Martin Frank Delaware News Journal Published 3:10 PM EST Dec 30, 2018 LANDOVER, Md. – The Eagles will have three injured players on the field today in left tackle Jason Peters, center Jason Kelce and middle linebacker Jordan Hicks. All three were listed as questionable heading into the game after missing practice time with injuries. Peters left in the first quarter last week with a quadriceps injury and didn't return. Kelce missed practice Wednesday and Thursday with a knee injury. Eagles certain they'll be 'a problem' in NFL playoffs; they just have to get in And Hicks missed practice Thursday with a calf injury. It was the same injury that forced him to miss four games before returning last week against Houston. It's not surprising that all three veteran starters are playing considering what's at stake today against Washington. The Eagles have to win and the Chicago Bears have to beat the Minnesota Vikings in order for the Eagles to make the playoffs as the … [Read more...] about Eagles, needing win for playoff shot, will have 3 key injured players vs. Redskins
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PHILADELPHIA -- The Eagles have the option to bring back two players from injured reserve as early as this week. With several players on the injury list, important roster decisions will need to be made in the coming days. That includes tight end Richard Rodgers (knee) and wide receivers Mack Hollins (groin) and Mike Wallace (leg). The team is evaluating its injured group in order to determine which two players will get the opportunity to return to the lineup. "Richard Rodgers is one of those guys," Eagles coach Doug Pederson said during his press conference on Monday. "Mack Hollins is there. Mike Wallace is going to be a little bit later because of the lateness of his injury." Rodgers and Hollins were placed on injured reserve prior to the Week 1 win over the Atlanta Falcons. While both players seemed poised for big roles entering the offseason, others have stepped up in their absences. Eagles mid-season trade history: Looking back at the last 4 deals Rodgers has … [Read more...] about Doug Pederson says Eagles are evaluating injured players for possible returns
LONDON -- The Eagles will have their entire defensive tackle group available on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium in London. Veteran defensive tackle Haloti Ngata (calf), who has missed the last three games, was not listed among the inactives prior to the Eagles' Week 8 clash with Jacksonville. The veteran will join Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, second-year lineman Treyvon Hester and rookie Bruce Hector in the defensive tackle rotation. While Ngata is set to return to the lineup, the team did rule out four players due to injuries on Friday. Running back Darren Sproles (hamstring), safety Corey Graham (hamstring), cornerback Sidney Jones (hamstring) and linebacker Nathan Gerry (knee, ankle) have all missed multiple games due to their respective injuries. Here's a look at the Eagles' Week 8 inactive list: RB Darren Sproles: With Sproles out of the lineup, the Eagles will need to rely heavily on Clement and Smallwood … [Read more...] about Eagles vs. Jaguars Week 8 inactives: Haloti Ngata set to return, 4 injured players sit out
Graham Couch Lansing State Journal Published 2:33 PM EDT Oct 1, 2018 This is the second installment of a weekly Michigan State sports mailbag — real answers to your made-up questions about Spartan football, basketball and beyond. Here are questions you might want to ask or have answered: Q: Cody White breaks his hand Saturday. Josiah Scott is still out. It’s October. Should either or both of them be redshirted? — Hunter in Manhattan, Kansas A: Short answer: It should be considered, depending on their return dates. Understand that these are two different scenarios, both potentially taking advantage of a new rule that allows players to use a redshirt year if they see action in no more than four games and still have the redshirt year available. Both of them do, having each started last season as true freshmen. Scott, who MSU misses dearly at cornerback, is recovering from a torn meniscus, Dantonio revealed during his Sunday night teleconference. Because he … [Read more...] about Michigan State football fake mailbag: Should injured players redshirt?
The NFL is defined by contractual terminology. Free agency, holdouts, franchise tags, option years, roster bonuses, signing bonuses and more. The difference between guaranteed money and total money is Salary Cap 101. So why would a rookie step on the field for his first NFL practice without first signing a contract? Several teams, including the Jets, already have completed rookie mincamp, while others like the Giants and Eagles begin Friday, and dozens of 2018 NFL draft picks remain unsigned. For instance, third-round pick Lorenzo Carter out of Georgia is the only one of the Giants' six rookies known to have signed, as reported by the Daily News. Imagine if Giants drafted these NFL stars within arm's reach instead Again, why risk serious injury and a potentially altered career path without securing your guaranteed money, which can be tens of millions for a first-round pick or five figures for a seventh-round pick? It's called the "rookie … [Read more...] about What happens to unsigned rookie if he gets injured in NFL minicamp? Does he get paid?