The Philadelphia Eagles are facing a mix of injury updates as they prepare for their Monday night matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. DeVonta Smith, who missed Week 18 with an ankle injury, participated fully in practice throughout the week. Quarterback Jalen Hurts, dealing with a dislocated middle finger, completed a full practice session on Saturday and is anticipated to play on Monday.
On the downside, wide receiver A.J. Brown has been officially ruled out with a knee injury sustained in the regular-season finale against the New York Giants. This confirmation aligns with earlier reports indicating that Brown would not be available for Monday’s game.
Despite the news of Brown’s absence, sightings of him attending a boxing match in Atlantic City have added an intriguing twist to the situation.
The Eagles, having lost five of their last six games, are currently in a challenging state. The contrast from their 10-1 start to the season to a sentiment of “just get the game over with already” is striking.
The reasons for the downturn during the 2023 season may only become clear in the future, especially when there’s a change in leadership from head coach Nick Sirianni. For now, the abrupt shift in the team’s fortunes remains a perplexing development.