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Eagles Injury Update: Jordan Matthews among four starters who missed practice

Here's an early update on the team's Week 15 injury situation.

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The Philadelphia Eagles returned to practice today for the first time since their win over the Buffalo Bills. Now the team is preparing for the Arizona Cardinals this week. Keep in mind Tuesday is typically a light session. Here's a full update on the Eagles' injury situation.

Jordan Matthews

No practice for Matthews. The second-year receiver played on Sunday despite being added to the team's injury report on Saturday with a back injury. After practice, Matthews confirmed he didn't participate due to his back. Some more insight:

The Eagles can't really afford to be without Matthews. He's easily been Philadelphia's most productive receiver.

Matthews has run 91.6% of his routes from the slot this season, which is the most of any NFL pass catcher. The next closest players on the Eagles are as follows: Seyi Ajirotutu (33.3%, two out of six routes run), Miles Austin (24.4), Riley Cooper (20.6%), Nelson Agholor (19.3%), and Josh Huff (13.3%).

Allen Barbre and Matt Tobin

Both of the team's starting guards did not practice. They played the entire game on Sunday. Barbre told one reporter that this was a rest day for him.

Byron Maxwell

Maxwell wasn't on the field during practice or in the locker room. He was seen at the facility, however. Maxwell didn't leave the game early with an injury and hasn't been listed on the injury report recently.


The Eagles will release their first official Week 15 injury report tomorrow on Wednesday.