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Eagles Injury Report: Several key players return to practice

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Here's a quick update on Philadelphia's injury situation.

Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

The Philadelphia Eagles are mostly healthy after almost one full week of training camp. Only two players on the active roster sat out of Saturday's drills: linebacker Kiko Alonso and safety Jerome Couplin.

Alonso is still recovering from a concussion suffered on Tuesday, Aug. 4. There doesn't seem to be concern that the linebacker will miss a lot of time. As for Couplin, Chip Kelly said the safety had an appendectomy earlier this week and should be able to return by next week. The 23-year-old needs to get healthy in order to fight for a roster spot.

With only Alonso and Couplin out, several key Eagles players returned to practice on Saturday including: running back DeMarco Murray, tight end Zach Ertz, and linebacker Mychal Kendricks.

Murray missed Friday's practice due to an upper respiratory infection. While he participated in team drills, it didn't seem to be to the full extent he normally would. Kelly said Murray was going to be a full go, but it seemed like he may have been easing back into practice still.

As for Ertz and Kendricks, Kelly said they had nagging injuries that caused them to miss Friday's training session. After practice on Saturday, Kendricks said he was fine but didn't practice because of a sports science reason. He didn't want to go into more detail about it.

The Eagles practice again tomorrow on Sunday before having a rest day on Monday, Aug. 10.