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Eagles Injury Report: Mychal Kendricks still out but improving

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Eagles injury update for Thursday, September 25th, 2014.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have released their second injury report in preparation of their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

To no surprise, starting inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks was held out of practice yet again. There is some positive news to be reported, however. According to Tim McManus of Birds 24/7, Kendricks seems to be making progress towards returning.

[Kendricks] doesn’t look that far off. During the individual portion of practice, where each position group goes through their own set of drills, Kendricks played the part of running back for the rest of the inside ‘backers. They weren’t going close to full speed but Kendricks did some cutting and was able to maneuver around and skip over the orange practice pads that were placed between him and the ILBs. He seems much improved.

It still seems very unlikely Kendricks will play against the 49ers, but perhaps it's possible the Eagles inside linebacker can return for the team's Week 5 game against the St. Louis Rams on October 5.

If Kendricks is out, the combination of Emmanuel Acho, Casey Matthews, and rookie first round draft pick Marcus Smith II will replace his snaps.

Elsewhere on the injury report, starting defensive end Fletcher Cox was a full participant in practice. Cox sat out on Tuesday and was limited on Wednesday due to a back issue.

Rookie wide receiver Josh Huff was a full participant yet again. I'm not sure if the Eagles will activate him on game-day but at least he'll be healthy enough to play if his number is called.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Thursday)


C Jason Kelce (hernia)

Did Not Practice

ILB Mychal Kendricks (calf)

Full Participation

DE Fletcher Cox (back)
DE Brandon Bair (foot)
CB Brandon Boykin (hip)
TE James Casey (knee)
WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
WR Jordan Matthews (oblique)
WR Brad Smith (groin)
OG Matt Tobin (ankle)
CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)
S Earl Wolff (knee)

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San Francisco 49ers Injury Report (Thursday)

Did Not Practice

CB Tramaine Brock (toe)
C Marcus Martin (knee)

Limited Participation

OT Anthony Davis (hamstring)
TE Vernon Davis (ankle, knee)
TE Vance McDonald (knee)

Full Participation

WR Michael Crabtree (quadricep)
RB Frank Gore (back)
DE Justin Smith (not injury related)
LB Patrick Willis (wrist)