Only one player did not practice: linebacker Joe Walker. Walker suffered a stinger injury during the Eagles’ Week 12 game against the Bears and did not return.
Walker has been starting at middle linebacker in place of the injured Jordan Hicks. If he can’t play on Sunday, perhaps the Eagles will go with Dannell Ellerbe on the inside. The Eagles signed the veteran defender earlier this month. Ellerbe has been a healthy scratch for his first two games with Philly.
Three players were limited in Wednesday’s practice: wide receiver Alshon Jeffery, center Jason Kelce, and nickel cornerback Patrick Robinson. None of these players left the Eagles-Bears game early on Sunday. I’d guess this was Doug Pederson taking it easy on some veteran players who’ve been dealing with nagging injuries prior to a long road trip.
Two players returned to practice after missing the Eagles-Bears game: backup tackle Beau Allen and backup tight end Trey Burton. Both players were full participants in practice. That bodes well for their playing chances against Seattle.
Rookie defensive end Derek Barnett was also listed as a full participant on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Joe Walker (neck)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
C Jason Kelce (ankle)
CB Patrick Robinson (knee)
DT Beau Allen (knee)
TE Trey Burton (back)
DE Derek Barnett (groin)
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Seahawks had a bunch of players sit out of practice: 11 in total. Those included in that group: starting safety Kam Chancellor (out for the season), starting guard Oday Aboushi, starting left tackle Duane Brown, starting tight end Jimmy Graham, starting linebacker Bobby Wagner, starting defensive end Michael Bennett, and starting cornerback Jeremy Lane.
Seattle was likely resting a number of those players. We’ll see how they progress through the week.
In other news, the following three players were limited: starting rookie corner Shaquill Griffin, starting guard Luke Joeckel, and running back Mike Davis. If Griffin can’t play, it’ll be old friend Byron Maxwell and Lane as the starters on the outside once again.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
SS Kam Chancellor (neck)
OG Oday Aboushi (shoulder)
OT Duane Brown (ankle)
TE Jimmy Graham (ankle)
TE Luke Willson (concussion)
LB D.J. Alexander (shoulder)
LB Josh Forrest (foot)
DE Dion Jordan (neck)
LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring)
DE Michael Bennett (not injured related)
CB Jeremy Lane (not injured related)
RB Mike Davis (groin)
CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion)
OG Luke Joeckel (knee)