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Eagles Injury Update: Two key players leave training camp practice early

Something to keep an eye on.

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The Philadelphia Eagles have avoided major injuries to significant players through the first week of training camp. On Thursday, however, two key veterans left practice early: Jason Peters and Malcolm Jenkins.

The 34-year-old Peters was slow to get up after going down a team drill. He slowly walked off the field before standing on the sideline for a little while. Peters eventually went back inside the team's facility and did not return to practice. Matt Tobin filled in for Peters at first team left tackle. After practice, the Eagles announced he suffered a quad injury.

It's easy to be concerned about Peters after his injury-plagued 2015 season. Not to mention that there's a big drop-off in talent from him to his backup, Tobin.

As for Jenkins, it's rare to see him dealing with an injury. He hasn't missed much practice or game time since signing with Philadelphia. Jenkins pulled up after covering Jordan Matthews during a one-on-one drill. Like Peters, he tried to stay on the sideline before ultimately ending up back in the building. The team announced he suffered a hamstring injury.

With Jenkins out, the Eagles gave first team safety reps to Ed Reynolds. The team's fifth round pick from 2014 has bounced between the practice squad and active roster through his first few seasons.

There's still plenty of time left before the regular season starts, but the Eagles would obviously like to have guys like Peters and Jenkins back as soon as possible. The team's first preseason game takes place on Thursday, Aug. 11.

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Other injury notes: Brandon Brooks, Ryan Mathews, Wendell Smallwood, and Marcus Johnson still aren't practicing.

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UPDATE: Sounds like Peters and Jenkins will miss a week or so.