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Eagles Injury Report: 8 players miss practice, Lane Johnson among 3 limited

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 8 Sunday Night Football game against the Dallas Cowboys.

Eight players DID NOT PARTICIPATE in practice: Miles Sanders, Nathan Gerry, Alshon Jeffery, Jack Driscoll, Genard Avery, Vinny Curry, and Craig James.

Sanders, Gerry, Jeffery, Driscoll, and James all missed practice for the second day in a row. They seem set to miss Sunday’s game.

Avery will also likely be out. He was limited on Wednesday before being downgraded to DNP on Thursday. The Avery trade continues to age poorly.

Curry missed practice due to illness. Hopefully it doesn’t turn out to be COVID-19 related as much as it’s a precautionary measure. The Eagles will be down to three defensive ends on the 53-man roster if both Avery and Curry can’t play.

Three players were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS in practice: Lane Johnson, Malik Jackson, and Cre’Von LeBlanc.

Johnson being upgraded to limited is a bit of a surprise. He’s reportedly fighting to suit up but the feeling here is that would be unwise. The Eagles should be able to win this game without him and he needs to get some rest instead of trying to play just to have to leave the game early like he’s previously been doing. If Johnson does play, it’ll be very interesting to see what the Eagles do at left tackle with respect to Jordan Mailata and Jason Peters.

Jackson being limited for the second day in a row signals there’s some hope he could play this week. The Eagles could sure use him back after losing Hassan Ridgeway for the season.

LeBlanc is a new addition to the report. His status indicates he got banged up in Thursday’s practice. The Eagles should hope it’s not too serious. If James and Strap both can’t play, the Eagles will be down to three healthy cornerbacks: Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, and Nickell Robey-Coleman.

One player was listed as a FULL PARTICIPANT in practice: K’Von Wallace.

The rookie safety will make his return to the field after missing last week’s game. Good for safety depth and special teams purposes.

Jalen Reagor, Dallas Goedert, Jason Peters, T.J. Edwards, and Rudy Ford all practiced in some capacity on Thursday but weren’t listed on the injury report since they’re still officially on injured reserve.

Reagor, Peters, and Edwards seem like the surest bets to be activated in time for Sunday’s game. Ford might also have a chance. Goedert’s status is less certain.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DE Genard Avery (elbow)
OT Jack Driscoll (ankle)
DE Vinny Curry (illness)
LB Nathan Gerry (ankle)
CB Craig James (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf)
RB Miles Sanders (knee)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DT Malik Jackson (quadricep)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc (quadricep)

FULL PARTICIPATION

S K’Von Wallace (neck)

DALLAS COWBOYS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

Andy Dalton was reportedly able to take part in some team meetings but he wasn’t able to practice for the second day in a row. It looks like it’ll be rookie seventh-round pick Ben DiNucci starting at quarterback for Dallas. Even if Dalton does get cleared to play on Sunday, he’d be playing without getting much practice time in this week.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

QB Andy Dalton (concussion)

FULL PARTICIPATION

OG Zach Martin (concussion)
S Xavier Woods (not injury related)