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Eagles Injury Report: Only one wide receiver on the active roster took part in Thursday’s practice

Updates on Philadelphia’s injury situation.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 4 game against the San Francisco 49ers.

Eight players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Alshon Jeffery, DeSean Jackson, John Hightower, J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, Jason Peters, Jamon Brown, Avonte Maddox, and Trevor Williams.

Jeffery was limited on Wednesday (and two days last week) but the Eagles are characterizing his absence as part of his progression as opposed to a setback. In any case, looks like he won’t be ready to play this weekend.

Jackson doesn’t appear to be on track to play against the 49ers after missing two straight practices. With Jackson potentially out and Jalen Reagor on injured reserve, the Eagles are missing their top deep threats.

Hightower missed Thursday’s practice due to illness. One would hope he’s feeling healthier and able to play on Sunday.

JJAW is set to miss this week’s game after missing two straight practices. What a crippling loss.

With Jeffery, Jackson, Hightower, and JJAW not practicing, the Eagles were down to just Greg Ward as the only healthy receiver on the 53-man roster (actually 52 right now but that’ll be filled before game day). The team will likely look to activate rookie Quez Watkins from his “return from injured reserve practice window” in addition to elevating Deontay Burnett (and maybe also Travis Fulgham?) from the practice squad. Not exactly the best group of players to surround a struggling quarterback with. Kind of been a recurring problem in recent years.

Peters and Brown missed practice for the second straight day due to illness. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be COVID-19 related. Jordan Mailata could be starting at left tackle if Peters isn’t able to return.

Maddox is out this week and it looks like his top backup, Williams, also won’t be able to play. That leaves the Eagles with the following three healthy cornerbacks: Darius Slay, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Nickell Robey-Coleman. The team could also look to elevate Michael Jacquet from the practice squad.

Three players were LIMITED: Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, and Rudy Ford.

Sanders and Johnson are expected to play ... albeit at less than 100%.

Ford was upgraded to being limited after missing Wednesday’s practice. Perhaps he’ll be able to return this week or next.

Three players were FULL: Jason Kelce, Fletcher Cox, and Jack Driscoll.

Kelce was back after resting to some extent on Wednesday.

Cox is going to be able to play in this week’s game.

Driscoll returned after missing Wednesday’s practice due to illness.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

WR J.J. Arcega-Whiteside (calf)
OG Jamon Brown (illness)
WR John Hightower (illness)
WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
OT Jason Peters (illness)
CB Trevor Williams (rib)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

S Rudy Ford (groin)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
RB Miles Sanders (glute)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DT Fletcher Cox (abdominal)
OT Jack Driscoll (illness)
C Jason Kelce (rest)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

Jimmy Garoppolo missed practice for the second day in a row so Nick Mullens is on track to make his second straight start.

Only two changes from the 49ers’ Wednesday report: 1) starting outside cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon was downgraded from full to limited and 2) starting nickel cornerback K’Waun Williams was upgraded from DNP to limited. San Fran might be forced to play reserve corner Dontae Johnson if Witherspoon and Moseley can’t play.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DE Dee Ford (back)
QB Jimmy Garoppolo (ankle)
LB Dre Greenlaw (quadricep)
CB Emmanuel Moseley (concussion)
RB Raheem Mostert (knee)
TE Jordan Reed (knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB K’Waun Williams (hip)
CB Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION

TE George Kittle (knee)
RB Jerick McKinnon (ribs)