Eagles’ updated 53-man roster for NFC Divisional Round matchup vs. Giants

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than 12 hours away from returning to the field for a Saturday night matchup against the hated New York Giants.

The Birds are the favorite and will look to move on to the NFC Championship game with a win.

Jalen Hurts will look to help his offense regain its offensive efficiency,  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 the divisional-round matchup.

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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The third-year quarterback will make his second postseason appearance and he’ll look to carry Philadelphia within a game of the Super Bowl.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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With Philadelphia likely selling out to stop Saquon Barkley and the Giants’ running game, the Pro Bowl cornerback will need to regain his early season dominance.

#3 WR Zach Pascal

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#4 K Jake Elliott

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Elliott carried the Eagles in the Week 18 win, nailing five field goals.

#6 WR Devonta Smith

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The Heisman Trophy winner will play a key role on the outside with A.J. Brown.

#7 LB Haason Reddick

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Reddick led the Eagles with 16.5 sacks and will have key matchups against the Giants tackles.

#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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#11 WR A.J. Brown

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The Eagles’ single-season leader in receiving yards, Brown can be dominant against Giants cornerbacks.

#13 P Brett Kern

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#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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Gainwell is a true dual-threat running back and could play a huge role on Saturday night as a pass catcher.

#16 WR Quez Watkins

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#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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#18 WR Britain Covey

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An undrafted rookie out of Utah, Covey has been consistent as a punt returner from day one.

#19 QB Ian Book

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#22 S Marcus Epps

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#23 S C.J. Gardner-Johnson

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A swiss army knife at the safety position, Gardner-Johnson could see time as the slot cornerback in critical situations.

#24 CB James Bradberry

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A free agent to be, the former Giants cornerback earned All-Pro honors this season and will look to sweep his ex-teammates on the season.

#26 RB Miles Sanders

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The NFL’s fifth-leading rusher, Sanders will look for a huge breakout performance in the postseason.

#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#29 CB Avonte Maddox

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The Eagles’ slot cornerback will miss his third straight game with an significant toe injury.

#32 S Reed Blankenship

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The undrafted rookie has shown that he can be a starting safety in the NFL and he’ll play a key role with C.J. Gardner-Johnson likely to play more in space and in the slot.

#34 RB Trey Sermon

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#35 RB Boston Scott

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Scott may not be a Giant killer, but he’s certainly had a career’s worth of success against the NFC East rival.

#42 S K'Von Wallace

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#43 LB Kyzir White

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White has been a solid addition at the WILL linebacker spot after coming over from the Chargers.

He’ll play a key role in the matchup with Saquon Barkley.

#45 LS Rick Lovato

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#48 LB Patrick Johnson

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#51 C Cam Jurgens

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#53 LB Christian Elliss

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Elliss has been a key special teams contributor.

#55 DE Brandon Graham

Graham had three sacks in the Week 14 win.

#56 OL Isaac Seumalo

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Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire