The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Tuesday in advance of their Week 4 Thursday Night Football game against the Green Bay Packers. Note that this report is merely an estimation because the Eagles once again held a walk-through instead of a real practice.
The big news is that starting wide receiver Alshon Jeffery was one of the seven players listed as FULL PARTICIPANTS. It’s looking like Jeffery will be activate for this week’s game.
It’s unclear how close to 100% Jeffery will be even if he does suit up. His playing time could end up being limited. Still, having Jeffery back can’t hurt. It’s not like JJ Arcega-Whiteside (two catches for 14 receptions in 135 snaps played) is really doing anything in his place. UPDATE: The Eagles waived Greg Ward, which is another good sign for Jeffery’s chances of playing.
The six other listed full participants include: Arcega-Whiteside, Dallas Goedert, Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nathan Gerry, Andre Dillard, and Nate Sudfeld.
Arcega-Whiteside should see less playing time with Jeffery potentially returning. Jeffery, Nelson Agholor, and Mack Hollins will likely be the Eagles’ starting wide receivers.
Goedert is listed as a full participant for the first time since tweaking his calf in Week 2. He could be in line for a bigger role on Thursday after only playing nine snaps against the Lions. Goedert and Jeffery being able to contribute this week would be really nice for Carson Wentz’s sake.
Grugier-Hill is on track to return this week. Good to see.
Gerry will play this week. His defensive snaps should go down with Kamu back.
Dillard is truly “okay” as Pederson stated to be the case. The rookie will be ready to resume his role as Jason Peters’ top backup at left tackle.
Sudfeld’s set to be active for his second straight game, assuming the team doesn’t make him a healthy scratch.
Only two players are listed as LIMITED PARTICIPANTS: Derek Barnett and Corey Clement.
Guessing Barnett will be able to suit up. Not great to see him banged up when the defensive ends have already failed to generate sacks.
Clement was listed as a practice participant for the first time since injuring his shoulder in Week 2. If he’s not ready for this week’s game, he should definitely be back for Week 5.
No surprises with the three Eagles players who were listed under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: DeSean Jackson, Ronald Darby, and Timmy Jernigan.
The Eagles are hoping Jackson can be back for Week 5.
Jim Schwartz confirmed Darby will be out for “a little while.” If reports are any indication, Darby might miss four or five games.
Jernigan is still expected to be three-to-five weeks away from returning.
The Eagles will issue their third and final injury report on Wednesday.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
CB Ronald Darby (hamstring)
WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen)
DT Timmy Jernigan (foot)
DE Derek Barnett (ankle)
RB Corey Clement (shoulder)
WR JJ Arcega-Whiteside (heel)
OT Andre Dillard (knee)
LB Nathan Gerry (knee, calf)
TE Dallas Goedert (calf)
LB Kamu Grugier-Hill (knee)
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf)
QB Nate Sudfeld (left wrist)
GREEN BAY PACKERS INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)
The Packers have six changes from Wednesday’s injury report.
Starting tight end Jimmy Graham was upgraded to limited after being listed under did not participate on Monday.
Aaron Jones, Jamaal Williams, Kevin King, and Rashan Gary were all upgraded from limted to full participation.
Packers starting edge rusher Za’Darius Smith — who has played well and logged two sacks this season — was a new addition to the injury report with a knee issue. He was limited.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DL Montravius Adams (shoulder)
LB Oren Burks (chest)
OT Bryan Bulaga (shoulder)
DL Kenny Clark (knee)
OLB Kyler Fackrell (shoulder)
TE Jimmy Graham (groin/quadricep)
WR Jake Kumerow (shoulder)
ILB Blake Martinez (shoulder)
S Will Redmond (knee)
OLB Za’Darius Smith (knee)
OLB Rashan Gary (calf)
RB Aaron Jones (shoulder)
CB Kevin King (chest/illness)
WR Darrius Shepherd (hamstring)
RB Jamaal Williams (neck)