Eagles updated 53-man roster vs. Vikings: News and notes for Week 2

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The Eagles are under 12 hours away from kicking off the home opener on ABC against the Minnesota Vikings.

The Birds are a slight favorite and will look to start the season 2-0 with a matchup against Carson Wentz looming in Week 3.

Jalen Hurts will look to cement his status and a new contract this season, while Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to rebound from a shaky start against the Lions.

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

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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Hurts will look for another strong showing with a matchup against Carson Wentz and the Commanders looming in Week 3.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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Slay has a tremendous matchup against Justin Jefferson on Monday night, and Jalen Reagor also returns.

#3 WR Zach Pascal

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#4 K Jake Elliott

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#6 WR DeVonta Smith

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Smith will look to rebound after being held without a catch in the season opener.

#7 LB Haason Reddick

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Reddick will look to bounce back after a lackluster debut in Detroit.

#8 P Arryn Sippos

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The former Auburn punter had a solid preseason and will look to improve on his 2021 season.

#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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The veteran quarterback is in the final year of his rookie deal and gives Philadelphia one of the best insurance policies in football.

#11 WR A.J. Brown

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Brown was dynamic in his debut, logging 10 catches for 155 yards.

#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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The second-year running back is a dual-threat and impact player in the red zone.

#16 WR Quez Watkins

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The third wide receiver on the depth chart, Watkins was held without a target on Sunday in Detroit and will look to rebound.

#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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The former Georgia All-American linebacker logged three snaps in Week 1.

#19 QB Ian Book

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Book is the third quarterback on the roster and unlikely to be active after being claimed off waivers from New Orleans at the roster deadline.

#22 S Marcus Epps

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#23 S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

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#24 CB James Bradberry

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Bradberry made his presence felt in the season opener, returning an interception for a touchdown.

#26 RB Miles Sanders

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Sanders got off to a strong start, logging 96 yards and his first touchdown since 2020 in Philadelphia’s win at Detroit.

#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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McPhearson is the reigning NFC Special Teams Player of the Week.

#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#29 CB Avonte Maddox


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Maddox will look to rebound from a poor showing in the season opener.

#32: S Reed Blankenship

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Blankenship was listed as inactive for Week 1.

#33 CB Josiah Scott

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Scott made Philadelphia’s 53-man roster and could see time at safety and Slot cornerback.

#34 RB Trey Sermon

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The hard-running Sermon could be listed as inactive again after being claimed off waivers.

#35 RB Boston Scott

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Scott was among the 4 Eagles to score a rushing touchdown.

#42 S K'Von Wallace

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#43 LB Kyzir White

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The athletic linebacker offers dynamic playmaking ability for an Eagles defense lacking such a presence at the position.

#45 LS Rick Lovato

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#48 LB Patrick Johnson

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#51 C Cam Jurgens

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#54 LB Shaun Bradley

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#55 DE Brandon Graham

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#56 OL Isaac Seumalo

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#57 LB T.J. Edwards

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Edwards was among the best players on the defense this summer, and he’ll bring his usual physicality, along with improved athleticism.

#58 LB Kyron Johnson

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#59: DE Janarius Robinson

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An athletic pass rusher out of Florida State, Robinson was signed off the Vikings practice squad.

#61 OL Josh Sills

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#62 C Jason Kelce

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#63 OL Jack Driscoll

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#65 LT Lane Johnson

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#68 LT Jordan Mailata

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#69 OL Landon Dickerson

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#75 DE Tarron Jackson

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The second-year pass rusher is a player to watch in specific packages after Derek Barnett’s ACL injury.

#78 OL Sua Opeta

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#81 TE Grant Calcaterra

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#88 TE Dallas Goedert

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#89 TE Jack Stoll

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#90 DT Jordan Davis

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Davis will look for an increase in snaps against Minnesota.

#91 DT Fletcher Cox

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#93 DT Milton Williams


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#94 DE Josh Sweat

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#95 DT Marlon Tuipulotu

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#97 DT Javon Hargrave

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