Eagles’ updated 53-man roster for Week 17 matchup vs. Saints

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than 24 away from returning to the field for an early Sunday afternoon matchup against the Saints.

The Birds are the favorite and will look to move to 14-2 on the season while maintaining their lead in the NFC. 

Jalen Hurts will miss his second straight game with a shoulder injury, while Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to adjust without Avonte Maddox and C.J. Gardner-Johnson.

Here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 17 with Philadelphia choosing to rule right tackle Lane Johnson out until the playoffs.

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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Hurts returned to practice in a limited capacity but will miss his second straight contest with a shoulder injury.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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Slay will look to rebound after a poor performance against the Cowboys.

#3 WR Zach Pascal

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#4 K Jake Elliott

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#6 WR Devonta Smith

#7 LB Haason Reddick

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Reddick is among the league leaders in sacks and his blockbuster free-agent signing has paid off in year one.

#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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Minshew will make his second straight start after a solid performance in the loss to Dallas.

#11 WR A.J. Brown

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Brown will look for another huge performance against a battered Saints secondary.

#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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Gainwell saw an increase in snaps during the loss to Dallas and is the Eagles’ third-down pass catcher.

#16 WR Quez Watkins

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Watkins was the target on both of Gardner Minshew’s interceptions and he’ll need to be tougher when it comes to 50-50 balls.

#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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#18 WR Britain Covey

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#19 QB Ian Book

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#22 S Marcus Epps

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#24 CB James Bradberry

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#26 RB Miles Sanders

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Sanders will also look to get back on track after fumbles in the past two weeks.

#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#29 CB Avonte Maddox

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Philadelphia’s talented slot cornerback will miss an extended period of time after suffering a toe injury.

#32 S Reed Blankenship

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#33 CB Josiah Scott

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Scott’s play in the slot has been scrutinized over the past few weeks and he played the main role in Dak Prescott’s 3rd and 30-yard completion to T.Y. Hilton.

#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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Wallace has seen an increased role in the Eagles’ secondary with C.J. Gardner-Johnson and Avonte Maddox out.

#43 LB Kyzir White

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White will be playing against his Brother and Saints wide receiver, Kevin White, a former All-American at West Virginia.

#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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Like Kyzir White, Elliss will also take the field against his brother, as Kaden Elliss is the starting SAM linebacker for New Orleans.

#54 LB Shaun Bradley

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#55 DE Brandon Graham

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Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire