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Philadelphia Eagles downgrade Jalen Hurts to questionable for Monday night's game

The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have downgraded Jalen Hurts to questionable for Monday night's game against the Seattle Seahawks after the quarterback's sickness worsened overnight, according to the team.

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Hurts still hopes to play, according to Adam Schefter, Senior writer for ESPN, and is traveling to Seattle separately from the team to try to avoid getting anyone else sick.


If Hurts is unable to play, the Eagles would turn to backup quarterback Marcus Mariota, according to the article. There also are no assurances on the playing status of Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith, who is questionable with a groin injury.


Jalen Hurts, Quarterback for the Philadelphia Eagles


Hurts' chances of playing in Seattle were improved by the flexing of Eagles-Seahawks to "Monday Night Football" instead of the originally scheduled game between the Kansas City Chiefs and New England Patriots.


If the Eagles-Seahawks game were played Sunday as originally planned, Hurts would have had a tougher time playing, according to Schefter.


Hurts did not practice on Saturday.


The Eagles (10-3) are hoping to have Hurts under center Monday night against the reeling Seahawks (6-7), who have lost four straight games and started Drew Lock at quarterback last week with Smith sidelined.


Hurts has passed for 3,192 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions, and has scored 12 rushing touchdowns this season, which is tied for the second-most in the NFL in 2022.