Eagles injury report: Nick Sirianni conducts a padded practice to focus on fundamentals

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PHILADELPHIA, PA – AUGUST 07: Philadelphia Eagles center Cam Jurgens (51) looks on during training camp on August 7, 2022 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia PA. (Photo by Andy Lewis/Icon Sportswire)

The Philadelphia Eagles have released their first injury report ahead of this week’s primetime clash against the Seattle Seahawks. After a couple of difficult weeks, the Eagles need to hit reset before a Monday Night matchup against a team they’ve not beaten in 15 years. It’s also important that they go into the showdown as healthy as possible.

Eagles injury report:

As far as health goes, the Eagles had 3 players miss practice on Thursday.

Darius Slay, who did play on Sunday night despite missing most practices that week with a knee injury, missed today’s action with that same setback. While concerning, the reassuring fact is that he did suit up on Sunday night and will likely do so again barring a new setback.

Zach Cunningham is in a similar spot. He was featured on the injury report throughout most of last week but still went on to play in 64% of snaps in the loss to Dallas. This is likely just Sirianni verging on the side of caution.

Cam Jurgens played in 96% of snaps on Sunday. He was briefly listed as ‘questionable to return’ following a play during that frustrating defeat and this is once more just likely a cautionary move to give him some extra time to rest up. However, it is worth noting that this injury is completely separate to the foot injury sustained week 4 that subsuquently meant he would be placed on IR.

Reed Blankenship was a limited participant today with a ‘concussion’ designation. This is a good sign that the starting Safety will also be able to play on Monday night.

Eagles vs. Vikings
Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver DeVonta Smith, center, celebrates after his touchdown with offensive tackle Lane Johnson, left, and center Cam Jurgens, right, in the first half of an NFL football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Sept. 10, 2023, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

The Eagles pad-up

After a disappointing couple of games, a new sense of urgency appears to have taken over the NovaCare Complex. The Eagles practiced in pads on Thursday, something we rarely see during the regular season.

The Eagles usually start the week with a ‘walkthrough’ on Wednesday before two full practices. The Birds decided to complete a third full practice this week, with Head Coach Nick Sirianni wanting to focus on the fundamentals.

After a week of sloppy turnovers and poor penalties, it’s hard to blame Sirianni for wanting to push his players back into gear. If anything, it’s reassuring that he is taking measures to increase accountability and get the best out of a team that has left a lot of meat on the bone this year.

Philadelphia Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni reacts to a play during the second half of an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday, Nov. 5, 2023, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum)

Eagles vs Seahawks

The Eagles are set to lock horns with the Seahawks on Monday night at 8:20PM ET from Lumen Field

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