All Eagles cleared to play Sunday; Quinn could make debut

Posted on October 28, 2022

Coming off their bye week, the Eagles have a healthy roster for Sunday’s game against the Steelers.

Plus, newly acquired defensive end Robert Quinn might make his Eagles debut and injured Steelers linebacker T.J. Watt might attempt to play.

No Eagles were listed with a game status, usually meaning they will be available.

Defensive end Brandon Graham (hamstring) is listed as questionable on the Eagles’ injury report and was a limited practice participant Friday.

Quarterback Jalen Hurts was a new addition to the injury report. He had limited practice participation for personal reasons.

Lane Johnson (concussion), Isaac Seumalo (ankle) and Josh Jobe (shoulder) were full practice participants.

Watt (pectoral) told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review he is not ruling out playing against the Eagles. Watt returned to practice Friday.


Coach Nick Sirianni said Quinn could play Sunday. The 6-0 Eagles traded a fourth-round pick for Quinn on Wednesday.

“We’re working on getting him up to speed,” Sirianni said. “He’s a smart guy that’s been in a lot of different systems.

“Our coaches are working hard, and we’re hopeful he’s playing on Sunday.

“His addition adds another good player to the system, amongst a group of guys that can already get after the passer. Then you add another guy, and that’s just more fresh legs coming after the quarterback, which to me is one of the most important positions in football.”


The NFL Network reported the Eagles and Quinn agreed to cut off the final two years of his contract— meaning he will be a free agent after this season.

Sirianni has coached against Quinn and said you always had to be aware when he was on the field. “I have a ton of respect for him as a player,” Sirianni said. “He’s still playing at a high level.

“Obviously, we know how many sacks he had last year, setting the Bears’ single-season record for sacks, and still seeing him getting after the passer.

“Sometimes sacks come in waves, but we still see the juice in his legs, his ability to put the tackle in a threatening spot and create pressure. We’re excited to have him.”

Quinn, 32, was receiving 68 percent of the snaps with the Bears. The Eagles want to use him more sparingly, working him in the rotation.

  • “Sure, we’ll see what we end up going with for playing time with all the guys, and we’re still in discussion through all those things,” Sirianni said.
  • “We want them all to be able to rush. They all need to rush, and they all need to go out there and play. Yeah, we look to have good fresh legs and waves coming at the quarterbacks creating pressure.”
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