Philadelphia Eagles’ injury report: Beau Allen misses practice, 3 players limited
Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle Beau Allen (94) runs on to the field for the start of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
PHILADELPHIA — A few notable Philadelphia Eagles players landed on the injury report after the first practice of the week.
Defensive tackle Beau Allen (knee) missed practice, while the team listed safety Rodney McLeod (oblique), kicker Jake Elliott (concussion) and tight end Trey Burton (back) as limited participants. The status of each player for Sunday’s game against the Bears is unclear.
Allen, the Eagles’ top backup defensive end, injured his knee during the Eagles’ win over the Cowboys on Sunday. If he can’t play against the Bears, the Birds would likely activate sixth-round rookie Elijah Qualls to fill out their four-man defensive tackle rotation up front.
Elliott’s still in concussion protocol, but he able to participate in non-contact portions of practice, which, for a kicker, is mostly everything. Coach Doug Pederson said Wednesday he believed Elliott would suit up for Sunday’s game.
McLeod and Burton are new additions to the injury report, which isn’t an unusual sight at this time of the season. If McLeod can’t go against Chicago, veteran Corey Graham would likely slide in as his replacement next to Malcolm Jenkins.
Burton’s role — and the steps the Eagles would take to replace him — are less concrete. The Birds would have to shuffle a few things around to replace a special teams maven and a third-string tight end with strong route-running abilities.
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