The interesting news is that Eagles lead back Jay Ajayi was a limited participant due to an ankle injury. Ajayi was listed as a full participant on the Eagles’ estimated Wednesday injury report. There’s still plenty of time before the big game kicks off on Sunday, Feb. 4, so it’s too early to panic. For now, Ajayi’s status is something to keep an eye on.
Veteran linebacker Dannell Ellerbe was a full participant in practice for the first time since the Friday before Philadelphia’s Divisional Round game against the Falcons. Ellerbe missed the NFC Championship Game but it looks like he should be ready to play in the Super Bowl, if the Eagles decide to activate him.
Primary punt returner and reserve running back Kenjon Barner did not practice due to illness. Nelson Agholor returned punts in practice due to Barner’s absence.
The Eagles will hold practice the next two days before leaving for Minneapolis on Sunday. The team is expected to land in Minnesota around 3:30 PM ET.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Kenjon Barner (illness)
RB Jay Ajayi (ankle)
LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
For the Patriots, star tight end Rob Gronkowski still hasn’t been cleared to return from his concussion. The same goes for defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr.
Starting defensive tackle Malcom Brown was downgraded to “did not participate” after being listed a “limited” on Wednesday’s estimated injury report.
Some guy named Tom Brady was added to the injury report for the first time this week. He’s still recovering from a hand injury he suffered in practice last week.
The Patriots also seem to be taking it easy on defensive captain Devin McCourty.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
TE Rob Gronkowski (concussion)
DT Malcom Brown (foot)
DE Deatrich Wise Jr. (concussion)
QB Tom Brady (right hand)
S Devin McCourty (shoulder)
RB Mike Gillislee (knee)
OT LaAdrian Waddle (knee)