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Eagles Injury Report: Zach Ertz misses practice due to hamstring

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Welp.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins.

Two players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Zach Ertz and Vinny Curry.

Ertz’s injury is a new development. He was fine enough to finish Sunday’s game against the Seattle Seahawks as he caught a garbage time touchdown. The Eagles will hope Ertz’s injury isn’t super serious because he’s basically the only reliable pass catcher on the team right now. The Eagles might very well beat the Dolphins without Ertz but, still, not ideal to see him on the injury report. Dallas Goedert is currently the only other tight end on the 53-man roster, though Philly does have Joshua Perkins and Scott Orndoff on the practice squad.

Curry’s absence wasn’t injury related. He should be fine for Sunday.

Four players were LIMITED in practice: Jordan Howard, Nelson Agholor, Alshon Jeffery, and Jason Peters.

Doug Pederson said Howard still hasn’t been cleared for contact. The guess here is that Howard still won’t be available this week.

Agholor didn’t practice at all last week so the fact he was limited today is a step in the right direction. Jeffery was limited all of last week and there was thought he could play but that changed at the last minute. It feels like at least one of Agholor or Jeffery will be back for this week’s game, especially since the Eagles were comfortable with waiving Jordan Matthews.

Peters has been limited in practice for multiple weeks now. The team is just managing the 37-year-old left tackle to get him to game day.

Three players were FULL GO in practice: Carson Wentz, Lane Johnson, and Brandon Brooks.

Wentz suffered a hand injury that required X-rays during the Seahawks game but he’s good to go for this week’s matchup.

Johnson hadn’t officially cleared the concussion protocol as of Wednesday morning but he’s expected to do so in time for Sunday’s game. Getting Johnson back at right tackle figures to make a big difference for the Eagles.

Brooks had to leave the Seahawks game due to his anxiety but he’s planning to play this weekend.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DE Vinny Curry (not injury related)
TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR Nelson Agholor (knee)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)
WR Alshon Jeffery (ankle)
OT Jason Peters (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

OG Brandon Brooks (illness)
OT Lane Johnson (concussion)
QB Carson Wentz (right hand)

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MIAMI DOLPHINS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

The Dolphins’ secondary is already banged up with Xavien Howard and Reshad Jones on injured reserve. Now Miami also has three cornerbacks and one safety who’ve logged starts this year being limited in practice: Ken Crawley, Ryan Lewis, Ken Webster, and Steven Parker. Lewis actually had a brief stint with the Eagles earlier this season when Philly was ravaged by corner injuries. The Eagles’ passing attack might actually be able to have some success this week!

The Dolphins placed speedy wide receiver/running back/kick and punt returner Jakeem Grant on injured reserve earlier today. Two of the team’s remaining four receivers were limited in Wednesday’s practice: Allen Hurns and Albert Wilson.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB Ken Crawley (shoulder)
WR Allen Hurns (ankle)
CB Ryan Lewis (chest)
S Steven Parker (groin)
CB Ken Webster (ankle)
WR Albert Wilson (hip/chest)

FULL PARTICIPATION

LB Jerome Baker (chest)
RB Kalen Ballage (achilles)
DE Taco Charlton (elbow)
QB Ryan Fitzpatrick (shoulder/forearm)