Beau Allen

Eagles Inactives: Trey Burton, Beau Allen out vs. Bears

USA Today Images

Eagles Inactives: Trey Burton, Beau Allen out vs. Bears

The Eagles are without Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) for Sunday's game against the Bears. 

Both entered the weekend listed as questionable and are inactive. 

Without Burton, the Eagles have just two tight ends active. While nothing is likely to change for Zach Ertz, Brent Celek could see an expanded role. 

Without Allen in the lineup, rookie Elijah Qualls is active for the first time since the Arizona game. He has played just 50 snaps all season. 

Joining Allen and Burton on the inactive list are: Nate Sudfeld, Marcus Johnson, Wendell Smallwood, Dannell Ellerbe, Will Beatty. 

With Johnson down, Shelton Gibson is active for the first time in his career. Gibson, a fifth-round pick out of West Virginia, had a terrible training camp but still made the active roster. He has been behind Johnson throughout the season. 

Steven Means is also active for the first time since the Carolina game. He has just eight defensive snaps all season. 

Ellerbe and Beatty have another week under their belts and have been learning their new schemes but are still inactive. This is their second week with the team. 

Bears inactives: QB Mark Sanchez, WR Joshua Bellamy, DB DeAndrew Houston-Carson, DB Bryce Callahan, LB Danny Trevathan, OL Tom Compton, DL Robertson-Harris.

Eagles Injury Update: Jake Elliott (concussion) cleared to play vs. Bears


Eagles Injury Update: Jake Elliott (concussion) cleared to play vs. Bears

After a week of worrying, everyone can finally relax. 

Jake Elliott is going to play Sunday. 

The Eagles' kicker officially cleared the NFL's concussion protocol Friday morning, when he was cleared by an independent neurologist. Throughout the week it looked likely that Elliott would be able to play, but it didn't become official until Friday. 

Elliott suffered a concussion against the Cowboys during the first half of Sunday's game at AT&T Stadium. The Eagles needed to finish the game going for two-point conversions and with linebacker Kamu Grugier-Hill kicking off. 

"When the hit happened on the opening kickoff, I was a little bit rattled," Elliott said Friday afternoon. "I had never had a concussion before. That was my first one. I didn't feel too loopy right at the time but as the first quarter went on, it just started to get worse and worse. That final play I was in there, was kind of a little bit of a haze. I decided to go seek someone out after that."

It wasn't until Elliott missed a 34-yarder that he went and got checked out. He said he didn't want to make excuses for the missed kick but "was a little bit out of it" on that play.  

Meanwhile, Beau Allen (knee) and Trey Burton (back) will both be game-time decisions, according to head coach Doug Pederson. Both are listed as questionable. 

Burton's back spasms came from the game Sunday and he has been dealing with the issue all week. He missed practice Thursday. If Burton can't play, the Eagles would go into Sunday's game with two tight ends — Zach Ertz and Brent Celek. If Burton is inactive, Celek will likely have an increased role, Pederson said. 

If Allen can't play, it's likely rookie Elijah Qualls will be active for the first time since the Arizona game. Qualls has played just 50 defensive snaps all season. 

Eagles injury report: Jake Elliott still in concussion protocol

AP Images

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.