Kendricks ruled out by Eagles, Murray should play
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - The Eagles figured to be without Kiko Alonso against the Jets on Sunday but fellow inside linebacker Mychal Kendricks was also officially ruled out of the contest with a hamstring injury that kept him out of practice all week.
Veteran DeMeco Ryans, who has been on a pitch count as he continues to recover from a torn Achilles, will start at ILB alongside rookie Jordan Hicks. Veteran Brad Jones and Najee Goode, who was brought back this week after the injuries began piling up will serve as depth.
Defensive ends Cedric Thornton (broken hand) and Taylor Hart (shoulder) were also officially ruled out of Sunday's game as the Eagles try to avoid an 0-3 start.
Running back DeMarco Murray, who tweaked a hamstring earlier in the week, was able to practice on Friday and was listed as questionable but is in line to play, a pleasant surprise as it seemed like Philadelphia was preparing to go with Ryan Mathews as the bell cow on Thursday.
Special teams stalwart Seyi Ajirotutu was listed as probable after missing Week 2 with a concussion, as was defensive end Fletcher Cox (groin), tight end Trey Burton (shoulder), and safety Chris Maragos (hip).
The Jets, meanwhile, listed star cornerback Darrelle Revis as questionable with a groin injury and Todd Bowles listed him as a game-time decision. The same holds true for two of New York's other key contributors, wide receiver Eric Decker (knee) and running back Chris Ivory (quad).
Revis practiced on a limited basis Friday and an NFL source confirmed to 973espn.com that the Jets expect the All-Pro to go on Sunday if there are no setbacks between now and then. Decker and Ivory did not practice and it's looking like the former Broncos receiver will sit while Ivory is truly iffy.
Rookie Devin Smith is expected to make his NFL debut in place of Decker.
New York has ruled out two players, outside linebacker Trevor Reilly, who has an infected finger, and cornerback Darrin Walls, who is dealing with a hamstring injury.
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