The following five players missed practice: Derek Barnett, Corey Clement, Fletcher Cox, Alshon Jeffery, and Darren Sproles. That’s a lot of important people there.
Barnett is dealing with a shoulder issue that didn’t prevent him from playing the most snaps of any Eagles defensive end in Week 4. I would guess he’ll be OK for this week.
Clement is still missing time with a quad issue. Doug Pederson said he kept Clement out in Week 4 as a “precaution” and described the second-year running back as “day-to-day.” We’ll have to see how Clement progresses this week.
Pederson lumped Sproles into the same boat as Clement. “Day-to-day.” The Eagles could really use at least one of Sproles or Clement back due to their third down back abilities
Cox is dealing with an ankle issue that caused him to come out for a little bit in the Eagles-Titans game. I’d guess the Eagles are taking it easy on him so he’ll be ready for Sunday. The Inquirer reports there’s “nothing to worry about” with Cox.
Jeffery is listed with a chest issue. It did look like he got a little banged up at one point during last week’s game but he didn’t miss much playing time. The Inquirer reports there’s “nothing to worry about” with Jeffery’s status.
Jason Peters was a limited participant on Wednesday. Peters is still dealing with the quad issue that forced him to leave the Eagles’ Week 2 game early. On Peters’ injury, Pederson said “from time to time it flares up on him.” The Eagles are likely taking it easy on their 36-year-old left tackle leading up to Sunday.
It’s still early in the week to know for sure who will be missing from the Eagles’ Week 5 game. We’ll find out more based on Thursday’s report.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DE Derek Barnett (shoulder)
RB Corey Clement (quad)
DT Fletcher Cox (ankle)
WR Alshon Jeffery (chest)
RB Darren Sproles (knee)
OT Jason Peters (quad)
MINNESOTA VIKINGS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
The Vikings were missing three starters on Wednesday: cornerback Trae Waynes, running back Dalvin Cook, and defensive end Everson Griffen.
Waynes is dealing with a concussion so he needs to pass through the league’s mandatory concussion protocol before he can play.
On Monday, Cook told reporters his hamstring injury is still bothering him. Cook had 10 carries for a mere 20 yards (2.0 average) and no reception against the Rams last week.
Mike Zimmer told reporters that Griffen won’t return to the Vikings until Week 6 at the earliest, so it looks like the Eagles won’t have to face him.
Backup corner and kick/punt returner Marcus Sherels returned to practice after missing the last two games. He was limited.
Starting defensive lineman Linval Joseph was also limited.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Trae Waynes (concussion)
RB Dalvin Cook (hamstring)
DE Everson Griffen (knee/not injury related)
DE Tashawn Bower (ankle)
CB Marcus Sherels (ribs)
NT Linval Joseph (shoulder)
LS Kevin McDermott (finger)
LB Eric Kendricks (elbow)
WR Laquon Treadwell (finger)
DT Tom Johnson (ankle)
OT Riley Reiff (foot)
S Anthony Harris (hamstring)