Eagles Injury Report: Alshon Jeffery Practices, Nine Players DNP
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Eagles released their injury report which lists nine players as Did Not Participate at Practice but also lists Alshon Jeffery as a Limited Participant:
This is the third straight weeks that the Eagles have listed players on the Injury Report with "Illness", leading to speculation there has been something like a Stomach Bug is going around the locker room.
Biggest positive takeaway from Eagles Practice on Wednesday was the return of Alshon Jeffery and Desean Jackson even if it was in a Limited capacity
Eagles Head Coach Doug Pederson was asked about integrating Jackson and Jeffery back into the Offense with the emergency of Travis Fulgham as a primary weapon for Carson Wentz the last two games:
It's a difficult thing. One we have to make sure that the player in question is healthy, right? That's why we practice during the week and we let them practice today and we see how they feel tomorrow on a Thursday. Then we see how they feel on Friday. Then we can make a decision for gameday. At the same time, it is hard to say, 'Hey Travis, we're going to push you to the side because here comes a couple of guys'. We've got to get all of our guys integrated back into practice this week. At the end of the say, we've got to select the four or five guys that we feel give us the best opportunity on gameday. Some of it could be based purely on matchup. Obviously, Travis has made a case to continue to play and play at a high level.
Also the return of Avonte Maddox to practice is something to keep an eye on with the Eagles getting Will Parks back at practice also gives the defense some major reinforcements for a Secondary unit that has been decimated by injuries. On Wednesday, Doug Pederson spoke about Will Parks returning from the short term IR:
Well, we activated him and the reason we activated him is because he's healthy and he is ready to go. But also he has to practice and he has to get integrated back into the defense, on special teams. There's that mental side of things of how much does he retain from when he was here with us practicing back in camp. He's another one that we'll see how the week goes. If we feel like he can help us on defense, then there is a possibility of making a move. We've got to see him here in the next couple of days and then see how he feels coming out of full days' work.