Eagles Notes: Eagles Healthy Entering Chiefs Game
Following their Week Two loss to the San Diego Chargers, the Philadelphia Eagles did get some good news following the disappointing loss that they hadn't suffered any significant injuries. Making matters even more uplifting, the Eagles had every single player back on the practice field Wednesday.
Reserve offensive lineman Dennis Kelly resumed work on the field following a nearly month-long stint on the injured list. The lineman suffered a back injury in the preseason and has been slowly working back over the past few weeks. Head coach Chip Kelly officially listed Kelly as probable for Thursday nights game against the Chiefs.
In training camp this summer, Kelly was locked in a battle with Lane Johnson to try and claim the starting duties at right tackle. Johnson had already been pulling away, and then Kelly's injury cemented the starting role.
Cornerback Bradley Fletcher also returned to practice this week after missing Sunday's game with a concussion and will start opposite Cary Williams against the Chiefs on Thursday night.
Fletcher was a big loss to the team, who missed his toughness in the secondary, the man that replaced him, Brandon Hughes was placed on the injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season. To replace Hughes, the Eagles signed corner Roc Carmichael off the Texans practice squad. A fourth-round pick in 2011, Carmichael missed his entire rookie year due to a shoulder injury and never recovered.
While Kelly has been listed on the injury report all season long, cornerback Brandon Boykin (quad), tight end Brent Celek (shoulder), center Jason Kelce (thumb) and linebacker Mychal Kendricks (groin) all were listed for the first time but did participate.
The Eagles play their third game in 11 days Thursday night at Lincoln Financial Field (Listen on 97.3 ESPN),