Philadelphia Eagles "Hopeful" Defensive Tackle Will Return in Week 13

The Philadelphia Eagles may have their first look at one of the league's most imposing defensive line combinations for their Week 13 matchup with the Tennessee Titans. Head coach Nick Sirianni said at his Friday press conference that he's hopeful rookie defensive tackle Jordan Davis will be able to return to action for Sunday's showdown.

The Eagles recently activated Davis's 21-day practice window following a four-game stint on injured reserve due to an ankle injury suffered in the team's Week 8 35-13 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Davis started five of his seven appearances before the injury, totalling 14 tackles and one tackle for loss.

Listed at a gargantuan 6-6 and 340 pounds, Davis is a powerful run-stopper who should prove an overwhelming compliment to recently acquired veteran defensive linemen Ndamukong Suh and Linval Joseph. The Eagles have allowed 131.25 rushing yards since Davis's injury compared to 114.71 when he was available. 

Davis initially joined the Eagles as their 13th overall pick in the 2021 NFL Draft after a four-year career at Georgia. He was a man amongst boys with the Bulldogs, totalling 90 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, and 7.5 sacks over 41 appearances and winning a championship with the team in 2021. Davis flashed rare athletic traits in college and at the combine, and those gifts have quickly translated to the pros: he sports a very impressive 78.4 overall grade from Pro Football Focus for his 189 total snaps this season.

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