Today in Eagles vs. Buccaneers match, the Eagles will be without their starting guard Nate Herbig (ankle) and defensive end Josh Sweat (illness). The full list of inactive is as follows:
• DB Andre Chachere
• CB Tay Gowan
• G Nate Herbig – Sua Opeta will most likely start at right guard.
• RB Jason Huntley – The team promoted Huntley from the practice squad this week. However, with Sanders back, Huntley is trapped in a numbers game.
• QB Reid Sinnett
Here is a tweet from Eagles Insider Dave Spadaro about DE Josh Sweat. Derek Barnett is expected to start opposite Ryan Kerrigan.
• DB Kary Vincent Jr.
DE Josh Sweat is out for this game after undergoing emergency surgery on Tuesday, a life-threatening situation. Doctors have determined, even after he made progress, that he isn't able to play. It's a big loss but in the real world, what matters is that Sweat will be OK ahead.
— Dave Spadaro (@EaglesInsider) January 16, 2022
In Week 16, Sanders suffered a fractured hand against the Giants, but he is now able to play. Rodgers, who was promoted to the active roster on Saturday, can play tight end. Additionally, guard/tackle Kayode Awosika, wide receiver KeeSean Johnson, and defensive end Cameron Malveaux were elevated to the practice squad.
Below is the projected starting lineup:
OL: LT Jordan Mailata, LG Landon Dickerson, C Jason Kelce, RG Sua Opeta, RT Lane Johnson
WR: DeVonta Smith, Jalen Reagor, Quez Watkins
TE: Dallas Goedert
RB: Miles Sanders
QB: Jalen Hurts
DL: Ryan Kerrigan, Javon Hargrave, Fletcher Cox, Derek Barnett
LB: Genard Avery, T.J. Edwards, Alex Singleton
CB: Darius Slay, Steven Nelson
S: Rodney McLeod, Anthony Harris
— Tampa Bay Buccaneers (@Buccaneers) January 16, 2022
Sean Murphy-Bunting injured his hamstring, and the Buccaneers are without their starting cornerback. The Eagles did not face SMB in Week 6 since he was on injured reserve.
Both Leonard Fournette and Ronald Jones are out today because the Buccaneers did not activate him from Injured Reserve. Giovani Bernard, the running back, and Lavonte David, the linebacker, have come off injured reserve. Bernard carries were limited during the regular season to eight. Today, Ke’Shawn Vaughn is the Buccaneers’ top running back option.
On Friday, starting cornerback Carlton Davis III was listed as injured, but he remains active.