Fletcher Cox and Bryan Braman returned to practice as expected on Thursday, but cornerback Leodis McKelvin, who missed Wednesday’s practice and left the Eagles’ loss to the Lions with a hamstring injury, did not.
Cox (ankle) was a limited participant Thursday; Braman was a full participant.
McKelvin missed the Eagles’ second and third games of the season after leaving the team’s Week 1 win with a similar hamstring injury.
Doug Pederson said all three players would be healthy and available for Sunday’s game against Washington, but with McKelvin missing practice for a second straight day, it’s fair to question whether the veteran cornerback will be healthy in time for the Eagles’ first divisional matchup of the season.
It’s also interesting to take into account the Eagles’ roster move this morning. With Lane Johnson suspended for 10 games, and therefore not counting towards the team’s 53-man roster, the Eagles promoted cornerback C.J. Smith from the practice squad to the active roster.
Smith, along with Paul Turner, was long believed to be one of the team’s more likely practice squad promotions, so the move wasn’t much of a surprise. But it’s fair to wonder if Doug Pederson promoted Smith because the team thinks McKelvin might miss Sunday’s game.
We’ll see what the injury report says tomorrow, but right now, I would bet against McKelvin being able to go, which would mean more Jalen Mills as the team’s third corner.
Here’s the Eagles’ full injury report:
Meanwhile, in Washington, tight end Jordan Reed was absent from practice. It’s believed he’s undergoing treatment for a possible concussion.
No Jordan Reed in sight.— Mike Jones (@MikeJonesWaPo) October 13, 2016