchup vs. the Arizona Cardinals

The Eagles released their Thursday injury report for Sunday’s matchup at Arizona, and 16 players landed with some type of designation.

Star left tackle Jordan Mailata (shoulder) was among four players not to practice. Adam Schefter is reporting that Pro Bowl kicker Jake Elliott is expected to miss the matchup with an ankle injury suffered in Week 4 against the Jaguars.

Darius Slay logged a full practice after leaving Sunday’s win with a forearm injury, and that could clear the star cornerback to start on Sunday, with Avonte Maddox making his way back as well.

3 causes for concern as the Eagles and Cardinals meet in Week 5

Here are three causes for concern ahead of the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium

The Eagles (4-0) and Cardinals (2-2) are set for what could be the game of the week as the two teams meet at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

Arizona is led by quarterback Kyler Murray, running back James Conner, and tight end Zach Ertz and as the team waits for DeAndre Hopkins to return in Week 7, they’re being carried by active defense.

With the undefeated Eagles one week away from the Cowboys, here are three causes for concern in Week 5.

Eagles vs. Cardinals: 7 storylines to watch for in Week 5

Here are seven storylines to watch for in Week 5 when the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals meet at State Farm Stadium

Sunday’s matchup in Arizona will feature two dynamic, dual-threat quarterbacks who are familiar with each other going back to high school in the state of Texas.

Jalen Hurts will enter the matchup as the leading MVP candidate after amassing over 1,100 passing yards, 205 rushing yards, four touchdown passes, and four scores on the ground.

Hurts has been among the most accurate players in the league and he currently leads the NFL in yards per pass attempt (9.1).

Murray has willed Arizona to a pair of late-game wins over the Raiders and Panthers, meshing with Marquise Brown as the team awaits the return of DeAndre Hopkins from suspension.

Here are seven storylines to watch for Sunday’s matchup.

Von Miller says Odell Beckham Jr. plans to visit with the Saints

Von Miller says his Super Bowl-winning former teammate Odell Beckham Jr. plans to visit with the Saints while ‘going on tour’ around the league:

Well that’s interesting. Von Miller won a Super Bowl championship with Odell Beckham Jr. when they teamed up on the Los Angeles Rams last year, and the pair of NFL superstars remain very close — Miller told ESPN’s Buffalo Bills reporter Alaina Getzenberg that they talk “probably every week” about the wide receiver’s recovery from a torn ACL in that same title game, as well as his plans for the next step in his pro career.

And while Miller has been actively recruiting Beckham to join him in Buffalo, the New Orleans native has taken his time, and doesn’t appear to be ready to make a decision on where he’ll sign anytime soon. Beckham recently caught up with some old friends at the New York Giants facility, though it wasn’t an official free agent visit with the team itself — and Miller says Beckham will be making more trips like this, including with the New Orleans Saints.

Miller told Getzenberg that Beckham “is going on tour now. He’s going to Giants practice facility, and the Saints, Tampa, and all that stuff, which you should … you should go around and see the league and like get the love. He’s still on Super Bowl tour.”

So right now Beckham isn’t doing anything more substantial than trading handshakes, sharing stories, and showing off his championship ring; all things we saw from him when he attended the Saints’ home opener with the Buccaneers a few weeks ago. He isn’t running routes in front of coaches and scouts or negotiating contracts with his agent and front office executives. Beckham’s recovery timeline doesn’t have him ready to play full-contact football again until late October or even November (maybe not even until Thanksgiving), so he’s in no rush to sign anywhere. Not with the Giants, the Saints, or the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, among any other interested suitors.

That’s not to say he won’t hear out an offer from his hometown team when the time comes. Beckham said last year that New Orleans was the “right place, wrong time” to sign after being released by the Cleveland Browns at midseason, and his decision to go to L.A. helped him win it all. Maybe he feels differently about the Saints if they can start winning games and get steadier quarterback play — hopefully from a healthier Jameis Winston.

The receivers haven’t been an issue for the New Orleans offense (if anything, Jarvis Landry has been criminally underused since Week 1) but Beckham would offer more on the depth chart behind Michael Thomas (once he, too, has healed up), Offensive Rookie of the Year favorite Chris Olave, and Landry than the likes of Marquez Callaway, Tre’Quan Smith, and Deonte Harty. It’s nothing to get excited about now, but it is something to watch out for in the weeks ahead.

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Eagles unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 5 matchup vs. Cardinals

Philadelphia Eagles updated unofficial depth chart ahead of Week 5 matchup vs. Arizona Cardinals

The Eagles are headed west this week, where they’ll match up against the Cardinals and dynamic quarterback Kyler Murray.

Jalen Hurts, and Murray share ties with Oklahoma, and the two dual-threat signal callers couldn’t be any more different in their approach to playing the quarterback position.

Philadelphia could get backup left tackle Andre Dillard back from the injured reserve, and the team could be without Jordan Mailata, Avonte Maddox, and others due to injury.

With the Eagles returning to practice on Thursday, here’s the unofficial depth chart for Week 5.

Statistical Breakdown: How the Eagles and Cardinals stack up for Week 5

With the Philadelphia Eagles and Arizona Cardinals set for an intriguing matchup, here’s a statistical breakdown for both teams ahead of Sunday

The Eagles (4-0) and Cardinals (2-2) will meet on Sunday at State Farm Stadium and it’ll be a reunion of sorts for Zach Ertz and his former teammates.

Arizona has played several close games early this season and is looking to stay above .500 while awaiting the return of star wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins.

Philadelphia is emerging as a Super Bowl contender behind the dual-threat abilities of quarterback Jalen Hurts.

With kickoff fast approaching, here’s a statistical breakdown of the matchup for both teams.

Eagles-Cardinals: 7 stats to know for Week 5

Here are seven stats to know for the Philadelphia Eagles Week 5 matchup against the Arizona Cardinals at State Farm Stadium

In their Week 4 win against Jacksonville, Philadelphia became the 7th team since 1970 to begin a season 4-0 & record 400+ total yards of offense in each game.

The Eagles also became the 6th team since 1970 & 1st since 1995 with 10+ rush touchdowns in 1st four games of the season. Philadelphia heads out west to battle the NFC West contender in the Arizona Cardinals, who’ll feature quarterback Kyler Murray.

With both teams looking to make a statement this Sunday, here are seven stats for week 5.

Tennessee releases depth chart ahead of LSU game

Tennessee releases depth chart ahead of the LSU football game.

No. 8 Tennessee (4-0, 1-0 SEC) will play at LSU (4-1, 2-0 SEC) Saturday in Week 6.

Kickoff between the Vols and Tigers is slated for noon EDT. ESPN will televise the SEC matchup.

Tennessee announced Monday the Vols will wear Nike Smokey Grey uniforms against LSU, marking the first time UT played in the alternate uniforms since 2017.

The uniform return is part of a Smokey Grey Series for the 2022, 2023, 2024 and 2025 seasons.

Tennessee debuted its Nike Smokey Grey uniform on Oct. 10, 2015 against Georgia at Neyland Stadium.

Ahead of the Vols’ matchup at LSU, Tennessee released its Week 6 depth chart. Tennessee’s Week 6 depth chart against the Tigers, along with previous game week depth charts, are listed below.

DT Malcolm Roach among Saints players now eligible to return from injured reserve

DT Malcolm Roach among Saints players now eligible to return from injured reserve

Week 4 of the NFL regular season is nearly in the books, meaning a couple of New Orleans Saints players are now eligible to return from injured reserve — though we may not see them activated just yet. They still must pass a physical and successfully return to practice before they’ll be able to suit up for games. The NFL tweaked injured reserve rules again this offseason, making it so that now players must sit out at least four weeks before being allowed to return to the active roster (and only eight players may return during the season).

But one player who is optimistic for a quick return is defensive tackle Malcolm Roach, who exited the team’s final preseason game with an apparent lower leg injury. Roach went on the reserve list at the same time as rookie left tackle Trevor Penning, who is out until November with turf toe, but his injury has been said to be less serious and he may return soon. If so, the soonest Roach could get back on the field would be Week 5’s home game with the Seattle Seahawks.

They could use him. The Saints have called up Christian Ringo from the practice squad for two games early this season, otherwise using a three-man rotation featuring David Onyemata, Shy Tuttle, and Kentavius Street. Rookie draft pick Jordan Jackson is also on the practice squad with Ringo. The run defense has been mercurial to start the year — the Falcons and Panthers ran for 201 and 145 rushing yards, respectively, while the Buccaneers and Vikings were held to 72 and 81 rushing yards. Roach’s return could solidify the interior and maybe help generate more pressure up the middle (Tuttle, Onyemata, and Street have totaled 11 combined sacks, hits, and hurries so far).

But it’s no guarantee that Roach will return just yet. We don’t know exactly how severe his injury was or what his recovery timeline looks like. Hopefully he’ll be back soon. Penning’s activation is still at least a month away. Another rookie draft pick, cornerback Alontae Taylor, may not be ready to return until Week 8 at the soonest, if at all. It still hasn’t been confirmed whether or not the knee injury he suffered in practice was a season-ending issue, so stay tuned.

And he isn’t out with an injury, but it’s worth noting wide receiver Kawaan Baker will be eligible to return from his suspension after Week 6’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, likely signing with the Saints practice squad (where Kirk Merritt, Keith Kirkwood, and rookie returns specialist Rashid Shaheed are currently on board).

Here is the list of others who are out for the season due to injuries:

  • DB Smoke Monday (rookie)
  • LB D’Marco Jackson (rookie draft pick)
  • LT Ethan Greenidge
  • LG Forrest Lamp
  • DT Albert Huggins

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Eagles updated 53-man roster vs. Jaguars: News and notes for Week 4

Here’s your updated 53-man roster for the Philadelphia Eagles in their Week 4 matchup against Doug Pederson and the Jacksonville Jaguars

The Eagles are about 24 hours away from kicking off a home matchup against Doug Pederson and the Jaguars.

The Birds are a slight favorite and will look to start the season 4-0 with a matchup against Doug Pederson and the Jaguars looming in Week 4.

Jalen Hurts continues to cement his status and a new contract this season.

At the same time, Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to continue its strong play after dominating the Vikings and Commanders in consecutive weeks.

With the team settled in and prepared, here’s an updated look at the 53-man roster with news and notes.