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Eagles LT Jason Peters, LB Jordan Hicks carted off with injuries

Eagles LT Jason Peters, LB Jordan Hicks carted off with injuries

Updated: Oct. 24, 8:19 a.m.

Nearly the entire Eagles team met on the field to wish Jason Peters well as the future Hall of Fame offensive tackle was carted off the field.

The injury certainly didn't look good.

Peters went down early in the third quarter when Washington defensive lineman Ziggy Hood fell on his right leg. Peters was seemingly in a lot of pain as he grasped at his right knee. Trainers brought out an air cast to immobilize the leg.

Fans chanted Peters’ name as he was carted off the field.

Peters was officially ruled out for the rest of the game with a right knee injury.

Eagles analyst Seth Joyner, citing an anonymous source, said on Eagles Postgame Live that it was an MCL and ACL injury for Peters. However, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports the team does not believe he tore his ACL. 

With Peters out, backup Halapoulivaati Vaitai came in at left tackle and Lane Johnson stayed at right tackle. If Peters is out for an extended period of time, it's likely Johnson would flip sides.

Peters wasn’t the lone Eagles starter to be lost for the night.

Middle linebacker Jordan Hicks was injured on the second play of Monday night's game against the Redskins. 

Hicks almost was carried off the field without being able to place any weight on his right leg. After getting checked out on the sideline, he was carted into the Eagles' locker room. 

After the Eagles originally said Hicks was questionable to return, they ruled him out a little while later. 

Per Joyner, citing the anonymous source, the injury was to Hicks' Achilles.

Hicks was in some clear pain coming off the field. As he waited for the cart, he was consoled by injured safety Chris Maragos, who was lost for the season in Carolina. 

Doug Pederson didn't disclose specifics of the injuries after the game and said the Eagles would know more on Tuesday.

Coming into Monday's game, Hicks was listed as questionable with a calf injury. He said he hurt his calf after overcompensating for his injured ankle. On Saturday, when asked if he was 100 percent, Hicks said "who is?" 

Hicks played in all 16 games last season but has struggled with injuries dating back to his years in college. He played eight games as a rookie in 2015 before tearing his pec. 

Mychal Kendricks (hamstring) was inactive on Monday, so the Eagles were down to Nigel Bradham, Najee Goode and Joe Walker in their base defense. It sounds like Kendricks will be ready for Sunday's game against the 49ers.

"He was close. I think he'll be ready to go this week," Pederson said. "We'll evaluate him again tomorrow and get him ready to go."

Best of NFL: Cowboys offense sputters again in loss to Chargers

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Best of NFL: Cowboys offense sputters again in loss to Chargers

ARLINGTON, Texas — Philip Rivers threw for 434 yards and three touchdowns in his first Thanksgiving game in his 14th season and the Los Angeles Chargers beat the fading Dallas Cowboys 28-6 on Thursday.

Desmond King returned an interception 90 yards for the punctuating touchdown as the Chargers (5-6) moved within 1 1/2 games of AFC West-leading Kansas City after starting 0-4 while the Chiefs won their first five.

The defending NFC East champion Cowboys (5-6) lost their third straight by at least 20 points, all without star running back Ezekiel Elliott, in a damaging defeat for their fading playoff hopes.

Dallas, playing its 50th Thanksgiving game, finally ended a touchdown drought at a team-record 10 quarters on Rod Smith's 2-yard run early in the fourth quarter.

Keenan Allen had a career-high 172 yards on 11 catches with a touchdown, giving him 23 grabs for 331 yards and three scores in the past two games (see full recap).

Vikings beat Lions, stay on Eagles' heels
DETROIT — Case Keenum threw for two touchdowns and ran for a score all in the first half to give the Minnesota Vikings a double-digit lead and they went on to beat the Detroit Lions 30-23 Thursday.

The Vikings (9-2) took a huge step toward winning the NFC North, taking a three-game lead over the second-place Lions.

Detroit (6-5) made mistakes in every phase of the game and Minnesota took advantage.

Keenum was 21 of 30 for 282 yards with both TD passes to Kyle Rudolph that gave the Vikings a 20-3 lead late in the second quarter.

The Lions rallied to pull within four points early in the fourth quarter on Matthew Stafford's second TD pass to Marvin Jones.

Xavier Rhodes ended Detroit's comeback hopes with an interception at the Detroit 37 late in the game (see full recap). 

Redskins beat Giants in turkey of a Thanksgiving game
LANDOVER, Md. — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdown passes to compensate for a pick-6, and the Washington Redskins beat the New York Giants 20-10 on Thursday night on a drab field in a drab game between two injury-depleted teams that did not look ready for prime time.

The first half, in particular, was devoid of highlights: The NFC East rivals combined for nine punts and only six points.

But Cousins led Washington (5-6) on two TD drives in the second half, connecting with Jamison Crowder on a 15-yarder in the third quarter that broke a 3-all tie, and with Josh Doctson on a 14-yarder with 3 1/2 minutes remaining in the game.

In between, cornerback Janoris Jenkins intercepted Cousins' pass and returned the ball 53 yards to make it 10-all.

In the second half, the Giants (2-9) had one possession end with an interception by Eli Manning, four end with punts and another when they turned the ball over on downs (see full recap). 

Eagles injury report: Jake Elliott still in concussion protocol

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Eagles injury report: Jake Elliott still in concussion protocol

Eagles kicker Jake Elliott is still in the NFL’s concussion protocol but it looks likely that he’ll be able to play on Sunday.

Elliott was a full participant in Thursday’s practice after being a limited participant on Wednesday. In Phase 4 of the concussion protocol, players are allowed to participate in non-contact drills.

Elliott suffered a concussion in the first half of Sunday’s game in Dallas and the team played the second half without a kicker. If Elliott can’t play against the Bears the Eagles will either bring back Caleb Sturgis from IR or sign an outside kicker.

While Elliott was able to practice  on Thursday, Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) did not practice. Allen has missed practice Wednesday and Thursday.

Rodney McLeod (oblique) was a full participant on Thursday.