A number of Philadelphia Eagles players are dealing with injury issues following the first full week of practice. Here's a summary of what's going on with everyone.
Matthews left practice early after getting hit low and hard by Jalen Mills. The rookie cornerback blew up Matthews on a screen play to force a fumble (or incompletion). In a game setting, it's a good play by Mills, but in practice defenders aren't supposed to go low like that because it's an injury risk ... as seen with Matthews actually getting hurt.
The third-year receiver stayed on the ground for a little while before getting up and lightly jogging off the field with a limp. After practice, Doug Pederson said Matthews is having his knee evaluated. Pederson told SiriusXM NFL Radio that Matthews is "fine" and will "be sore for a couple days." Big bullet dodged here.
Ertz got hit low by rookie safety Blake Countess on one play. A few plays later, he left the field. Ertz was evaluated for a concussion after practice and has been cleared.
Peters missed practice again due to a quad injury. Pederson said he's day-to-day. He's reportedly expected to be out for at least a week.
Same thing as Peters, expect Jenkins has a hamstring injury.
Mathews finally returned to practice today. Then he left early. Pederson said Mathews was scheduled to be on a limited workload.
The rookie running back is still out with a quad injury. With Mathews and Smallwood out, Kenjon Barner and Byron Marshall got a lot of extra reps.
Brooks finally suited up for practice for the first time all camp. He didn't participate in team drills, though, so it appears the Eagles are slowly working him back into the mix. Stefen Wisniewski took reps at first team right guard.
The veteran cornerback did not practice. Pederson said the team is monitoring his ankle, which he injured last season.
Smith suffered a concussion. He'll need to pass through league protocol before being able to return to practice.
Philadelphia's backup defensive tackle left practice early with a left knee sprain, according to Pederson.
The UDFA receiver has missed quite a few days now.
McLeod isn't hurt, but he wasn't at practice on Friday. He attended a family funeral.