Only one Eagles player did not practice: Dannell Ellerbe. The veteran linebacker has been dealing with a hamstring that limited his practice availability last week as well. Ellerbe played 37% of the Eagles’ snaps against the Falcons and didn’t leave the game early so I’d suspect the Eagles are just resting him so he can play on Sunday.
Sidney Jones was listed as a full participant in Wednesday’s practice. The rookie corner was limited with a hamstring issue in two practices last week before ultimately being inactive for Saturday’s game. It remains to be seen if Jones will be active this week now that he’s healthy. NFL insider Ian Rapoport said Jones being a full participant is “a good sign for his status on Sunday.” We’ll see.
No one else is listed on the injury report despite the fact Philadelphia held a physical practice on Wednesday. The Eagles were in pads once again and there was a lot of noticeable energy at practice.
They’re hitting here in South Philly pic.twitter.com/7D00cEybD8— Connor Hughes (@Connor_J_Hughes) January 17, 2018
Nick Foles, Nate Sudfeld getting loose. Energy is up at start of practice. pic.twitter.com/K6PY4HdUZ7— Tim McManus (@Tim_McManus) January 17, 2018
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring)
CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
MINNESOTA VIKINGS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Vikings wide receiver Adam Thielen missed practice with a lower back injury. He told reporters he’s “good” so this might be nothing. If Thielen can’t play, though, that’d be a big loss for Minnesota.
The other Viking to miss practice was backup defensive tackle Shamar Stephen. Someone rolled up on his leg in the Saints-Vikings game. Stephen has played 38.5% of Minnesota’s snaps this season, so he’s a rotational player for them.
Starting safety Andrew Sendejo was limited after suffering a concussion in Sunday’s game. It seems like there’s optimism about his status, but he’ll need to be independently cleared in order to play in this week’s game.
Vikings slot cornerback Mackensie Alexander was also limited. Could be a good time for a Nelson Agholor game.
Starting center Pat Elflein and backup safety Anthony Harris were full go on Wednesday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Adam Thielen (low back)
DT Shamar Stephen (knee/ankle)
S Andrew Sendejo (concussion)
CB Mackensie Alexander (rib)
C Pat Elflein (shoulder)
S Anthony Harris (knee)