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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Second on team with 6.5 sacks

    Sweat finished his sixth NFL season with 6.5 sacks (second-best on the Eagles) and 43 tackles in 17 regular-season games. Sweat was a larger part of the Eagles' defensive end rotation this season, as his 71 percent snap share was a big jump over his 56 percent mark from last season. His numbers took a step back despite the extra opportunities, however, as he couldn't come close to matching his 11.0 sacks from 2022. That's largely due to a late-season slump, as Sweat had 5.5 sacks through nine games but didn't manage another until Week 18.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Not listed on injury report

    Sweat isn't listed on the Eagles' injury report Tuesday. Sweat was sidelined for the regular-season finale due to a neck injury he suffered in Week 17, but the Eagles' wild-card bye proved beneficial. The veteran defensive end's omission from the injury report suggests he's put the issue behind him and should be full go for Saturday's divisional-round matchup against the Giants. Sweat posted a career-high 11 sacks this season and is a key piece of Philadelphia's vaunted defensive front.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Considered day-to-day

    Sweat (neck) is being evaluated on a day-to-day basis after being released from the hospital Sunday, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Coach Nick Sirianni didn't offer much information regarding Sweat's recovery Monday, but the defensive lineman recently said on Twitter that he plans to return prior to the end of the season. His status for Sunday's game against the Giants will likely come into focus based on how much he's able to practice this week.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Posts two sacks Sunday

    Sweat recorded six tackles (five solo), including two sacks, during Sunday's 25-20 win over Chicago. Sweat continued his hot streak of bringing down opposing quarterbacks, recording both of his sacks on just one drive in the fourth quarter. The fifth-year defensive end has been a key component of the Eagles' top-ranked pass rush, recording a career-high 9.5 sacks over 14 games this season as well as six over the last four weeks. Sweat should have a chance to continue adding to this impressive total as the Cowboys are forced to devote attention across the Eagles' deep defensive line.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Back to full strength

    Sweat (illness) is now 100 percent after being rushed to the hospital due to internal bleeding in his abdomen from a ruptured artery in January, Jimmy Kempski of PhillyVoice.com reports. Sweat missed the Eagles' playoff game against the Buccaneers in January after undergoing an emergency procedure due to a serious medical matter. Details on the issue were undisclosed at the time, but Sweat played in the Pro Bowl at the end of January and appears fully recovered. The four-year pro set career highs across the board last season and figures to be an integral part of the Eagles' defensive line next season.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Won't play Sunday

    Sweat (illness) is inactive for Sunday' playoff game against the Buccaneers. Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Sweat underwent an emergency procedure Tuesday to address a serious medical matter. Though the report notes that Sweat improved every day to the point that he came close to playing Sunday, he wasn't quite ready to suit up. In the pass rusher's absence, Ryan Kerrigan, Milton Williams and Tarron Jackson are candidates to see added snaps.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Inactive Saturday

    Sweat (coach's decision) is inactive Saturday against the Cowboys. Sweat will get the night off, since the Eagles have a playoff spot already locked up. Ryan Kerrigan will likely see an increase in opportunity against the Cowboys.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Expects to play Sunday

    Sweat (concussion) is listed as questionable but is expected to clear concussion protocols and play in Week 10 against the Broncos, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Sweat suffered a concussion during the Eagles' Week 9 loss to the Chargers. The defensive end recorded a limited practice Thursday and is expected to clear concussion protocols Saturday. Expect Ryan Kerrigan to see an increased role Sunday if Sweat suffers any setback and is unable to suit up.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: In concussion protocol

    Sweat didn't practice Wednesday due to a concussion, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports. Sweat apparently suffered the injury during Sunday's loss to the Chargers. He'll need to fully clear the concussion protocol before returning to the field for Philadelphia.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Inks extension

    Sweat and the Eagles have agreed on a three-year, $40 million extension, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. The deal will keep Sweat in Philadelphia throughout the 2024 season. The fourth-year defensive end drew rave reviews from teammates throughout training camp and is expected to be a breakout candidate in 2021. He recorded six sacks in 2020 while playing just 38 percent of defensive snaps.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Goes to injured reserve

    Sweat (wrist) was placed on injured reserve Saturday. The 2018 fourth-round draft choice contributed two sacks against the Saints as Philadelphia pulled off a Week 14 upset, but he had to exit in the first quarter of last Sunday's loss to Arizona. Now confirmed out for at least three games given his IR designation, Sweat won't have a chance at another appearance this season unless the Eagles reach the playoffs and advance a round.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Injures wrist Sunday

    Sweat was forced out of Sunday's game versus the Cardinals with a wrist injury. Sweat went directly to the locker room in the first quarter, possibly to undergo an X-ray. The third-year defensive end is a fierce pass rusher with six sacks this season. Vinny Curry likely will see an uptick in usage behind starter Brandon Graham and Derek Barnett moving forward.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Expected back for OTAs

    Sweat (ankle) is expected to be healthy in time for the start of OTAs this spring, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports. Sweat's rookie season ended in Week 14 after the Florida State product injured his ankle, which promptly sent him to injured reserve. However, the idea that Sweat could be recovered in just a few months suggests the 2018 fourth-rounder didn't tear up his ankle too badly. If Sweat is able to make it back for OTAs, he'll have a full offseason to climb up a depth chart that may no longer have either Brandon Graham or Chris Long, both of whom will become unrestricted free agents in March.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Lands on IR

    Sweat (ankle) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday. Sweat sustained an ankle injury during Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys, the severity of which now lands him on season-ending injured reserve. Daeshon Hall replaces the rookie fourth-round pick on the Eagles' 53-man roster, but Chris Long should be the primary beneficiary of increased snaps in Sweat's stead.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Debut imminent

    Sweat will likely be active and see the field for Sunday's game against the Vikings, Dave Spadaro of the Eagles' official site reports. Sweat, the Eagles' 2018 fourth-round pick, should finally see some snaps in place of Derek Barnett (shoulder). Just how many remains to be seen, but expect the rookie to work in behind Michael Bennett and Chris Long, both of whom should see increased playing time.
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  • Eagles' Josh Sweat: Returns to practice

    Sweat (leg) returned to practice Sunday, Eliot Shorr-Parks reports. Sweat limped off the field during Thursday's practice, but his return Sunday suggests the fourth-round rookie didn't sustain a severe injury. Sweat is competing for a rotational role at defensive end. Given the depth Philadelphia has at the position, he's likely facing an uphill battle for playing time in 2018.
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