The Philadelphia Eagles returned to practice on Monday afternoon. Here are some updates on the team's injury situation as the team prepares to take on the Green Bay Packers in a preseason game this Saturday evening at 8:00 p.m. ET.
The big one: Kiko Alonso practiced and said he expects to play against the Packers this Saturday. Alonso missed a few weeks of training camp, along with Philadelphia's first two preseason games, as he's been slowly recovering from a concussion. On Saturday evening, Chip Kelly said Alonso was able to play if the team really needed him. So, all signs point to Alonso making his debut with the Eagles this weekend.
Inside linebackers Mychal Kendricks and DeMeco Ryans also returned to practice on Monday.
Sam Bradford wasn't showing any ill effects from being (illegally?) hit by Terrell Suggs.
Veteran wide receiver Miles Austin returned to practice after sitting out Saturday's game.
Safety Chris Prosinski practiced after only playing a limited amount of snaps against the Ravens.
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Marcus Smith is still sitting out after suffering a hamstring injury last week. He won't be ready to return until near the beginning of the regular season.
Undrafted free agent wide receiver Rasheed Bailey was seen with his shoulder wrapped. Bailey left the Eagles-Ravens game early. He said he might return as soon as tomorrow.
Zach Ertz is still expected to be out for the entire preseason after having core muscle surgery. He was seen catching some passes on the JUGS machine after practice.
Backup nose tackle Beau Allen did not practice.
Depth nose tackle Wade Keliikipi suffered a Lisfranc injury and will be out for four to six weeks. Keliikipi spent last season on Philadelphia's practice squad.
UPDATE: The Eagles waived/injured Keliikipi and replaced him by claiming Jeremy Towns off waivers.