For the second day in a row, only one player did not practice: linebacker Joe Walker. It seems like he won’t be able to play this week. If that’s the case, it could be Dannell Ellerbe making his first start with Philly. Or maybe the Eagles split playing time between Ellerbe and Najee Goode. With both Walker and Jordan Hicks hurt, Philly is now down to their third string linebacker option(s).
Two players were limited during Thursday’s session: starting center Jason Kelce and rookie defensive end Derek Barnett. Kelce was also limited on Wednesday. The veteran blocker is pretty good about playing through injury so I doubt his status is in jeopardy. As for Barnett, he was a full participant on Wednesday, so it’s interesting to see he got moved down to limited. If he can’t play, that would mean more playing time for Steven Means.
Wide receiver Alshon Jeffery and slot cornerback Patrick Robinson were upgraded to full participants on Thursday after being limited yesterday. Both players are on pace to suit up on Sunday. The same goes for Trey Burton and Beau Allen, who missed the Eagles-Bears game but returned to practice as full participants on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Joe Walker (neck)
C Jason Kelce (ankle)
DE Derek Barnett (groin)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
CB Patrick Robinson (knee)
DT Beau Allen (knee)
TE Trey Burton (back)
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
The most interesting thing about the Seahawks’ injury report is that starting safety Earl Thomas was held out of Thursday’s practice with a heel injury. Thomas wasn’t listed on Seattle’s Wednesday injury report; this is a new thing. If he can’t play, or his effectiveness is limited, that’d be a big concern for the Seahawks’ defense.
Kam Chancellor is out for the season due to a neck injury. He just hasn’t been placed on injured reserve yet. Luke Joeckel will likely start at left guard with Oday Aboushi expected to be out.
Veterans such as Duane Brown, Jimmy Graham, Bobby Wagner, and Michael Bennett seem to be receiving rest in advance of this week’s game.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
S Earl Thomas (heel)
S Kam Chancellor (neck)
OG Oday Aboushi (shoulder)
OT Duane Brown (ankle)
TE Jimmy Graham (ankle)
LB D.J. Alexander (shoulder)
LB Josh Forrest (foot)
DE Dion Jordan (neck)
LB Bobby Wagner (hamstring)
DE Michael Bennett (not injury related)
DT Nazair Jones (ankle)
OG Luke Joeckel (knee)
CB Jeremy Lane (not injury related)
RB Mike Davis (groin)
CB Shaquill Griffin (concussion)
TE Luke Willson (concussion)