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Eagles DE carted off field, and more injury updates

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Eagles defensive end Genard Avery, a trade-deadline acquisition a year ago, was carted off the practice field Wednesday morning with an apparent right leg or knee injury.

There was no immediate word from the Eagles on his condition.

Several players, as well as Eagles general manager Howie Roseman, came out to console Avery after he got hurt. Head coach Doug Pederson walked over to comfort Avery as he was being helped onto the cart.

Avery was in tears with his head resting on his right hand as he was carted into the NovaCare Complex.

The Eagles acquired Avery from the Browns last October in exchange for a 4th-round pick.

Avery had 4 1/2 sacks as a rookie 5th-round pick for the Browns in 2018 but had played only five reps on defense in the Browns’ first seven games last year when Cleveland shipped him to the Eagles.

Avery played only 33 snaps on defense in eight games with the Eagles along with 147 snaps on special teams, but the Eagles had hoped to find a role for him this preseason. 

The Eagles are already missing defensive end Derek Barnett, who is out for multiple weeks with a lower-body injury.

The other defensive ends currently on the roster are Brandon Graham, Shareef Miller, Joe Ostman, Vinny Curry, Josh Sweat, Casey Toohill and non-roster invitee Matt Leo.

Meanwhile, Lane Johnson missed a fourth straight day of practice with a “lower-body” injury. He’s considered day-to-day.

Both left tackle Andre Dillard and cornerback Sidney Jones returned to practice Wednesday morning. Dillard had been out since leaving practice on Sunday (upper body) and Jones hadn’t practiced since last Tuesday (lower body).


Javon Hargrave (upper body) and Miles Sanders (lower body) remain out. Hargrave has not practiced since camp began, and Sanders has been out since Tuesday. Hargrave is listed as out for “multiple weeks,” and Sanders has the less serious “week-to-week” designation.

DeSean Jackson sat out with a planned maintenance day.

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