Eagles HC Doug Pederson offers an update on Jordan Howard
There’s been some encouraging news offered by Eagles head coach Doug Pederson on the Jordan Howard injury front.
If you’re among the Philadelphia Eagles fanbase, you have to keep your heads up. For those of you that disagree, think about this. There’s a possibility that an Eagles team that’s been ravaged by injuries could get quite a few familiar faces back for Week 13 and a potential late-season run. Count one of their best offensive weapons, running back Jordan Howard, in that number.
There are a few things that are true about the Eagles that weren’t true when the game clock ran out on Sunday’s contest versus the Seattle Seahawks.
At the time of this writing, there had been no injury reports released for Week 13, but Cre’Von LeBlanc has an outside shot at returning for Philly’s game versus the Miami Dolphins if he has a nice week of practice and proves to be healthy. Philly activated his 21-day practice window on November 26th which means that he could return sooner rather than later.
To create a spot for him, Philly waived Jordan Matthews which could mean they expect Alshon Jeffery and Nelson Agholor to be ready for the next game. If ‘The Birds’ can get Lane Johnson and Brandon Brooks back, they could be in business.
The Dallas Cowboys had a shot at putting more distance between themselves and Philly, but that died when they laid an egg in Foxborough versus the New England Patriots. That means there’s been no change in the standings.
Jordan Howard is a key component in what ‘The Birds’ hope to do offensively for the rest of the season. The hope is he can go. Eagles head coach Doug Pederson‘s final thought in his first presser of the week addressed Howard’s possibility of playing on Sunday. Here’s what Coach had to say:
"Obviously with the stinger, he still hasn’t regained full strength in his shoulder, so he’s still day to day. He’ll still do individual (drills) this week, and we’ll see where he (is) at the end of the week."
Come on now guys and gals. You’ve been listening to Pederson for four seasons now. Did anyone expect that wouldn’t be the answer?