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Doug Pederson provides final injury update for Eagles-Dolphins game 

Head coach Doug Pederson addressed the media Friday morning prior to the team's final practice before taking on the Miami Dolphins. The biggest question on the injury front is regarding the status of tight end Zach Ertz, who did practice for the first time all week on Friday due to a hamstring injury. Ertz is questionable for Sunday's game.

"Zach is doing fine," Pederson said. "We're going to get him on grass today, run, see where he's at. He'll go through practice a little bit and then we'll find out at the end of the day. Just wanted to be cautious with him, keep him rested and ready to go."

Ertz leads the team with 712 receiving yards through 12 games. In last week's game against Seattle, he became the second player in team history with 500 career receptions, joining Eagles Hall of Famer Harold Carmichael.

Wide receivers Nelson Agholor (knee) and Alshon Jeffery (ankle) were full participants on Friday and will be available for Sunday's game. Jeffery has not played since the Week 9 Bears game and Agholor missed last Sunday's game with Seattle.

"They're both doing well, trending in the right direction," Pederson said. "We'll get through today and see where they're at today and hopefully get them to the game."

Tackle Lane Johnson was a full participant all week after not practicing at all last week due to the concussion he suffered against New England. Pederson said Johnson is no longer in the concussion protocol. Meanwhile, running back Jordan Howard still has not yet been cleared for contact. He suffered a shoulder injury against the Bears and is questionable for the Dolphins game.

Ertz and Howard are the only players whose status is in question for Sunday, while everyone else will be available for the Eagles.

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