The team is looking healthier coming off the bye week; not a single player on the 53-man roster sat out of practice due to injury! Fletcher Cox didn’t participate but he was given a rest day.
Six players were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS: Miles Sanders, Lane Johnson, Jason Peters, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll, and Malik Jackson.
Sanders is expected to be able to play this week after missing the last two games. We’ll see if the Eagles ramp him up in practice as the week goes along.
Johnson might be able to play this week. He was originally set to play in Week 8 before his knee swelled up on game day morning. Johnson hasn’t played 100% of the Eagles’ offensive snaps in a single game since Week 3 so it remains to be seen if he can make it through an entire game. If Johnson can’t play or has to come out, we could see Jordan Mailata or Driscoll take his place.
Peters was limited due to load management. The 38-year-old is expected to start at left tackle, thus sending Mailata back to the bench.
Herbig hasn’t missed a single snap this year and I’m guessing his finger injury won’t prevent him starting against the Giants. He could be playing at right guard.
Driscoll gives the team more depth at right tackle if he’s able to suit up. He could potentially start if Johnson isn’t able to play.
Jackson had to leave the Eagles’ game against the Dallas Cowboys early. He might not be ready to play this week considering Philly recently brought back Treyvon Hester as a third defensive tackle on the practice squad. The Eagles could look to elevate Hester for this week’s game.
Three players were listed as FULL PARTICIPANTS: Alshon Jeffery, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Craig James.
It’s a miracle: Jeffery finally fully participated in practice for the first time in 2020. It remains to be seen how much playing time he’ll get from the jump. Taking snaps away from Travis Fulgham and Jalen Reagor would be irresponsible. Maybe the Eagles move Reagor into the slot more often with Fulgham and Jeffery on the outside? Would mean fewer snaps for Greg Ward.
LeBlanc and James are set to play after injuries kept them out in Week 8. Positive development for the Eagles’ outlook at cornerback and special teams.
Darius Slay wasn’t even listed on the injury report despite getting banged up in Week 8. Good to see.
Isaac Seumalo practiced for the first time since prior to getting hurt in Week 2. He’s not listed on the injury report since he’s not officially on the roster yet but there’s a chance he’ll be activated from injured reserve in order to start at left guard against the Giants.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DT Fletcher Cox (rest)
OT Jack Driscoll (ankle)
OT Nate Herbig (finger)
DT Malik Jackson (quadricep)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
OT Jason Peters (rest)
RB Miles Sanders (knee)
CB Craig James (hamstring)
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf)
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc (quadricep)
NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)
Devonta Freeman, who had three carries for eight yards against the Eagles in Week 7, practiced in a limited capacity. There’s a chance he’ll return to action this week after missing New York’s last two games. But the Giants are probably better off sticking with Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris (wow, he’s still around?) since they’ve been more effective.
No. 2 tight end Kaden Smith must pass through the concussion protocol before being cleared to play.
Sterling Shepard is expected to play.
The Giants activated Tae Crowder’s 21-day practice window, thus making him eligible to return against the Eagles. The rookie linebacker had some nice flashes before getting hurt.
DID NOT PARTICIPATE
DB Logan Ryan (not injury related)
DT Leonard Williams (not injury related)
RB Devonta Freeman (ankle)
WR Sterling Shepard (toe/hip)
TE Kaden Smith (concussion)