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Eagles Injury Report: Three starters on pace to return, DeSean Jackson rests

Updates on Philadelphia’s injury situation.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 2 game against the Los Angeles Rams. There’s actually some positive news!

Derek Barnett, Lane Johnson, and Miles Sanders were all FULL PARTICIPANTS. These three starters are all on track to play on Sunday after missing Week 1. Good news for the Birds.

Barnett returning helps to offset the loss of Vinny Curry, who was recently placed on injured reserve.

Johnson returning gives the offensive line a boost as he takes back over at right tackle. The Eagles could look to replace Nate Herbig with Jack Driscoll at right guard but it was the former who took first team reps on Wednesday.

Sanders returning figures to give the Eagles’ offense a much-needed spark. He’s obviously a weapon as both a runner and a pass catcher. Oh, and his pass protection ability could come in handy.

Javon Hargrave and Jason Peters were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS.

Hargrave clearly still isn’t 100% but it’s good to see him back after he missed all of training camp and last week. It remains to be seen if the Eagles’ big ticket free agency acquisition will be able to play in Week 2. This limited participation could signal he’ll be back by Week 3 at the latest.

Not great to see Peters pop up on the injury report; the Eagles have enough offensive line injuries as it is. I imagine the 38.5-year-old will play this week but his situation will be one to monitor. If he has to miss time, we could see Jordan Mailata take his place.

Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, DeSean Jackson, and Alshon Jeffery DID NOT PRACTICE.

Cox got a rest day after posting two tackles and no other stats in Week 1.

Graham is in the NFL’s concussion protocol after suffering a head injury in Week 1. He was seen watching practice, which could be a sign he’ll be cleared in time to play on Sunday.

Jackson wasn’t seen at practice. The team said it was a “planned rest day” for him. Jackson curiously didn’t look to be 100% in Week 1 but he insisted he’s doing fine. Jackson is reportedly pushing to have a bigger role in Week 2.

Jeffery reportedly “isn’t expected to ready until October at the earliest.” The Eagles’ first October game is in Week 4.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

DT Fletcher Cox (not injury related - rest)
DE Brandon Graham (concussion)
WR DeSean Jackson (not injury related - rest)
WR Alshon Jeffery (foot)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

DT Javon Hargrave (pectoral, hamstring)
OT Jason Peters (knee)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DE Derek Barnett (hamstring)
OT Lane Johnson (ankle)
RB Miles Sanders (hamstring)

LOS ANGELES RAMS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

The Rams are basically fully healthy. Wonder what that must be like.

Backup tight end Gerald Everett missed practice as a precaution, according to Sean McVay. Starting left tackle Andrew Whitworth had a veteran rest day.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

TE Gerald Everett (back)
OT Andrew Whitworth (not injury related - rest)