Two players sat out of practice: starting cornerback Jalen Mills and backup defensive end Derek Barnett.
Mills is a new addition to the injury report. Barnett has been on previous injury reports due to a nagging groin issue. If Mills can’t play this week, it could be Rasul Douglas or Jaylen Watkins starting opposite of Ronald Darby. If Barnett is out, look for Steven Means to be active as the fourth defensive end.
Two players were limited in Thursday’s practice: starting left guard Stefen Wisniewski and starting linebacker Mychal Kendricks.
Wisniewski got hurt in Week 14 and sat out against the Giants. It’s unclear if he’ll be ready to return this week, but seeing him listed as limited is better than him not practicing at all. As for Kendricks, it would be very bad for a struggling Eagles defense if he can’t play. Philadelphia lacks ample depth at linebacker.
Two players were listed as full participants: Patrick Robinson and Chance Warmack.
It’s good to see that Robinson is fully back at practice after entering the concussion protocol following Sunday’s game against New York. The Eagles’ slot corner has been cleared to play this week. Warmack’s a new addition to the injury report, but he was full go so that’s not a big concern.
Note that rookie cornerback Sidney Jones is beginning his second week of practice with the team. He’s still on the non-football injury list. Philadelphia has 21 days from when they first practiced him last week to either promote him to the 53-man roster or shut him down for the season. There’s been no indication as to what the Eagles have planned for Jones. It’d be ideal to see him get snaps in Week 17, assuming Philadelphia has their playoff seeding locked up by then.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Jalen Mills (ankle)
DE Derek Barnett (groin)
OG Stefen Wisniewski (ankle)
LB Mychal Kendricks (foot)
CB Patrick Robinson (concussion)
OG Chance Warmack (hamstring)
OAKLAND RAIDERS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
Lots of players listed on Oakland’s injury report.
Despite not practicing, starting wide receiver Amari Cooper and starting center Rodney Hudson are expected to be back this week, per Jack Del Rio.
Raiders starting left tackle Donald Penn is reportedly out for the season due to a foot injury suffered in Week 15.
Starting cornerback David Amerson has been out for eight weeks now.
Starting rush linebacker Bruce Irvin is in the NFL’s mandatory concussion protocol. Irvin ranks second on the team in sacks with 7.5 this season.
Starting tight end Jared Cook, starting defensive end Mario Edwards Jr., and returner/receiver Cordarrelle Patterson were all limited on Thursday. Edwards Jr. missed the Raiders-Cowboys game.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB David Amerson (foot)
DL Denico Autry (hand/ankle)
WR Amari Cooper (ankle)
OL Jon Feliciano (concussion)
DT Treyvon Hester (ankle)
C Rodney Hudson (ankle/illness)
LB Bruce Irvin (concussion)
DE Khalil Mack (not injury related)
DB Keith McGill (knee/illness)
OT Donald Penn (foot)
TE Clive Walford (concussion/neck)
TE Jared Cook (wrist)
DL Mario Edwards Jr. (ankle)
WR Cordarrelle Patterson (hip)