Eagles’ updated 53-man roster for Week 18 matchup vs. Giants

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than eight hours away from returning to the field for a late Sunday afternoon matchup against the Giants.

The Birds are the favorite and will look to move to 14-3 on the season while maintaining their lead in the NFC. 

Jalen Hurts is back after missing two games with a shoulder injury, while Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to regain its swagger with the return of C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Robert Quinn.

Here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 18 with Philadelphia making a handful of roster moves on Saturday.

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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Hurts will return to the lineup for the first time since missing two games with a shoulder sprain.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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Slay will look to regain his form from earlier in the season when he was dominant with C.J. Gardner-Johnson playing over the top.

#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 enters Sunday over 1,000 yards and looking to break the franchise mark for catches in a season by a wide receiver.

#7 LB Haason Reddick

Reddick is closing in on a 17-sack season and has been the steal of free agency.

#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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Minshew will return to his role as the Eagles’ backup quarterback after going 0-2 in relief of Jalen Hurts.

#11 WR A.J. Brown

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Brown is looking to break the Eagles’ single-season record for receiving yards on Sunday.

#13 P Brett Kern

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Kern was signed to the Eagles’ 53-man roster after two straight practice squad elevations.

#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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#16 WR Quez Watkins

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#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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#18 WR Britain Covey


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#19 QB Ian Book

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Book was active for two straight games, but will return to the third quarterback spot with Jalen Hurts returning.

#22 S Marcus Epps

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#23 S C.J. Gardner-Johnson

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Gardner-Johnson returns to the lineup after missing five games with a lacerated kidney. The versatile defender could see time in the slot.

#24 CB James Bradberry

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#26 RB Miles Sanders

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#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#29 CB Avonte Maddox

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Maddox will miss his second straight game with a toe injury.

#32 S Reed Blankenship

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Blankenship could see his role adjusted with Gardner-Johnson back in the lineup.

#33 CB Josiah Scott

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#34 RB Trey Sermon

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#35 RB Boston Scott

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#42 S K'Von Wallace

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Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire