Eagles injury report: Run defense takes a hit as Birds prepare for playoffs

The Eagles have released their first injury report of the week after a much needed rest. Philadelphia now begins to prepare for the playoffs and do so with a relatively clean bill of health.

Practice Report

Did Not Participate In Practice

Tuesday

LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring)

Full Participation in Practice

Tuesday

RB Jay Ajayi (knee), DE Brandon Graham (ankle), CB Jalen Mills (ankle), T Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee)

The only name to really stand out here is Dannell Ellerbe, who missed practice today with a hamstring injury. It’s likely that Ellerbe will be sidelined for at least Wednesday’s practice due to the nature of the injury, although he’s likely to be questionable on gameday. Ellerbe has been a huge asset to this Eagles defense in recent weeks, especially in stopping the run.

Given that Freeman and Coleman have amassed 200+ yards between them eight times and are 7-1 in those games. The Birds could really use some help from this man…

If Ellerbe is unable to go, look for Najee Goode to step up to the plate as he has numerous times already this season.

 

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