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.

While all of Sanders, Scott and Howard were sidelined for Week 18, Gainwell stepped into a lead role for Philadelphia in the team's blowout loss to the Cowboys in the regular-season finale, finishing with 12 carries for 78 yards and a touchdown to go with four receptions for nine yards on seven targets. Considering he had picked up just one carry in each of the previous three games before Week 18, Gainwell likely won't have much of a role in the ground attack now that the Eagles are back to full strength at the position. However, Kaye suggests Gainwell could receive more playing time out of the slot Sunday, as the Eagles only have four healthy wideouts for the postseason opener following J.J. Arcega-Whiteside's (finger) placement on injured reserve.

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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.

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.