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Eagles-Jaguars Injury Report: Cecil Shorts leaves practice early

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Eagles injury update for Thursday, September 4th, 2014.

Phil Sears-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles head into their 2014 NFL season opener at home against the Jacksonville Jaguars with a relatively healthy 53-man roster.

The only players who didn't participate in Thursday's practice were the usual suspects: rookie wide receiver Josh Huff, offensive lineman Matt Tobin, and rookie cornerback Jaylen Watkins. Watkins was seen with his helmet on and participating in some individual drills at the beginning of practice. The team officially listed him as "did not practice", however. The good news for Philadelphia is that none of these three players are starters.

Philadelphia Eagles Injury Report (Thursday)

Did Not Practice

WR Josh Huff (shoulder)
OG Matt Tobin (ankle)
CB Jaylen Watkins (hamstring)

Full Participation

WR Brad Smith (groin)
WR Riley Cooper (ankle)
RB Chris Polk (hamstring)

Eagles injury reports: Tuesday | Wednesday |

Jacksonville Jaguars Injury Report (Thursday)

Jaguars starting wide receiver Cecil Shorts III was added to the team's injury report on Thursday. Shorts III reportedly tried to practice but was shut down after he experienced hamstring tightness. Jacksonville head coach Gus Bradley stated that it was a precautionary measure, but it's worth noting Shorts' hamstring kept him out of action earlier in the summer from late July under mid-August. More information here.

Shorts started 13 games for the Jaguars in 2013 and caught 66 passes for 777 yards and 3 touchdowns. The Jaguars only have four healthy wide receivers if Shorts can't play: Marqise Lee, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Mike Brown. Lee, Robinson, and Hurns are all rookies.

Veterans Geno Hayes and Roy Miller were given a veteran's day off.

Did Not Practice

TE Clay Harbor (calf)
RB Storm Johnson (ankle)
OT Austin Pasztor (hand)
LB Geno Hayes (non-injury related)
DT Roy Miller (non-injury related)

Limited Participation

WR Cecil Shorts III (hamstring)
OT Josh Wells (shoulder)

Full Participation

C Luke Bowanko (quad)
P Bryan Anger (right groin)
G Zane Beadles (calf)
DT Sen'Derrick Marks (shoulder)
WR Allen Robinson (hamstring)
K Josh Scobee (right quad)