Friday marked the final practice before the Eagles' 2022 season begins, and the entire active roster was accounted for on the field at the NovaCare Complex.
All players took part in preparations without limitation, including Derek Barnett, Javon Hargrave, Miles Sanders, and Josiah Scott, who had varied in participation throughout the week due to injury.
The team's health is in ideal shape going into Sunday, and they intend to keep it that way through the season opener, which starts at 1 PM at Ford Field in Detroit.
Friday's Injury Report
Full - Barnett (ribs), Hargrave (toe), Sanders (hamstring), Scott (hamstring)
Miles Sanders provided additional details regarding his injury and recovery before the start of practice on Thursday.
"It's just one of those injuries that's very delicate, and if you have a little tweak, or if you feel something, you just got to monitor, focus on it, and just take care of it," Sanders said.
He said it himself; he's "ready to go" for Sunday's game.
Though he's missed reps during practice, he expressed that he made it a priority to stay engaged during all other aspects of preparation.
"I'm still in meetings, asking questions. I'm taking mental reps as each play is going on in practice, just still being in tune with everything, very much in tune, I'm just not physically on the field, so that was a little difficult," he said.
"Stuff happens. I just keep moving on, keep working. Like, I said, I'm back, ready to go for Week 1."
Thursday's Injury Report
Limited - Josiah Scott (hamstring)
Full - Barnett (ribs), Hargrave (toe), Sanders (hamstring)
"Everybody will be doing some sort of something in practice today," said Head Coach Nick Sirianni before Wednesday's practice.
And that was the case on the field at the NovaCare Complex.
The Eagles approach Sunday's season opener relatively healthy – two of the most glaring injury concerns during the preseason were center Jason Kelce's elbow and running back Miles Sanders' hamstring; they're both expected to reclaim their starting roles in Detroit.
Kelce underwent a 'clean out' procedure on his elbow near the start of Training Camp – a decision he believes was the right one.
"Ultimately, I had to make the decision of either to get it fixed and hopefully make it back for the first game, or try and ride it out," said Kelce.
"I think we ultimately came to the conclusion that it probably was gonna be something that was going to linger all season and potentially get worse. So I opted to just get it cleaned out and taken care of."
The surgery did just that; it took care of it.
"Elbow feels a lot better. Probably better than it's felt in a couple of years at this point."
Sanders also missed significant time during Training Camp and preseason due to a hamstring injury, but Sirianni isn't worried. Sanders was a full participant at practice on Wednesday.
"As far as my level of concern, not high," Sirianni said.
Tackle Andre Dillard was placed on Injured Reserve after suffering an injury during O-line vs. D-line drills during practice last Thursday. He had been listed as the backup left tackle behind Jordan Mailata on the team's unofficial depth chart, but he's since been moved to injured reserve, freeing up a roster spot.
"We knew he'd be out for a little bit and we felt comfortable that he'd at least be out for four weeks to put him on IR," Sirianni said.
Wednesday's Injury Report
Limited – Derek Barnett (ribs), Javon Hargrave (toe), Josiah Scott (hamstring)
Full – Miles Sanders (hamstring)