Well, this won’t make you feel good if you’re a Philadelphia Eagles fan.
Just two days after gearing up for the first time in pads, the Philadelphia Eagles hit the practice field at the NovaCare Complex on what ‘Birds’ fans affectionately refer to as ‘WentzDay’ under a misty rain, a far cry from the near-perfect weather that they had been enjoying on the third Monday and Tuesday in August.
This time, there were no pads, just jerseys and shorts, and though the belief is Doug Pederson may have everyone go ‘full gear’ by weeks end, there are a couple of things on everyone’s mind. One, when might we see some tackling, and second, what should we make of these injury reports.
Miles Sanders is added to the Philadelphia Eagles injury report.
After being absent from the on-field stuff on both Monday and Tuesday, JJ Arcega-Whiteside joined the first-team offense at wide receiver, along with DeSean Jackson. Philly began the day by taking the field in two-tight-end sets, but what was most noticeable was who was standing next to Carson Wentz for the first team snap.
It wasn’t Miles Sanders this time. It was Corey Clement. The former, one of Philly’s second-round draft choices from 2019’s NFL Draft has been added to the team’s injury report. He’s been listed as being ‘week-to-week’ with a lower-body injury. Apparently, it’s nothing serious. It shouldn’t keep him out of the season opener, but the coaches just want to be smart here.
Joining him on the injury report are Sidney Jones (he’s ‘day to day’ with a lower-body injury), Dallas Goedert (upper body and ‘day to day’, and Boston Scott (‘day to day’ with a lower-body injury. Philly’s best player, Fletcher Cox, had the day off thanks to a planned maintenance day.
So far, there isn’t a ton of info other than that, but some of us are probably thinking the same thing. We watched ’26’ limp off of the field versus the New York Giants in the 2019 regular-season finale. We know he’s talented. He’s even been compared to Brian Westbrook by Jimmy Kempski of the Philly Voice, but we all want this guy to be around for a while.
Does anybody else want to see this team re-think giving him the ‘full load’ and add a real workhorse? Sanders is listed as five-foot-eleven and 211 pounds. It’s just a thought. Again, no one wants to see this guy get beat up like Todd Gurley.