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Eagles Injury Report: Lane Johnson misses practice again, Darius Slay upgraded

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 6 game against the Baltimore Ravens.

Four players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Lane Johnson, Matt Pryor, Duke Riley, and Marcus Epps.

Johnson missing two days in a row isn’t a good sign for his availability but he’s reportedly expected to try to play. The Eagles should really just shut him down, though. Even if he IS able to suit up, one would expect he might have to leave the game early for the third week in a row. Jack Driscoll will line up at right tackle whenever Johnson isn’t playing.

Pryor missed practice due to illness. Veteran Jamon Brown took his place at first team right guard. Pryor has struggled this season; he ranks towards the bottom of the league in guards graded by Pro Football Focus. Wonder if we’ll see Brown replace him as soon as this weekend.

Here’s an exact quote from Doug Pederson earlier this week:

Duke Riley, actually, came out okay. He was a little banged up in the game. But he’s going to be fine. He’s going to be okay. Expect him to be out there this week.”

If Riley was truly fine, he wouldn’t be missing two days of practice. It looks he’s not on track to play Sunday. If that’s the case, the likes of Alex Singleton and Shaun Bradley will be in line for more playing time along with Nathan Gerry (joy!). Maybe we’ll even seen Davion Taylor log his first defensive snap of the season!?

Epps missing practice again seems like a bad sign for his availability. Without him, the Eagles are down to ... Rodney McLeod, Jalen Mills (if he’s not playing cornerback), and K’Von Wallace at safety on the 53-man roster. They could really afford to activate Will Parks, which very well might happen. The Eagles will also look to elevate practice squad defensive back Elijah Riley for this week’s game.

Five players were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS in practice: Darius Slay, DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Avonte Maddox, and Richard Rodgers.

Slay was upgraded to being limited. Seems like he’s on track to be cleared for game day.

Jackson and/or Jeffery could return to the field this week. If that’s the case, it’ll be pretty interesting to see what their playing time looks like. It would be a real shame to see Travis Fulgham lose snaps to two aging veterans who won’t even be on the roster next year.

Maddox might have a chance to return this week. If not, maybe he’s back in Week 7. Wonder if the Eagles put him back at outside cornerback or just keep Mills there instead.

Dick Rod being limited two days in a row raises questions about his availability for Sunday. The Eagles are primed to elevate veteran practice squad tight end Jason Croom whether Rodgers can play or not. The Eagles can bring Dallas Goedert back as soon as next week if he’s healthy enough to play.

Six players were listed as FULL PARTICIPANTS in practice: Fletcher Cox, Jason Kelce, K’Von Wallace, Shaun Bradley, Jamon Brown, and Hassan Ridgeway.

All these players should be good to play this week. Bradley, Brown, and Ridgeway returned from missing Wednesday due to illness.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

S Marcus Epps (rib)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
OG Matt Pryor (illness)
LB Duke Riley (rib)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
TE Richard Rodgers (neck)
CB Darius Slay (concussion)

FULL PARTICIPATION

LB Shaun Bradley (illness)
OG Jamon Brown (illness)
DT Fletcher Cox (personal)
C Jason Kelce (hip)
DT Hassan Ridgeway (illness)
S K’Von Wallace (neck)

BALTIMORE RAVENS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

Starting left tackle Ronnie Stanley was upgraded to full after missing Wednesday’s practice. Cornerbacks Marcus Peters and Jimmy Smith returned to practice in a limited capacity.

Starting defensive end Derek Wolfe, who ranks tied for second on Baltimore in tackles for loss, was a new addition to the injury report. He could be in jeopardy of missing this week’s game due to suffering a concussion late in the week.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

RB Mark Ingram (not injury related)
DB/LB Anthony Levine Sr. (abdomen)
DT Brandon Williams (not injury related)
DE Derek Wolfe (neck/concussion)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

WR Chris Moore (finger/thigh)
CB Marcus Peters (thigh)
OG Tyre Phillips (shoulder)
CB Jimmy Smith (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

OT Ronnie Stanley (shoulder)