Alas... The Philadelphia Eagles have returned to work and are fresh off their bye week. If you see a Birds fan, give him a high-five. Last week seemed a little longer than normal with no game to watch. Then again, maybe we're just being selfish.
Sure, we know this team needed some rest and time to heal. We're also well aware that all 32 NFL franchises take a week off at some point of the season, but it's good to have these guys back.
The last time we saw them, they had survived a Dallas Cowboys comeback attempt. Now, the attention shifts to the Kansas City Chiefs. Thursday afternoon offered a practice session. Let's talk about some of the walking wounded.
Bradley Roby may be close to returning to the Eagles lineup, but Nick Sirianni isn't telling us much.
Eagles head coach Nick Sirianni met with select members of the Philly media ahead of the Birds' first workout session since the bye. As you might expect, he was asked about the status of some of his injured players, particularly Bradley Roby. As you might expect, Nick didn't offer a ton of detail.
"If he’s available, which we’ll see, that’ll be helpful for our football team. If not he’s just going to continue to work hard to get back on the field to help us going down the stretch."
Roby was added to the Eagles' practice squad on October 3rd and was signed to the active roster on October 13th. He has missed Philly's past three games with a shoulder injury after being injured versus the New York Jets two days later.
He has, however, taken some steps towards getting back in the lineup. Here are a few shots at him from Eagles practice.
More Eagles injury news: Justin Evans is back, sort of.
Philly announced, among four roster moves on Tuesday, that they were opening a 21-day practice window for safety Justin Evans. On Thursday, he took part in practice. Take a look.
The Birds have three weeks from their announcement to determine if they want to add him back to the roster. If they elect not to, he returns to the injured reserve, and remains there for the rest of the season.
Here are a few other nuggets. All are worth mentioning.
Cam Jurgens being back at practice is a huge deal. He too is working through a 21-day practice window.
On Thursday, he worked with the first team. We'll see if he's added back to the roster ahead of Monday Night Football.