The Eagles have released their first injury report of the week and there are some big updates to sift through.
Did Not Participate In Practice
Thursday DE Derek Barnett (groin), CB Jalen Mills (ankle)
Limited Participation in Practice
Thursday LB Mychal Kendricks (foot), G Stefen Wisniewski (ankle)
Full Participation in Practice
Thursday CB Patrick Robinson (concussion), G Chance Warmack (hamstring)
Firstly, there’s the status of Derek Barnett, who has appeared on the injury report consistently during the last few weeks with a lingering groin injury. The rookie defensive end has been exceptional this season and a crucial cog of an unrelenting defensive end rotation. Despite being limited some days and simply having the injury noted in others over the last couple of weeks, Barnett’s presence has been felt profoundly. Playing in 48% of snaps against the Giants, Barnett is bound to see more time if the Eagles begin to rest their starters should they win on Monday. It’s an interesting situation, but this is an injury that has been noted fairly often so it shouldn’t be surprising.
The second piece of news comes in the way of cornerbacks. While Patrick Robinson practiced fully today after suffering a concussion on Sunday against the Giants, Jalen Mills was sidelined with an ankle injury. If either of these corners are unable to play, expect Rasul Douglas to see some significant playing time and potentially Jaylen Watkins or Malcolm Jenkins flexing down into the slot. The Eagles have struggled to find health at cornerback all year and the end of the season appears to be no different.
Stefen Wisniewski was limited with an ankle injury but returned to practice in some fashion which is encouraging at least. Wis missed week 15 due to this setback and the left hand side of the line has been significantly weaker since he left. Coinciding with that, Chance Warmack was listed as a full participant but also noted to have picked up a hammy injury. This shouldn’t be a huge factor providing Wisniewski eases back into action on a long week.
Finally, Mychal Kendricks was also questionable with a foot injury, the first time we have seen his name pop up in quite some time. Kendricks has been one of there Eagles unsung heroes this season and losing him against a short-passing attack would sting a linebacker core that’s had to battle adversity all season long. This will be an injury worth keeping an eye on this week.
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