Eagles Rule Out Six Players for Sunday at Bills
The Eagles will try to get the offense on track without one of their key offensive contributors again on Sunday.
Wide receiver DeSean Jackson, who hasn't played since Week 2 in Atlanta, has been ruled out again for Philadelphia’s Week 8 game in Buffalo with a a strained abdomen injury that kept him from practicing again this week.
"He's another one that's getting close," said Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on Friday. "Obviously, he's been running and progressing. We’ll see where he's at today with his rehab. Hopefully we can get him maybe on the grass next week and see, but again, as we mentioned before, I don't want to rush him back."
Also ruled out Friday for Sunday’s game on the offensive side of the ball is left tackle Jason Peters, who will miss his second straight game with an knee injury and Darren Sproles. Like Jackson, Peters and Sproles did not practice at all this week.
The Eagles have a lengthy list of defensive players who will miss the game as well including Nigel Bradham, Timmy Jernigan and Avonte Maddox.
"One update, thanks for asking, [CB] Avonte Maddox will actually do some practice, service team reps today in practice. So he's getting close," Pederson added.
The best news for Philadelphia is that cornerback Ronald Darby was a full participant in practice this week and should see his first game action on Sunday since a hamstring injury suffered in Week 4. With Darbu back, the Eagles should have their starting cornerbacks together for the first time this season.
"Darby's made really good progress," Pederson explained. "He feels good. He feels healthy. Again, just working himself back into playing shape and football shape is the biggest thing with guys that have missed time. So he's looked good in practice. Excited for his opportunity this weekend,"
LB Nigel Bradham (ankle, illness), WR DeSean Jackson (abdomen), DT Timmy Jernigan (foot), CB Avonte Maddox (concussion, neck), T Jason Peters (knee), RB Darren Sproles (quadricep)