Well, we thought we might see this at some point, but in the NFL, as they say sometimes, you never know until you know. Here's some good news. Philadelphia Eagles star Haason Reddick returned to work on Sunday and participated with his teammates in a practice session. By the looks of things, he should be ready to go when the Birds play the New England Patriots in Week 1 of the regular season.
4 p.m. EST on Tuesday is the deadline for every NFL squad to trim its 90-man preseason roster to the allowable 53 men. Once they all do so, players will pass through waivers, and pro football's 32 franchises can begin piecing their practice squads together.
Haason Reddick's return to the practice field gives Eagles fans reason to smile as the first regular-season game nears.
You have probably picked up on this already, but Reddick doesn't have to worry about job security. We all knew he'd make the roster. It has been a very long time since he has had to worry about being cut... if he has ever had to do so.
He sat out of all three preseason games as he recovered from a thumb injury/procedure to repair some ligament damage. That shouldn't shock anyone. We imagine it wouldn't. No one expected he'd appear in a meaningless game anyway.
When your top guys miss practice however that always grabs our attention. As he sat out of one session after another all eyes were on his now famous thumb, but he got a lot of work in on Sunday.
Take a look. Thank Chris Franklin and Dave Uram for the visuals.
Players spoke with the media following Monday's practice session. Check out some of the highlights of that one when you get a moment, but it's Reddick's step forward that places a smile on our faces as we walk into another work week. We can also find reason for optimism.
“It’s not that big of an issue” said the 2022 Pro Bowler and Second-Team All-Pro. You know what? That's good enough for us!