Philadelphia Eagles roundup: Beau Allen, noticeable absences

BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Joe Flacco
BALTIMORE, MD - DECEMBER 18: Quarterback Joe Flacco /

You can remove Beau Allen’s name off of the Eagles’ injury list.

Guess what? Beau Allen‘s back. Now, that’s what you call being ahead of schedule. The Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle passed a physical on Friday and was removed from the PUP (physically unable to perform) list. We heard news of this both from Ian Rapoport and from, who was given the same report from a league insider.

Allen’s been working to get back since tearing a pectoral muscle while working out during the spring. Allen, once believed to be the logical replacement at defensive tackle for a departed Bennie Logan, now finds himself in an all-of-a sudden gridlocked area of the Eagles roster. In his absence, the Eagles acquired Timmy Jernigan from the Baltimore Ravens, and Destiny Vaeao (who didn’t practice on Sunday) and Justin Hamilton have also been performing well in Allen’s absence.

Still, seeing Allen pass his physical on Friday is good news for Eagles fans and gives the team depth in the rotation. It’s still hard to believe he’s gotten back so quickly though right? Here’s the tweet from Rapoport.

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Unfortunately, there’s still a ton of guys working their way back into being able to get on the field. There are no major injuries thankfully, but there were still some noticeable absences on Sunday.

Cornerback Ron Brooks, tight end Brent Celek, quarterback Nick Foles, linebacker Nathan Gerry, and defensive end Brandon Graham are all out as well. If that isn’t enough, you can throw in linebacker Jordan Hicks, cornerback Jalen Mills and wide receiver Paul Turner. They didn’t take the field either.

None of this should keep anyone out for any extended period of time thankfully. The Eagles are set to close out their four-week preseason schedule against the New York Jets. Then, it’s off to the nation’s capital to do battle with the hated Washington Redskins.

You don’t have to remind any true Eagles fan about the season opener on September 10th.