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Doug Pederson: 'Everyone is trending in the right direction'

After Sunday's victory against Washington, head coach Doug Pederson met with the media on Monday afternoon to provide an injury update. Pederson was "optimistic" about the players who missed Sunday's game returning shortly.

"Everyone is trending in the right direction," Pederson said.

Tackle Lane Johnson was ruled out for the Washington matchup due to an ankle injury. He did not participate in practice at all last week.

"Lane is going to be a day-to-day thing," Pederson said. "He is getting better. Don't expect him to do a whole lot today, tomorrow, or Wednesday right now. We'll see where he's at later on in the week."

Wide receiver Nelson Agholor (knee) and running back Jordan Howard (shoulder) were both initially listed as questionable before being downgraded to out prior to the team's trip on Saturday. Agholor did not practice at all last week, while Howard was a limited participant. Howard has yet to be cleared for contact.

"Nelly is in the same situation," Pederson said. "Jordan is in the same situation. No change or anything further with them."

Defensive end Derek Barnett did not practice at all last week after missing last week's game against the Giants with an ankle injury incurred on December 1 in Miami. According to Pederson, Barnett is progressing.

"Barnett is doing better," Pederson said. "We expect him to do something later in the week, see where he's at. Get him on land and get him going. Everybody is getting there. It's a slow process, but they're healing."

Cornerback Ronald Darby was a late addition to the injury report on Friday with a hip flexor injury. He played in the game on a limited basis Sunday for 32 snaps and made two tackles and one pass defended.

"He's got some lower body (injury) right now," Pederson said. "He should be fine with it. It's just going to take a couple days here to rest and get him back on the practice field."

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