The Philadelphia Eagles have released their second injury report in preparation of their Week 5 game against the St. Louis Rams.
Nickel cornerback Brandon Boykin returned to practice on Thursday as a full participant. Boykin told reporters there is a "good chance" he plays this week. Boykin originally suffered a hamstring injury during the Week 4 Eagles-49ers game. Boykin was forced to leave the game before returning later on. Boykin sat out of practice on Tuesday and Wednesday of this week.
If Boykin can't play, Eagles head coach Chip Kelly noted that safety Malcolm Jenkins, a former cornerback, would assume the slot cornerback position. Second-year defensive back Earl Wolff would likely fill in at Jenkins' starting safety spot.
Starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks was out yet again. Kendricks is reportedly expected to miss Philadelphia's next two games and might not return until after the team Week 7's bye. The trio of Emmanuel Acho, Casey Matthews, and Marcus Smith II will once again fill in for Kendricks.
Jeremy Maclin was a full participant for the second straight day after sitting out on Tuesday. The same goes for veteran tight end James Casey.
Starting center Jason Kelce isn't expected to return until Week 10 so he's already been ruled out.
Eagles injury reports: Wednesday |
Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Thursday)
C Jason Kelce (hernia)
Did Not Practice
LB Mychal Kendricks (calf)
CB Brandon Boykin (hamstring)
TE Trey Burton (achilles)
CB Nolan Carroll II (ankle)
TE James Casey (knee)
WR Jeremy Maclin (hamstring)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
WR Brad Smith (groin)
OL Matt Tobin (ankle)
S Earl Wolff (knee)
St. Louis Rams Injury Report (Thursday)
Did Not Practice
CB Trumaine Johnson (knee)
G/C Barrett Jones (back)
CB Brandon McGee (foot)
WR Tavon Austin (knee)
QB Shaun Hill (thigh)