A dreary, embarrassingly inept Eagles first half got worse when wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and right tackle Lane Johnson were carted to the locker room with leg injuries.
Jeffery went first, after having come up lame on a 24-yard pass from Carson Wentz to Zach Ertz. The Eagles said he had a foot injury and was questionable to return.
Johnson was a victim of a sack given up by left tackle Jason Peters. As Wentz went down, Dalvin Thompson threw him onto the back of Johnson’s legs. The Eagles said Johnson was questionable to return with an ankle injury.
Johnson was replaced by Halapoulivaati Vaitai. The loss of Jeffery highlighted a questionable roster decision -- the Eagles opted not to waive anyone to promote a practice squad wide receiver this past weekend, and when Nelson Agholor couldn’t play because of a knee problem, they had just three active wide receivers. Losing Jeffery made that two healthy wide receivers, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward.
Agholor (knee) and defensive end Derek Barnett (ankle) were added to the Eagles’ inactives for Monday night’s game, after having been listed as questionable. There seemed to be a sense Saturday that Agholor would play, as he did last week at Miami, with the same injury, but he could not.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said Saturday that if Agholor couldn’t play, the Eagles would be OK, given that third tight end Josh Perkins is a hybrid player who knows the slot role.
This is the first game Barnett has missed this season. He and Agholor were joined on the inactive list by middle linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill (concussion); running back Jordan Howard (shoulder); offensive lineman Sua Opeta; who is just up from the practice squad; defensive end Shareef Miller; and center Nate Herbig.