Eagles Week 6 injuries: Six veterans earn rest days on Thursday

James Bradberry #24, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
James Bradberry #24, Philadelphia Eagles (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Something told us that many of the Philadelphia Eagles veterans would earn rest days on the Thursday leading up to Week 6’s game versus the Dallas Cowboys. If you were thinking the same thing that we were, give yourselves a high five or a pat on the back (or whichever is easier). You were right.

Cornerback James Bradberry, wide receiver A.J. Brown, defensive end Josh Sweat, defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, defensive end Brandon Graham, and cornerback Darius Slay were all listed as limited participants on Thursday’s injury report having earned some much-needed time off. Sunday Night Football’s game is a big one with first place in the NFC East on the line.

It’s early, but the Birds are getting healthy. That’s a good thing. Though Philly’s offense and Dallas’ defense have gotten the lion’s share of attention during the days leading up to the first of their annual pair of clashes, it will take all three phases for the Eagles to pull out a sixth-consecutive win.

We aren’t certain of anything yet, but signs may be pointing to the Birds fielding a roster that’s the healthiest it’s been in a couple of weeks.

Here are a few other updates in terms of the Eagles’ injured.

Wednesday brought good news as Jordan Mailata and Jake Elliott were listed as ‘limited’ during Philly’s walkthrough. On Thursday, both practiced as did rookie cornerback Josh Jobe. He was unable to participate one day prior due to a shoulder injury.

Philly’s injury report no longer lists Boston Scott as one of its wounded. That’s good news. He’s recovering from a rib injury. It’s also encouraging to see Landon Dickerson (ankle), Jason Kelce (ankle), Avonte Maddox (ankle), Isaac Seumalo (ankle), Kenneth Gainwell (rib), and Patrick Johnson participating.

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There’s still no word on who’s playing and who isn’t, nor should we expect there to be. Andre Dillard hasn’t been elevated back to the active roster yet either. We’ll let you know how he’s faring as soon as more updates are available.