Eagles 53-man roster vs. Raiders: News and notes for Week 7 – Eagles Wire

As the Eagles and Raiders get set for kickoff, the 53-man roster for Week 7 is something to watch, as Philadelphia could really become a seller if the team falls to 2-5 on the season.

Here’s a breakdown of the 53 man roster for Sunday’s important matchup, with news and analysis.

Jalen Hurts Cam Newton Superman Celebration

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Hurts struggled to throw the ball in Week 7, going 12 of 26 for 155 yards, one TD, and one interception.

Hurts ran for 44 yards and two scores.

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Flacco will likely be active against Las Vegas.

Gardner Minshew Eagles 53 man roster

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On the active roster, Minshew will likely be inactive for the 7th straight game.

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Sanders should be a focal point on Sunday after logging 9 carries for 56 yards against the Buccaneers. Sanders also added 2 catches for 10 yards in the passing game.

Kenneth Gainwell PFF

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Gainwell has been underutilized over the past two weeks and Nick Sirianni will look to incorporate his young rookie even more on Sunday.

Boston Scott 2

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Scott sees all of his usages on special teams despite being the third running back on the roster.

Eagles Panthers DeVonta Smith

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Smith will look to explode against the Raiders after logging 2 catches for 31 yards on 6 targets against the Bucs.

Quez Watkins Eagles 1

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Watkins has ascended to No. 2 on the depth chart and he led the Eagles with 3 catches for 44-yards against the Bucs.

Jalen Reagor

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Reagor logged 0 catches on 3 targets against the Buccaneers and he’s started to lose snaps to Quez Watkins.

Greg Ward 1

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Ward logged 7 offensive snaps against the Bucs and was a nonfactor.

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Like Ward, Arcega-Whiteside has seen his snaps dwindle and he’s only used as a run blocker.

Tyree Jackson Dallas Goedert Zach Ertz traded

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Goedert is back off the Covid-19 list and he’ll start his first game without Zach Ertz as a member of the Eagles.

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Philadelphia Eagles tight end Jack Stoll (89) in action during an NFL football game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Thursday, Oct. 14, 2021, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Rich Schultz)

The undrafted rookie from Nebraska should see an increase in targets until Tyree Jackson is ready to play.

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Dick Rodgers has rejoined the Eagles for the fifth time since last year and he’ll be ready if called upon.

Eagles 49ers Storylines Jordan Mailata 2

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The Eagles star left tackle returns to his regular spot with the return of Lane Jordan. Mailata has been dominant on the left and is one of the league’s highest-graded left tackles.

Landon Dickerson Chiefs 3

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Dillard is coming along at left guard and has the ability to play three different spots.

Jason Kelce

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Kelce makes another consecutive start as he continues to make history as one of the franchise’s all-time greats.

Jack Driscoll

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In Lane Johnson’s place, Driscoll started at right tackle against the Chiefs with Andre Dillard at left tackle. When Jordan Mailata returned from a two-game layoff with a knee injury, Driscoll moved inside to right guard and he’ll be there on Sunday.

Lane Johnson Jason Kelce

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Johnson returns to the lineup after a three-game absence and he’ll be tested early and often by Maxx Crosby.

Andre Dillard

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The subject of trade rumors, Dillard played well when both Jordan Mailata and Lane Johnson were out with injuries.

Brett Toth

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Toth can play both positions for the Eagles.

Jack Anderson Eagles Bills practice squad

Anderson was ruled out.

Sua Opeta Eagles Giants

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If either Landon Dickerson or Jack Driscoll goes down, Opeta could be called to action if he’s active.

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Herbig could see time at guard or center if he’s active.

Chris Long Josh Sweat Most Talented

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Sweat had a sack against the Bucs and will need to ramp up his production after signing a new deal.

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Hargrave has been dominant, has 6 sacks and we’ll be in the running for Defensive Player of the Year if he can match sacks to Treven Diggs interceptions.

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The Eagles star defensive tackle logged a sack in Week 6 and has picked up his production.

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Barnett is among the NFC leaders in quarterback pressures despite his penchant for penalties.

Tarron Jackson PFF 1

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The rookie logged 10 snaps against the Bucs.

Ryan Kerrigan Brandon Graham

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Kerrigan logged 16 snaps against the Bucs and will see time in pass-rush situations.

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The massive defensive tackle should see 20 snaps against Las Vegas.

Marlon Tuipulotu

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He could be inactive.

Milton Williams Chiefs

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Williams logged 13 snaps against the Bucs and on the season, the rookie defensive tackle has 9 tackles, none for a loss, and no sacks on 162 snaps.

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The Temple product is seeing the bulk of usage of special teams.

Genard Avery stock down

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The SAM linebacker and veteran pass rusher logged the most snaps against Tom Brady and the Buccaneers and we could see a repeat.

T.J. Edwards Special Teams Player of the Week NFC

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The hero against Carolina, Edwards will see plenty of time at middle linebacker.

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The rookie has seen his snaps decrease after starting against Dallas.

Alex Singleton

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The Eagles’ leading tackler, Singleton gets exposed in the passing game and misses his share of tackles as well.

Davion Taylor 2

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Taylor has seen his snaps increase while playing the speedy middle linebacker role.

Eric Wilson Panthers

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A value signing in the offseason, Wilson has been disappointing through 7 weeks.

Tay Gowan Eagles Cardinals

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A former Central Florida star who was drafted by the Cardinals but expected to be a member of the Eagles, Gowan could become a gem during the stretch run and adds an extra cornerback with length.

Avonte Maddox

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The fourth-year cornerback is having his best season after returning to the slot.

Mac McCain

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McCain was inactive against the Bucs.

Zech McPhearson

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After seeing time early on in the season, McPhearson has been reduced to a special teams role.

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The veteran is matching Darius Slay in the big play department.

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Scott has returned to the roster after spending time on injured reserve and could see time with Anthony Harris out.

Darius Slay

Slay is having a Pro Bowl season and will see time against Henry Ruggs III and Bryan Edwards on the outside.

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Philadelphia Eagles safety Andre Chachere (21) on defense during an NFL football game against the Carolina Panthers, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, in Charlotte, N.C. (AP Photo/Brian Westerholt)

The veteran has excelled on special teams.

Eagles Cowboys odds

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Epps played 32 snaps against the Bucs and will likely start with Anthony Harris out.

Rodney McLeod

The veteran played 54 snaps against the Bucs and will be needed on Sunday.