Ahead of the Week 1 game against the Detroit Lions, the Philadelphia Eagles put six players on the inactive list as healthy scratches. The news broke around 11:30 a.m. EST by means of an official team report. Here’s a quick overview.
Ian Book, the third quarterback on the depth chart, will not participate in this one, as will rookie safety Reed Blankenship, running back Trey Sermon, rookie guard Josh Sills, sophomore defensive end Tarron Jackson and rookie tight end Grant Calcaterra.
The Philadelphia Eagles hope to open the 2022-23 NFL season with a victory in Motor City against Detroit.
In place of Calcaterra, we might get a look in-game at rookie tight end Noah Togiai. He was elevated from the practice squad to the active roster for Sunday’s game, as was fellow rookie receiver/return specialist Britain Covey. Covey is expected to return punts in this one. Third-year wide receiver Quez Watkins is expected to play dual roles as the team’s kick returner.
The Lions are dealing with a few injuries. The birds seem to be relatively healthy. Hopefully the Week 1 game brings the desired result, a tick in the win column and a 1-0 start for the Philadelphia Eagles to start the new NFL season.