Eagles second joint practice with Miami Dolphins cancelled

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The Philadelphia Eagles‘ revenge tour in South Florida will have to wait. Much of the conversation surrounding the Birds on Wednesday centered around the Miami Dolphins providing a much tougher test than the Cleveland Browns had provided, the impossible prospect of anyone covering Tyreek Hill in a one-on-one scenario (or in this case, a drill), and an injury to Darius Slay that occurred partially as a result of his attempt to try and do so.

Philly’s offense had a tough day versus the Miami defense. Their defense didn’t fair much better when charged with having to limit what figures to be a high-powered Fins attack. Here’s what we’ve learned. The Dolphins aren’t quite ready to topple the Buffalo Bills, but they have the potential to be scary.

For the Birds, revenge will have to wait as, according to multiple sources, the Dolphins are dealing with a non-COVID-related stomach ailment. No one on Philly’s side seems to be showing any symptoms currently.

The Fins will work virtually. Philly will use their practice facility for an intrateam workout. The Eagles released the following statement in light of the news.

Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni speaks with the media ahead of Thursday’s practice session.

Here’s the good news. In his Thursday morning presser, Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni stated Slay was fine and would return to work on Thursday, but there’s no word yet on whether Saturday’s game is in question.

Sirianni verified previous reports from several sources stating no one on Philly’s side (staff, players, and coaches) were experiencing any symptoms. For now, the Dolphins will work virtually. The Birds will use Miami’s facility for some intrateam work.

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Let’s hope the Fins are okay. CBS Sports NFL Insider Josina Anderson reports Miami is hoping this is a 24-hour ailment, so for now, everyone’s being cautious. That’s the right approach as no one wants to see this linger any longer than it has to.