Jason Peters had to leave Monday’s game against the Redskins early, but the Eagles’ left tackle should be fine.
According to head coach Doug Pederson, Peters got “rolled up on” in the fourth quarter, but will be OK.
“He’s going to be day to day but he should be fine,” Pederson said.
That’s obviously good news for the Eagles. Peters has struggled to stay on the field this season, but had played every snap in three straight games until Monday night. It looks like his ankle will be good to go for the all-important Dallas game on Sunday.
Jernigan was active on Monday night, but did not play after he started feeling some back spasms during warmups. He stood on the sideline for most of the game without a helmet.
Back spasms for a guy who had offseason back surgery and missed the first 10 games of the season sounds serious, but Pederson claims it isn’t.
“He’s doing OK,” Pederson said. “He’s doing fine. He’s still going to be in the mix, obviously. Would expect him to be available this week and we’ll see tomorrow when we get back on the field.”
Other injury notes
• Linebacker Jordan Hicks (calf strain) is “getting close” and will be day-to-day this week.
• Same goes for DB Avonte Maddox (knee, ankle). He’s also day-to-day. Pederson made it seem like there might be a chance to get both Hicks and/or Maddox back for Sunday’s game in Dallas. Either one would help this defense.
Both Hicks and Maddox were injured in the New Orleans game on Nov. 18.
• But the Eagles won’t have CB Jalen Mills again on Sunday. Pederson said Mills (foot) is “a little further away.” Mills has missed the last four games since getting hurt in the Jacksonville game before the bye week. Sidney Jones, Rasul Douglas and Cre’Von LeBlanc started at corner on Monday.
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