The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 12 game against the Chicago Bears.
The good news for the Eagles is that Jake Elliott was a full participant in practice. Elliott is still in the concussion protocol, so he hasn’t been officially cleared to play yet, but it sure seems like things are trending that way.
The bad news for the Eagles is that two players sat out of Thursday’s practice: backup defensive tackle Beau Allen and backup tight end Trey Burton. Allen missed Wednesday’s practice with a knee issue. Burton was limited on Wednedsay prior to being downgraded today. It would seem the status of these two players is in doubt for Sunday’s game.
With Allen potentially out, it could be Destiny Vaeao and sixth-round rookie Elijah Qualls backing up starters Fletcher Cox and Tim Jernigan.
Burton being out would leave the Eagles with only two active tight ends: Zach Ertz and Brent Celek. Billy Brown is on the practice squad.
Let’s finish on a positive note. Starting safety Rodney McLeod was upgraded to being a full participant in Thursday’s practice after being limited on Wednesday. That’s a good sign.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DT Beau Allen (knee)
TE Trey Burton (back)
K Jake Elliott (concussion)
S Rodney McLeod (oblique)
CHICAGO BEARS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
The Bears officially placed starting outside linebacker Leonard Floyd on injured reserve, effectively ending his season. Floyd currently ranks second on Chicago’s roster in sacks.
In other news, two Bears defensive starters were missing from Thursday’s practice: Chicago sack leader Akiem Hicks and linebacker Danny Trevathan. It would seem like there’s a chance they’ll miss this game after sitting out two days in a row.
Starting wide receiver Josh Bellamy was upgraded to limited on Thursday after sitting out on Wednesday.
Starting offensive guard Kyle Long popped up on the Bears’ injury report today. He was limited after being full yesterday. In-week injuries are typically not a good sign, so that’s something to monitor.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DE Akiem Hicks (knee)
ILB Danny Trevathan (calf)
DE Roy Robertson-Harris (hamstring)
S DeAndre Houston-Carson (ankle)
OG Kyle Long (ankle)
WR Josh Bellamy (concussion)
TE Deon Sims (illness)
WR Dontrelle Inman (groin)
OT Tom Compton (ankle)
DE Mitch Unrein (knee)
CB Bryce Callahan (knee)