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Eagles vs. Dolphins Final Injury Report: Zach Ertz and Jordan Howard questionable, Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor will play

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Friday news and updates.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their third and final official injury report on Friday in advance of their Week 13 game against the Miami Dolphins.

The Eagles only listed two players on their final report: starting tight end Zach Ertz and leading rusher Jordan Howard. Both players are QUESTIONABLE for this week’s game.

Note that this is the first time since Super Bowl LII (February 4, 2018), the Eagles are entering a game without a single player listed “OUT” on the final injury report. Been too long!

Ertz was limited in Friday’s practice after sitting out on Wednesday and Thursday. He’s been dealing with a hamstring injury that he reportedly suffered in Week 11. Dallas Goedert said he expects to Ertz to play this weekend, for what it’s worth. If Ertz can’t play, Goedert is the only healthy tight end on the 53-man roster. The Eagles have until 4:00 PM on Saturday to promote a practice squad tight end (Joshua Perkins or Scott Orndoff) if they want to go that route.

Howard still hasn’t been cleared for contact, according to Doug Pederson. It’s hard to imagine, then, that he’ll be active for this week’s game. The Eagles will likely be down to Miles Sanders, Jay Ajayi, and Boston Scott at running back once again. Sanders figures to get the bulk of the touches with Ajayi having a smaller role.

Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor were full participants in Friday’s practice and they’re not listed on the final injury report. Jeffery will play for the first time since Week 9 while Agholor returns after missing one game. Pederson said JJ Arcega-Whiteside and Greg Ward will still have offensive roles despite the return of Jeffery and Agholor.

Lane Johnson was a full participant throughout this week so he’ll start at right tackle after missing last week’s game.

Carson Wentz, Brandon Brooks, Jason Peters, and Vinny Curry are also on track to play despite appearing on the injury report this week.

Cre’Von LeBlanc participated in practice this week since the team activated his 21-day practice window. He won’t be eligible to play until the Eagles officially put him on their 53-man roster. Note that Philly currently has an open roster spot.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)

QUESTIONABLE

TE Zach Ertz (hamstring)
RB Jordan Howard (shoulder)

...

RESERVE/INJURED

RB Corey Clement
S Rudy Ford
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc (designated to return)
WR DeSean Jackson
DT Malik Jackson
OT Jordan Mailata
DE Joe Ostman
DT Hassan Ridgeway
RB Darren Sproles


MIAMI DOLPHINS INJURY REPORT (FRIDAY)

The Dolphins’ secondary was already banged up to begin with and now contributors Ken Crawley, Steven Parker, and Ken Webster are all questionable to play after being limited in practice all week. Even the Eagles’ anemic passing attack should be able to take advantage of this matchup.

QUESTIONABLE

CB Ken Crawley (shoulder)
S Steven Parker (groin)
CB Ken Webster (ankle)
...

RESERVE/NON-FOOTBALL INJURY

DT Kendrick Norton

RESERVE/PHYSICALLY UNABLE TO PERFORM

LB Mike Hull
CB Cordrea Tankersley

RESERVE/INJURED

LB James Crawford
WR Jakeem Grant
CB Xavien Howard
OG Danny Isidora
WR Gary Jennings
S Reshad Jones
DE Jonathan Ledbetter
WR Ricardo Louis
S Bobby McCain
CB Aqib Talib
WR Preston Williams