Two Eagles players did not practice: starting tight end Zach Ertz and backup defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao.
Ertz is still in the league’s mandatory concussion protocol. He’ll need to pass through that in order to be eligible to play on Sunday.
The good news is that Ertz has been able to participate in meetings. Doug Pederson also said that Ertz is one player who could afford to miss practice but still be able to play in the game. So it sounds like there’s at least a shot Ertz could play this week, depending on how he progresses.
Although #eagles TE Zack Ertz has not been cleared from concussion protocol and thus did not practice Wednesday, I get strong sense Ertz will be cleared this week and will play against #Rams on Sunday. @SportsRadioWIP— Howard Eskin (@howardeskin) December 7, 2017
As for Vaeao, he’s listed with a shoulder injury. No word on the severity of that issue. Elijah Qualls will be active this week if Vaeao can’t play.
Eagles middle linebacker Joe Walker returned to practice as a full participant after missing the Seahawks game. He could potentially be on pace to return this week. Najee Goode mostly filled in during Walker’s absence.
Derek Barnett and Jason Kelce are also listed as full participants. They were both limited in practice last Thursday but they suited up against Seattle.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Zach Ertz (concussion)
DT Destiny Vaeao (shoulder)
DE Derek Barnett (groin)
C Jason Kelce (ankle)
LB Joe Walker (neck)
LOS ANGELES RAMS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Rams did not hold a formal practice on Wednesday due to the wildfire situation in California. Instead, they held a walk-through.
Six Rams players sat out on Wedensday: starting inside linebacker Mark Barron, starting outside linebacker Connor Barwin, starting inside linebacker Alec Ogletree, starting center John Sullivan, starting offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, and starting wide receiver Robert Woods.
Barron, Sullivan, and Whitworth were all given rest days, so they should be fine for Sunday’s game.
Barwin is expected to be out this Sunday. That’s a shame because he won’t get to face off against his former team.
Ogletree is expected to play this week despite getting banged up against the Cardinals in Week 13.
Last week, Rams head coach Sean McVay said Week 15 was a more likely return date for Woods. McVay didn’t completely rule out Woods returning earlier than expected, but with Woods sitting out of Wednesday’s walk-through, it looks like the Rams will be without their leading receiver this week.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Mark Barron (not injury related)
OLB Connor Barwin (forearm)
LB Alec Ogletree (elbow)
C John Sullivan (not injury related)
OT Andrew Whitworth (not injury related)
WR Robert Woods (shoulder)
RB Malcolm Brown (knee)