3 key Eagles on track to return for Week 2 vs. Rams


The Eagles should have some reinforcements coming in time for their Week 2 game against the Rams on Sunday.

Miles Sanders (hamstring) and Derek Barnett (hamstring) were all full participants in Thursday’s practice. They were also full participants on Wednesday.

And while Lane Johnson (ankle) was limited on Thursday after being a full participant on Wednesday, he said that was a part of the plan. He won’t be 100 percent on Sunday, but he plans on playing.

That means Johnson, Sanders and Barnett are definitely trending in the right direction and are on track to make their season debuts on Sunday.

Getting all three back would be huge for the Eagles. Without Johnson, the Eagles started rookie Jack Driscoll. Without Sanders, the Eagles had trouble getting their run game going. And the Eagles had to put Vinny Curry on IR, so getting a starting defensive end back is a huge deal.

A few more important injury notes from Thursday:

• Brandon Graham (concussion) returned to practice on Thursday. He suffered a concussion during the game on Sunday. He was still limited but is expected to clear the concussion protocol in time for Sunday’s game.

• Javon Hargrave (pectoral, hamstring) and Jason Peters (knee) were back at practice after being listed as limited on Wednesday. Hargrave was still limited but Peters was a full participant. Peters will be ready for Week 2.

• Fletcher Cox and DeSean Jackson were practicing Thursday after they got veteran rest days on Wednesday.

• New guard Jamon Brown was practicing for the first time as an Eagle. He is wearing No. 66.


• The offensive line look the Eagles had during position drills was (from left to right): Jason Peters, Isaac Seumalo, Jason Kelce, Nate Herbig, Johnson.