Two Eagles Receivers Questionable vs. Washington
Dorial Green-Beckham (abdomen), Ryan Mathews (knee) and Jordan Matthews (ankle) are questionable for the Eagles’ game against Washington on Sunday, while Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee) is out. With Vaitai unavailable, Allen Barbre is once again expected to move to right tackle while Stefen Wisniewski will start at left guard.
Green-Beckham is the one who is least likely to play this week after missing practice on both Wednesday and Thursday. Matthews, meanwhile, was limited on Wednesday and practiced fully on Thursday, while Mathews has been a full participant each day this week.
Although it’s possible the Eagles will only have three available receivers on Sunday if both Green-Beckham and Matthews are out, Doug Pederson said he won’t add another wideout to the 53-man roster for depth.
“I’ll probably lean more on the tight ends. Trey [Burton] has kind of taken that role the last couple of weeks,” Pederson said. “That’d be the direction we go.”
As for Washington, starting defensive ends Chris Baker and Ricky Jean Francois and backup defensive end Anthony Lanier have all been out or limited for each practice this week. Starting free safety Will Blackmon hasn’t practiced in the last few days, while starting left guard Shawn Lauvao and starting center Spencer Long haven’t practiced either. Jordan Reed has been limited, but he’s expected to play on Sunday.