Uh oh! It doesn’t appear that these softer practices are preventing injuries from occurring. Despite having one of the best starting cornerback trios in the NFL (Let’s face it. The nickel defense feels more like the base set now), there’s always been this feeling that the Philadelphia Eagles might be in a bit of peril if something happens to Darius Slay, James Bradberry, or Avonte Maddox.
We may be on the verge of finding out what the contingency plan is if there are hiccups. Bradberry left practice and entered the medical tent before eventually entering the NovaCare Complex. He appeared to be moving okay. That’s a good sign. He stayed out at practice but didn’t participate in 11-on-11 drills and eventually went inside.
Hopefully, the Birds are being cautious, but it’s hard to ignore when something like this happens. Josh Jobe stepped in and took snaps with the first-team offense in his absence.
Here are a few other injury updates from the Eagles’ 12th practice.
Seeing Jobe continue to climb the depth chart is interesting. It feels like Zech McPhearson has locked himself in as the fourth guy on the depth chart at corner, and he played well in the first preseason game. Still, the Eagles are very excited about the undrafted rookie free agent out of Alabama. Here are the other injury updates.
Grant Calcaterra (hamstring), Christian Elliss (hamstring), Marcus Epps (back), Javon Hargrave (toe), Jason Kelce (elbow), Jared Mayden (ankle), Miles Sanders (hamstring), and Greg Ward (toe) all sat out of Tuesday’s practice session. Le’Raven Clark (hamstring), John Hightower (groin), Jimmy Moreland (ankle), and Boston Scott (concussion) were all limited.
The biggest story coming out of Tuesday’s session revolves around James Bradberry’s health. Bookmark this one for updates. We’ll let you know as soon as more information is available.