Eagles injury report: Darius Slay among players to miss Wednesday’s practice

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Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver A.J. Brown, right, celebrates a catch with cornerback Darius Slay, center, and head coach Nick Sirianni, left, during the second half of an NFL football game against the Los Angeles Rams Sunday, Oct. 8, 2023, in Inglewood, Calif. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their first of three injury reports ahead of their week 6 clash against the New York Jets. Like every injury report this season, there is good news and bad news.

Eagles injury report: Wednesday, October 11th

Did not practice:
Darius Slay (Knee)
Justin Evans (Knee)
Marlon Tuipolotu (Triceps)

Limited practice:
Fletcher Cox (Back)
Sydney Brown (Hamstring)
Jack Stoll (Shoulder)
Nakobe Dean (Foot)

Full participant:
Rashaad Penny

Darius Slay missed practice today after picking up a knee injury in the loss against the Rams. This is obviously concerning given that the Eagles are already down one starting corner and have just about been able to get by. Losing Slay would put more strain on an already thin secondary, with players like Josh Jobe and Eli Ricks being the likely candidates to be called up in a pinch.

PHILADELPHIA, PA – SEPTEMBER 19: Philadelphia Eagles Cornerback Darius Slay (2) reacts after making an interception in the fourth quarter during the game between the Minnesota Vikings and Philadelphia Eagles on September 19, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA. (Photo by Kyle Ross/Icon Sportswire)

Justin Evans was another player who missed practice, but the good news is that Sydney Brown was a limited participant. There’s a good chance that the Illinois rookie will be good to go for this weekend, so even if Evans can’t go, the Safety spot should be alright.

Fletcher Cox returned to practice in a limited capacity, but Marlon Tuipolotu was still fully absent. Getting Cox back would be big, and we can still expect to see more Moro Ojomo this week.

Nakobe Dean is the biggest name to be listed as limited after the Eagles activated his 21-day practice window. The second-year linebacker should be on his road back to the starting lineup, with his latest estimated return being the home clash against Dallas.

We’ll have more updates and analysis as and when the injury reports are released.

AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian