Dannell Ellerbe returned to practice in a limited capacity after entirely sitting out of Tuesday’s session. Ellerbe said he expects to play on Saturday. With the Falcons prone to utilize heavier personnel packages, he’s expected to see some decent playing time at middle linebacker.
Sidney Jones is a new addition to the injury report. The rookie corner said he’s dealing with some “soreness.”
There’s been some question as to what Jones’ role in the playoffs will be. My read on things is that he’ll be inactive on game day. He’s sure not going with be starting; Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby aren’t being benched. So if the Eagles keep Jones active, he’d mainly be used for special teams. And Rasul Douglas is probably better suited for that role since he has experience doing that this season. Plus Douglas isn’t dealing with a hamstring injury. Even if Jones is on the active game day roster, I wouldn’t expect him to contribute much.
Jay Ajayi, Brandon Graham, Jalen Mills, and Halapoulivaati Vaitai were all full participants for the second day in a row. They’re good to go for Saturday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring)
CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
RB Jay Ajayi (knee)
DE Brandon Graham (ankle)
CB Jalen Mills (ankle)
OT Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)
ATLANTA FALCONS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Matt Ryan returned to practice on Wendesday after missing Tuesday’s session due to personal reasons.
Julio Jones missed the second day in a row but he’s not in danger of missing Saturday’s game. The Falcons are just resting him.
Backup linebacker LaRoy Reynolds was added to the injury report on Wednesday with a knee issue. He was limited. Reynolds ranks second on Atlanta in special teams tackles.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Julio Jones (ankle)
RB Devonta Freeman (knee)
WR Mohamed Sanu (knee)
LB LaRoy Reynolds (knee)
QB Matt Ryan (not injury related)
TE Levine Toilolo (knee)