The injury status of Philadelphia Eagles starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks and running back Darren Sproles remains unclear heading into the team's Week 8 game against the Arizona Cardinals. Both players have been limited in practice all week and were officially ruled questionable on Friday's final injury report.
Reports throughout the week made it seem like Kendricks' status wasn't looking good. On Thursday, Jeff McLane tweeted the following: "The feeling I'm getting from some in locker room is that Mychal Kendricks isn't likely to play Sunday. Another week of Matthews/Acho/Smith." Tim McManus of Birds 24/7 echoed McLane's sentiment with a report of his own: "[Kendricks] won't play this week," said one of the [Eagles] defensive players. Others weren't as sure." McManus also noted that one Eagles player expected Sproles to be a game-time decision.
The latest update on Kendricks and Sproles comes from Howard Eskin of FOX29. This one seems to be more optimistic about Kendricks and less so about Sproles:
Getting sense @eagles LB kendricks will play sunday but RB darrin Spoles still iffy despite report by talking head @ClaytonESPN yesterday— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) October 25, 2014
Take the report for what's it worth. This information seems far from concrete.
At this point it looks like the game-day status of Sproles and Kendricks won't actually be revealed until closer to kickoff. Note that the Eagles inactive list will be released around 3:00 PM EST. But even if Sproles and/or Kendricks end up on the active game-day roster, that doesn't guarantee they will be playing their regular snap count. It seems possible their injuries could constrain them to a limited role. Or maybe not. At this point, who knows?
Stay tuned for more updates.