Jason Peters left Sunday’s game with a quad injury after just five snaps, but head coach Doug Pederson expects to have the future Hall of Famer back in action for Week 17 in Washington.
At least that’s what they’re planning on.
“We’ll see today. JP felt good,” Pederson said. “We’ll see how he gets through the walkthrough today. And still would expect him to be in the lineup Sunday.”
Pederson admitted Halapoulivaati Vaitai had his “highs and lows” against the Texans and Jadeveon Clowney once Peters exited the game. That’s been the theme of Big V’s season: highs and lows. And he’s needed to play quite a bit.
Peters has started all 15 games this season but has missed snaps in eight of them. Pederson acknowledged it has probably been a frustrating season in that regard for Peters. He was listed as one of the players who did not practice Wednesday.
It was an estimation because the Eagles had a walkthrough:
Did not practice: DE Michael Bennett (foot), S Corey Graham (illness), CB Sidney Jones (hamstring), T Jason Peters (quadricep), G Isaac Seumalo (pectoral), QB Carson Wentz (back)
Limited: LB D.J. Alexander (hamstring), DT Fletcher Cox (hip), C Jason Kelce (knee), WR Mike Wallace (ankle)
Here are some other injuries notes from Wednesday:
• The Eagles on Monday officially designated Mike Wallace to return from IR, so there’s a chance he’ll make his return Sunday in Washington, but Pederson says Wallace is day to day.
“Today’s a walkthrough, so we won’t see too much out of him today,” Pederson said. “We get out there tomorrow and let him run around and see where he’s at. It’s still going to be a day-to-day thing with him. And we’ll make a decision later in the week and see where he is.”
Wallace suffered a fractured fibula early in Week 2 and was placed on IR. Earlier this month, he said he was running and, even though he knew it would be close, hoped to make a return before the end of the regular season. It looks like that might happen.
• Tim Jernigan played just 17 snaps Sunday but came through the game fine and Pederson said he thinks Jernigan is over the back spam issue that kept him out three weeks after his initial return on Nov. 25.
“We’re optimistic he can handle a little bit more,” Pederson said.
• The same pretty much goes for Jordan Hicks, who played 66 percent of the defense’s snaps Sunday against the Texans after missing four games. The Eagles eased him back into action.
“What he was given, he did well,” Pederson said, “and now we can increase that load this week.”
Hicks is set to be a free agent this offseason and it’s a hard one to figure out. Because when healthy, Hicks has been a big part of the team, but he’s struggled to stay healthy. Pederson wasn’t very interested to get into all that today, saying they’re just focusing on the Redskins game.
• Buuuuuut, Pederson was willing to admit he wouldn’t mind having 35-year-old running back Darren Sproles back in the mix next season. Sproles had previously said this was his final season but now isn’t so sure because of how much time he missed with that hamstring injury. He’s been playing at a high level recently.
“I think Darren Sproles would be a great addition,” Pederson said. “He’s a great leader. He works hard. He’s a great mentor to a lot of players. I think anybody would love to have a Darren Sproles. I mean, I would.”
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