BLOOMINGTON, Minn. ( - After overcoming significant injuries to key contributors all season, the Eagles ultimately may be done in by the influenza virus.

Receiver Nelson Agholor was the latest Philadelphia player to be struck by flu-like symptoms as Super Bowl LII approaches on Sunday in Minneapolis.

The NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported that Agholor, who had a breakout season in 2017 with 62 catches for 768 yards and 8 touchdowns, received IVs after feeling sick and weak. According to Rapoport, Agholor is already feeling better and is expected to play in the game.

Others dealing with illness over the past week include defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, cornerback Ronald Darby, linebacker Mychal Kendricks, running back Kenjon Barner and even coach Doug Pederson

Only Jernigan missed practice time -- on both Wednesday and Thursday -- and all are expected to be a go when things kick off against the New England Patriots but there is no way to know how the flu will affect them or how many more players could end up feeling sick.


Injured Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz was named 2017 FedEx Air NFL Player of the Year on Saturday.

Wentz's 33 touchdown passes were the second-most in the NFL despite missing the final three games of the season due to a torn ACL and LCL. The second-year star threw for 3,296 yards and had the league's fourth-best passer rating at 101.9. A 2018 Pro Bowl selection and second-team All-Pro, Wentz helped lead the Eagles to No. 1 seed on the NFC side of the playoffs.

-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for You can reach him at or on Twitter @JFMcMullen

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