Eagles Injury Report: Ajirotutu DNP, Marcus Smith Back at Practice
The hamstring injury that kept Eagles linebacker Marcus Smith from playing in Philadelphia's opener didnt keep him from practicing on Wednesday, but coach Chip Kelly said the team hopes he can do so Thursday.
"They said he's going to go full, we'll see how long that goes, but that's what I anticipate.," Kelly said earlier Wednesday.
Wide out Seyi Ajirotutu exited Week one against the Falcons and is going through the concussion protocol. He was listed as not participating in Wednesday's practice. Other than him and center David Molk who will miss the rest of the season with a torn bicep, the Eagles remain very healthy for Sunday's tilt with the Cowboys.
"Everybody should be out there," Kelly said. "Except for [WR Seyi Ajirotutu] Tutu's going through concussion protocol."
Ajirotutu is a key figure on the Eagle special teams unit as a gunner on the outside, if he was out, the Eagles would turn to multiple guys to fill his role including Josh Huff, Eric Rowe and E.J. Biggers. However, it sounds like Kelly is hopeful he will be ready to play on Sunday.
"He's just out today," Kelly said. "I don't know, he could be back tomorrow. Again, we'll address it like we normally do at the end of the week. Everybody will get reps but if he's out, then we'll make a decision later in the week."
Meanwhile, the Cowboys are a MASH unit, with LG Ronald Leary who suffered a groin injury Week 1 against the Giants questionable to play, rookie DE Randy Gregory is already listed as out, diagnosed with a high-ankle sprain, and will be sidelined 4-6 weeks and of course Dez Bryant's who will miss significant time with a broken bone in his foot.