Eagles Week 5 injury report (Thursday edition): 8 veterans earn rest days

Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Jason Kelce #62, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks. That’s probably also true of seasoned veterans in the NFL that have mastered the dog mentality. Think about it. In all seriousness, which is more important at this juncture of Jason Kelce‘s career? Would we rather trot him out on the grass at the NovaCare Complex to take a few snaps that probably won’t teach him anything that he didn’t already know, or do we want him to be fresh for gameday in Week 5 for the Philadelphia Eagles game versus the Arizona Cardinals?

We vote for the second option. The legend gets a rest day on a Thursday leading up to another week of action. Here are a few other nuggets you’ll want to be made aware of.

Eight Eagles earn rest days. Jordan Mailata still isn’t practicing.

Seven other veterans joined Jason Kelce on a list of veterans earning some much-needed rest before Philly hits the road to battle the Cards in Glendale, Arizona: cornerback James Bradberry, wide receiver A.J. Brown, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, guard Landon Dickerson (technically, he’s a second-year veteran), defensive end Brandon Graham, defensive end Josh Sweat, and right tackle Lane Johnson.

Darius Slay still has a forearm issue, but he was a full participant for a second straight practice. Isaac Seumalo was still limited, but he practiced as he continues to recover from his ankle injury. Boston Scott (ribs) was also limited. Avonte Maddox (ankle), Jordan Mailata (shoulder), and Jake Elliott (ankle) didn’t participate. Kyron Johnson and Patrick Johnson are both in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Jordan may be close to a return despite there being no change in his status.

That’s what you want to see. We’ll have to wait and see what happens. Fingers are crossed that he’ll be able to go.