The Philadelphia Eagles (8-0) ruled out two players ahead of its Monday Night Football clash with the NFC East rival Washington Commanders (4-5).
It’s a fairly clean injury report for it being Week 10 in the NFL season, but Philadelphia will surely miss the presence of its slot cornerback Avonte Maddox. Back-up cornerback Josh Jobe has also been ruled out as both players are dealing with hamstring injuries.
Maddox has done a fine job when he’s been available in the Eagles’ secondary this season. He has started in five of the six games he’s played in, recording 27 tackles, one forced fumble, and one interception on the year.
Stepping in for Maddox will be Josiah Scott, who will spend most of the evening lined up across Washington’s Curtis Samuel. Samuel has 45 catches for 455 yards and three touchdowns on the season.
The Eagles officially list Avonte Maddox as out for Monday night with a hamstring.— Reuben Frank (@RoobNBCS) November 12, 2022
The good news is Josiah Scott (ankle), limited at practice on Thursday and Friday, was a full participant on Saturday.
Scott played 42 and 69 snaps in the slot vs. Jax and Ariz. with Maddox out.
Thankfully for the Eagles, Washington’s passing attack is one of the league’s least efficient units. Led by QB Taylor Heinecke, the Commanders are averaging just 215.4 yards through the air on the year, ranking 21st in the NFL.
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