Philadelphia Eagles injury report: 2 players questionable for playoff game vs. Falcons
Philadelphia Eagles’ Sidney Jones in action before an NFL football game against the Dallas Cowboys, Sunday, Dec. 31, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Chris Szagola)
PHILADELPHIA — The Philadelphia Eagles’ injured reserve list is stocked with stars, but the players still on the roster are mostly healthy entering Saturday’s divisional round contest against the Falcons.
Here’s a look at the official injury report for the Eagles’ first playoff game in four seasons:
QUESTIONABLE: LB Dannell Ellerbe (hamstring), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring)
Ellerbe appeared on the injury report for the first time Tuesday, when he sat out of practice with a hamstring injury, but the 32-year-old veteran said he believes he’ll be ready to play against Atlanta. A one-time Super Bowl champion, Ellerbe appeared to take over the MIKE linebacker role late in the season, and if he can’t play, Najee Goode offers a replacement option.
Whoever assumes that job can expect to play between 15 to 25 percent of the defense’s snaps Saturday, because the MIKE linebacker would come off the field in nickel and dime packages.
Jones, a rookie who made his debut in the regular-season finale, left that Week 17 game with a hamstring injury but returned to practice the following week. It’s unclear whether the Eagles would play Jones even if he was fully healthy, considering Ronald Darby, Jalen Mills and Patrick Robinson stand as starters in front of him.
Two starters who missed time last week with injuries, defensive end Brandon Graham (ankle) and left tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai (knee), were full participants in every Eagles practice over the past three days. They’ll be good to go Saturday.
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