Eagles Rule Out 3 Players for Thursday Night vs. Vikings

The Minnesota Vikings will attempt to right the ship on Thursday night as they take on the Philadelphia Eagles in Week 2.

Minnesota got their 2023 season started on a sour note as they lost to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday, but now they get a chance to get an upset road win just four days after that loss.

Ahead of that game, the Eagles have released their final injury report of the week. Three players have been ruled out of that game by Philadelphia: S Reed Blankenship, CB James Bradberry, and RB Kenneth Gainwell. Meanwhile, DT Fletcher Cox has been listed as questionable.

Eagles Final Injury Report Ahead of Week 2

Eagles Rule Out 3 Players
Feb 12, 2023; Glendale, Arizona, US; Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox (91) against the Kansas City Chiefs during Super Bowl LVII at State Farm Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The four players have been on the Eagles injury report throughout the week, and in addition to Blankenship, Bradberry, and Gainwell being out, Philadelphia also had to place LB Nakobe Dean on IR with his foot injury.

Blankenship and Bradberry being out further limits Philadelphia’s back-end of their defense as both players started Week 1 against the Patriots. In that Week 1 game, Blankenship recorded 12 tackles and a pair of passes defended in the Eagles win.

Meanwhile, Bradberry has been one of the better cornerbacks in the entire NFL since he was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the second round of the 2016 Draft. In each of his first seven NFL seasons, Bradberry has played at least 13 games and recorded 10+ passes defended as well as 2+ interceptions in every year other than 2018.

Sep 19, 2022; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Philadelphia Eagles cornerback James Bradberry (24) against the Minnesota Vikings at Lincoln Financial Field. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

On the Vikings’ side, Garrett Bradbury has also been ruled out for Thursday night with his back injury suffered in Week 1 against the Buccaneers. In his stead, Austin Schlottmann looks to get the start. Meanwhile, both Christian Darrisaw and Marcus Davenport are both questionable with ankle injuries.

Kickoff between the Eagles and Vikings is scheduled for 7:15 PM Central on Thursday, September 14th in Philadelphia.

Josh Frey is a Class of 2020 graduate of The College of Idaho and managing editor of PurplePTSD.com. When he’s not writing about the NFL, Josh enjoys running, gaming, or rooting for the Milwaukee Brewers and Bucks. Check out his Twitter account: @Freyed_Chicken.