Eagles news: Rest is the key word ahead of Super Bowl LVII

Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
Lane Johnson #65 of the Philadelphia Eagles. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

Pay close enough attention to the Philadelphia Eagles, and you begin to notice patterns after a while. More often than not, head coach Nick Sirianni hangs out with members of the media on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday during the regular season. The coordinators are made available for the media on Tuesdays. We hang out with players on Thursdays for a great deal of time.

There are exceptions. Short weeks, Thursday-night games, and playoff appearances have thrown us off from time to time. We didn’t see Nick this past Monday. We saw him on Tuesday instead.  Make no mistake about it though. You’ll be hearing a lot from Jonathan Gannon, Shane Steichen, and Michael Clay during Super Bowl LVII’s media week.

The practice schedule appeared to mimic the normal weekly routine. Wednesday served as a walkthrough. Some of the wounded were given rest days on Thursday.

Four veteran Eagles and one rookie were given rest days on Thursday.

There were no major surprises on Thursday’s injury report, but there are a few things to mention that are of note. Five Birds were given rest days and sat out of the practice session.

Rookie center Cam Jurgens didn’t participate due to a hip issue. Guard Landon Dickerson (elbow), tackle Lane Johnson, cornerback Avonte Maddox, and defensive end Robert Quinn (foot) all sat out as well. There is however good news to report on the injury front.

More Eagles news: Arryn Siposs begins practicing again.

While we respect the efforts of Brett Kern, no one would be disappointed if we saw Arryn Siposs in the lineup for Super Bowl LVII. Raise your hand if you thought you’d say that. On Thursday, Philly opened a 21-day practice window on Arryn’s behalf.

He’s been on the injured reserve since December 13th, and the Birds can add him back to the active roster anytime before February 12th. It looks like he’s on pace to make his return for football’s biggest game. That would be good news for the special teams unit as it appears Kern doesn’t have much left.

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