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Doug Pederson gives the final injury update for Eagles-Vikings matchup 

With the Eagles-Vikings game only two days away, head coach Doug Pederson provided the final injury update before the Week 6 matchup on Friday morning. After being a full participant in practice the past two days, cornerback Sidney Jones will be ready to go on Sunday.

"Sidney is doing well," Pederson said. "He practiced yesterday, he practiced all week actually. He'll get out there again today. So, fully expect him to go Sunday."

"I feel like I'm in a way better position than last week. I feel confident. I'm healthy now. I'm good to go," Jones said. "I'm back out there. That's all I can ask for. I'm very excited."

Jones suffered a hamstring injury in the Week 4 win over Green Bay and missed last Sunday's win over the New York Jets. Pederson acknowledged Jones' determination to get back on the field.

"What he's done this week, he's really pushed himself in practice," Pederson said. "He's challenged himself and I've seen that with him. That's the part that I'm most proud of with him."

Wide receiver DeSean Jackson (abdomen) continues to progress. He has increased his running and will continue to do so at practice on Friday. Jackson has been sidelined since the Falcons game on September 15. Jackson saw 11 snaps in the Week 2 matchup before having to leave the game.

"He's progressed each day and he's done a nice job with (his running)," Pederson said. "We'll do it again today. The key for him is to make sure there is not a lot of soreness or pain after a workout. He's doing well."

As for the running back (and punt returner) situation, Corey Clement (shoulder) and Darren Sproles (quadricep) have not practiced all week. Pederson understands what kind of effect this has on the team and will re-evaluate the options moving forward.

"We're going to take a look at that today and this week," Pederson said. "We obviously have Boston Scott on the practice squad, so that is a possibility for us."

Scott took over as the Eagles' primary kickoff returner in Week 16 of the 2018 regular season. He finished with 96 yards on four kickoff returns, including a career best 35-yard return against the Los Angeles Rams.

Only two players are out for the Vikings, but one of them is starting right guard Josh Kline. The lineman is out with a foot injury. Fourth-round rookie Dru Samia is listed as the backup to Kline on the depth chart. The other is starting weakside linebacker and special teams ace Ben Gedeon.

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