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Eagles Injury Report: Zach Ertz returns to practice

Good news for the Birds.

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The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 14 game against the Los Angeles Rams.

The big news is that Zach Ertz returned to practice. He’s still officially in the league’s mandatory concussion protocol, despite the fact the team announced earlier that he had passed through.

Ertz was officially listed as “limited” in practice but he should be on track to play against the Rams this week. The Eagles could really use a strong game from their leading receiver on Sunday.

Backup defensive tackle Destiny Vaeao also returned to practice after sitting out on Wednesday. He was full go.

Joe Walker was a full participant in practice for the second day in a row. It looks like he’s ready to return this week, which could mean Dannell Ellerbe will go back to being inactive. Ellerbe only played one snap against the Seahawks.

Here’s a fun nugget from Thursday’s practice via ESPN’s Tim McManus.

Eagles HC Doug Pederson hit the deck early in practice. He was running around during special teams drills to liven up the mood, and accidentally collided with DE Derek Barnett. Both went to the ground. Pederson is clearly energized, but might want to invest in some cleats for this slick Angels turf.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

TE Zach Ertz (concussion)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DE Derek Barnett (groin)

C Jason Kelce (ankle)

DT Destiny Vaeao (shoulder)

LB Joe Walker (neck)

LOS ANGELES RAMS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

Rams leading wide receiver Robert Woods missed practice again. It’s looking increasingly unlikely he’ll play on Sunday.

Starting linebacker Alec Ogletree did not practice for the second day in a row. The Rams have said they feel good about his playing chances but it’s not 100% certain.

Starting safety Lamarcus Joyner was added to the injury report on Thursday. Sean McVay said the Rams are being cautious with him. He’s expected to suit up.

Connor Barwin is still expected to be out on Sunday.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

LB Mark Barron (not injury related)

OLB Connor Barwin (forearm)

S Lamarcus Joyner (shoulder)

LB Alec Ogletree (elbow)

WR Robert Woods (shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB Dominique Hatfield (hip)

C John Sullivan (not injury related)

OT Andrew Whitworth (not injury related)

FULL PARTICIPATION

RB Malcolm Brown (knee)