Eagles Issue First Injury Report
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - Injuries have been a storyline throughout the offseason for the Eagles and, with the season-opener looming, things finally need to be clarified by league rule.
Philadelphia released its first injury report of 2018 on Monday with the news that three players did not participate in practice: receivers Alshon Jeffery (shoulder) and Mack Hollins (groin), as well as tight end Richard Rodgers (knee).
Interestingly, Hollins said he thought he would be ready to go on Thursday vs. the Falcons but the fact that he wasn't on the field today indicates that is unlikely and the Eagles will be thin at WR with only Nelson Agholor, Mike Wallace, Shelton Gibson and DeAndre Cater available.
That could mean a lot of 12 personnel against the Falcons and a big role for rookie tight end Dallas Goedert, alongside Pro Bowler Zach Ertz. The other TE available to Doug Pederson without Rodgers is Joshua Perkins.
Both running back Jay Ajayi (foot) and quarterback Carson Wentz (knee) were limited but the latter still hasn't been cleared for contact and Nick Foles was named the starting QB for Week 1 earlier in the day by Pederson.
Ajayi indicated he would be back at practice when talking on Sunday and made good on that promise.
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