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Eagles Injury Report: Miles Sanders fully practices, Lane Johnson still limited

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their second official injury report on Thursday in advance of their Week 10 game against the New York Giants.

Only one player was filed under DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Craig James.

The special teams co-captain and backup cornerback was full go on Wednesday but he must’ve gotten banged up in Wednesday’s practice. James was previously listed with a hamstring injury but now it’s a shoulder issue. The Eagles could look to elevate Michael Jacquet from the practice squad again this week to give them a fifth cornerback behind Darius Slay, Avonte Maddox, Cre’Von LeBlanc, and Nickell Robey-Coleman.

Only one player was filed under LIMITED PARTICIPATION: Lane Johnson.

The Eagles’ starting right tackle was set to play in Week 8 before his knee swelled up. Johnson might not be a lock to start against the Giants. If he can’t suit up, the Eagles could look to have either Jack Driscoll or Jordan Mailata start in his place. The former is the more likely candidate for the job.

Eight players were filed under FULL PARTICIPATION: Miles Sanders, Malik Jackson, Jason Peters, Nate Herbig, Jack Driscoll, Fletcher Cox, Alshon Jeffery, and Cre’Von LeBlanc.

Sanders, Jackson, Peters, Herbig, and Driscoll were upgraded after being limited on Wednesday. They’re all set to play on Sunday, which is good news for “New Philadelphia.”

Sanders’ return is much-welcomed for an offense that’s struggled without him.

Jackson being able to play is a boost to a defensive line that needs to force Daniel Jones into some turnovers.

Peters figures to start at left tackle (over Mailata, unfortunately) with Nate Herbig playing at right guard. Isaac Seumalo was seen taking first team left guard reps on Thursday so he might be ready to be activated from injured serve in time for Sunday’s game. Driscoll could potentially start if Johnson isn’t ready.

Cox returned to practice after missing Wednesday due to rest.

Jeffery and Strap were full go for the second straight day, thus signaling they’re ready to return.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

CB Craig James (shoulder)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

OT Lane Johnson (ankle)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DT Fletcher Cox (rest)
OT Jack Driscoll (ankle)
OG Nate Herbig (finger)
DT Malik Jackson (quadricep)
WR Alshon Jeffery (calf)
CB Cre’Von LeBlanc (quadricep)
OT Jason Peters (rest)
RB Miles Sanders (knee)

NEW YORK GIANTS INJURY REPORT (THURSDAY)

The big news out of North Jersey is that Golden Tate suffered a knee injury during Thursday’s practice. Tate was held out of the Giants’ Week 9 game for disciplinary reasons but he was set to return for the game against his previous team. Tate catch a touchdown pass against the Eagles back in Week 7 but it might not be so great if he’s missing. Giants rookie UDFA wide receiver Austin Mack made some nice plays against Washington in Tate’s absence last week.

Devonta Freeman reportedly suffered a “minor aggravation” of his ankle injury today. He still hopes to play this weekend but the Giants might have to roll with Wayne Gallman and Alfred Morris instead. Those two options have been more efficient than Freeman anyway.

No. 2 tight end Kaden Smith was upgraded from limited to full. He’s on track to play this weekend.

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

RB Devonta Freeman (ankle)
WR Sterling Shepard (toe/hip)
WR Golden Tate (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DB Logan Ryan (not injury related)
TE Kaden Smith (concussion)
DT Leonard Williams (not injury related)