Jordan Howard, RB (PHI)

Returns from COVID list

The Eagles activated Howard (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Monday.

Philadelphia returned all of its players on the virus list to the active roster ahead of Sunday's wild-card game in Tampa Bay, including three key skill-position players in Howard and Boston Scott along with tight end Dallas Goedert. Meanwhile, No. 1 back Miles Sanders (hand) was sidelined along with Howard and Scott in the Eagles' Week 18 loss to the Cowboys, which allowed Kenneth Gainwell (12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown, four catches for nine yards) to fill a three-down role. Sanders' status for the first round of the playoffs this weekend isn't yet clear, but if he's not ready to go, Howard and Scott likely would share most of the carries, while Gainwell would serve as more of a change-of-pace option.

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Josh Sweat

Josh Sweat

DL | PHI

Won't play Sunday

Sweat (illness) is inactive for Sunday' playoff game against the Buccaneers.

Jordan Howard

Jordan Howard

RB | PHI

Bound for smaller rotation role

Howard and Boston Scott are expected to rotate in behind lead option Miles Sanders (hand) for reps out of the backfield in Sunday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Boston Scott

Boston Scott

RB | PHI

Headed for smaller rotation role

Scott and Jordan Howard are expected to rotate in behind lead option Miles Sanders (hand) for reps out of the backfield in Sunday's wild-card game against the Buccaneers, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Kenneth Gainwell

Kenneth Gainwell

RB | PHI

Buried on depth chart once again

Gainwell is likely to see limited use out of the backfield during Sunday's wild-card game at Tampa Bay with Miles Sanders (hand) cleared to return from a two-game absence and with Boston Scott (illness) and Jordan Howard (illness) available following one-game absences, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.

Miles Sanders

Miles Sanders

RB | PHI

Expects to play

Sanders (hand) said Friday that he "absolutely" will play in Sunday's wild-card game against Tampa Bay, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.