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Saturday's NFL injury and roster news for Week 8

The Philadelphia Eagles are getting healthier.

The team is activating tight end Dallas Goedert, wide receiver Jalen Reagor, tackle Jason Peters, linebacker T.J. Edwards and safety Rudy Ford from injured reserve on Saturday, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported. The Eagles would later confirm the news.

Goedert, Reagor and Peters are all good to go for Sunday night 's game vs. the Cowboys, a source tells NFL Network's James Palmer.

Goedert returned to the practice field ahead of schedule this week once fully recovering from a fractured ankle sustained in Week 3. Reagor has been out since Week 2 after having surgery for a torn ligament in his thumb while Peters needed time to recover from a toe injury sustained just ahead of Week 4.

While some Eagles players have emerged amid an injury-ravaged season so far -- most notably WR Travis Fulgham -- Saturday's news is quite the relief. Goedert's return to the lineup allows the Eagles to better utilize their two-tight end sets alongside Richard Rodgers, who is filling in for the injured Zach Ertz. Reagor has already shown promise as a certified deep threat in his two games as a rookie, and quarterback Carson Wentz should have more time to find him with Peters now there to shore up his blindside.

With the NFC East there for the taking, the Eagles (2-4-1) go into Sunday night with a chance to cement their current position at first place within the division.

Here's other injury and roster news we're tracking on Saturday:

  • Dallas Cowboys defensive end Aldon Smith won't be on the move as this year's trade deadline looms, NFL Network's Mike Garafolo reported Saturday on Good Morning Football. According to Garafolo, the Seattle Seahawks were among teams interested in acquiring the veteran pass rusher but the Cowboys let it be known they are not trading Smith. The Cowboys signed Smith to a one-year deal this offseason and Garafolo says it's "likely" that a lucrative deal to stay in Dallas is in his future. In injury news, the Cowboys officially ruled out Andy Dalton (concussion) for Sunday night's game vs. the Eagles and won't travel with the team, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Dalton was originally listed as doubtful. The Cowboys will have linebacker Sean Lee and center Joe Looney as the team activated the two from injured reserve.
  • New York Giants running back Devonta Freeman (ankle) and cornerback Adrian Colbert (shoulder) have been officially ruled out of Monday night's game vs. the Bucs. Wide receiver C.J. Board (concussion) is questionable.
  • Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Chris Godwin (finger) is officially ruled out for Monday night, as expected. Godwin is the only Buccaneer with a game day designation on their injury report. In roster news, the team activated tight end Antony Auclair from injured reserve and waived offensive lineman John Molchon.
  • Denver Broncos running back Phillip Lindsay (concussion) is expected to play this Sunday vs. the Chargers, Palmer reported. Lindsay, who was a full participant in practice on Saturday, is officially listed as questionable. Linebacker Austin Austin Calitro was activated off IR and RB Jeremy Cox was promoted from the practice squad. Denver also placed FB/TE Andrew Beck on IR, elevated offensive lineman Patrick Morris from the practice squad to the game day roster and elevated receiver Fred Brown from the practice squad as a COVID-19 replacement.
  • The San Francisco 49ers activated running back Tevin Coleman and cornerback K'Waun Williams off injured reserve. In a corresponding move, RB Jeff Wilson has been placed on IR. Safety Johnathan Cyprien and receiver River Cracraft were also activated from the practice squad.
  • Kansas City Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen, who gave Broncos RB Lindsay his concussion, was fined $20,000 for lowering his head to initiate contact, according to Pelissero. There was no flag on the play where Sorensen hit Lindsay. The team also moved Danny Isidora and Marcus Kemp from the practice squad to the active roster, and activated Michael Danna off IR.
  • New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman (knee) is being placed on injured reserve and will miss the next three games at least. The Patriots also downgraded cornerback Stephon Gilmore (knee), offensive lineman Justin Herron, who was also placed on IR, and DB Kyle Dugger to out for Sunday. All three were listed as questionable. In corresponding moves, the Pats activated DB Cody Davis and linebacker Josh Uche to the main roster from IR, and added defensive linemen Tashawn Bower and Nick Thurman, as well as WR Isaiah Zuber, from the practice squad.
  • The Cincinnati Bengals have elevated newly signed guard Quinton Spain and G Shaq Calhoun from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Michael Pittman Jr. is set to resume his rookie season after being activated from injured reserve. Pittman was placed on IR after Week 3 once undergoing surgery for compartment leg syndrome in his calf. In a corresponding move the Colts waived WR Daurice Fountain.
  • Chicago Bears wide receiver Allen Robinson has cleared concussion protocol and is expected to play on Sunday vs. the Saints, the team announced. Robinson is listed as doubtful after not practicing all week. In roster news, the Bears activated Dwayne Harris from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • Washington linebacker Jon Bostic was fined $12,000 for his helmet-to-helmet hit on Cowboys QB Andy Dalton, according to Rapoport. Bostic was ejected from the Week 7 game.
  • Buffalo Bills cornerback Levi Wallace from injured reserve and elevated rookie CB Dane Jackson from the practice squad.
  • Las Vegas Raiders guard Gabe Jackson was fined $12,500 for his unnecessary roughness play that led to his Week 7 ejection, according to Rapoport. Referee Scott Novak said Jackson stepped on a player's shoulder on the play. Bucs defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh, who dragged Jackson out of a scrum after that play will not been fined.
  • The Los Angeles Chargers have signed running back Troymaine Pope and guard Cole Toner to the active roster. The team also activated Trey Pipkins from the reserve/COVID list and Jason Moore from the practice squad. Tight end Matt Sokol was signed to the Chargers practice squad.
  • The Los Angeles Rams have elevated linebacker Derrick Moncrief from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • New York Jets safety Bradley McDougald (shoulder) has been placed on injured reserve while cornerback Arthur Maulet was activated from IR. The team also signed kicker Sergio Castillo to the active roster and elevated linebacker Bryce Hager and wideout Jaleel Scott to the active roster from the practice squad.
  • The Pittsburgh Steelers have placed defensive lineman Chris Worley (knee) on injured reserve while activating running back Trey Edmunds from the practice squad.
  • Seattle Seahawks cornerback D.J. Reed and tight end Colby Parkinson were activated from the non-football injury list and placed on the active roster. Tight end Stephen Sullivan and cornerback Jayson Stanley were elevated from the practice squad.
  • The Detroit Lions cornerback Justin Coleman was activated from injured reserve. The team also signed tight end Isaac Nauta to the active roster and defensive tackle Albert Huggins to their practice squad. Running back Bo Scarbrough was released.
  • The Green Bay Packers have elevated safety Henry Black from the practice squad to the active roster and signed Seth Roberts to the practice squad.
  • The Miami Dolphins have elevated cornerback Tae Hayes and defensive tackle Benito Jones from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • Minnesota Vikings cornerback Cameron Dantzler was activated from the reserve/COVID list, linebacker Troy Dye was activated from injured reserve, and CB Chris Jones was activated from exemption. Center Brett Jones, CB Luther Kirk and defensive tackle Hercules Mata'afa were all elevated from the practice squad to the active roster.
  • Cleveland Browns wide receiver KhaDarel Hodge was activated from injured reserve.

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