PHILADELPHIA ( - The Eagles remain banged up on the back end of the defense as they started preparation for an important divisional game against the New York Giants on Sunday.

The major issue remains cornerback where Jalen Mills, who has already missed two games with a foot injury, and both Avonte Maddox and Rasul Douglas, who left the 48-7 setback against New Orleans early with knee injuries, are not expected to practice on Wednesday.

"Probably not, he's still day-to-day," Pederson said when queried about Mills' status before explaining that the latter two will be slowly ramped up: "The other two are still day-to-day. We're going to get them out there, kind of move them around but probably unlikely [to practice]."

There was some good news starting with center Jason Kelce, who left in New Orleans after just six snaps due to an elbow injury.

"Kelce [will practice] for sure, he's doing really well," Pederson said.

Also, defensive tackle Tim Jernigan, who was activated from the Non-Football Injury list on Tuesday, is on track to play on Sunday after missing the first 10 games due to spring back surgery.

"He's cleared, he's good," Pederson said of Jernigan.

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

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