By Michael Donovan
The Eagles have been the NFL’s healthiest team in 2016.
According to numbers from mangameslost.com the Eagles have been without injured players for a total of 45 games this season, that ranks as the healthiest team in the league by far.
The closest team to them is the Tennessee Titans, who have lost 63 man games to injury.
This does not include right tackle Lane Johnson getting caught taking an illegal substance and being suspended for 10 games.
Leading the league as the most-injured team is the San Diego Chargers with an incredible 251 man games lost to injury. The New Orleans Saints have been the most injured team in the NFC with 215 man games lost.
The only Eagles starters to miss games this season due to injury are wide receiver Jordan Matthews (1), guard Allen Barbre (2), guard Brandon Brooks (1), tight end Zach Ertz (above, 2), running back Ryan Mathews (2), cornerback Leodis McKelvin (3), and tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (2) for a very manageable total of 13 games missed.
The Eagles have also placed just three players on injured reserve this season, and only one — backup cornerback Ron Brooks — during the season. That’s also the least amount of any teams in the league. The other two Eagles on injured reserve are rookies Joe Walker and Alex McAlister, who went on prior to the start of the season. Walker may have contributed on special teams. McAlister is basically enjoying a red-shirt season.