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Doug Pederson Provides Updates On Jason Peters, Sidney Jones

Head coach Doug Pederson offered updates on a banged-up Eagles team in his press conference on Friday. Left tackle Jason Peters, who battled a quad injury leading up to last night's game against the Giants, left the game early with a bicep injury. Pederson said there are a lot of tests to come but he is day-to-day at the moment.

"Early indication, I think, again, I don't want to speculate too much, but it's positive," Pederson said. "I thought he went into the game on a short week, very positive, lot of confidence, I thought he did a nice job."

Pederson went on to say there are no immediate plans to move to backup tackle Halapoulivaati Vaitai. They will make evaluations as they week goes on and figure out if they need to go to another option to give Peters rest.

Cornerback Sidney Jones also left last night's game in the first half with a hamstring injury. Pederson said he will be more week-to-week with his injury and he is someone they will keep evaluating.

Right tackle Lane Johnson was listed as questionable for the Giants game with an ankle injury. He ended up starting and playing like his All-Pro self. Pederson said his injury came out of last week's game against the Vikings and it was difficult for him to play on a short week.

"Anytime you've got an injury like that, it can affect you," Pederson said. "But I'll tell you what, Lane battled through it. Tough kid and it's a credit to him where he wants to be great and great players can play through pain and injury and he was one of them and battled through it."

All of the injured Eagles will now have nine days to get right before the next game against the Carolina Panthers on October 21.

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