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Five Eagles Start Camp On PUP And NFI Lists

  • The good news is that quarterback Carson Wentz, linebacker Jordan Hicks, tackle Jason Peters, and running back Darren Sproles are on the field on Day 1.

Prior to taking the field for the first practice of the 2018 Training Camp, the Eagles released the list of players placed on the Active/Physically Unable to Perform and Active/Non-Football Injury lists. The following players are unable to take part in practice at any time, but they are permitted to attend meetings and take part in conditioning and rehabilitation drills and they do not count against the team’s 90-man (the Eagles currently have 86 players on the roster) preseason roster. They can practice once cleared by the team's medical staff.

Active/Physically Unable to Perform

Brandon Graham, defensive end: Graham suffered a high-ankle sprain in the Christmas Night game against Oakland and played with the injury through the Super Bowl. He had surgery shortly after the season ended. In the spring, Graham expressed confidence that he would be healthy in plenty of time for the 2018 regular season.

Alshon Jeffery, wide receiver: Showing incredible toughness, Jeffery played with a torn rotator cuff for much of the 2017 season and through the postseason and had surgery after the Eagles defeated New England in Super Bowl LII, a game in which Jeffery scored the Eagles’ first touchdown. There has been no timetable provided for Jeffery’s return.

Chris Maragos, safety: Maragos suffered season-ending knee injury in last season’s Week 6 victory at Carolina, tearing the posterior cruciate ligament in his knee. It’s a complicated injury and recovery that could keep Maragos sidelined for at least a couple of more weeks.

Active/Non-Football Injury

Tim Jernigan, defensive tackle: An offseason back injury required surgery, keeping Jernigan off the field throughout the spring practices and into Training Camp. The Eagles, perhaps has a sign of confidence that Jernigan will be ready to go when the season begins, have not addressed the defensive tackle position in free agency other than to add Haloti Ngata in early March.

Bryce Treggs, wide receiver: This is a surprise name on the list, as Treggs has an undisclosed injury that has him starting camp on NFI. Treggs can ill afford to miss time with the Eagles experienced and talented at the wide receiver positions.

The good news is that some injured players who missed time in the spring are on the field at the onset of camp. Quarterback Carson Wentz is practicing and taking part in limited activities. Middle linebacker Jordan Hicks, returning from a torn Achilles tendon, has been given the green light to practice. Left tackle Jason Peters missed most of last season with a knee injury, but now he’s on the field and looking great. Same with running back Darren Sproles, who suffered a torn ACL and a broken wrist in the Week 3 victory over the New York Giants at Lincoln Financial Field.

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