Eagles injury report: Bralon Addison out, Thomas DeCoud out, Carson Wentz out, DeSean Jackson out
Posted On July 6, 2021
By Ian Rapoport, AP NFL.com has the latest on Eagles running back Bralont Addison (ankle) and wide receiver Thomas Decembe (calf) being sidelined, but the team said it will not be making any further decisions on the status of wide receiver Carson Wentzy (shoulder).
With two of the team’s top three wide receivers sidelined for the first time in six weeks, the Eagles are relying heavily on rookie Sammie Coates and tight end Evan Engram to get touches.
That’s an improvement over last season when they were the least productive group in the NFL in terms of receptions, yards, and touchdowns per game.
The Eagles were 6-3 last season with Coates, Wentz, and Coates all contributing at least 50 catches, a league-leading 17.4 per game, and 609 receiving yards.
They were also 5-1 in Week 6 against the Pittsburgh Steelers with the pair each catching 12 passes for 177 yards and two touchdowns.
Wentzy, who was inactive for the Eagles’ win against the Giants in Week 4 because of an ankle injury, was active again on Sunday.
Wentz caught five passes for 66 yards, but he had a career-high two drops, including a 39-yarder in the second quarter that went for a touchdown.
The two missed time because of injury.
Eagles coach Chip Kelly said Sunday he had no timetable for when Wentz could return.
“He’s been doing well.
He’ll be back in time for training camp.
He’s been good,” Kelly said.
“I don’t want to speculate on it.
But he’s doing really well.”
Coates, the team�s No. 4 receiver, suffered a groin injury in the first quarter Sunday.
He was placed on injured reserve.
Coates and Wentz were the only two Eagles to score a touchdown in Week 5 against the Steelers and they have combined for 16 touchdowns in their last seven games.