Eagles Put Vinny Curry and Craig James on Injured Reserve

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Bring out your dead!

Sometimes the Eagles’ injury list reminds you of that famous scene from Monty Python and the Holy Grail, when the guy is wheeling the cart through the village and they can’t fit anybody else on it. And then a dude who is still alive gets tossed on the wagon anyway.

The Birds added Vinny Curry and Craig James to IR today:

Head Coach Doug Pederson said that defensive end Vinny Curry and cornerback Craig James each suffered a “significant” injury in Sunday’s loss to Washington.

On Tuesday, the Eagles placed both players on Injured Reserve. Remember that both players are eligible to return to the active roster after three games if they are healthy.

The Eagles filled one of the open spots on the active roster by signing guard Sua Opeta from the practice squad. Opeta was called up from the practice squad for Sunday’s game, but did not play. Opeta went through the same thing in his rookie season. He was on the practice squad to open the 2019 season, but the Weber State product was eventually promoted to the active roster in December. He did not play in a game.

With Curry out, they’ll have to hope one or both of Brandon Graham or Derek Barnett can play on Sunday. Graham is in the concussion protocol and Barnett is working back from a preseason hamstring injury. Right now the rest of the defensive end depth chart is Josh Sweat, Genard Avery, and Casey Toohill, and they might have to bring up Joe Ostman from the practice squad.

At corner, Trevor Williams could come up to replace James, who was a key special teams piece.

The good news is that Lane Johnson and Miles Sanders could be back on the field against the Rams, which would be “a big fucking deal,” as Joe Biden once said to Barack Obama.

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