Eagles injury report: 12 players listed as limited/non-participants

Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports)
Zach Ertz, Philadelphia Eagles (Mandatory Credit: Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports) /

It’s something about the word ‘injury’ that causes an uneasy feeling among the Philadelphia Eagles faithful. Truthfully, no team or fan base enjoys naming their players among bruised or battered, but after watching Philly’s roller-coaster ride for what has seemed like the previous five seasons, any time someone limps to the sideline or peels themselves from the turf slowly, avoiding panic takes work.

Sure, everyone understands why. It’s hard to watch key pieces sit while the next-man-up theory is employed over and over again, but ever since 2017, the injury bug hasn’t just bitten the Birds. It’s built a nest at the NovaCare Complex.

Maybe this is some weird karma for the Body Bag Game.

Philadelphia Eagles throw a slew of players on their Wednesday injury report.

As Wednesday’s workday neared its close on the East Coast, the Philadelphia Eagles dropped their mid-week injury report. Take a look.

A few things jump out here. Let’s get into some specifics.

While 12 players were listed as limited participants, six of those guys, starters nonetheless, thankfully were simply taking rest days and going half-speed as a precaution (Fletcher Cox, Brandon Graham, Lane Johnson, Kelce, Rodney McLeod, Miles Sanders).

JJ Arcega-Whiteside (ankle), Brandon Brooks (knee), Marcus Epps (concussion), Zach Ertz (hamstring), and Ryan Kerrigan (personal) didn’t participate at all, but in the case of Ertz and Brooks, this was also a rest day.

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It was good to see rookie offensive lineman Landon Dickerson and second-year linebacker Davion Taylor listed as full participants. Much is expected of both. Dickerson, the Eagles’ second-round selection of the most recent NFL Draft, is widely viewed as potentially the best interior lineman of his class if he’s healthy.

In the case of Taylor, no one’s certain of how he’ll turn out yet. We know he’s fast, but can he read and react, play well, and tackle? That’s a question that still needs its answer as we navigate through his sophomore professional season.