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Latest on Miles Sanders and Josh Sweat | The starting guard is 'questionable' (UPDATE)

Latest on Miles Sanders and Josh Sweat | The starting guard is 'questionable' (UPDATE)

The Buccaneers will have their top four running backs available for Sunday's match.

Sanders, a running back, has said he will play against the Buccaneers despite missing the last two games. Sanders said he would have surgery just after the Eagles Week 16 victory over the Buccaneers.


With Sanders ready to roll, he can be used in a rotation with Boston Scott and Jordan Howard. Scott and Howard have held down the fort, and now the entire trio will be able to move in and out of the lineup together. Their availability could allow rookie Kenny Gainwell to see more wide receiver snaps.

According to the team's head coach, defensive end (illness, non-COVID related) will be listed as questionable in the playoff opener.

If Sweat isnt playing, the Eagles will be lacking starter-level skills at the defensive end. Derek Barnett and Ryan Kerrigan would probably start, while Tarron Jackson and practice-squad defensive tackle Cameron Malveaux would also finish the rotation.

UPDATE (2:55 p.m. ET): If Herbig can't play, he would probably be replaced by Sua Opeta or Jack Anderson.

Richard Rodgers is expected to be replaced with the practice squad this weekend by Sirianni.

On Saturday, the Eagles will be able to elect players from their practice squad at 4 p.m.

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