Jordan Hicks practiced with his Eagles teammates on Wednesday
Eagles linebacker Jordan Hicks helped add more good news to a day that saw its’ fair share.
“Hump Day”, now affectionately known as “WentzDay” around the “City of Brotherly Love” and in circles that are shared by Philadelphia Eagles fans had its’ share of highlights. One, rookie kicker Jake Elliott claimed NFC player of the week honors. Second, one of the team’s most important cogs, linebacker Jordan Hicks returned to the practice field.
If anything left a sour taste in the mouths of Eagles fans, it was witnessing Darren Sproles, Fletcher Cox and the aforementioned Hicks all leave the field of battle in week three. We’ve learned Sproles’ season is done, but the Eagles fans got a much-needed shot in the arm from their starting middle linebacker.
Hicks returned from the practice field Wednesday.
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Now, this may have slipped past some of you. We at Inside The Iggles almost missed it because we were listening to the head coach.
In Doug Pederson‘s Wednesday afternoon presser, he informed the Philadelphia media, and everyone who tuned into the radio stations, and everyone who logged in via their cell phones and tablets that Hicks wouldn’t be practicing (ankle injury). Then before you could say “61-yard field goal to beat the New York Giants“, number 58 was right out there on the practice field.
Are you starting to wonder why we listen to these press conferences in the first place?
Hicks wasn’t the only notable sighting at Wednesday’s practice. Safety Rodney McLeod returned to the practice field as well. His hamstring kept him out of the week three game. Hopefully, he’ll be able to make the west coast trip for week four.
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We’re still waiting to see Fletcher Cox and holding on to what Pederson said about both him and Hicks. “(They’re) both optimistic. They’re both doing exceedingly above expectation, obviously, and just an extra day of rest won’t hurt those guys.”
There won’t be any shortage of stories on this one as Sunday approaches. Stay tuned.