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Eagles Injury Report: Jordan Mailata among three limited players

Update on Philadelphia’s injured ahead of Week 5.

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The Philadelphia Eagles issued their first official injury report on Wednesday in advance of their Week 5 game against the Carolina Panthers.

Two players DID NOT PARTICIPATE: Lane Johnson and Jason Kelce.

Johnson is reportedly returning to Philly at some point today (if he hasn’t already). The nature of his “personal matter” is unclear. Nick Sirianni wouldn’t guarantee that Johnson will be able to play this week. A situation we’ll continue to monitor.

Veteran rest day for Kelce to help him get to Sunday.

Three players were LIMITED PARTICIPANTS: Jordan Mailata, Quez Watkins, and Avonte Maddox.

Mailata returned to practice for the first time since getting hurt about two weeks ago. He was sporting a heavy-duty brace on his right knee. If Mailata can’t play, Andre Dillard will make a third straight start at left tackle. If Mailata can play but Johnson can’t, it’s possible the former could start at right tackle with Dillard staying at left tackle.

Watkins got banged up in the Chiefs game. He didn’t look significantly hampered from what I saw of him at today’s practice. I’d guess he’ll be able to play but we’ll see how he progresses this week.

Maddox is a new and unexpected addition to the injury report. If he can’t play, Josiah Scott could get the start as the Eagles’ nickel cornerback.

Two non-53-man roster injury updates:

1) Tyree Jackson was doing some light rehab work on a side field while the rest of the team practiced. If his original recovery timeline (8-to-10 weeks) holds true, he should be healthy enough to be activated from injured reserve before the end of October. Today marks exactly eight weeks since news of his back injury was announced.

2) The Eagles restored veteran offensive tackle Le’Raven Clark from the practice squad injured list. In a corresponding transaction, the team cut linebacker Christian Elliss. Good to get Clark back with the Eagles potentially dealing with some OT availability issues.

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

OT Lane Johnson (personal matter)
C Jason Kelce (foot/rest)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

CB Avonte Maddox (neck)
OT Jordan Mailata (knee)
WR Quez Watkins (knee)


CAROLINA PANTHERS INJURY REPORT (WEDNESDAY)

Starting left tackle Cameron Erving and versatile linebacker Shaq Thompson both missed Wednesday’s practice. Not good for Carolina if they’re without both of those guys.

The biggest injury situation to monitor, though, is Christian McCaffrey. The star running back was limited after there was question if he’d be able to practice at all. While not guaranteed, it seems like CMC has a chance to suit up on Sunday. Him playing would not be a favorable development for Philly’s defense.

DID NOT PARTICIPATE

LB Shaq Thompson (foot)
OT Cameron Erving (neck)

LIMITED PARTICIPATION

RB Christian McCaffrey (hamstring)

FULL PARTICIPATION

DE Yetur Gross-Matos (ankle)
OG John Miller (shoulder)
OLB Haason Reddick (neck)