Eagles’ 53-man roster heavy with defensive tackles for Week 13 matchup vs. Titans

The Philadelphia Eagles are less than five hours away from returning to the field for a Sunday afternoon matchup against the Titans.

The Birds are the favorite and will look to move to 11-1 on the season while maintaining their lead in the NFC. 

Jalen Hurts continues to cement his status for a new contract, and at the same time, Jonathan Gannon’s retooled defense regained its form after being shredded three weeks ago.

Here’s your updated 53-man roster for Week 13 with Jordan Davis returning.

#1 QB Jalen Hurts

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Hurts is in the thick of the MVP race and has major improvements is a significant reason why the Birds are in the driver’s seat for a No. 1 seed. The improvement hasn’t gone unnoticed, and Hurts has an excellent chance at making his first Pro Bowl berth.

#2 CB Darius Slay

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Slay will matchup with rookie Treylon Burks when the scheme calls for it.

#3 WR Zach Pascal

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#4 K Jake Elliott

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#6 WR DeVonta Smith

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DeVonta Smith could be in line for a huge day against Roger McCreary.

#7 LB Haason Reddick

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Reddick has 8 sacks on the season and is heading towards his third straight year with double-digit takedowns.

#8 P Arryn Siposs

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#10 QB Gardner Minshew

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#11 WR A.J. Brown

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Brown is healthy and looking to control his emotions against his former team.

#14 RB Kenneth Gainwell

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#16 WR Quez Watkins

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Watkins is starting to find his role with the Eagles’ revamped defense.

#17 LB Nakobe Dean

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#18 WR Britain Covey

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The undrafted rookie has been the Eagles’ chief punt return guy.

#19 QB Ian Book

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#21 DB Andre Chachere


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#22 S Marcus Epps

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Epps will see his role increase with C.J. Gardner-Johnson on injured reserve.

#24 CB James Bradberry

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Bradberry has statistically been among the top cornerbacks in the NFL this season.

#26 RB Miles Sanders

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After running over the Packers in Week 12, Sanders is 100 yards away from his first 1,000-yard rushing season.

#27 CB Zech McPhearson

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#28 CB Josh Jobe

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#32 S Reed Blankenship

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Blankenship will make his first start at safety with Gardner-Johnson on injured reserve.

#33 CB Josiah Scott

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Scott will start his fourth game in the slot without Avonte Maddox available.

Story originally appeared on Eagles Wire