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Big defensive piece ready to make his Eagles debut

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Defensive tackle Javon Hargrave, who returned to practice this week after missing all of training camp, is now cleared to make his Eagles debut Sunday.

That was the biggest news in a very encouraging Friday Eagles injury report.

Hargrave was a full participant in practice on Friday and does not carry any injury designation on the team’s Friday afternoon injury report for its game Sunday against the Rams at the Linc.

Hargrave practiced for a third straight day Friday after missing all of training camp and the opener against Washington with pectoral and hamstring injuries. 

The veteran defensive tackle, who spent his first four years with the Steelers, signed a three-year, $39 million contract with the Eagles in March. With a healthy Hargrave, the Eagles should have one of the NFL’s best interior line rotations with Fletcher Cox, Malik Jackson and Hargrave.

Defensive end Brandon Graham, who suffered a concussion on Sunday, was cleared through the final step of concussion protocol but is listed as questionable because he must remain symptom free in order to play on Sunday. So barring any setbacks, he'll continue his streak of 10 straight years without missing a game because of injury.

Another defensive end, Derek Barnett (hamstring), was a full participant at practice Friday but is listed as questionable. But the Eagles do expect him to also make his 2020 debut Sunday.

Miles Sanders (hamstring) and Lane Johnson (ankle), who’ve both been out since the first few days of training camp in mid-August, were full participants for a third straight day at practice Friday and will both play on Sunday after missing the Washington game. Neither is listed with an injury designation as of Friday.

 

Jason Peters (knee), who was limited at practice on Friday, also is good to go and does not carry any injury designation and is good to go.

Alshon Jeffery is out for a second straight game as he continues to rehab his foot injury from last December.