Welcome to this week’s edition of the Eagles Weekly Recap. Last week saw the end of the Eagles’ perfect record as they lost their first game of the 2022 season to the Washington Commanders. The team is ensuring that last week’s loss is nothing to worry about as they made a huge splash this past week. Before we get into this afternoon’s kickoff, let’s check out all the latest happenings regarding the Philadelphia Eagles.
- This afternoon, the Eagles will visit Lucas Oil Stadium to take on the Indianapolis Colts. The Eagles are looking to bounce back from their Week 10 loss as they face an Indianapolis Colts team fresh off a 25-20 victory over the Las Vegas Raiders. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. and can be seen on FOX.
- On the injury front, the Eagles will be without one of their key offensive playmakers for a while. Tight end Dallas Goedert was placed on injured reserve after suffering a shoulder injury during Monday night’s loss to the Commanders. The news is equally harsh on the defensive side of the ball as cornerback Avonte Maddox was also placed on injured reserve this week with a hamstring injury. It was also reported that the team placed defensive tackle Marlon Tuipulotu on injured reserve.
- Well, with major losses came major gains for the Eagles. Following Monday’s defensive line struggles, largely due to the absence of rookie tackle Jordan Davis, the Eagles signed veteran defensive tackle Linval Joseph as first reported by ESPN’s Adam Schefter. The 13-year pro has been a staple in the league since being drafted in 2010 by the New York Giants, and spending time with the Minnesota Vikings and most recently the Los Angeles Chargers.
- The Eagles were not done following the Joseph signing. On Thursday, the team signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh to a one-year deal, further adding a major veteran presence to the Eagles’ defensive front. FOX’s Jay Glazer first reported that Suh and the Eagles began talks following the Joseph signing. It did not take long before Suh put pen to paper, joining an already top defense in the league. The 13-year pro has put on terrifyingly great performances over the years, starting with the Detroit Lions before spending time with the Miami Dolphins, Los Angeles Rams, and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
- In an additional roster move, the Eagles released wide receiver Auden Tate from the practice squad.
- Jumping back to last week’s loss, the blatantly missed facemask on Dallas Goedert did not go completely unnoticed after all. Though it was not called during the game, Commanders’ linebacker Jamin Davis was ultimately fined $10,609.00 for unnecessary roughness according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Though it is debated whether the move led to the Eagles’ loss, it was widely agreed upon that the no-call shifted the nature of the game against the Eagles.
That’s it for this week. Stay tuned with Total Sports Live for the latest involving the Philadelphia Eagles.
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