Eagles Wednesday Practice Report: Malcolm Jenkins DNP, Peters Limited
"It's not a big deal," Kelly told reporters today. "I think he should be back tomorrow, so we're not concerned about that."
Losing Jenkins would be a huge blow to an Eagles defense, the Eagles don't have a lot of depth at the safety behind starters Jenkins and Walter Thurmond III - the duo of Thurmond and Jenkins has developed into one of the most dynamic safety tandems in the league, they're tied for first among starting safety tandems in the league in turnovers created and fumbles forced (eight).
Jenkins is tied for first on the Eagles in total tackles (54) and also leads the team in tackles for loss (nine). He is also tied for the team lead in forced fumbles (three) and ranks second in pass breakups (eight)
Left tackle Jason Peters was limited due to the back injury that kept him out of last's week game in Dallas. Though Kelly said on Monday if they were without Peters, they were happy with the job Lane Johnson did in his place.
"I thought Lane played really well, too," Kelly said Monday. "For not being in that position since he's gotten in the league, he had played left tackle in college, but since he has been in the league, he has been primarily a right tackle for us."
Wednesday Practice Report:
Did Not Participate In Practice:
S Jerome Couplin (shoulder), S Malcolm Jenkins (concussion)
Limited Participation in Practice:
G Josh Andrews (head), WR Riley Cooper (toe), T Jason Peters (back), LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)
Full Participation in Practice:
WR Nelson Agholor (ankle), LB Kiko Alonso (knee), TE Trey Burton (hamstring), RB Ryan Mathews (groin), RB DeMarco Murray (groin)
(Listen to ESPN.com NFL Nation Eagles Reporter Phil Sheridan)