Nick Foles, who is still dealing with lingering elbow soreness, is among 11 Eagles who won't practice Sunday.
Foles has practiced minimally throughout the summer and still hasn't played in a preseason game, but head coach Doug Pederson on Sunday again claimed he isn't worried about his backup quarterback.
Is Pederson able to trust Foles for the season?
"I am," he said. "These are obviously sensitive elbow issues, being on a throwing arm. Just want to make sure he's getting the proper amount of throws. That's why we're just going to ease him back in this week and get him ready for the regular season."
Foles actually returned for two practices, including one against the Dolphins, after missing most of the summer. He looked pretty good but was then held out of the second practice against Miami for "precautionary" reasons and didn't play in the game against the Dolphins.
Pederson said he hasn't yet decided if Foles will play Thursday on the road against the Jets.
"It's getting better, obviously," Pederson said of Foles' elbow. "He'll begin throwing again this week. Again, don't want to rush him back."
The decision to keep two or three quarterbacks on the roster won't be influenced by Foles' injury, Pederson said.
It addition to Foles, Ron Brooks, Brent Celek, Nate Gerry, Najee Goode, Brandon Graham, Jordan Hicks, Jalen Mills, Paul Turner, Destiny Vaeao and Sidney Jones will also miss Sunday's practice.
Pederson said all of 11 players sitting Sunday will be ready for Week 1 except Jones, who is recovering from his Achilles tear.
The Eagles will get Beau Allen back at practice Sunday. The veteran DT has been removed from the non-football injury list after tearing his pec in the spring. Pederson would like to get him into the game Thursday.
There's also a chance new cornerback Dexter McDougle could play against the Jets. McDougle was acquired in a trade for Terrence Brooks on Sunday morning, but won't be at practice later in the day.
"It's still to be determined if he'll play Thursday," Pederson said. "But if he's ready to go, wouldn't mind letting him take a few snaps."