Latest on Jordan Howard, Alshon Jeffery and injured Eagles

Eliot Shorr-Parks
November 22, 2019 - 10:51 am

The Eagles badly need a win on Sunday, and as the game against the Seattle Seahawks gets closer, the status of their numerous injured players remains murky. 

Here is the latest on each player:

Alshon Jeffery (ankle): Jeffery has taken part in practice each day so far this week, but has been limited and not in team drills. Speaking Friday, head coach Doug Pederson said Jeffery was trending in the right direction towards playing, but wouldn't commit to his No. 1 receiver being available. Whether Jeffery plays on Sunday could come down to pain tolerance. The chances of him playing seem higher than they did earlier in the week, but Jeffery will likely be a game time decision. 

Jordan Howard (stinger): Howard, like Jeffery, has been limited in practice all week and has only taken part in individual drills. The surprising and concerning news is that Howard has still not been cleared for contact. It is possible that happens before Sunday, but it would be surprising if Howard was able to play. 

Lane Johnson (concussion): Johnson is still in the concussion protocol and won’t practice on Friday. Although Johnson has shown in the past he is capable of playing through injuries, this one will be out of his hands, as he has to pass through the protocol and be cleared to play. The final call will not be up to him. If Johnson does not play, Pederson said that Andre Dillard will be the starting right tackle, and at this point it appears Dillard will almost certainly be starting the game. 

Nelson Agholor (knee): The knee injury that Agholor suffered at the end of the team's loss to the New England Patriots has kept him out of practice all week, but it might not keep him out of the game. Pederson said that like Jeffery, Agholor is trending in the right direction, and it seems it could come down to pain tolerance. Agholor has not practiced all week, but since he is a veteran player, it is possible he could still play -- especially considering the need the team has at the position right now. 

Nigel Bradham: Bradham has been sidelined with an ankle injury, but has been a full participant at practice all week, and it seems likely that he will play on Sunday. 

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