The Philadelphia Eagles will be without their top Giant Killer for Sunday’s crucial matchup with the New York Giants.
Tight end Zack Ertz has been ruled out with rib and back injuries.
Also out is wide receiver Nelson Agholor (knee). Offensive tackle Lane Johnson (ankle) and cornerback Jalen Mills (ankle) are questionable. Mills was the only one of the four to practice on Friday but was limited.
Ertz caught the game-tying and game-winning touchdowns for the Eagles in their 23-17 overtime victory over the Giants in Week 14.
The Giants will be without right tackle Mike Remmers and tight ends Rhett Ellison and Scott Simonson, who are all out with concussions.
Ellison, who has not played since Week 10, was subsequently placed on IR. Defensive lineman Chris Slayton, a seventh round pick by the Giants in this year’s NFL Draft out of Syracuse, was promoted from the practice squad.
Cornerbacks Corey Ballentine (back) and Sam Beal (shoulder) and linebacker Alec Ogletree (back) were are limited at practice on Friday and are all listed as questionable.
The Giants may make another roster move to add a tight end since they have just one healthy one – rookie Kaden Smith – active for Sunday.
“We may. We may, so we’ll just have to see,” said head coach Pat Shurmur. “It’ll probably be somebody that’s out here practicing. It’s just a matter of doing the paperwork.”
Garrett Dickerson is currently on the practice squad and would be the most likely candidate.