Birds Mostly At Full Strength; Hurts Sheds Knee Brace At Practice
The Philadelphia Eagles are back in action after the bye week and have begun preparing for their Monday night showdown against the Kansas City Chiefs in a Super Bowl LVII repeat.
Thursday’s official injury report from practice, the first since before the bye, shows an almost clean bill of health.
Tight end Dallas Goedert, who broke his forearm in the Week 9 win over the Dallas Cowboys and is expected to miss several weeks, was the only player listed as not participating.
Safety Justin Evans, whose 21-day practice window was opened earlier in the week, was listed as a limited participant. He has not yet been activated from injured reserve.
Everyone else was full go and still not listed was Jalen Hurts.
While in the last few games, the All-Pro quarterback had taken to wearing a knee brace and at times has appeared to be shaken up from an injury, Hurts appears to have used the week off to return to strength.
— Geoff Mosher (@GeoffPMosher) November 16, 2023
Listed as full participants was tight end Grant Calcaterra, who missed Week 9 with a concussion as well as cornerback Bradley Roby, despite Head Coach Nick Sirianni playing coy about his return after missing the last three games with a shoulder injury.
Right guard Cam Jurgens (foot), still on injured reserve, also practiced fully and at the moment seems to be the leading candidate to take Nakobe Dean’s roster spot. Goedert is also likely to be placed on injured reserve soon, which would open up a spot for Evans if he continues to progress.
– Benjamin Paul is a staff writer for InsideTheBirds.com.