The Philadelphia Eagles released their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 10 game against the Dallas Cowboys.
Four players did not practice: Darren Sproles, Corey Clement, Jalen Mills, and Sidney Jones.
Sproles’ absence was expected following the news that he aggravated his hamstring injury. NFL insider Adam Caplan notes the injury is to a different area of Sproles’ hamstring than the original issue. It remains to be if/when he’ll be ready to return.
Clement is listed with an illness. One would imagine this won’t prevent him from playing on Sunday.
Mills and Jones missed practice for the second day in a row. This confirms they’ll likely be out for Sunday night’s game.
Ronald Darby could be starting on the left side of the defense (Mills’ usual spot) with Rasul Douglas playing on the right side. That’s the configuration the Eagles used when Mills left the Jaguars game early.
As for the nickel corner position, it could be Cre’Von LeBlanc who gets the nod there as he tries to defend the mighty Cole Beasley. Brian Baldinger recently had a good breakdown on LeBlanc:
.@eagles make a good move to sign @Strap_Ent . Watched him play a lot of games #FAU and @bears. He will help in the slot. Just follow @MalcolmJenkins and you will be fine. #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/fdciZPkeJF— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) November 8, 2018
Two players were limited in practice: Lane Johnson and Joshua Perkins.
Johnson is expected to play on Sunday despite dealing with a high ankle sprain and a Grade 2 MCL sprain. Some have suggested the Eagles should just rest Johnson instead of further risking him to injury. While that sentiment is understandable, the Eagles need to win this week’s game. And an injured Johnson is still better than a healthy Halapoulivaati Vaitai.
Perkins is listed with an illness. The Eagles’ third tight end should be fine to play.
Nathan Gerry and Corey Graham were upgraded to full participants after being limited on Wednesday. Looks like they’ll be returning to the field this weekend. That’s good news for special teams and depth purposes.
Jason Kelce returned to practice on Thursday after missing Wednesday’s practice due to personal reasons.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
RB Corey Clement (illness)
CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
CB Jalen Mills (foot)
RB Darren Sproles (hamstring)
OT Lane Johnson (knee)
TE Joshua Perkins (illness)
LB Nathan Gerry (ankle, knee)
S Corey Graham (hamstring)
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (thumb)
C Jason Kelce (not injury related)
OT Jason Peters (biceps)
DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)
The Cowboys’ injury report is identical to Wednesday’s version save for two changes: starting tight end Geoff Swaim and wide receiver Deonte Thompson have been upgraded to limited participants.
Starting defensive linemen Taco Charlton and David Irving missing practice for the second day in a row seems to indicate they’ll be out on Sunday.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
WR Tavon Austin (groin)
DE Taco Charlton (shoulder)
DL David Irving (ankle)
LB Sean Lee (hamstring)
LB Joe Thomas (foot)
OG Connor Williams (knee)
DE Randy Gregory (knee)
OG Zack Martin (knee)
TE Geoff Swaim (knee)
WR Deonte Thompson (ribs)
CB Chidobe Awuzie (ankle)