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Updates on Philadelphia’s injuries.
Five players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Zach Ertz, Brandon Brooks, Marcus Epps, Ryan Kerrigan, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside.
Ertz suffered a hamstring injury in Week 1. The Eagles are taking it light on him so that he’s able to play in Sunday’s game.
Brooks was limited in practice last week. The Eagles are taking a similar approach to him as they are with Ertz.
Epps is in the concussion protocol. He was doing some work on a side field while the rest of the team practiced, which suggests he’s closer to returning than not. He might be cleared in time to play on Sunday. Epps might start again at safety.
Kerrigan missed practice due to undisclosed personal reasons. Guessing he’ll be back tomorrow or Friday.
JJAW was described as “day-to-day” by Nick Sirianni. The Eagles’ decision to use a practice squad protection on Craig James, who can help on special teams, could point to JJAW missing this week’s game.
Seven players were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS: Rodney McLeod, Miles Sanders, Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Jason Kelce, and Darius Slay.
McLeod was limited all of last week before being ruled out on the final injury report. He still might not be ready to play; we’ll have to see how he progresses this week. Probably not the best sign if he’s limited again on Thursday.
The Eagles seem to be taking it easy on Sanders, who apparently has an ankle issue but nothing too serious.
Cox, Graham, Johnson, Kelce, and Slay are all in the 30+ club. Lighter day for these veterans.
Two players were listed as FULL PARTICIPANTS: Landon Dickerson and Davion Taylor.
Dickerson was limited all of last week and did not play. Now he appears to be on track to make his NFL debut in Week 2. Dickerson won’t be starting, of course, but he can provide the Eagles with more interior offensive line depth.
Taylor is also set to make his season debut. The second-year linebacker’s projected role is currently unclear. He was getting a lot of reps as the top linebacker early in training camp prior to missing most of the summer with a calf injury. He might see some defensive snaps while also contributing on special teams.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (ankle)
OG Brandon Brooks (knee, resting player)
S Marcus Epps (concussion)
TE Zach Ertz (hamstring, resting player)
DE Ryan Kerrigan (personal matter)
DT Fletcher Cox (resting player)
DE Brandon Graham (resting player)
OT Lane Johnson (resting player)
C Jason Kelce (resting player)
S Rodney McLeod (knee)
RB Miles Sanders (ankle, resting player)
CB Darius Slay (resting player)
OL Landon Dickerson (knee)
LB Davion Taylor (calf)
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The 49ers are dealing with some significant ailments.
San Fran placed top cornerback Jason Verrett and top running back Raheem Mostert on injured reserve due to season-ending injuries. The loss of Verrett is especially damaging.
As for the players on their 53-man roster, starting defensive tackle Javon Kinlaw and starting cornerback Emmanuel Moseley did not practice. Their outlook isn’t looking promising for Sunday. Here’s what our friends over at Niners Nation had to say about that:
There was no Moseley or Kinlaw is not a good sign. Kinlaw being out showed up the most in the Lions running game. Zach Kerr was getting driven out of his gap time after time, and the linebackers didn’t have the luxury to run untouched, and it showed.
If Moseley cannot go, we’re looking at Deommodore Lenoir and one of Dontae Johnson, Josh Norman, or Dre Kirkpatrick. Gulp. The Eagles have plenty of speed, and I can see them testing the Niners early and often.
Arik Armstead, meanwhile, is expected to play. The 49ers are being cautious with him to get their starting edge rusher to game day.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Arik Armstead (hip/adductor)
LB Dre Greenlaw (groin)
DT Javon Kinlaw (knee)
CB Emmanuel Moseley (knee)
DE Dee Ford (ankle)
LB Marcell Harris (oblique)