Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. It’s finally that time! After a simply impressive season, the Philadelphia Eagles are all set to step into the NFC playoffs after enjoying a much‐needed first‐round bye. Before we get into tonight’s kickoff, let’s check out all the latest happenings involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
- Tonight, the Eagles will make their playoff debut when they host the New York Giants in the NFC Divisional Round showdown. The Giants are coming off a 31—24 victory over the Minnesota Vikings in the Wild Card round of the playoffs. Tonight’s matchup will be the third meeting between the division rivals this year. Kickoff is scheduled for 8:15 p.m. and can be seen on FOX.
- The Eagles will come into tonight’s game with some positive news on the injury front. After spending several days participating in practice on a limited basis, both quarterback Jalen Hurts (shoulder) and right tackle Lane Johnson (groin) resumed full practice with the team this week. Defensive end Josh Sweat (concussion) also returned to practice, and will be ready to go tonight. While the Eagles will see the return of key pieces, they will still be without cornerback Avonte Maddox who has been sidelined due to a toe injury.
- There were several roster moves coming out of South Philly this week. Safety Anthony Harris was elevated to the active roster ahead of tonight’s game. The Eagles signed wide receiver Tyrie Cleveland to the practice squad, and signed defensive back Tristin McCollum and running back Kennedy Brooks to reserve/future contracts.
- When the Eagles take the field for tonight’s game, they will be led by three Eagles legends who all helped bring the Lombardi Trophy to Philadelphia in 2017. Tight end Brent Celek, safety Malcolm Jenkins, and wide receiver Torrey Smith will all serve as honorary captains for the team.
- Finally, in case you missed it, check out the Philadelphia Eagles official hype video featuring the official mantra “It’s a Philly Thing” here!
That’s all for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.