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Eagles Injury Report: Lane Johnson upgraded to limited

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Tuesday in advance of their Week 7 Thursday Night Football game against the New York Giants. Note that this report is merely an estimation because the Eagles held a walkthrough instead of a real practice.

There is only one change from Monday’s injury report. After being listed as a non-participant on Monday, starting right tackle Lane Johnson has been upgraded to limited. Perhaps this is a sign that he plans to try to tough it out even though he’d be better served by resting.

If Johnson can’t suit up, the Eagles will have to start third string right tackle Brett Toth since Jack Driscoll is expected to miss this week’s game. Not ideal.

Miles Sanders, Zach Ertz, Malik Jackson, and K’Von Wallace are also on track to sit out this week after being listed as DNP once again.

DeSean Jackson, Alshon Jeffery, Avonte Maddox, Duke Riley, and Marcus Epps were all limited for the second day in a row. Jackson is reportedly expected to play but it’s not perfectly clear who else from that group will be available.

The Eagles will issue their third and final injury report on Wednesday afternoon.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

OT Jack Driscoll (ankle)
TE Zach Ertz (ankle)
DT Malik Jackson (quadriceps)
RB Miles Sanders (knee)
S K’Von Wallace (shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

S Marcus Epps (rib)
WR DeSean Jackson (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
CB Avonte Maddox (ankle)
LB Duke Riley (rib)

NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (TUESDAY)

Sterling Shepard returned to Giants practice on Tuesday. He could potentially be activated from injured reserve ahead of Thursday’s game. Big Blue View wrote about why the Giants need him:

The Giants could use the help at wide receiver. C.J. Board won’t play after suffering a concussion on Sunday. Darius Slayton is playing, but obviously dealing with a left foot injury. The only fully healthy receivers on the active roster are Golden Tate and undrafted rookie Austin Mack, who played his first NFL game on Sunday.

The only change from New York’s Monday report is that Giants rookie slot cornerback Darnay Holmes was upgraded to limited.

UPDATE: The Giants also moved Tae Crowder to injured reserve. That’s a meaningful loss for them.

The New York Giants have placed rookie linebacker Tae Crowder, one of the heroes of their Week 6 victory over the Washington Football Team on IR with a hamstring injury [...] Crowder was the final player selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, the player commonly given the moniker ‘Mr Irrelevant.’ He had worked his into a starting role at inside linebacker for the Giants, starting the last two games. Sunday against Washington, Crowder played 62 snaps, 85 percent of the Giants’ defensive plays. He made 10 tackles and had what proved to be the game-winning touchdown, scooping up a fumble by Washington quarterback Kyle Allen and taking it 46 yards.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

WR C.J. Board (concussion)
DB Adrian Colbert (shoulder)
LB Tae Crowder (hamstring)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DB Darnay Holmes (neck)
WR Darius Slayton (foot)

FULL PARTICIPATION

RB Dion Lewis (hand)