By Kevin McGuire
With the Philadelphia Eagles coming off a Sunday night victory against the Dallas Cowboys, the injury list has filled up in practice this week. Fortunately, there are not too many serious concerns as it relates to the starting line-up, and most players appearing on the injury report on Friday afternoon are listed as probable for this weekend’s game against the Miami Dolphins. Offensive tackle Jason Peters is officially listed as questionable as he works through a back injury and it is expected Lane Johnson will continue to fill in for Peters at left tackle.
“I’m expecting to play left,” Johnson said, according to PhiladelphiaEagles.com. “If (Peters) is back, I’ll play right. It just depends. But if he goes down, I think from now on I’ll be playing left. That’s kind of the game plan.”
That was the plan for the Eagles last weekend with Peters injured, so it will be no surprise to see Johnson again taking over at left tackle this week against Miami. Peters was limited in practice all week, so it should not be expected he will return to the starting line-up Sunday afternoon at this point in time.
Both Eagles top running backs, DeMarco Murray and Ryan Mathews, are listed as probable as each is practicing through a groin injury. Both were available for full practices all week though, so they should both be good to go Sunday and both should be given opportunities to contribute to the running game.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins made some headlines this week when it was learned he suffered a concussion against the Cowboys. He did not practice on Wednesday but has been available for full practices the rest of the week. He is officially listed as probable and should be back in action Sunday.
Two Eagles that will be out of action will be offensive lineman Josh Andrews (concussion) and defensive back Jerome Couplin. Neither figured to play a role in the starting line-up, so their losses this week are purely hits to the depth on the roster.
WR Nelson Agholor (ankle)
LB Kiko Alonso (knee)
TE Trey Burton (hamstring)
WR Riley Cooper (toe)
S Malcolm Jenkins (concussion)
RB Ryan Mathews (groin)
RB DeMarco Murray (groin)
LB DeMeco Ryans (hamstring)
OT Jason Peters (back)
C/OG Josh Andrews (concussion)
DB Jerome Couplin (shoulder)
Kevin McGuire is a Philadelphia area sports writer covering the Philadelphia Eagles and college football. McGuire is a member of the FWAA and National Football Foundation. Follow McGuire on Twitter @KevinOnCFB. His work can be found on Examiner.com.