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Wednesday’s Injury Roundup: Jackson day-to-day; Dillard likely to start

16 October 2019 Eagles News


Some good news on the DeSean Jackson front, as he is now considered day-to-day, according to Dave Uram of SportsradioWIP.com. Doug Pederson said that the improvement is, DeSean has been on the ground running and looks like he is right on track with his recovery.

It has been a long road to recovery for Jackson and the Eagles offense desperately needs him back. They’re currently 16th in the league, with a 238.2 YPG average. They’re 6th in the league, averaging two passing touchdowns per game but this offense should be top three in both categories.

He was seen at practice for a brief moment, before heading out with the trainers, according to Tim McManus of ESPN.

A few other players that have been missing the past few weeks, have returned to practice today.

Tim Jernigan is returning from a foot injury that has kept him out since he was injured in the Atlanta game. The defense already had lost Malik Jackson so losing Jernigan has been a big blow to the Eagles. It’s unclear whether he will be ready for Sunday’s game.

The secondary looks to be getting an upgade, as Jalen Mills and Ronald Darby are also returning to practice. Darby has been dealing with a hamstring injury since the Lions game. Mills on the other hand, has been missing due to a foot injury, for almost a year. He was just taken off the PUP list, yesterday. They are both questionable to play on Sunday.

According to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, Nigel Bradham is still day-to-day and Jason Peters is now week-to-week.

Nigel Bradham is still dealing with an ankle injur and after the release of Zach Brown, the Eagles could really use him this Sunday. The only person playing more snaps on their defense is Malcolm Jenkins. Bradham is a very important piece of the Eagles defense and would be greatly missed, if he were to miss any time.

If Bradham does in fact sit out, the Eagles have Kamu Grugier-Hill, Nate Gerry, TJ Edwards and Duke Riley as their other linebackers on the roster. They also have Alex Singleton on the practice squad, who could be brought up before the game if necessary.

It was originally thought that Peters was day-to-day and might be ready for Sunday’s matchup. Apparently his knee injury is worse than they initially thought and he is expexted to miss this Sunday’s game against the Cowboys.

Instead, according to Zach Berman of The Athletic, it looks like Andre Dillard will get his first start. He’ll be up against Robert Quinn, Demarcus Lawrence and the rest of the Dallas Cowboys. Eagles fans will get to see how good their first-round pick really is, after a very shaky game last Sunday, where he was thrown into the fire against one of the better defenses in the league.

Another name that popped up on the injury report was Derek Barnett. He was limited in practice yesterday. He’s been playing through an undisclosed injury but has really been busting it out there, according to Martin Frank of Deleware News.

Fletcher Cox was not seen at practice, either. He was listed as having an illness. The extent of that illness and the expected duration for time he will miss, has not been disclosed.

Avonte Maddox (neck/concussion) and Darren Sproles (quad) were also absent from practice today. They are both week-to-week.


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