Philadelphia Eagles injury updates: 3 Starters return as full participants

For the Philadelphia Eagles, ‘WentzDay’ means it’s time to lock-in.

If you’re new to this NFL thing, here’s something that you’re going to need to know. The weeks are really going to start flying by now. No one knows that more than a Philadelphia Eagles fan.

Regardless of how Week 1 ended, if the ‘Birds’ don’t refocus and immediately, they’ll be 0-2 after their next game. This time, it’s a home contest versus the Los Angeles Rams.

Three Philadelphia Eagles starters returned to work on ‘WentzDay’.

After quite a bit of roster shuffling on Tuesday, the Eagles hit the practice field on what ‘Birds’ fans affectionately refer to as ‘WentzDay’. Let’s start with the bad news. Wednesday’s injury report wasn’t any less lengthy than it’s been all season.

The good news, on the other hand, is this. Three starters returned to the field as full participants,  Miles Sanders (hamstring), Lane Johnson (ankle), and Derek Barnett (also a hamstring). Jason Peters was limited with a knee issue, and Javon Hargrave, who’s been battling a pectoral injury, was also limited.

Can we call the latter a starter, or would that be Malik Jackson? In either case, much is expected of Hargrave in his first season with the ‘Birds’. It was good to see him on the field as this was officially his first real practice in full pads.

Brandon Graham, who’s in the league’s concussion protocol, didn’t participate. Neither did DeSean Jackson or Fletcher Cox. The latter two were both given rest days. Maybe that’s the better move for DeSean Jackson than having him sit out of the crucial points of games?

We’ve all wondered about whether or not he should be put on a pitch count of sorts, as he was Sunday, but maybe it would be wiser to let him rest during practice and go all out on Sunday. Who knows? Maybe that’s something that the coaches will monitor going forward.