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

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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.

QB #1 Jalen Hurts

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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.

QB #7

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Flacco will likely be active against Las Vegas.

QB Gardner Minshew #10

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

RB Miles Sanders #26

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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.

RB Kenneth Gainwell #14

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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.

RB Boston Scott #35

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

WR DeVonta Smith #6

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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.

WR Quez Watkins #16

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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.

WR Jalen Reagor #18

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

WR Greg Ward #84

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

WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside

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

TE Dallas Goedert #88

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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.

TE Jack Stoll #89

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.

TE Richard Rodgers #81 elevated from practice squad

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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.

LT Jordan Mailata #68

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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.

LG Landon Dickerson #69

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

C Jason Kelce #62

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

RG Jack Driscoll #63

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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.

RT Lane Johnson #65

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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.

LT Andre Dillard #65

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

G/T Brett Toth #64

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Toth can play both positions for the Eagles.

C/G Jack Anderson #76

Anderson was ruled out.

G/C Sua Opeta

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

G/C Nate Herbig

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

DE Josh Sweat #94

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

DT Javon Hargrave #97

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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.

DT Fletcher Cox #91

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

DE Derek Barnett #96

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

DE Tarron Jackson #75

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The rookie logged 10 snaps against the Bucs.

DE Ryan Kerrigan #90

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

DT Hassan Ridgeway #98

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

DT Marlon Tuipulotu #95

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He could be inactive.

DT Milton Williams #93

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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.

LB Shaun Bradley #54

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

LB Genard Avery #58

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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.

LB T.J. Edwards #57

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

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