Scott, Maddox Out Vs. Jags
Trey Sermon Could See First Action
[UPDATED: 4:53 p.m.] Eagles running back Boston Scott and slot cornerback Avonte Maddox are out for Sunday’s game against the Jacksonville Jaguars, per the team’s final injury report before the matchup.
Dealing with a rib injury, Scott hasn’t practiced this week. He has 10 carries this season for 29 total yards, with two carries for no yards last Sunday against the Commanders.
Maddox, a key member of the Eagles’ emerging pass defense, was out all week with an ankle injury.
Scott and Kenneth Gainwell have served as the backup running backs behind Miles Sanders, with Scott and Gainwell each having 10 carries.
His injury clears the way for second-year running back Trey Sermon to see his first action of the season and first with the Eagles, who claimed the 2021 third-round pick off waivers from the San Francisco 49ers after the NFL’s roster cutdown deadline.
The Maddox injury could force the Eagles to move safety Chauncey Gardner-Johnson to the slot — where he played most of his career with the Saints — and replace the safety void with backup K’Von Wallace.
Or, the Eagles could keep Gardner-Johnson at safety and replace Maddox’s slot void with second-year corner Zach McPhearson.
Sermon, a 215-pound running back, logged just 41 carries last season as a rookie for 167 yards and a touchdown.
Sirianni said Sermon has been learning the new offense over the first three weeks of the season.
Also, wide receiver A.J. Brown should play Sunday after missing some practices with personal reasons.
Brown leads the Eagles with 31 catches for 309 yards and has one touchdown catch. Brown rejoined the team Friday before practice.
– Geoff Mosher (@geoffmoshernfl) is co-host of the “Inside the Birds” podcast and staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.
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