Philadelphia rules out five players The Philadelphia Eagles released their third and final official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 6 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants.The Eagles ruled the following five players OUT: D.J. Alexander Stefen Wisniewski Jersey , Nathan Gerry, Corey Graham, Haloti Ngata, and Darren Sproles.Alexander and Gerry being out hurts an Eagles special teams unit that hasn’t been great to begin with this season. It also thins Philly’s linebacker depth.Graham being out means the Eagles are down to just three healthy safeties on the 53-man roster: Malcolm Jenkins http://www.eaglescheapshops.com/cheap-authentic-jake-elliott-jersey , Avonte Maddox, and Deiondre’ Hall. And Maddox isn’t even a real safety. He just started to play the position less than two weeks ago. Not ideal. Ngata’s absence means the Eagles are down to just Fletcher Cox, Destiny Vaeao, Treyvon Hester Cheap Sidney Jones Jersey , and T.Y. McGill at defensive tackle. The Eagles just called Hester up from the practice squad last week while McGill was claimed via waivers on Monday. The Eagles can obviously have Michael Bennett and Brandon Graham play some interior defensive line snaps but boy are the Eagles thin at DT. Sproles hasn’t played since Week 1. Doug Pederson said “he’s close” to returning so maybe he has a chance to play in Week 7. We’ll see. In the meantime, the Eagles down to just Corey Clement (who is back this week), Wendell Smallwood, and Josh Adams at running back with Jay Ajay going on injured reserve. Those three guys combined for 142 rushing yards on 32 carries (4.4 average) against the Colts in Week 3. Clement and Smallwood should see the bulk of the workload there with Adams sparingly working in. The good news is that no other players are listed on the final injury report. Starting tackles Jason Peters and Lane Johnson are good to go despite being limited in practice earlier this week. 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That’s one offensive weapon the Eagles won’t have to worry about.Engram is the only injured Giants tight end this week. No. 2 option Rhett Ellison is questionable to play after failing to practice on Monday and then being limited on both Tuesday and Wednesday. Ellison ranks fourth on the Giants in receiving this year with 11 receptions for 106 yards and one touchdown. Giants pass rusher Olivier Vernon is set to make his season debut despite being limited in practice this week. He’ll test an Eagles offensive line that’s looked shaky in pass protection.Old friend Connor Barwin is expected to play despite not practicing on Tuesday. He was full go on Wednesday.Giants kicker Aldrick Rosas isn’t listed on the injury report, so it looks like he’ll play, but he was limited on Wednesday after sitting out on both Monday and Tuesday. Something to keep an eye on. Perhaps his range and/or accuracy will be affected. 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