Eagles Wednesday Practice Report: A Pair of Linebackers Miss Practice
Offensive line depth is turning into a big issue for the Eagles, who listed two projected starters on Wednesday's injury report.
Coach Chip Kelly said earlier in the day that left tackle Jason Peters is as tough a guy he has been around during his three season and if he can go he will. Peters is missed practice today with a quad injury. If he can't go, you could see right tackle Lane Johnson, who was limited at Wednesday's practice, swing over to left tackle.
Even if Peter's injury is minor, it wouldn't be at all surprising if the Eagles are exploring their options at across the offensive line with the issues they have had there this season.
(Listen to ESPN.com NFL Nation Eagles report Phil Sheridan discuss Wednesday's practice)
"It could be [T] Lane [Johnson] at left tackle," Kelly said. "We have a couple combinations that we can work there. We have to get through -- today and tomorrow are our two big workdays during the week. And then Friday and Saturday, we'll take a look at where we are. We've got four days to take a look at the combinations we can have in there if Jason can't go."
Linebacker Kiko Alonso didn't practice, which has been the case since his second opinion on his injured knee. The same applied to fellow linebacker Mychal Kendricks, who also didn't practice Wednesday.
Defensive end Brandon Bair (groin) and cornerback Byron Maxwell (quad) did not practice either, Maxwell was knocked out of the Eagles' Week 4 loss to the Redskins early in the first quarter, but is hopeful to play his week, but It doesn't sound like he's close to running at full speed.
G Allen Barbre (groin), DE Taylor Hart (shoulder), S Chris Maragos (quadricep), DE Cedric Thornton (hand) were all full participants on Wednesday.
Did Not Participate In Practice:
LB Kiko Alonso (knee), DE Brandon Bair (groin), LB Mychal Kendricks (hamstring), CB Byron Maxwell (quadricep), T Jason Peters (quadricep)
Limited Participation in Practice:
T Lane Johnson (knee)
Full Participation in Practice:
G Allen Barbre (groin), DE Taylor Hart (shoulder), S Chris Maragos (quadricep), DE Cedric Thornton (hand)