Javon Hargrave returns to practice; DeSean gets a day off


Javon Hargrave practiced for the first time as an Eagle on Wednesday.

Hargrave missed the beginning of training camp with a pectoral injury and picked up a hamstring injury along the way.

It had been a while since we had gotten an update on Hargrave so I asked Pederson for one on Wednesday.

“He’s getting closer. Not going to put a timetable on it,” Pederson said. “We’re gonna get him back when we get him back. And look, when we do get him back, he has missed some time, but at the same time, we’re going to put him in there and he’ll be ready to go and he’ll help our defense. Just want to make sure he’s 100 percent and when he’s back, he’s full-go.”

Meanwhile, DeSean Jackson was not at the portion of practice open to reporters on Wednesday afternoon. The Eagles say Jackson had a planned day off.

Jackson, 33, played just 37 snaps in the opener against Washington but tweeted after the game that he was not injured.

And then on Monday, Doug Pederson claimed Jackson’s limited snaps were because they were managing their veteran player and would ramp up his workload as the season went on. That made sense.

Lane Johnson, Miles Sanders and Derek Barnett all missed the Eagles’ season opener on Sunday but all three were at practice on Wednesday and were full participants. 

That's a great sign for Week 2. 

“Lane and Miles will definitely get some practice time today and we’ll see where they’re at, at the end of today,” Pederson said. “As far as the game goes on Sunday, we’ve got some time. We’re optimistic that Lane can play. If not, then Jack Driscoll gets another opportunity to start. Derek Barnett will practice today. He’ll be able to get some reps today.”


For what it’s worth, Johnson said this week that he will return in Week 2. But ultimately, his ankle will determine that. There was simply too much swelling in Week 1.

One player who wasn’t practicing on Wednesday was defensive end Brandon Graham, who suffered a concussion in the loss to Washington. He was a spectator.

Since 2012, Graham has missed just one game and that was the meaningless regular season finale against the Cowboys in 2017.

Alshon Jeffery (foot) was also still a spectator on Wednesday.

And Jason Peters (knee) made an appearance on the injury report. He was limited.