Eagles play Roster Roulette ahead of Week One

Miles Sanders and Derek Barnett out, Sua Opeta and T. Y. McGill in.

The Eagles announced a slew of roster moves a day ahead its Week One showdown with the Washington Football Team.

Miles Sanders – OUT

Miles Sanders has battled hamstring strains in the past and it looks as if he will miss the season opener with that all too familiar injury. Sanders has not been a full participant in practice in quite some time. He has been officially downgraded to out for this weeks game again the Washington Football Team.

Look for Boston Scott and Corey Clement to carry the load. As well as newly signed RB Jason Huntley to round out the group. The highly skilled front seven that Washington possesses will make for quite the challenge for these Runningbacks.

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Derek Barnett – OUT

Barnett has also been dealing with a hamstring injury, and has now officially been placed out for Week One. Barnett will need to wait at least a week to get on the field for his first action in 2020.

The Eagles signed back Vinny Curry for an exact situation like this one. He should get the start in Barnett’s absence. Other DEs include Josh Sweat, Genard Avery and Casey Toohill.

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Opeta is a familiar face in Philadelphia as he was with the team last season. Opeta looks to provide solid backup Guard depth. With the news that Jason Peters is sliding back to LT, and Lane Johnson not being 100%, adding another OL makes a ton of sense. Another team showed interest in Opeta last season, so it is great to still have him as an Eagle.

T. Y. McGill – PS CALL UP

Another familiar face is Defensive Tackle T. Y. McGill. This move is another one that is somewhat expected. With offseason acquisition Javon Hargrave’s status up in the air, adding another DT is the right move here.

McGill knows the 4-3, wide nine scheme that Jim Schwarz runs and can provide some extra depth, especially when you consider the Eagles like to sub out their pass rushers quite a bit.

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Carson Wentz #11 of the Philadelphia Eagles in the huddle during a game against the New Orleans Saints at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 18, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Saints defeated the Eagles 48-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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