He was drafted to be the heir apparent to Philadelphia Eagles legend Jason Kelce. We have no problem with that. Cam Jurgens can most certainly ball. Then, Jason decided he wanted to keep playing. Frankly, we have no issue with that either. What's that saying? An NFL team can never have too many good players, right?
Jurgens has sat on Philly's injured reserve since October 7th. He has missed the past five games because of a foot injury, but he may be close to returning to action.
Ask any Birds fan, and they'll certainly tell you that's a good thing. Perhaps you have heard. A tough stretch of games lies ahead.
Cam Jurgens takes first-team reps at Eagles practice on Thursday.
Philly opened a 21-day practice window for him on November 1st. Here's what that means for the uninitiated. They have until November 22nd to elevate him to the active roster. If they elect against doing so, he'll remain on the injured reserve for the remainder of the season.
You see the date, right? Time's a ticking! Here's some good news though. He lined up next to Jason Kelce and took first-team reps at practice on Thursday.
As you might expect, that didn't happen without the Philly media taking notice.
Also returning to Eagles practice were running back Boston Scott and safety Justin Evans. The former missed Week 9's game versus the Dallas Cowboys because of a personal matter. The latter had a 21-day practice window of his own opened on Tuesday.
Cornerback Bradley Roby was also seen taking some reps. Here's Philly's full injury report.
It's good to see Grant Calcaterra back on the field after being in the NFL's concussion protocol. He has dealt with head injuries a few times during his career at the collegiate level, and once retired because of such. There is hope that he can lessen the blow of Philly losing Dallas Goedert to injury.