Eagles Injury Notes: Hurts and Minshew, Brandon Brooks and Running Back Updates
The Eagles returned to the practice field following the bye week to prepare for their NFC East showdown with the Washington Football Team.
Both Jalen Hurts and Gardner Minshew took first team reps, but no definitive decision was made on who will get the call on Sunday.
"Again, we'll see," Sirianni said. "We're going to do what we need to do in walk-through today with how we divvy up the reps. Like last walk-through, both Gardner and Jalen got reps and we'll do the same thing today and we'll see how everything goes tomorrow."
If healthy and ready, Hurts would get the start, but Minshew will be ready once again if he is called on to play and that's why Sirianni is having the two quarterbacks split time on Wednesday.
"I don't know exactly what's going to happen," Sirianni admitted. "Just like I didn't know last week exactly what was going to happen. You want to make sure that you're covered if one guy can't play. So that's it."
Brandon Brooks update
Eagles right guard Brandon Brooks has been out since suffering a pectoral strain in the teams Week 2 loss to San Francisco. The team did not place him on the season ending injured List, with the hope that he could return to the field.
We'll Sirianni had no update on Brooks today, making it unlikely the he will be ready to play.
"There's no change there, he's continuing to progress," Sirianni said. "If his status changes, I'll let you guys know."
In his place, Jack Driscoll did a fine job filling in, but he is done for the season with an ankle injury. Nate Herbig will step in and play right guard if Brooks is unable to return.
Running Back Injury Updates
The news seems to be good on many of the other injured Eagles, including Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders. Howard has missed the past two games with a knee injury, and Sanders appeared to injury his ankle in the game against the Jets.
"All trending upwards and we'll see how the week continues to go," Sirianni said.
"Again, not going to make – we're hopeful for all those guys and we'll see how the week goes. Today is a walk-through like it has been every other Wednesday. We're kind of settling into this schedule, so probably think we will have more on that definitely on Friday."
If both of those guys were unable to go, the team would likely lean on the duo of Boston Scott and Kenneth Gainwell at running back.
With a Wild Card spot up for grabs, the Eagles need a win this week over Washington to leap frog them in the battle for the No. 7 seed in the NFC.
"One game at a time, don't think about the playoffs. One game at a time, and one day at a time. It's what are we doing, again, to put ourselves in position to win this week. You can't think about who we play after this. You can't think about that we play them again in two weeks. You can't think about the last game that we have. It's only about this week."
Sirianni admitted he was rooting for more AFC teams than NFC teams when he was watching games this past weekend.
His team is currently 6-7 and tied with five teams for the No. 7 spot, but behind both Washington and Minnesota on tiebreakers.