Eagles updated 53-man roster vs. Commanders: News and notes for Week 3 – Eagles Wire

The Eagles are under 21 hours away from kicking off the division opener against the Commanders.

The Birds are a slight favorite and will look to start the season 3-0 with a matchup against Doug Pederson and the Jaguars looming in Week 4.

Jalen Hurts will look to cement his status and a new contract this season, while Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense will look to continue its strong play after dominating the Vikings on Monday night.

With the team settled in and prepared, here’s an updated look at the 53-man roster with news and notes.

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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Hurts will face off against quarterback Carson Wentz for the first time since Philadelphia traded the No. 2 overall pick to the Colts.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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Slay has another huge matchup with Terry McLaurin, Curtis Samuel, and Jahan Dotson on the other side.

#3 WR Zach Pascal

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#4 K Jake Elliott

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#6 WR DeVonta Smith

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Smith rebounded from a rough season opener and will look to dictate matchups against a banged-up Washington secondary.

#7 LB Haason Reddick

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Reddick will look for his breakout performance as a member of the Eagles.

#8 P Arryn Sippos

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The former Auburn punter suffered an injury while making a tackle on a blocked kick against the Vikings, but he’ll play.

#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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The veteran quarterback is in the final year of his rookie deal and gives Philadelphia one of the best insurance policies in football.

#11 WR A.J. Brown

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#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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The second-year running back is a dual-threat and impact player in the red zone.

#16 WR Quez Watkins

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After a disappointing season opener, Watkins got on the board in a massive way with a 53-yard touchdown catch.

#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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The former Georgia All-American linebacker logged zero snaps in Week 2.

#19 QB Ian Book

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Book is the third quarterback on the roster and unlikely to be active after being claimed off waivers from New Orleans at the roster deadline.

#22 S Marcus Epps

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#23 S Chauncey Gardner-Johnson

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#24 CB James Bradberry

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Bradberry has been just as solid as Slay on the outside at cornerback.

#26 RB Miles Sanders

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#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#29 CB Avonte Maddox

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Maddox logged an interception and played much better in the win over Minnesota.

#32: S Reed Blankenship

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Blankenship was listed as inactive for Week 2.

#33 CB Josiah Scott

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Scott made Philadelphia’s 53-man roster and could see time at safety and Slot cornerback.

#34 RB Trey Sermon

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The hard-running Sermon could be listed as inactive again after being claimed off waivers.

#35 RB Boston Scott

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#42 S K’Von Wallace

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#43 LB Kyzir White

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The athletic linebacker offers dynamic playmaking ability for an Eagles defense lacking such a presence at the position.

#45 LS Rick Lovato

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#48 LB Patrick Johnson

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#51 C Cam Jurgens

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#54 LB Shaun Bradley

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#55 DE Brandon Graham

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#56 OL Isaac Seumalo

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#57 LB T.J. Edwards

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#58 LB Kyron Johnson

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#59: DE Janarius Robinson

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An athletic pass rusher out of Florida State, Robinson was signed off the Vikings practice squad.

#61 OL Josh Sills

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#62 C Jason Kelce

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#63 OL Jack Driscoll

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#65 LT Lane Johnson

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Johnson has gone almost two years without allowing a sack or quarterback hit.

#68 LT Jordan Mailata

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#69 OL Landon Dickerson

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#75 DE Tarron Jackson

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#78 OL Sua Opeta

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#81 TE Grant Calcaterra

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Calcaterra will make his NFL debut on Sunday at Washington.

#88 TE Dallas Goedert

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#89 TE Jack Stoll

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#90 DT Jordan Davis

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Davis will look for an increase in snaps against Washington.

#91 DT Fletcher Cox

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#93 DT Milton Williams

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#94 DE Josh Sweat

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#95 DT Marlon Tuipulotu

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#97 DT Javon Hargrave

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